Palm Valley Homes for Sale in Ponte Vedra Beach
Established in 1895, Palm Valley is the oldest section of Ponte Vedra Beach and is the last area of town to experience development. Therefore it encapsulates the majority of newer homes with more new construction underway. Tucked throughout Palm Valley are quiet neighborhoods with an abundance of single family homes in relaxed and private settings. Dues are lower here since there are no golf courses or manned gates within the more than a dozen communities: Hanover Forest, Las Palmas, Montura, Odom’s Mill, Payasada, Plantation Oaks, Ponte Vedra Pointe, Old Palm Valley, Sawmill Lakes, St. Johns Plantation, The Estates, & The Woodlands. Palm Valley also offers estate size lots from one to five acres with open rural zoning, Intracoastal Waterway Homes, lakefront homes, and new home construction, as well as numerous top rated schools, (such as Ocean Palms Elementary, Landrum Middle School, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Palmer Academy, and Accotink Academy) places of worship, the Ponte Vedra YMCA and waterfront restaurants. Rich in history and diverse home options, Palm Valley is an exceptional place to call home.
Settled in 1703 by the Spanish, evidence of pottery and human skeletons unearthed in Indian mounds indicates Palm Valley was once an Indian village. Originally Palm Valley was known as Diego Plains, in honor of its founder Don Diego Espinosa. Early residents raised cattle, farmed, and logged the areas numerous trees. This abundance of Sable Palms led to renaming the region, Palm Valley. Another significant change happened in 1908 when the Army Corps of Engineers extended the Intracoastal Waterway. By connecting the San Pablo River with the Tolomato River via a canal, access to Palm Valley was greatly improved. This extension through the middle of Palm Valley not only helped early residents ship their wares, it increased the amount of waterfront properties Palm Valley is known for today.
Typifying the Florida lifestyle enjoyed year round, residents of all the Palm Valley communities enjoy quick access to the public beach at Mickler’s Landing where one can enjoy horseback riding (during the months of Nov. 1st thru April 14th), walk the dog, play in the sand, surf, or search for sharks teeth. Easy 24/7 access to the Palm Valley Boat Ramp or the Guana River Six Mile Public Boat Landing, makes boating a pleasure on the ICW or Guana River. While close proximity to Davis Park offers two dog parks, kids fishing area and numerous sports fields offering year round adult and children’s sports activities.
Palm Valley is also a tight knit neighborhood offering a Palm Valley Community Association. (Newcomers can join with a standard membership of $20.00.) Community events range from the weekly Farmer’s Market to the Annual Palm Valley Light & Boat Parade celebrated each December. Open to boats and docks, participants and spectators alike enjoy this holiday celebration with numerous dock parties, seating and food trucks located at the launch.
There is also a Palm Valley Facebook page.