JUPITER — Climb the 104 steps to the top of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and the past, present and future of the town are in plain view.
There’s DuBois Park, where Jupiter’s first residents built on land once occupied by Native Americans. Nearby, $8 million in upgrades are ongoing on A1A. Waves along the Jupiter Inlet lap the land where developments are planned at Suni Sands mobile home park and Love Street.
Balancing all that has brought controversy to the booming town that has gone from about 40,000 residents in 2000 to the current 60,000.
“Residents are passionate about keeping Jupiter a small town,” said Jupiter’s Corey Crowley, a 45-year-old real estate investor.