The traffic on A1A south to North is unbelievable and it's that way any time of day. IMO, you are wayyy better off living in Ponte Vedra closer to all the shoppingcenters, like Target, Home Depot, etc and avoiding much of the A1A traffic. The north part of Ponte Vedra is within biking distance to many beach accesses and MANY parking areas in south Jacksonville beach.
PVB avg home prices are 400K , but can top out up to 10MM. Depends on what are looking for in your next home.
Both offer great options.
Ponte Vedra Beach offers a range of lifestyle choices from: Intracoastal, Oceanfront, Golf Course, Acreage as well as condos and townhouses. Prices range from 150K to multi-million dollar homes. Ponte Vedra Beach is known for its schools, gated communities and golf courses as well as the beach.
Nocatee students mostly attend the same schools as both Ponte Vedra Beach and Nocatee are in St Johns County. However Nocatee is currently building a new K-8 school. At its heart, Nocatee is about community living and the outdoors. Regardless of which community you live in, as a resident you are able to visit any dog park, the water park, playgrounds and added ball fields, not to mention the bike trails. New amenities are also being planned now to include kayaking, a pool, and gardening. They also have a monthly farmer's market and many community events.
One will not find beachfront or golf course views. Homes are more modestly priced between 150K - 600K depending on which community you are interested in. Some communities now only have resales while other communities are a mixture of new and resale homes. Nocatee was planned with long term vision so there are also more communities being introduced still.
While in 2007 it still seemed Nocatee was out of the way, construction of the 9B extension has helped to ease commutes. Currently the 5th best selling community in America, restaurants and retail chains won't be too far behind in dotting US 1 in the next few years.
Sorry it took us awhile to get back to you on your Nocatee vs Ponte Vedra Beach question. Nocatee is a new Planned Unit Development on FL 210, Southwest of the beach. (15 or 20 minutes) All of the homes there are being built by major developers. Models are complete and sales have just gotten underway. Ponte Vedra Beach runs North and South along the Ocean and is seperated from the mainland by the Intercoastal Waterway. Prices vary greatly, from seven figures for oceanfront and Intercostal homes to under $200,000 for relatively new Condos throughout Ponte Vedra Beach.
I would be happy to answer any more specific questions for you, Bill. My number is (904) 608-1680.
Ponte Vedra Club Realty