Can someone describe for me the advantages/disadvantages of Nocatee vs Ponte Vedra Beach?

Asked by Bill Mcdermott, Palm Beach County, FL Sun Sep 30, 2007

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Keith Shoema…, Agent, Jacksonville, FL
Sun Jul 6, 2014
Nocatee is the new master planned community west of PVB. More house for your money, family friendly, large water park. One of the fastest growing in the Southeast. Very large overall land area with different price points.

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.
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polareyez1, Home Buyer, Jacksonville, FL
Mon Aug 24, 2015
There is only two public accesses to Ponte Vedra Beach. The rest are in Jacksonville beach. The problem with Nocatee is that you have to drive a very long way to any beach access and the parking is very limited. I believe Micklers access has only 100 spots. ANyone familiar with the area knows for years that Ponte Vedra has had issues of private home owners not allowing access to public accesses and there is also NO PARKING at any of the accesses so you would have to ride your bike. Meaning you will have to ride your bike from Nocatee to Ponte Vedra Blvd.
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.
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Jack McCarthy, Agent, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Mon Jun 16, 2014
This may be an old question but I think it is still valid and the differences really depend on the type of lifestyle you are looking for. Not to mention that Nocatee has come a long way since 2007!

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.
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Erik D. Mccl…, , Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Sun Oct 28, 2007
The simplest answer would be to look at Palm Beach vs. West Palm Beach. Nocatee will lack the exclusivity of being "on island" and in fact has a separate zip code of 32081; Ponte Vedra Beach is 32082. Plus, if you plan on selling anytime in the next several years, you'll be competing with the developers in Nocatee. The goal is to be between the Ocean and the Intracoastal.
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Jack Burke, , Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Tue Oct 23, 2007
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.
Jack Burke
Ponte Vedra Club Realty
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