Ponte Vedra is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 27,477 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ponte Vedra is the 125th largest community in Florida. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Ponte Vedra, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Ponte Vedra, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Ponte Vedra’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Ponte Vedra does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $141,869.00.
Ponte Vedra home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Ponte Vedra real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Also of interest is that Ponte Vedra has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Ponte Vedra telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 27.13% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Ponte Vedra is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Ponte Vedra is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Ponte Vedra a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Ponte Vedra has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Ponte Vedra’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Ponte Vedra is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Ponte Vedra, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.61 minutes every day commuting to work.
Ponte Vedra is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Ponte Vedra, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Ponte Vedra is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 66.80% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Ponte Vedra in 2018 was $65,108, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $260,432 for a family of four.
Ponte Vedra is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ponte Vedra home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ponte Vedra residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ponte Vedra include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Ponte Vedra is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.