Nocatee is a recent master-planned coastal community located in the coveted city of Ponte Vedra, Florida. Nocatee lies in close proximity to all that Jacksonville offers and the quaint, small-town shops and dining of St. Augustine, but those who live in the self-contained community will find they won’t need to venture far for everyday needs and conveniences. The resort-style community offers miles of beaches, shopping, dining, golfing, and great schools for those with families.

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Shopping, Dining, & Living in Nocatee

Shoppers in Nocatee can head 30 minutes to St. Augustine for outlet malls and about 12 miles to Avenues Mall and big-box retailers when they need to make large shopping trips or are looking for something specific. The same goes for dining—residents can travel into Jacksonville or along the coast to find delectable places to dine, but pedestrian-friendly Nocatee offers several options for those who live in the community. Nocatee has three major business and shopping areas that provide options for everyday shopping needs, dining, and more.

  • Town Center is located at the center of the community and anchored by the largest Publix grocery store in Northeast Florida. In addition to fitness facilities, hair salons, a bakery, banks, and a gas station, Town Center also has multiple dining options that range in price and offerings. Get your morning coffee fix at Starbucks and enjoy meals at Timoti’s Seafood Shack, The Loop Restaurant, Yobe, and Treylor Park.
  • Phase two of Town Center has added more options for residents that include Dunkin Donuts, M Shack, Pieology, and South Kitchen. Fitness enthusiasts will head to Big Fish Yoga. Phase two also has other conveniences such as Supercuts, a Verizon store, and Coastal Wine Market.
  • Town Plaza Offices in Nocatee house many of the financial service companies and healthcare related offices in the community. You will find a dentist, orthodontist, plastic surgeon and allergy specialist. Town Plaza also houses Brooks Rehab, Pivot CPAs, State Farm Insurance, some law offices, a software company, and more.

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Community Events in Nocatee

Nocatee Resident Services sponsors numerous events each month contributing to the sense of community among those who live in the area. Very few days or nights go by without some type of activity or event, but here are some of the local favorites and regular happenings:

  • Family Movie Nights
  • Food Truck Fridays
  • Adult Comedy Nights
  • Ladies’ Bunco Nights
  • First Friday Trivia Nights
  • Family Bingo Nights
  • Beer and Bingo Nights
  • Monthly Dance Socials
  • Kids Kraft Days

Homes in Nocatee

Whether you are single, partnered, with or without kids, younger or older, you will find a home in Nocatee. As a master-planned community, Nocatee offers a variety of neighborhoods and different housing options that range in price, size, and style, fulfilled by numerous Florida home builders with varied floor plans. You can explore Nocatee in depth on their website, but here are some community highlights:

Concierge & Assisted Living

Seniors who need a little extra help enjoy the luxurious apartments at Starling at Nocatee, which are conveniently located near Town Center and all of its amenities. Residents will enjoy the peaceful and lush surroundings, and those who have visiting grandchildren will love being located across from Nocatee’s Splash Water Park.

Condominium & Apartment Living

For those who want to enjoy the lifestyle and amenities offered in Nocatee, but don’t want the upkeep of a single-family home, Nocatee’s condos and apartments might be a great option. The Reserve at Nocatee’s luxury garden apartments have varied layouts that feature granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and large cabinets. The clubhouse offers a fitness center, a pool, a dog park and dog wash, and a bike care facility.

Those who are over age 55 will love the tranquility and amenities that come with Nocatee’s Del Webb Ponte Vedra condominiums. This more than 1,000 acre gated neighborhood inside of Nocatee lies next to the Nocatee Preserve, 2,400 acres along the Intracoastal Waterway. Condominium homes come in two to five-bedroom designs and range from about 1,300 square feet to more than 3,500 square feet.

Single Family Homes

Nocatee has almost a dozen neighborhoods that offer single family homes, including one neighborhood of town homes. Buyers who are looking to build new will find floor plans and styles that begin in the high $200,000’s ranging to the high $400,000’s. Some of the neighborhoods include Liberty Cove at Crosswater, Timberland Ridge, