The Beaches: Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach Homes for Sale
Tucked away on a barrier island east of Jacksonville on Florida’s famous A1A, you’ll find miles of un-crowded white sandy beaches and lots to do. Jacksonville Beach offers some of the best sport fishing, boating and water sport opportunities in the country. Play in the ocean, walk or collect seashells along the beach, or stroll along the Sea Walk. At the Sea Walk Pavilion, you’ll find concerts or festivals nearly every weekend from April through October.
Atlantic Beach is the northernmost of the Jacksonville Beaches communities. Development of Atlantic Beach took off around 1900 after Henry Flagler built the Mayport stop of his East Coast Railway to the north of the town. The Atlantic Beach Corporation bought and developed most of the land in what is now Atlantic Beach in 1915, and the town was incorporated in 1926.
Ponte Vedra Beach
Ponte Vedra Beach is a thriving seaside community and upmarket tourist resort especially known for its world renowned golf courses. But don't let the ocean breezes or pristine greens fool you! Money Magazine named Ponte Vedra in the top 50 places to live in the US as well as being the best place to live in Florida. Ponte Vedra is known for its award winning public schools. St. Johns County School District has received an overall "A" grade for six years in a row. Ponte Vedra Beach boasts over 135 holes of stunning golf including numerous golf course communities (Sawgrass Country Club, Sawgrass Players Club, The Valley Course, Marsh Landing, Palencia and the Plantation Club). Travel and Leisure Golf's "2008 World's Best Golf Resorts Reader's Survey" has named TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach the #1, "Best Course in Florida".
Neptune Beach is a community of 2.5 square miles neighboring Atlantic Beach to the north and Jacksonville Beach to the south. The residents of Neptune Beach value the residential nature and high quality of life of their city.