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B Guile, Home Buyer in 32082

We want to buy a home in the Ponte Vedra High School area. Can you help me know how to shop properly with this goal in mind? Thanks! - B. Guile

Asked by B Guile, 32082 Fri Oct 30, 2009

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Priscilla Johnson’s answer
Hello B Guile!
Congratulations on selecting the Ponte Vedra High School District as your area of focus for purchasing a new home! As you probably are aware, homes in the most sought after school districts tend to maintain their values better in markets such as we are currently in. So whether you have children you are concerned about their education experience or just purchasing a home in an area that will maintain its value, strong school districts are of paramount importance. To answer your specific question, the way to shop properly is to hire an expert in the area that you find you like & trust. An expert will provide you with the knowledge needed and make the best use of your time. They should be able to hear your “needs” and direct you to the properties that best meet your criteria. I am a person of integrity and with my enthusiasm and passion for people I strive to make the home buying experience one that is fun and enjoyable! Please call me if I can be of further assistance to you.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 26, 2011
B Guile!

Kim is right on all points regarding a buyer's agent! Because schools are very important to you, it is also critical that you have as much information as possible with regards to schooling options to make the best choice for your family. I am a mother of 5 children and know the ins and outs of schooling in private, public and parochial schools. I have lived in Ponte Vedra and now live in Jacksonville and would love to speak with you further regarding school options if you are interested. A buyer's agent will cost you nothing and will keep your best interests at heart in your real estate transaction. Please feel free to check out our website and our community pages and Education Guide. I hope to hear from you and good luck!
Holly Hayes
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 2, 2009
Best thing is to use an experienced Realtor who specializes in buyer's needs and goals and one who is very knowledgeable about the area- Ponte Vedra in particular but also the surrounding areas in case you find that you need to broaden your scope. I live and work this area and would be happy to discuss with you all the great features and offerings of the area. Let me know how best to reach you directly or contact me at 904-703-4715 or

You can also search all available listings via my website at
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 30, 2009
B Guile,
Whilke Nocatee is not zoned for PVHS it is zoned for Nease HS which has had an A+ rating for the past 10yrs. There is a not an excessive amount of inventory in the PVB area- which is good for maintaining home values - but there are a lot of really homes available.
I am not a realtor I can recommend several who specialize in this area. As the lender I get a 'back door' insight into which realtors do a really good and thorough job for their clients and which sign the contract and just wait to get paid.
Fell free to contact me.
Welcome to the neighborhood! You will really like this area.
Keven M Brennan
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 1, 2010
B Guile,
There are fabulous communities all around the Ponte Vedra High School area. It would be my pleasure to show you some of the communities anytime this week. Contact me whenever you are available to view and I will arrange for you to see the properties on your schedule. I look forward to speaking and meeting with you.
Kind Regards,
Kareem Tannous, Realtor
St John’s Realty Group, Inc
145 Hilden Road, Ste 115
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
M: 904.894.5430
O: 904.808.7355
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 28, 2010
Ana is so right, St Johns County is ranked Number 1 and the best way to find out which school your child will attend is to go to the St Johns County School District website
Just put in the address of the home you are interested in buying to see which schools your child will be attending.
You'll be glad you did. This website is chock full of all the information you need to make good choices for your children. Another terrific site is the Florida Department of Education School Grades to see how your school compares see it at
If you want other information on Schools click on my website at and you'll see a link to schools right away. Call me at 904-687-5146 for further assistance buying your home in Ponte Vedra
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 26, 2010
Although Nocatee is just east of the High School it is not zoned to go to PVHS. The zoning for that school is east of the school. It's important to keep informed of the ever changing boundaries. St. Johns County is the number one school district in the State of Florida, if you choose to live outside the boundaries, there are several school options that can meet you children's academic needs through various academies. I specialize in Buyers looking for the best schools and homes for their family.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 26, 2010
Have you had the opportunity to look around Ponte Vedra High School? PVHS is located west of the intracoastal waterway. Nocatee is a brand new town with new homes and great ammenities. Walden Chase is also a nice family community. Both are right next door to Ponte Vedra High School. Look at my blog at for information on subdivisions in the Ponte Vedra area that covers the gated and non-gated communities names, years built, and price range. There is not a large proportion of short sales and foreclosures in the Ponte Vedra area. You can also go to and use those subdivision names to search (under the tab for subdivisions). I hope you find this information helpful and look forward to your response.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 9, 2010
We are currently in the same process as well. We feel the market is very unstable. Your best tool to make your own decisions will be to find a buyer's certified realtor and to use That website is an amazing tool to gain access to homes available AND sold, price per sq ft, criteria search in the specific area you wish to buy. The realtor can set you up to view those specifics. I would recommend Michele Rossi with Marsh Landing Realty. She is very sensitive to our needs and comments. Be careful to NOT buy a home because the 'price sounds good'. The market is ever changing due to large amounts of short sales and forclosures. The interior of homes are 'older' leaving a lot of work to do to compete with the 'new' homes around the corner- if I dare say. However, PVB does hold its charm and poshness - which is its strength! Best wishes.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 3, 2009
Sure can
I'll be glad to help
I'll need your email address and I'll set up search for you
Do you know your affordability....have you been pre approved yet?
Jeff Milam
cell 904-254-8404
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 5, 2009
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