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 33,960 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 94.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ponte Vedra Beach is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ponte Vedra Beach who work in management occupations (22.66%), sales jobs (16.64%), and office and administrative support (10.44%).
A relatively large number of people in Ponte Vedra Beach telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.47% 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.
Ponte Vedra Beach is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Ponte Vedra Beach’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Ponte Vedra Beach is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
"If you live in Ponte Vedra Beach, you are going to have to drive to get to work," say area residents. At least that is what most Ponte Vedra Beach residents do (90.67%). Ponte Vedra Beach is primarily built for cars, and driving around town will bare this out. Shopping centers, parking lots, strip malls, and wide streets are what you'll find. Sidewalks? Sure. But not everywhere, and walking to most places can be downright scary.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Ponte Vedra Beach is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Ponte Vedra Beach area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
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 59.88% 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 $64,286, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $257,144 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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Ponte Vedra Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.