Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

What is Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida known for?


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diamonds). It also lies in the third wealthiest county in Florida, ranking just behind the Palm Beach (Palm Beach, Florida) and Naples (Naples, Florida) areas. "Florida Spas: Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Jacksonville" Travel to Wellness, April 21, 2010 There are multiple beach clubs from the Lodge and Club to the Cabana Club and the Plantation Club. Between the residential neighborhoods lining

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on the list of 100 finalists for ''CNN and Money Magazine's 2005 List of the Best Places to Live.'' It was the first place in Florida to be named in that year and one of only four areas in the state to make the cut. Money Magazine's Best Places to Live 2005 As of August 1, 2012 the average house costs around $720,000.


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. It is an upper income tourist resort area best known for its association with golf. The Sawgrass (Sawgrass, Florida) development is the home of the ATP Tour, the PGA Tour, and The Players Championship, played at the TPC at Sawgrass. Characteristics The area is known for its resorts including the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club (a AAA (American Automobile Association) five diamond resort), the ''Lodge and Club'' (four diamonds), and the ''Marriott at Sawgrass'' (three

, but there is little evidence for them coming to Ponte Vedra Beach specifically. It may have been sighted by Juan Ponce de León during his voyage to Florida in 1513, but as his precise landfall is unknown, this claim may be made by many communities on the east coast of Florida. The area remained sparsely populated through the late 19th century, even as other seaside communities began to develop to the north. In 1914 minerals were discovered, and a community known as '''Mineral City''' grew up

Ponte Vedra Beach Community Info – crime statistics, demographics, and census data publisher Trulia.com date accessdate December 18, 2012 and median family income is $109,181. The population (including surrounding areas) in 2005 was given as 35,400. The Ponte vedra area is known for being a very influential area of North Florida, and boasts one of the best school districts in Florida. Ponte Vedra Beach was 50th


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around the mining operations there. Titanium (ilmenite) extraction was significant, as well as that of zircon and rutile. ''Florida's Minerals'' These minerals were recovered from beach sands by a private commercial firm called National Lead Company, directed by Henry Holland Buckman and George A. Pritchard. During World War I titanium was a component of poison gas, and therefore

a strategic mineral. After the war, mineral demand dropped, so the National Lead Company changed its focus to building a resort community. The name of the community was changed to Ponte Vedra, apparently after the city of Pontevedra, Galicia (Galicia (Spain)), (Spain). The actual reason is unknown, but there was a rumor that one of the developers read a newspaper article that erroneously claimed Christopher Columbus was born there.

visitorinfo history.cfm title History of Ponte Vedra Beach thumb right 300px A stream running through Ponte Vedra to the St. Johns (File:PonteVderaStream.jpg) Ponte Vedra Club In the early 1920s, the National Lead Company had built a 9-hole golf course and 12-room clubhouse constructed of logs for the use of their employees. "Ponte Vedra Inn & Club"


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Library System serves in Ponte Vedra at their "Ponte Vedra Beach Branch". Mattiace was born in Mineola, New York. He attended Nease High School (Allen D. Nease High School) in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 1990 with a degree in Sociology. While at Wake Forest, he played on the team that won the NCAA Division I Golf Championship (NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships) in 1986. He turned pro later in 1990.


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Library System serves in Ponte Vedra at their "Ponte Vedra Beach Branch". Notable people Famous past and present residents of Ponte Vedra: * Kim Alexis, actress and model * Jason Altmire, U.S. Congressman * Tony Boselli, professional football player * Caitlin Brunell, Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2008 (daughter of Mark

Brunell) * Mark Brunell, professional football player and coach * Shelby Cannon, professional tennis player * Christina Crawford (Christina Crawford (wrestler)), dancer and former professional wrestler * Ron DeSantis, U.S. Congressman * Ron Duguay, professional hockey player and coach * Bob Duval, professional golfer and author * David Duval, professional golfer * Tim Finchem, PGA Tour Commissioner * Alicia Fox, model and professional wrestler * Fred Funk

, professional golfer * Jim Furyk, professional golfer * Brian Gottfried, professional tennis player * Michael Huyghue, United Football League (United Football League (2009-2012)) Commissioner * Dan Jenkins, author and sports writer * Hamilton Jordan, White House Chief of Staff for President Carter (Jimmy Carter) * Jeff Klauk, professional golfer * E. L. Konigsburg, author * Billy Kratzert, professional golfer and commentator * Matt Kuchar, professional


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Ponte Vedra Boulevard there are many public accesses. Golf, tennis, and boating are other popular activities. Wakeboarding, surfing, and waterskiing are a few activities that families and sports enthusiasts practice on the St. Johns River. http: money.cnn.com magazines moneymag bplive 2009 snapshots CS1292795.html City stats * Population: 27,750 * Median family income (per year): $116,399 * Job growth % (2000–2008): 5.27% * Median home price: $720,000 * Test scores

, professional golfer * Jim Furyk, professional golfer * Brian Gottfried, professional tennis player * Michael Huyghue, United Football League (United Football League (2009-2012)) Commissioner * Dan Jenkins, author and sports writer * Hamilton Jordan, White House Chief of Staff for President Carter (Jimmy Carter) * Jeff Klauk, professional golfer * E. L. Konigsburg, author * Billy Kratzert, professional golfer and commentator * Matt Kuchar, professional

, professional athlete and sports executive * Calvin Peete, pioneer black golfer * Rick Rhoden, professional athlete * Fred Rogers, television personality, Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood * Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., general and winner of the Medal of Honor * Michael Russell (Michael Russell (tennis)), professional tennis player


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golfer * Bowie Kuhn, lawyer and former MLB Commissioner * Christian Laettner, professional basketball player * Frank Lickliter, professional golfer * Todd Martin, professional tennis player * Len Mattiace, professional golfer * Mark McCumber, professional golfer * Craig McKinley (Craig R. McKinley), first National Guard (National Guard of the United States) four-star (Four-star rank) general * Ben Nowland, professional football player * Donna Orender


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of Allen D. Nease High School, serve as the two public high schools in the Ponte Vedra area. Alice B. Landrum Middle School is one of the primary, public middle schools in the area. The Ponte Vedra Palm Valley-Rawlings Elementary School serves as one of the primary, public elementary schools (K-5) in the area, as well as Ocean Palms Elementary School. Ponte


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Quirin After landing they strolled up the beach to Jacksonville Beach, where they caught a city bus to Jacksonville and departed by train for Cincinnati and Chicago. The invaders were captured before they could do any damage. They were tried by a military tribunal and executed. ''FBI History, Famous Cases: George John Dasch and the Nazi Saboteurs'' Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

'''Ponte Vedra Beach''' is an unincorporated community (Unincorporated area) seaside community in St. Johns County (St. Johns County, Florida), Florida, United States. Located eighteen miles (29 km) southeast of downtown Jacksonville (Jacksonville, Florida) and north of St. Augustine (St. Augustine, Florida), it is part of the Jacksonville Beaches area. It is an upper income tourist resort area best known for its association with golf. The Sawgrass (Sawgrass, Florida) development is the home of the ATP Tour, the PGA Tour, and The Players Championship, played at the TPC at Sawgrass.

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