Located at the Atlantic Ocean, Ponte Vedra is known for its fine resorts and for the PGA Tour and The Players Championships, played at the TPC at Sawgrass. This community lies within St. Johns County, which is the wealthiest in Florida. Ponte Vedra Beach is an upper-income tourist resort community and its 40-foot sand dunes are among the highest along the Florida coast. From their peak, they race down to white sandy beaches. Seaside resorts and private escapes can be found in the twisted oaks and hammocks of the wild palmettos. Miles of fresh-water streams, creeks and lagoons course through the natural area of Ponte Vedra. Of course, elegant shopping and fine dining in Ponte Vedra Beach also are widely available. Ponte Vedra Beach is wholly located east of the Intracoastal Waterway, south of the Duval County line and includes South Ponte Vedra Beach (an area between the Atlantic and Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve), Sawgrass, Palm Valley, and Nocatee. Living in Ponte Vedra and utilizing surrounding amenities and attractions unearths a unique combination of luxury, leisure, recreational activities, and a relaxed lifestyle.
All Ponte Vedrans appreciate the finer things in life, and the area was ranked the #1 place to live in Florida by Money Magazine. In fact, the majority of most expensive homes in the First Coast area around Jacksonville are in Ponte Vedra. Celebrities and well-known people live her, from athletes and entertainers to artists and very successful business people.