Ponte Vedra Community and Neighborhood Guide
Explore the communities and neighborhoods around Ponte Vedra Beach with this helpful real estate guide.
Ponte Vedra Beach
Surrounded by the sandy shores of the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway, Ponte Vedra Beach is a resort community 25 minutes east of the city of Jacksonville and home to THE PLAYERS Championship golf tournament. Ponte Vedra Beach offers many wonderful options for real estate, including several gated golf and country club communities. Ponte Vedra Beach is in St. Johns County, consistently rated as one of the best public school districts in the state.
Nocatee is a newer live, work, and play community with many real estate options, wonderful neighborhood amenities, shopping, dining, and parks. This award-winning master-planned community promotes an “exceptional quality of life” with walking, biking, and golf cart trails throughout the area. Located 20 minutes south of Jacksonville and only 5 miles from the beach, Nocatee is the St. Johns County public school district with consistently top-rated public schools.
Bordered by the pristine beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, the woods and beachfront of Hanna Park, and the marshes of the Intracoastal Waterway, Atlantic Beach offers a wonderful setting for outdoor activities, shopping, and nightlife. Atlantic Beach is about 25 minutes from downtown Jacksonville. Stretching only about 25 blocks from north to south, Atlantic Beach is an eclectic community with a tight-knit neighborhood feel.
Located just north of Ponte Vedra Beach, Jacksonville Beach offers all the best of beach-style living. Residents can live, work, and play between the Atlantic Ocean's sandy beaches and the Intracoastal Waterway's beautiful shorelines. Jacksonville Beach has an active nightlife with wonderful restaurants, bars, and beautiful beaches. Public schools are highly rated in this beachside community.
Nestled between Jacksonville Beach and Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach is the smallest of the Jax Beaches’ neighborhoods and is mainly residential. This community has established itself as a quiet, suburban area nestled along the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Public schools are highly rated in this beachside community.
Located north of St. Augustine and south of Ponte Vedra Beach, Palencia offers a variety of home styles and many wonderful community amenities, including tennis, fitness, and swimming. The Palencia Golf Course is privately owned, and membership is not required but is available to Palencia residents. Developed to be a low-density community emphasizing preservation, Palencia encompasses more than 2300 acres and offers an oasis between more populous areas of Jacksonville and St. Augustine.
St. Johns is in the northwest corner of St Johns County, about 25 minutes from Jacksonville. This area offers lots of new development and has broad appeal as a residential community. St. Johns offers many residents a short commute to work, access to award-winning schools, and a wide variety of shopping, dining, and lifestyle options.
Jacksonville is truly a river city with the St. Johns River running through it. With more than 500 neighborhoods in its radius, there are options for every lifestyle – whether you’re looking for a waterfront home, a gated community, or a condominium. Jacksonville also has the largest urban park system in the nation – with more than 80,000 acres set aside for public use.
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