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Juno Beach

Palm Beach County

Founded by: Motel and bar/restaurant ownersPreviously known as: Juno

History

Juno Beach is a seaside community, which is predominantly residential.  It consist of fine oceanfront estates, condominiums and businesses and provides an ideal setting for vacation or permanent residence.  Juno Beach residents and visitors enjoy a range of activities from sunbathing to swimming to fishing at the famous Juno Beach Pier.  Many also enjoy walking, jogging and bicycling along the Town’s beautiful oceanfront paths.  Juno Beach is also the home for the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, which promotes the conservation of Florida’s coastal ecosystems, with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles.

Juno Beach arose along the Atlantic shore of southeast Florida with the settlement of the Ocean dune by a small group of motel and tourist court owners.  The Town was incorporated in 1953 with approximately 130 year round residents and 1500 seasonal population.  The Town is located in an area with native civilization dating from 500 B.C. and European contact dating from sixteenth century A.D. Spanish exploration and settlement.

Story of City's Founding

In the late 1930's the only permanent residents of the town were Howard and Joyce Cook who ran the Surf Cottages and Oscar and Hulda Erikson, who owned Juno Beach Cottages. Located on both sides of the coastal highway north which is present day Donald Ross Road stood Mr. and Mrs. Erikson's cottages. 'Doc' and Bea Evans moved to the area in 1946 and purchased the Trade Winds, which stood along the ocean. The Cooks, Evans, and Eriksons were some of the first residents of the area that would become Juno Beach.

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