ponte vedra

A short drive toward the coast from Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach is synonymous with golf – though it offers many other allures. The PGA Tour and The Players Championship are played at TPC Sawgrass, home of the famous 17th-hole island green. But don’t forget that the word "beach" is part of this destination’s name. Ponte Vedra’s 40-foot sand dunes are among the highest in Florida. From their peak, they race down to white sand beaches made from Appalachian quartz and ancient coquina. Seaside resorts and private escapes can be found in the twisted oaks and hammocks of wild palmettos. Miles of fresh-water streams, creeks and lagoons course through the natural area. Of course, elegant shopping and fine dining also are widely available.

Ponte Vedra Beach is an unincorporated seaside community in St. Johns County, Florida, United States. Located eighteen miles (29 km) southeast of downtown Jacksonville and 26 miles (42 km) north of St. Augustine, it is part of the Jacksonville Beaches area.

Ponte Vedra Beach is an upper-income tourist resort area best known for its association with golf and is home to the PGA Tour and The Players Championship, played at the TPC at Sawgrass, as well as the ATP Tour.

Nocatee is a prominent master-planned community in Ponte Vedra, Florida that blends an array of village-like neighborhoods with schools, commercial and retail property, and more than 5,000 acres of parks and nature preserves. The community is located east of Interstate 95 midway between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, encompassing a planned total of some 13,000 residences designed to accommodate families, retirees, empty-nesters and first-time homeowners.

The 3rd best-selling community in America, the Nocatee master plan features a broad range of services and amenities including a family-oriented aquatics center set in a 75-acre community park with two large swimming pools, fitness and sports facilities, tennis courts and a 330-foot zip line ride. A major supermarket and other retail services are in place at the Nocatee Town Center.

Homes for sale at Nocatee span a broad range of budgets and lifestyles, from single-family and attached homes starting in the low $200,000s to custom estate homes priced at $1 million and up. Three neighborhoods, Coastal Oaks, Del Webb Ponte Vedra and The Villas, feature gated entry and their own residents-only clubhouse facilities.