Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
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Ponte Vedra Beach 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 36,950 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Ponte Vedra Beach is the 103rd largest community in Florida.

Ponte Vedra Beach home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Ponte Vedra Beach real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Ponte Vedra Beach is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.41% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ponte Vedra Beach is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ponte Vedra Beach who work in management occupations (19.99%), sales jobs (16.16%), and business and financial occupations (11.05%).

Also of interest is that Ponte Vedra Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.06% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Because of many things, Ponte Vedra Beach is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Ponte Vedra Beach 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 Beach has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Ponte Vedra Beach’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Ponte Vedra Beach 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.

The town of Ponte Vedra Beach is a decent size, but despite this, it doesn't have a viable public transit system that people can use to get to work.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Ponte Vedra Beach, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Ponte Vedra Beach is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 60.83% 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 Beach in 2010 was $66,602, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $266,408 for a family of four.

The people who call Ponte Vedra Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ponte Vedra Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ponte Vedra Beach include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Ponte Vedra Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.