Marsh Landing is the premier gated community in Northeast Coastal Florida, ideally located in Ponte Vedra Beach on a barrier island, just 18 minutes south of Jacksonville. Ponte Vedra Beach is located in St. Johns County, the fourth wealthiest county in the state.
Once inside the gates of Marsh Landing you will discover the natural beauty of the pristine Northeastern Atlantic coast of Florida (commonly referred to as “The First Coast”) and the best of North Florida living. Our community of over 1,000 homes encompasses an 18 hole Ed Seay/Palmer design championship golf course, 10 Har-Tru tennis courts, two parks, beautiful marshes and ponds, access to the Intracoastal waterway (ICW) and an active community with many diverse groups and clubs for gardening, dancing, cards, kids play and a country club with fine dining. Our active Homeowners Association has always had a balanced budget and long range planning.
Our community of Ponte Vedra Beach is composed of miles of white sandy ocean beaches where sunbathing, surfing, fishing and boogie boarding are enjoyed, beautiful nature preserves with kayak and walking tours, first rate public schools, world class golf and tennis, nearby shopping centers, live music, theater and concerts and many local and nationally recognized premier upscale dining options from Southern, seafood, French, Cajun, steakhouses and everything in between.
Ponte Vedra Beach is the home of the PGA Tour and annual The Players Championship (remember the island green on 17!). Ponte Vedra Beach is also the home of the ATP World Tour for tennis professionals. For the fishermen there are the nationally recognized annual Kingfish Shootout and Wahoo Shootout Tournaments. We also present several surfing contests each year.
The St. Johns County School District is consistently ranked among the best in the state and for the past four years running the district has been ranked #1 in the state on the basis of FCAT testing. All Ponte Vedra Beach public schools have received an A rating for nine consecutive years. The graduation Rate is 93.3 percent, higher than state average of 81.2 percent.
Of course we can’t forget to mention the world-renowned MAYO Clinic located less than 5 miles from our gates, and our home team NFL Jaguars.
St Johns County is the highest ranked county in Florida for fiscal responsibility with a budget surplus for the past three years running and has not had to resort to using any reserves to achieve a balanced budget. Of the 67 counties in Florida, St. Johns County has been one of the most accomplished in job creation in Florida. As of June, 2014 the unemployment rate in St. Johns County, FL, is 4.60%, with job growth of 4.29%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 44.00%.
The governor’s office reported that the Jacksonville area saw the creation of 19,800 jobs in the last year. The industries with the largest job gains over the year were in professional and business services with 9,600 new jobs, leisure and hospitality with 4,800 new jobs, and trade, transportation and utilities with 4,400 new jobs. In addition, housing starts were up 4.3 percent over the year in the Jacksonville metro area in January 2014.
If you are considering relocating to NE Florida you owe it to yourself to visit Marsh Landing.
This website is sponsored by Marsh Landing at Sawgrass Homeowners Association.
Bruce Pettibone, Chair - Communications Committee
Donna Morrison, Website Coordinator