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What You Need to Know About Living in Ponte Vedra FL

Northeast Florida is a popular spot to live, benefiting from big cities and beautiful beaches. While Jacksonville is big, just a short drive south you’ll find the more laid-back city of Ponte Vedra and Ponte Vedra Beach. If you’ve discovered the charm and glamor of this elite coastal city and are looking for a home builder in Ponte Vedra FL, turn to Glenn Layton Homes for a stunning and unique custom coastal home.

Once called Mineral City because of the mining that put the city on the map in the early 1900s, the city got a makeover when the mining business dried up. The new goal was to turn it into a resort town and that’s exactly what they did. The new name came from  seeing “Pontevedra” off the coast of Spain at a nearly identical latitude. With a new name came new residential development, along with infrastructure that made it easy to get around, connecting the city with St. Augustine and Jacksonville Beach. Nowadays, you can get to Daytona Beach, Orlando, and even Savannah, Georgia without too much of a drive.

Ponte Vedra is located along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and features the white sandy beaches for which Florida is known. The beaches and the ocean provide plenty of outdoor activities with swimming, boating, fishing, paddleboarding, and more. The city truly has developed to become a glamorous but relaxed resort town with multiple country clubs, some of which are undergoing new renovations to update their appeal. Unsurprisingly, you’ll find public and private golf courses throughout the area, including the Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass, which hosts the PGA’s THE PLAYERS Championship.

While Ponte Vedra has a resort town atmosphere, it’s still a normal city where you’ll find your typical stores for regular needs. For something extra, there’s the  St. Johns Town Center in nearby Jacksonville, where you’ll find roughly 200 stores and restaurants in this outdoor mall. Residents of Nocatee also have all of the shopping, dining, and entertainment that is available within the community, including the water park!

Parents will appreciate the St. Johns County School District, one of the top-rated districts in the state. In some parts of Ponte Vedra, including Nocatee, public school students attend K-8 schools. Public high school students in Ponte Vedra will attend Ponte Vedra High School or Allen D. Nease Senior High School. There are also numerous private schools in Ponte Vedra, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Jacksonville.

It’s easy to understand the appeal of life in Ponte Vedra. If you’re looking for a home builder in Ponte Vedra FL who can build a custom coastal home that will add to the beauty and charm of the city, we invite you to contact us to learn more about the homes we build in River Landing at Twenty Mile in Nocatee. With water access and more, this outstanding neighborhood is the perfect place to set down roots in this welcoming beach city.

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