In 1992, Jupiter Rural Residents was organized when many “Farms” residents opposed a regional shopping center that was suggested for the property on which the Jupiter Farms Shopping Center has been built. The founding members of JRR were instrumental in getting the proposed center downsized by about two-thirds and helped to establish architectural guidelines for country-style buildings and hours of operation suitable for our rural community. Since then, Jupiter Rural Residents (re-incorporated as Jupiter Farms Residents) has been, and will continue to be, committed to preserve the country lifestyle of the Farms and pledge to uphold the Palm Beach County Jupiter Farms Neighborhood Plan (one of the first of its kind in the county), which was formally adopted in 1994 by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.
Jupiter Farms Residents serves its residents in several capacities. Its elected Board of Directors and other volunteers strive to protect our area, while we monitor outside commercial influences. We try to keep aware of internal and external forces that may impact our rural area and do our best to preserve what makes Jupiter Farms special to its residents.
Jupiter Farms, as a community in unincorporated Palm Beach County, is constantly being looked at as a “cash cow” for utilities and other forms of government, both local and state. Without certain protections, which being an incorporated city would provide, JFR works to protect Jupiter Farms to the extent to which it can. JFR works diligently to be certain outside special interests are being monitored; whether from Palm Beach County, the South Indian River Water Control District, the Loxahatchee River District – all governmental bodies that have a very large impact on our way of life and on our future land assessments. We strive to make sure our community’s voice is heard at every level.
JFR also holds monthly meetings for residents so they may better keep informed on various local topics, events, and matters of interest affecting them. The group also holds many free events in the community, such as Movie Nights, the Family Hoedown and Spring Family Fun Day, Candidates Events, Christmas Tree Sale, and Annual Sporting Clay Shoot. Then, at the end of the school year, JFR awards scholarships to a local graduating senior.
Although JFR’s Board of Directors are all volunteers and give selflessly of their time and personal resources, none of our events are cheap to produce. We would love to be able to do more for the community but money is always an issue. In the past, JFR Boards have asked for yearly contributions from resident families. In the past year and a half, we have not done that. Our neighbors in Palm Beach Country Estates have the Donald Ross Landowner’s Association which bills their residents $35 – $50 per year; which must be paid in order to be a voting member of their community – we will never do that.
However, Jupiter Farms Residents could truly use your help. Special event insurance, general liability insurance, vendors, scholarships, web hosting, professional services, etc. are all mounting expenses.
Please donate what you can to help us grow a stronger and better-protected community and help us to keep Jupiter Farms, Jupiter Farms. Year after year, it’s getting more difficult to maintain what we have; so please, don’t take it for granted.
FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND IN JUPITER FARMS
The neighborhood consists mostly of a grid of numbered streets, it is easy to tell where a location is using the house number. For example, using the above address, 10100 BLOCK 157TH ST N. That is near where 101 crosses 157th.
The first 3 numbers of the house number indicate the nearest cross street. North/south streets start at 91st on the east side of the Farms and run to the 130s on the west side.
East/west streets run from 150th in the south to 179th (just before Indiantown) and up to 189th on the north side.
Some of the streets have names instead – Jupiter Farms is the equivalent of 100th and Alexander is 120th, ETC. It’s not a hard and fast rule but it can help orient you a bit.