Jensen Beach is a census-designated place along Florida's eastern coast. It's located in Martin County and borders Port St. Lucie and Stuart. The community is a popular destination for food lovers, shoppers and sports enthusiasts, as it hosts a variety of local businesses and recreational activities. Jensen Beach has a number of historical landmarks from the time of its settlement, and homes for rent in the area have access to several good schools.
Interesting Facts for Renters
Jensen Beach is the sister city of Gregory Town in the Bahamas.
The community was founded in the late 1800s as an area for pineapple farming. At the peak of its agricultural prosperity in 1895, Jensen Beach exported over 1 million boxes of pineapples and was known as the "Pineapple Capital of the World." However, the harsh winter that year and a number of subsequent fires destroyed the pineapple plantations and led farmers to grow citrus trees instead.
Jensen Sea Turtle Beach is a popular nesting area for loggerhead, leatherback and green sea turtles. Areas of the beach are cordoned off by the community when the turtles lay their eggs.
The community hosts the annual Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival in November. It features live music from a variety of popular acts, as well as arts, crafts, food and a carnival.
Useful Resources for Renters
For information on restaurants, hotels, beaches and recreation in Jensen Beach, renters should visit the community website.
The Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce provides all the information renters need about community events like the Pineapple Festival, Fine Art and Craft Show and Jammin' Jensen.
Because Jensen Beach isn't incorporated, it's governed by Martin County officials. For contact information or to see a list of community services, visit the county's website.