Ponte Vedra Beach (check out all of the Ponte Vedra Beach real estate listings) is the southernmost of the beaches communities, just south of Jacksonville Beach (beyond Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach) on A1A. An unincorporated community, the seaside city is situationally east of the Intracoastal Waterway, along the Atlantic shores, some 25 miles north of St. Augustine. Part of the greater Ponte Vedra area, some 36,000 people call PVB, along with surrounding sub-communities South Ponte Vedra, Palm Valley, and newly master-planned Nocatee, home. And in doing so, reap the benefits of living in an affluent and influential commodity of a hometown.
Prominent subdivisions include Marsh Landing, Sawgrass, and The Plantation, to name a few. Main residential streets include Solana Rd., Corona Rd., and CR 210. The prestigious Ponte Vedra Boulevard on the north end of A1A, is also home to a stretch of prized
oceanfront and beach side real estate in Ponte Vedra, as well as tourist landmarks: The PV Inn & Club and The Lodge & Club. Other area diamond-rated resorts draw visitors in, but the city’s property appeal keeps them coming back. Ponte Vedra Beach has a growing economy, low real estate tax rates, and a per capita income ranking second in the state.
The PV Chamber of Commerce is a powerful advocate for the city, overseeing affairs and development. In one of the state’s best school districts, Ponte Vedra Beach is served by Ocean Palms, and PVPV-Rawlings Elementary, Landrum Middle, and Ponte Vedra, and Nease High Schools. Community interaction and recreation are strong forces here. The PVB Branch Library stays bustling with brainy foot traffic for its resources and events. The area’s five public parks offer camping, nature trails, fishing spots, athletic fields, dog parks, and more. Most of the beaches have limited public access, with the exception of Mickler’s Landing park and the Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve. Most evident in the community, above
all, is sports in the name of golf. PVB is home to THE PLAYERS Championship and the PGA Tour at Sawgrass, and several golf and country clubs.
The area is shopping and businesses galore; shopping strips line the west side of main road A1A for miles, with banks, groceries, restaurants, and every possible daily service one could need. All entail a marked dining aspect, which invite the nightlife in the same, most notably the popular Shoppes of Veranda plaza with its Pussers Caribbean Grille and Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Down the road, enjoy live music, upscale bars, and new-age eats, as well as fresh catch at local favorites on the water. Entertainment is easygoing and convenient here. The newly renovated Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is the latest live music venue, with continuous classic musical artists. The Cultural Center at PVB is the place to create and experience the arts, with workshops, exhibitions, and other happenings.
Known as the “Palm Beach of North Florida”, Ponte Vedra Beach is a coastal gem on the South Atlantic. The city offers an array of real estate options and spacious room for home, personal, and professional expansion alike. Find a home in PVB and see why it was chosen as one of CNN’s “Best Places to Live” and Money Magazine’s “Best Place To Live In Florida.”