The roots of the village known as Hobe Sound, including the adjacent Jupiter Island, date back to the late 1600’s when a British Merchant ship known as Reformation sank just north of the Jupiter Inlet. Captain John Dickinson encountered two local Indian tribes, the Jobe and the Tekestas. Thus naming Hobe Sound and Tequesta to the South. A Spanish Land Grant encompassed 12,000 acres (4,000 for Jupiter Island and 8,000 acres for the Village of Hobe Sound on the mainland). The next 100 years were committed to pineapple and coconut growth with questionable success. In 1894, Henry Flagler built his railroad directly through the Village of Hobe Sound which resulted in selling the land off for residential development and away from pineapple and coconut growing. During the 1920’s, Hobe Sound was essentially transformed into a movie set, however after a furious hurricane in 1928, the Village of Hobe Sound was restored by several leading families under the Hobe Sound Company.
Hobe Sound’s ability to retain its small town appeal, combined with its sense of history, are likely factors in attracting new population to the South Martin County area. Proximity to I-95 and immediate access to the Atlantic Ocean, when combined with the superb Martin County schools, provide further attraction for American families to move to Hobe Sound, Florida.
The proximity of Jupiter Island has helped establish the distinctive character of Hobe Sound. The Jupiter Island demographic, when combined with the growing population of the waterfront mainland in Hobe Sound, will support the success of Hobe Sound Station.
The centuries old banyan trees lead over the bridge to Jupiter Island in Hobe Sound, Florida - - just minutes from Hobe Sound Station.