Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
St. Johns County
Ponte Vedra Beach is an unincorporated community ( unincorporated area) of the St. Johns County in the U.S. state of Florida with 37 924 inhabitants ( 2007).
Jacksonville is located 30 kilometers to the northwest, St. Augustine 40 kilometers away to the south. The Florida State Road A1A through the town. The sandy beaches of Ponte Vedra Beach are located directly on the Atlantic Ocean in the east.
In 1914 the minerals titanium iron ore, zircon and rutile were found in the sandy beach and the place called Mineral City. These substances had a strategic importance in World War II. After the war, the demand went to these minerals back again, and the town grew due to the favorable climatic situation more and more of a tourist center and a retirement home and called in reference to the Spanish city of Pontevedra now Ponte Vedra or Ponte Vedra Beach.
Since 1982 takes place every year in May at the golf Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass ( TPC at Sawgrass ) in Ponte Vedra Beach, the world's financially most lucrative golf tournament, the Players Championship ( The Players Championship ). The completely surrounded by water and the green of the 17th hole on this golf course is considered one of the most challenging and spectacular holes in the Gulf at all.
Today, Ponte Vedra Beach is one of the most exclusive reclining seats in the United States and with a wide array of golf and tennis facilities is extremely attractive for this active sports.
In 2007 there was a total population of 37 124 people. The average age of the population at this time was 48.0 years, which was significantly higher than in the state of Florida, which was 38.7 years.