Old Ponte Vedra Beach

Desirable golf course community with upscale amenities.

 

Welcome to Old Ponte Vedra Beach

Old Ponte Vedra Beach is a highly desirable golf course community located within walking distance of the beach and several private beach clubs. Stretching for three blocks between State Route A1A and the Atlantic Ocean, this community features luxury homes on large lots with mesmerizing golf course and lagoon views.

Old Ponte Vedra Beach started experiencing significant growth in 1914 when it became a prominent mining town. Nicknamed Mineral City, a plethora of titanium, rutile, and zircon was found in the area and used to make steel during World War I. After the war, local developers decided to showcase the area’s natural beauty and began crafting a beach and resort community in the 1920s and ‘30s. The community has well-maintained ranch homes dating back to this period. 

Growth accelerated even more in the 1960s and 1970s. Nowadays, single-family homes in Old Ponte Vedra Beach feature a wide range of architectural styles representing different periods in the community’s development. Recent years have seen many of the community’s older homes replaced with stunning contemporary properties.

What to Love

  • Golf course community
  • Upscale dining
  • Highly desirable homes
  • Community atmosphere 

People & Lifestyle

Old Ponte Vedra Beach has a wonderfully close-knit sense of community, with neighbors greeting each other on the street. The area is easy to navigate without a car, and its streets are great for road biking. Residents enjoy the perfect balance of upscale amenities and a laid-back community atmosphere.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Ponte Vedra Inn and Club is a AAA Five-Diamond resort on the oceanfront in Old Ponte Vedra Beach. First opened in 1928, the resort has delighted generations of vacationers with its amazing upscale amenities. Seahorse Grille is the resort’s signature restaurant. Here, you can dine on sublime chef-driven Florida Coastal cuisine in a casual beachfront setting with panoramic views. Seahorse Grille’s striking design includes huge glass windows overlooking the ocean and a giant wraparound aquarium.

For an unforgettable dining experience, reserve the four-seat Chef’s Table and enjoy a personalized 10-course tasting menu. Surf Deck Grille is the perfect place to enjoy tropical cocktails, craft beer, or wine while watching the sunset. The Gallery of Shops at Ponte Vedra Inn and Resort features nine retailers selling designer beachwear, high-end golf and tennis apparel and equipment, gourmet pastries, artwork, and exclusive face and body care products.

Things to Do

Homes in Old Ponte Vedra Beach are located close to beautiful white sand beaches where you can enjoy jogging, surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, and hunting for shells and shark teeth. Other popular activities in the community include biking and kayaking. The high-end amenities at Ponte Vedra Inn and Club include the largest full-service spa in North Florida. The Spa offers more than 100 world-class beauty and body treatments.

Ponte Vedra Inn and Club is a major golfing destination with two exceptional golf courses featuring undulating Bermuda grass fairways flanked by shimmering lagoons. The Ocean Course has been a huge draw for golfers since the resort opened in 1928 with major renovations by Robert Trent Jones in 1947 and Bobby Weed in 1998 and 2020. The Lagoon Course was created by two of the world’s most celebrated golf course architects. Robert Trent Jones designed the first nine holes in 1961, while the second nine were added by Joe Lee in 1978. This striking course flanked by ancient oaks and towering palm trees was restored and remodeled by Bobby Weed in 2007.

Other amenities at Ponte Vedra Inn and Club include 15 Har-Tru hydro tennis courts—eight of which are lighted for nighttime play. There are also several heated swimming pools at the resort with child-friendly wading areas and a water slide.

Schools

Old Ponte Vedra Beach is served by the St. Johns Public School District.

  • Ocean Palms Elementary School, Public, PK-5
  • Alice B. Landrum Middle School, Public, 6-8
  • Ponte Vedra High School, Public, 9-12
  • Palmer Catholic Academy, Private, Roman Catholic, PK-8

 

 

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