JTHS Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS - Jupiter, Tequesta, Hope Sound



  • JTHS-MIAMI Golf Tournament to Benefit Veterans Organization on 9/11

    Aug 10, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) will host its 32nd annual JTHS-MIAMI Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 11 at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. Partial proceeds will benefit the Renewal Coalition, a Jupiter-based organization that assists wounded veterans and their families.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors Collect 240 Pounds of Food for Needy Palm Beach Residents

    May 16, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) collected 240 pounds of non-perishable food for the Palm Beach County Food Bank in April as part of the JTHS-MIAMI Leadership Academy’s “Move for Hunger” Food Drive.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Rock the Market Attracts Top Experts, Panels

    Mar 09, 2017
    Palm Beach County real estate will continue outperforming the national average because of continued population gains, a growing economy and spectacular amenities, South Florida top brokers and real estate analysts said at the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) Rock the Market conference on Feb. 28 in Jupiter.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors to Host Rock the Market in Jupiter

    Feb 27, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) will host JTHS-MIAMI Rock the Market on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place. The conference is designed to equip local Realtors with the latest market information, services and trends so they can better serve their clients.
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  • Lynne Rifkin Elected 2017 JTHS President of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS

    Feb 10, 2017
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Lynne Rifkin, Broker Associate, ABR, MRP, PMN, SRES as the 2017 President of the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors (JTHS) Council. She and the entire 2017 JTHS Board of Governors were installed Dec. 2 at Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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  • JTHS Realtors Collect More than 500 Holiday Toys for Local Children

    Jan 09, 2017
    The Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS) Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) collected more than 500 toys for local families in need this holiday season during its first JTHS Young Professionals Network Toy Drive on December 15.
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  • JTHS Realtors to Host Educational Breakfast with Palm Beach Schools Superintendent

    Jan 09, 2017
    The Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS) Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will host a “Make a Connection” Breakfast with Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa as the featured speaker on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Eastpointe Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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  • YOUR July Minute with the JTHS President

    Jul 29, 2016
    Announcing Important Upcoming Events
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  • Jupiter Broker Patti Fitzgerald Appointed to Florida Real Estate Commission

    Mar 03, 2016
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® is honored to have one of its members, Patti Fitzgerald, named to the Florida Real Estate Commission, which administers and enforces real estate license law. Fitzgerald is a past president of the statewide Florida Realtors association and is currently a real estate broker associate and manager for Illustrated Properties in Hobe Sound.
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  • YOUR February Minute with the JTHS President

    Feb 18, 2016
    We are halfway through February. Time goes by so quickly. Our JTHS Leaders continue to focus on goals to maximize our Member's strengths. Our Professional staff continue to make enhancements to products and service offerings.
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  • Sue Gaieski Elected 2016 JTHS Council President of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS

    Feb 18, 2016
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Sue Gaieski, e-PRO, SFR as the 2016 President of the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors (JTHS) Council. She and the entire 2016 JTHS Board of Governors were installed Dec. 11 at Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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Miami is More than the Beach

by | Jul 28, 2016

By Chris Umpierre

Miami Beach gets the international acclaim and deservingly so, but there’s so much more to Miami than the beach. From the colorful murals in Wynwood to the international banks in Brickell to the stunning Mediterranean homes in Coral Gables, Miami offers a diverse array of neighborhoods. Each of Miami’s 34 municipalities is experiencing growth and major commercial development.

Let’s take a look at 10 Miami neighborhoods:

Downtown Miami/Brickell

Downtown Miami is America’s fourth-fastest growing neighborhood, according to Realtor.com. The population here has doubled in the last 15 years to 80,000 residents. Two of the nation’s largest mixed-use projects--- Miami Worldcenter and Brickell City Centre --- are being built here.

Millennials love the new nightlife options, restaurants, shopping, ability to walk to work and free Metromover rail system. A new commuter train will start carrying commuters from downtown Miami to West Palm Beach in 2017, with service from Miami to Orlando following. Downtown is also near Brickell, which boasts more than 53 banks and is nicknamed “Wall Street South.”


