Jensen Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Martin County, Florida and is part of the Port Saint Lucie, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. It has a population of 11,707 on 7.2 square miles of land. It was founded as a pineapple plantation in 1881 by an immigrant from Denmark named John Laurence Jensen. By 1895 it had become known as the “Pineapple Capital of the World”.
Life in Jensen Beach exudes “Old Florida” charm. The residents are laid back and enjoy the gorgeous weather by sunbathing, scuba diving, fishing, boating or playing golf. This affordable community has recently been named one of the top places to retire in the U.S. Besides beaches, you’ll find a wonderful assortment of shopping and dining opportunities in malls or in the neighborhood restaurants, boutiques and art galleries.
Homes in Jensen Beach are mainly single family dwellings, but you can find condos and townhouses as well. Diversity of style is what you’ll find in this housing market. From brand new custom built homes to unique styles from the 70's and cute cottages from the 40's and 50's.
The Jensen Beach real estate market is on an upswing. The median value of homes is $156,600, which is up 10.4% over the past year and is expected to go up another 4.5% within the next year. The median list price per square foot is $127, which is higher than the Port Saint Lucie's Metro average of $107.
If you’re looking for that “Old Florida” charm, then Jensen Beach may be for you. Buy now while values are on the rise.