Tequesta was founded in the 1950s as a planned community centered around the Tequesta Country Club. Tequesta was named after the Tequesta Indians. The village was incorporated in 1957.
Tequesta is an affluent incorporated village in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The population was 5,629 at the 2010 Census. It is a suburb of West Palm Beach and the northernmost municipality in the South Florida metropolitan area, which in 2010 had a total population of 5,564,635 according to the U.S. Census.
The Village of Tequesta is located at(26.960867, -80.096620).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km²), of which 1.8 square miles (4.5 km²) is land and 0.5 square mile (1.2 km²) (20.81%) is water.
Most of the village is located on the mainland but parts of the village are on Jupiter Island in Martin County, with small sections both north and south of the unincorporated, county-owned Coral Cove Park.