245 Nocatee Center Way, Ponte Vedra, Florida 32081
Large Community of Nocatee on Florida's Northeastern Coast is Popular with Retirees and Has a Wide Rnge of Prices, Amenities and Neighborhoods, Including Two 55+ Sections
Ponte Vedra is a well-heeled, unincorporated resort community on Florida's northeastern coast, about 40 minutes from Jacksonville, and it is the location of Nocatee, an all ages community with a wide range of prices and neighborhoods, including two 55+ sections. Nocatee is one of the best selling master-planned developments in the U.S.
Stretching across more than four square miles, Nocatee was planned and developed by Jacksonville's PARC Group. As one of PARC's communities, the development has a commitment to livability, sustainability, and environmental sensitivity. Almost 60% of the land has been preserved, and neighborhoods are clustered around a walkable town center. At build out, there should be almost 13,000 homes, up to five million square feet of office and retail space, as well as a centrally located primary care facility.
Neighborhoods are as diverse as the builders involved in the development. From Pulte's condominiums at Tidewater to the upscale Twenty Mile sites of David Weekley, ICI, and Standard Pacific, there is something for almost every taste and every budget.
The builders at Nocatee are often on the cutting edge of design, softening the lines between indoors and outdoors. Some of the great rooms in David Weekley's homes have pocket doors that slide into the walls to help create one large indoor/outdoor area perfect for entertaining. Toll Brothers offer homes with outdoor fireplaces and kitchens.
The two 55+ neighborhoods are Del Webb Ponte Vedra, covering 1,040 acres and next door to 2,400 untamed acres along the Intracoastal Waterway, and cozy Artisan Lakes. Del Webb's plans call for nearly 2,000 town homes and single family homes and a 38,000 square foot clubhouse. Artisan Lakes only has 196 homes, a clubhouse, a putting green, pocket parks and more.
Prices in Nocatee vary by neighborhood. Del Webb properties start in the low-$200,000s. Artisan Lakes' homes start in the low-$300,000s. Dwellings in other sections start in the high-$200,000s and top out in the $800,000s. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they may change over time. The community is also home to Starling at Nocatee, an independent and assisted living facility.
Nocatee's well-defined town center help make it a place where residents can shop, dine and meet with friends without ever leaving the community. Homeowners enjoy a junior olympic sized pool and miles of greenways. The 75-acre community park has tennis courts, a dog park, a beach club, and greenway trailheads. Resident interest groups include a running club, a soccer club, a pickle ball league, book clubs, a Masters Swim team, as well as boating and fishing clubs. Electric cart paths connect four neighborhoods to the Town Center, the Splash Waterpark, and the Nocatee Community Park.
The nearby Nocatee Preserve has a canoe launch, hiking trails, a zip line, and over 3.5 miles of gorgeous Intracoastal frontage. Ponte Vedra has miles of pristine beaches, elegant boutiques, fine dining establishments and golf courses. Its Sawgrass Stadium Course hosts The Players annual PGA championship.
Ponte Vedra does not have a hospital of its own, but Jacksonville has several accredited hospitals, including the Mayo Clinic Hospital.
Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s with high humidity levels and frequent rainstorms. Winter temperatures are in the 60s and 70s.
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Named Pascua Florida by Juan Ponce De Leon, the Sunshine State did not enter the Union until March 3, 1845. Balmy mild winters began attracting "snowbirds" to the state in the late 19th century, and retirees continue to flock to the state today. It's not hard to see why tourism has become Florida's leading industry.
International trade and citrus are also major contributors to the state's economy. Eighty percent of the nation's oranges and grapefruits are grown here, and 40 percent of all U.S. exports to Latin America flow through Florida.
Florida's landscape includes uplands and coastal plains. It contains more than 11,000 miles of waterways and about 4,500 islands.
Florida also has 1,045 golf courses, more than any other state in the Union. The 47 mile Pinellas Trail is the longest urban trail on the east coast. Orlando theme parks attract more visitors than any other theme parks in the U.S. The only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles co-exist is in National Everglades Park.
Population - 20,612,439
Persons 65 years old and over - 20%
High school graduates age 25+ - 87%
Bachelor's degree or higher age 25+ - 26%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 24%
White persons, not Hispanic - 55%
Median household income - $46,596
Median home value - $159,000
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Why Would Someone Age 55+ Retire in an All Ages Development?
While communities designed for people age 55 or better have a lot of benefits, not everyone wants to retire in a development where most of the residents are the same age and often of the same socioeconomic background. All ages community by law cannot discriminate based on age so they nearly always have a wide range of residents, from families and single professionals to empty nesters and often retirees. Many older all ages neighborhoods are organic, that is having grown over time and never having been "master planned." These usually do not have amenities such as a pool, tennis courts, etc. But more and more new all ages communities are master planned, gated, with covenants and HOA fees. Retirees often prefer these to 55+ communities because they allow more interaction with people from more cross sections of the country.
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