Ponte Vedra Beach in St. Johns County dominated Northeast Florida’s Top 10 home sales for 2021, with nine of those along, or just off of, one stretch of road – Ponte Vedra Boulevard.
The 10th was in Jacksonville Beach along Duval Road, an extension of Ponte Vedra Boulevard into Duval County.
One of the Ponte Vedra Beach sales was on Ocean Ridge Court, a street off the boulevard.
They’re all oceanfront properties. The sales total more than $81.4 million.
“It’s oceanfront. It’s high-end homes. Everyone loves the St. Johns County school system,” said Jennifer White of RE/MAX Specialists Ponte Vedra.
White sold two of the homes – 891 Ponte Vedra Blvd. for $9 million and 4 Ocean Ridge Court for almost $8.33 million.
Those were part of her $64 million in total 2021 sales.
White works on her own, not part of a sales team. She said Ocean Ridge Court was a private sale that involved only two interested parties.
The highly-rated St. Johns schools have long played a factor in sales in the county.
Another factor is that the oceanfront homes, while on public beaches, offer some privacy because of a lack of public access parking.
They also are near amenities.
“Most of the buyers are members of not one but both of the private clubs,” she said of Sawgrass Country Club and the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club.
“This part of Ponte Vedra Beach is sleepy and quiet. There are no big-box stores, restaurants or bars. It is a quiet and safe enclave,” she said.
Top 10 home sales of 2021
Here are the top 10 single-family residential real estate sales in Northeast Florida, comprising Duval and St. Johns counties. The sales were recorded Jan. 1- Dec. 31, 2021.
81 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach
Lot size: 0.79 acres
House size: 5,268 square feet
Buyer: Brad Weaver
Seller: James N. and Paula S. McGarvey
Previous sale: $1,650,000 in 1998
About the property: Oceanfront home with golf course views. Features five bedrooms, five full and two half-baths, stone deck, lanai and pool.
1329 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach
Lot size: 1.22 acres
House size: 6,570 square feet
Buyer: Sanjay and Melody C. Lal
Seller: Fraser C. Burns
891 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach
Lot size: 1.93 acres
House size: Two buildings totaling 7,955 square feet
Buyer: The Blue PVB Land Trust
Seller: Peter H. and Susan E. Forster
901 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach
Lot size: 1.61 acres
House size: 6,911 square feet
Buyer: The Gerardo Delgado Family Trust
Seller: Lynn L. Creekmore
4 Ocean Ridge Court, Ponte Vedra Beach
Lot size: 1.11 acres
House size: 6,428 square feet
Buyer: The D Family Joint Revocable Trust
Seller: Clayton V. and Laurie L. Richter
Previous sale: $2,900,000 in 2012
959 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach
Type: Single-family lot
Lot size: 1.95 acres
House size: 10,089 square feet
Buyer: Daniel D. and Judy Galorath
Seller: Bernard Brennan
Previous sale: $1,710,000 in 1990
1205 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach
Lot size: 1.67 acres
House size: 10,284 square feet
Buyer: Anna E. Turner
Seller: Lance W. Young and the 1205 Ponte Vedra Boulevard Land Trust
327 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach
Lot size: 0.35 acres
House size: 6,724 square feet
Buyer: Robert E. and Andrea M. Kircher
Seller: 327 Ponte Vedra LLC
Previous sale: $5,975,000 in 2007
1063 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach
Lot size: 1.49 acres
House size: 11,128 square feet
Buyer: Celso and Stephani Azevedo
Seller: Peter D. Sleiman and Jennifer A. Ward
Previous sale: $7,600,000 in 2005
4015 Duval Drive, Jacksonville Beach
Lot size: 0.26 acres
House size: 3,700 square feet
Buyer: Modern Development LLC
Seller: John C. and Meghan M. Starling
Previous sale: $3,100,000 in 2020