Arts and culture can reinvigorate neighborhoods and increase property values, and there’s no better local example than Wynwood. The area, known for its colorful murals, has transformed from a quiet warehouse district to one of America’s most coveted tracts of real estate.

The Wynwood Arts District contains over 70 galleries, museums and collections. Today, Wynwood is an international capital of nightlife, dining and fashion. Huge apartment complexes are being planned here as residents clamor for more urban living.

Miami Shores

This suburban community is home to Barry University, a private Catholic university founded in 1940. Miami Shores has a gay-friendly reputation and was named as one of the nation’s best places for LGBT people to retire, according to the Huffington Post.

Located between Little Haiti and North Miami, Miami Shores is a short drive from Downtown Miami.

Miami Lakes

The Town of Miami Lakes, located in northwest Miami, is one of the youngest cities in the county. The town has winding streets, lush landscaping, general parks and more.

The largest mall in the United States--- American Dream Miami--- plans to be built near Miami Lakes. American Dream Miami’s plans call for a 2,000-room hotel, a 16-story indoor ski slope, a 20-slide water park and more.


Hialeah is the sixth-largest city in the state, serving more than 224,000 residents in about 20 square miles. “The City of Progress” was incorporated in 1925 and is home to the Hialeah Park Racing & Casino (built in 1925). The park is undergoing a multi-staged full restoration, which will showcase an entertainment complex with a hotel, restaurants, casinos, stores and a theater.

Hialeah is home to a number of Cuban exiles. The city has a Hispanic population of more than 94 percent. Puerto Ricans, Mexicans and other Hispanic groups are moving into this diverse neighborhood.


This western Miami-Dade County suburb was the third-fastest growing city in the nation by percentage in 2014, according to the U.S. Census. Doral had a population of 54,116 on July 1, 2014, up 7 percent over the previous year. 

Latinos, particularly those from Venezuela, have flocked to Doral, which is 80 percent Hispanic. Doral was the only city in the Top 15 on the east coast. Its growth is likely to continue as major mixed-use projects such as Downtown Doral and Doral CityPlace aim to attract more residents.

Coral Gables

“City Beautiful” is one of the nation’s first fully-planned communities. Centrally located in Miami-Dade, Coral Gables is home to the historic Biltmore Hotel and various top restaurants, bars and retail locations. Miracle Mile, which is undergoing a $21 million renovation and street widening project, is a popular eating and shopping destination.

Because of its planning and location, home values in Coral Gables have skyrocketed. Many of the homes here are built in Mediterranean revival themes. Major developers are building in Coral Gables such as the Mediterranean Village, which will encompass almost seven acres a few blocks south of Miracle Mile. The $500 million project will include a high-end hotel with 184 rooms, 314,000 square-feet of office space, restaurants, retail, a gym and a cinema.

Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove is a popular bayside boating village near Coral Gables. Once the top retail destination in all of Miami, Coconut Grove is making a comeback. CocoWalk, the area’s top retail location, was recently purchased by Federal Realty, a publicly traded company based in Maryland.

Federal Realty also purchased The Shops at Sunset Place, a popular mall in South Miami. Federal Realty has plans to improve both malls, which are set in walkable, pedestrian friendly locales. Sunset Place is located three miles away from 100,000 people with an average household income of $120,000.


Pinecrest’s zip code (33156) has consistently ranked among the most expensive in the United States. The suburban village in south Miami-Dade County is known for its luxury real estate and top schools. Many celebrities and athletes own homes here.

The local high public school, Miami Palmetto, ranks among the best in the county. Large trees shade streets as families ride bicycles. The village is home to Pinecrest Gardens, a 20-acre botanical garden.


Located in south Miami-Dade, Homestead is between Biscayne National Park to the east and Everglades National Park to the west.

Home sales have increased in this community, which is also a major agricultural area. Foodies love Homestead as its home to Robert Is Here, Schnebly Redland's Winery & Brewery and Knaus Berry Farm.