Ponte Vedra Beach Real Estate
Ponte Vedra Beach Location & History
Ponte Vedra Beach is located in the Jacksonville Metro area in St. Johns County just 18 miles southeast of downtown Jacksonville and 26 miles north of St. Augustine. This quaint and pristine seaside town is known for it’s resorts including the renown AAA Rated Five Diamond Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, The Lodge & Club and the Marriott at Sawgrass all offering the finest of resort vacationing and recreation. Ponte Vedra Beach is located in St. Johns County. St. Johns County was named the Richest County in Florida by 24/7 Wall Street in 2020 based on median household income. St. Johns County has top-ranked schools, no income tax, a. 6.5 percent sales tax, gorgeous beaches, beautiful neighborhoods, and welcoming people. In 2019, Ponte Vedra Beach was named third best city to live in by chamberofcommerce.org based on employment opportunities, real estate, quality of life, education, and health.
Ponte Vedra Beach is built upon lots of history too. Once known as Mineral City after minerals were found along the coastline in 1914 it was later renamed Ponte Vedra by Colonel Stehlin after World War I and development began to recreate a community similar to The Cloister in Sea Island, Georgia.
Ponte Vedra Beach Community & Culture
Ponte Vedra Beach has a decidedly suburban feel with clearly defined neighborhoods. There isn’t one architectural style, though in Old Ponte Vedra Beach you will definitely get a more coastal vibe, and you’ll see Mediterranean architecture in many areas. Rarely will you meet a transplant who hasn’t fallen in love with Ponte Vedra Beach
Resort Life – Ponte Vedra Beach is home to the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club and The Lodge & Club offering resort membership activities including golf, tennis, fine dining, fitness, bocce, croquet and, of course, the beach lifestyle. The Spa at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, voted Jacksonville Magazine’s “Best Day Spa,” is open to the public with over 100 luxury spa specialty services right in your own community! Ponte Vedra Beach, once known as a “mining settlement” is now the jewel of the First Coast offering luxury, lifestyle and beautiful beaches!
Golf – Home to the PGA Tour, Ponte Vedra Beach welcomes golf fans every year for The PLAYERS Championship in Sawgrass Players Club. This annual tournament brings a plethora golf’s greatest to town along with all the fans for a fun filled week of golf, a concert and more! For the golf lover who enjoys playing as well as watching, you will find no shortage of golf courses throughout the area where you can grab the clubs and take some swings.
Beach – One of the best things about Ponte Vedra Beach, is of course, the beach! The sandy coastline is filled with sea oats, white sand and coquina beds. Residents and visitors alike take to the beach to witness the incredible golden rays of the sun take over the horizon in majestic colors. You will also find beachgoers walking head down searching the sand for shark’s teeth. If you’ve never found shark teeth on our beaches, you might think it’s a myth, but trust us, it’s not. Our coastline is filled with shark teeth, among other treasures, for those patient enough to give it a go.
Ponte Vedra Beach Clubs – Residents of the Ponte Vedra Beach area will find no shortage of club options to meet their needs. Clubs in the area are listed below and membership information/comparison can be found here:
- Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
- The Lodge & Club
- Cabana Club
- Marsh Landing Country Club
- Sawgrass Country Club
- The Yards
- The Plantation at Ponte Vedra (inclusive membership only)
- TPC Sawgrass
- Serenata Beach Club
Ponte Vedra Beach Schools
Ponte Vedra Beach is part of the A-Rated St. Johns County School District.
There are many private school options available including:
Ponte Vedra Beach Real Estate
Ponte Vedra Beach real estate brings you a bit of everything, as does the community. The population in Ponte Vedra Beach hovers right around 31,000 and is 254th most populated zip code (out of 975 zip codes) in the state of Florida. It is often described as “an upper-income tourist resort area.” Don’t let the fact that Ponte Vedra Beach is described as a “quaint resort town” scare you if you’re in the real estate market. There is something for everyone here! Condos in Ponte Vedra Beach start in the $200,000 price point. Oceanfront homes in Ponte Vedra Beach proper range from around $3,000,000 up to $10,000,000+. The median home price in Ponte Vedra Beach hovers at approximately $690,000.
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