Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Homes For Sale
While it’s not exactly a best kept secret, Money Magazine in 2005, called Ponte Vedra Beach, the “Best Place to Live in Florida.” This impressive accomplishment is one that Ponte Vedra Beach is always striving to maintain!
Ponte Vedra Beach is a seaside community situated in the Northeast corner of St. Johns County, Florida. Located eighteen miles southeast of downtown Jacksonville, 26 miles north of St. Augustine and 27 miles south of the Jacksonville International Airport, it is part of the Jacksonville Beaches. Ponte Vedra Beach offers its residents fun, active lifestyles complemented by the beauty of Florida’s natural surroundings.
For those of us fortunate enough to call it home, it all begins with the beach… Tucked behind gentle sand dunes, the beaches of Ponte Vedra Beach sparkle with Appalachian quartz and coquina shells. For those dedicated enough to search the nine miles of beachfront, fossilized, prehistoric shark teeth can be their own just reward.
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Whether your pleasure is horseback riding on the Atlantic Coast, catching sight of one of those rare Northern Right Whales, or boating from the ICW to the ocean, there is no doubt that these activities attract loyal followers.
There are also those who would smile and say it all begins with golf… and aptly so as Ponte Vedra Beach is the headquarters for the PGA Tour. It hosts the “Players Championship Tournament” from its beautiful Stadium Course with its infamous 17th island green. The Players Championship Golf Tournament brings all the excitement and intensity the world’s best golfers provide and offers the highest purse winnings of any golf tournament in the world. For newcomers wishing to make golf an integral part of their island lifestyle, Ponte Vedra Beach has nine 18 hole championship golf courses. That’s one per mile, more than any of Florida’s other islands.
Ponte Vedra Beach is also home to the ATP Association of Tennis Professionals and attracts those that follow with passion the game of tennis on a national and international level. Sawgrass Country Club, Marsh Landing, The Plantation at PV, The Players Club and The Inn and Club, all offer outstanding tennis facilities for those enthusiasts wanting to live where they play.
For vacationers, Ponte Vedra Beach offers premier resorts with golf, tennis, spas, and beachfront relaxation. The Lodge, recipient of the coveted 4 Diamond Award from AAA is also recognized by the State of Florida for the Palm Award given for its adoption of “green” practices which reduce waste and conserve natural resources.
The Ocean Course at Ponte Vedra Inn and Club offers two, 18 hole golf courses. AAA rated Five Diamond Award, this resort holds the distinction of being the first country club in Ponte Vedra Beach with its 9th hole on the Ocean Course being the first island green ever built. Originally built in 1932 by Herbert Strong, the Ocean Course was later redesigned by Robert Trent Jones.
Set on 65 acres, Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa features the TPC Valley Course, host of the Web.com Tour Championship. Offering golf and spa packages, it is located 2.7 miles from the beaches of Ponte Vedra Beach with easy access to restaurants and shops.
For those who enjoy calling this hamlet home, Ponte Vedra Beach lies in the third wealthiest county in Florida behind Palm Beach and Naples; offering the highest median home price and per capita income in North East Florida. With highly ranked elementary, middle and high school, Ponte Vedra Beach attracts families seeking to offer their children an A rated education.
Although it may not, have the star power of Palm Beach or Miami Beach; Christian Latner, Jim Furyk, Fred Funk, MaliVai Washington, Tony Boselli, Kim Alexis, Vijay Singh, Tim Tebow, and David Duval have all, at one time or another, called Ponte Vedra Beach . . . home.