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Ponte Vedra Beach, Nocatee and The Beaches area are considered "neighborhoods" of Jacksonville, St. Johns County and Duval County. After all, you are just 25 minutes from downtown Jacksonville and 10 minutes to Southside business center and St. Johns Town Center (all located in Duval County). In these area you can enjoy nature and picturesque landscapes with plenty of golf courses as backdrops plus waterfront views of the ocean waters, sandy beaches or intracoastal waterway. Also, the St. Johns River isn't too far away if you prefer a bigger waterway for your boat.

Waterfront of Northeast Florida


Schools & Lower Taxes Make St. Johns County Popular

When home shoppers visit Northeast Florida or the "First Coast" due to their relocation many will start in Northeast St. Johns County due to the award winning school system (some of the best in the state) and lower property taxes. In particular, Ponte Vedra Beach (zip code 32082) is a popular destination for being close to the beach in one of the highest per capita income area of the state and Nocatee (zip code for 32081) for getting new construction. But that doesn't mean we don't have plenty of other wonderful and beautiful areas to check out. I am a life long resident of this area and a full time real estate broker for over 20 years. So I have been all over these areas and I am happy to share my opinion and answer any questions you may have.

Jacksonville FL Metro Area is Huge

The Jacksonville FL metro area is the largest land mass city in the continental U.S. with approximately 774 square miles. That means you can find a property for every lifestyle. Plus we are unique that we have three waterways: Oceanfront, Intracoastal Waterway and St. Johns River. Besides plenty of waterfront options we have horse ranches, acreage, gated communities, historic homes, golf course communities, new construction and condos to just name a few. Because the area is so huge it can be hard to figure out the right area for you without expert advice. Don't waste days looking around trying to figure out the "feel and appeal" of each different neighborhood. Just contact me so I can help. Or visit our Jacksonville page so you can see a map of all the different neighborhoods you have to choose from and the real estate available in each.


Attractions of the Area

Get a big city with a "little city feel" here. We have a large international airport plus excellent road system with I-95 and I-10 allowing for easy and fun day trips. The St. Johns Town Center features plenty of upscale restaurants and shopping for a day of fun. Museums abound with Children's Science Museum, Contemporary Art Museum, Cummer Art Museum and more. Visit the oldest city in the U.S. with St. Augustine being so close by it's practically considered another neighborhood of Jacksonville. Plus the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Broadway Plays, Jaguar football games and more. Our area has been ranked as a top 10 city in America for affordability, top rated health care with the Mayo Clinic and having top high schools in the nation. I could keep on going about the many, many wonderful attributes of Jacksonville and the surrounding areas. After all, if what you are looking for is not in your immediate neighborhood you can find it within a 25 minute drive. So just let me know what your interest are and I can help you find the right property for you. Also, visit our relocation page under the Buyers section so you can learn more about our area.

Want a Gated Community, Golf Course or Beach Home?

If a manicured area full of planned, gated golf subdivisions is what you are looking for then you definitely need to make sure you visit Ponte Vedra Beach. It's only 5 miles length of the Atlantic Ocean and approximately 30,000 people in population; yet it is home to the annual Player's Championship Golf Tournament at Sawgrass Players Club and host the headquarters of not just the PGA Tour but also the ATP tour. In this area you have plenty of golf course communities to choose from. In fact there are more than 150 holes of golf in the area and 60 tennis courts. These include Marsh Landing, Sawgrass Country Club and The Plantation at Ponte Vedra. Some of the most expensive real estate in Northeast Florida is found on the ocean. However, there are only a few oceanfront condo complexes in Ponte Vedra Beach, so you should also check out Jacksonville Beach where we had a condo construction boom if that is what you are looking for.

Other Jacksonville Metro Areas

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Duval County Map Jacksonville FL Baymeadows Deerwood Area in Southside of Jacksonville FL Nocatee Community in Duval County Intracoastal West Jacksonville Beach Neptune Beach Atlantic Beach Southside

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North St. Johns County Map Ponte Vedra Beach Nocatee County Road 210 Corridor St. Augustine St. Johns City

More St. Johns County Areas


The Southside area has the highest population density in all of Jacksonville. This area is more like a downtown area of another city without the high rises. In fact, you are as likely to find your corporate office located in this area instead of downtown. So not only do you have plenty of housing options including condos, townhomes, gated communities and golf course communities. But you also have a short commute with your office located right here plus a huge selection of restaurants, shopping, grocery stores, banks, nightlife and entertainment. Deerwood and Deercreek are two popular gated, golf subdivsions in this area you should check out.

Intracoastal West

Located just to the east of Southside is area known as the Intracoastal West. You are still minutes to the Southside area with the work and play options but you are also just minutes to the beach. In this area are plenty of housing options including homes with access to the Intracoastal Waterway like Queens Harbour, new construction communities like Tamaya, high end custom built homes like the gated community of Pablo Creek Reserve and golf course communities of Glen Kernan and Jacksonville Golf & CC.

The Beaches

It can be confusing with so many beaches in a small 20 mile stretch of the Atlantic ocean. A quick visit and chat can help you determine if you are looking for the country club feel of Ponte Vedra Beach, the upscale bohemian feel of Atlantic Beach or something in-between. For example, if walk to beach location and affordibility is key to you then Atlantic Beach is one of the most popular choices in Duval County. It is one the few locations in Jacksonville where you have a city center with restaurants, shops, boutiques and nightlife within walking distance of homes. But if you are looking for an oceanfront condo, especially a larger and newer luxury condo, then Jacksonville Beach should be your focus. Jacksonville Beach has been renovated their city center area and they are not far behind Atlantic Beach. Give me a call so we can discuss the Beaches.

Northwest St. Johns County/St. Augustine

If you don't want to blow your budget and want to stay in the St. Johns County School system then there are plenty of options in Northwest St. Johns County. You can choose from popular golf course communities like Julington Creek Plantation, Cimarrone Golf & CC, South Hampton, St. Johns Golf & CC or the famous World Golf Village. In addition, there are plenty of gated communities and even new construction in Aberdeen and Durbin Crossing. Some of the best water fun you can have can be found on Julington Creek or along the St. Johns River in this area. This is a very large area and you can spend days seeing the different communities. Please give us a call to help you narrow down the best communities for you.