Ponte Vedra Beach vs Ponte Vedra

Ponte Vedra Beach vs Ponte Vedra homes for saleThe issue of Ponte Vedra Beach vs Ponte Vedra often comes up when we are helping buyers search for their new home in Northeastern Florida.  For years Ponte Vedra Beach was often referred to as Ponte Vedra and that worked just fine.  Before Nocatee was developed, the rural area west of the Intracoastal and Ponte Vedra Beach was St Augustine, despite being miles away from the town of St Augustine.  All of that changed once Nocatee started development. Boundaries were shifted and a second city named “Ponte Vedra” was added to the existing city of Ponte Vedra Beach.

Ponte Vedra Beach vs Ponte Vedra

Ponte Vedra Beach, 32082

The area east of the Intracoastal Waterway in Northern St Johns County FL.  This area runs between the Intracoastal and the Atlantic Ocean.  It borders Jacksonville Beach, to the north and Vilano Beach to the south.  People often ask about the difference in housing in Ponte Vedra Beach vs Ponte Vedra.  This zip code is generally more expensive due to its proximity to the beach and nice, established neighborhoods of large, expensive homes.

Ponte Vedra, 32081

North St Johns County FL between the Intracoastal Waterway and US 1. Homes are newer, in general, than the older, more established communities in Ponte Vedra Beach.  Homes are generally more affordable than in Ponte Vedra Beach, although some of the new subdivisions in 32081 rival the cost at the beach.

Another interesting fact about Ponte Vedra.  There is a section of Nocatee that is located in Duval County.  While the postal address for this area is Ponte Vedra 32081, the services and schools are in fact Duval County schools.  Taxes are paid to Duval County if you live in this section.

When you are looking to purchase a home, the differences in Ponte Vedra Beach vs Ponte Vedra will often become quite clear.  The differences between the two are enough that usually buyers are drawn to one or the other.  Some people want the more expensive feel of the Ponte Vedra Beach neighborhoods.  Others prefer the quiet, laid-back natural setting of the homes in Ponte Vedra.