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Ponte Vedra Beach offers unparalled opportunities for resort style living in Northeast Florida. Professional designed golf courses (go figure -the PGA is headquartered here), pro-tennis courts, and a top-notch school system contribute to making homes in Ponte Vedra Beach among the most valuable real estate in the North East Florida. Top this with gorgeous beaches and you have a recipe for happiness!
Top Rated Education Draws Homebuyers to Ponte Vedra Beach
A strong and growing economy contributes to Ponte Vedra Beach residents having a per capita income that ranks second in the state,. The excellent public school system attracts families to look for Ponte Vedra Beach homes for sale, as they are consistently ranked among the best in the state. Under the Florida grading system, every school in Ponte Vedra received an “A” this year, as students scored well-above both state and county averages on the FCAT. Ponte Vedra is also home to a Bolles Elementary Campus. The Bolles Schools are a private school system that is very well known for its academics and athletic programs.
Play where you live!
Many buyers are drawn to look at Ponte Vedra Beach real estate in part due to the community’s love of golf. The PGA Tour, ATP Tour, and The Player’s Championship are all played at the Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass Village. Three neighborhoods known for their golf lifestyle in Ponte Vedra are Sawgrass, Marsh Landing, and The Plantation. The exclusive Ponte Vedra Inn and Club also offers tennis, golf, and sailing, just to name a few, for outdoor enthusiasts. Of course everyone loves oceanfront homes in Ponte Vedra Beach, but with lots and teardown homes starting at $3,000,000 , many buyers opt to buy in the booming Jacksonville Beach Condo market. There are lots of modern, high rise recently built condos on the ocean in Jacksonville Beach. These offer amazing views and soft ocean breezes.
Not only can residents enjoy the pristine, quiet beaches, near their Ponte Vedra Beach Homes, but they can also enjoy the natural beauty of Guana River State Park, a barrier island located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Tolomato River. With over 2,400 acres of beaches, sand dunes, tidal creeks, and salt marshes, the park provides a serene afternoon escape.
The homes on the beach along Ponte Vedra Boulevard are some of highest priced homes in North East Florida. The scarcity ofoceanfront lots in the area has driven up home prices to the $10,000,000 mark. Buyers trying to build an estate home on Ponte Vedra Boulevard can have a hard time finding 200 foot wide lots these days. That has led to buyers finding older homes they can tear down to rebuild with new modern beach homes. The effort is worth it for a home on some of the most private, peaceful beaches in Florida.
Another coveted address that attracts buyers is that of Harbour Island at Marsh Landing. This gated neighborhood is located on the intracoastal waterway and has boat slips that can accommodate sizable yachts. The Harbor Island area of Marsh Landing is secluded and developed to blend in with natural marsh and waterways around it.
Close to Jacksonville
Ponte Vedra Beach’s close proximity to neighboring Jacksonville allows residents to retreat to a small, upscale ocean side community after a short commute from work. Given the close proximity of The Mayo Clinic and Shands Hospital, residence of Ponte Vedra Beach have access to world class healthcare. Professional golf and tennis, untouched beaches that are rarely crowd filled, and a superior public school system make Ponte Vedra Beach the perfect place to live. I’ve heard more than a few residents exclaim that living in Ponte Vedra Beach iso like being on vacation every day!