Ponte Vedra: The Allure of the Beach Town

Ponte Vedra, FL

The last leg of our summer road trip was a sleepy beach town with an unbelievable wow factor. It had the trifecta for city planner types like me: water, luscious landscaping and the most adorable 2-lane street perfect for walking, biking and cruising in your car. Folks I found what we planners call a complete street in a beach haven.

Let's start with a little bit of history. Ponte Vedra is a small beach town community on the coast of Jacksonville developed in the 1920s as a year-round resort development. Resort life all year sounds terrific! It's the ultimate Florida promise of sun and relaxation, and let's not forget golf.