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Ponte Vedra is a small seaside community in St. Johns County, Florida, in the United States. With a population near 35,000, the Jacksonville Beaches community is situated 18 miles from downtown Jacksonville and 26 miles from St. Augustine This affluent community is the third wealthiest community in Florida. It is best known for golf. The associated Sawgrass development is home to the PGA Tour, the ATP Tour, and the Players Championship. Ponte Vedra is also popular because it has one of the best school districts in Florida. Ponte Vedra came in 50th on the 2005 CNN and Money Magazines List of the best places to live.
The economy of Ponte Vedra is based on tourism, the local golf courses, and its proximity to larger communities. Ponte Vedra acts as a bedroom suburb for both Jacksonville and St. Petersburg. The area is known for its resorts including the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club (AAA five diamond resort), the Lodge and Club (four diamonds), and the Marriott at Sawgrass (three diamonds). There are locations for office space in and around Ponte Vedra.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Ponte Vedra offers fantastic beaches, professional level golf courses, world class tennis, and a climate that allows you to enjoy these things all year long. With the feel of a small town, and yet the sophistication of a much larger place, you’ll find true beauty in the creeks, lagoons, freshwater streams, and the nearness to the ocean. You can choose to go deep sea fishing, sailing, wind-surfing, or go on a nature walk and enjoy the area’s flora and fauna. Area restaurants include the Restaurant Medure – and upscale establishment serving continental cuisine, or the Palm Valley Fish Camp offers an entirely different vibe with a relaxed atmosphere and area seafood. Tuptim Thai gives you the opportunity to enjoy your Thai food at the beach!
The closest major airport to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida is Jacksonville International Airport (JAX/KJAX). This airport is in Jacksonville, 34 miles from the center of the community. It has easy access to roads for getting to the airport or other places within Florida and beyond.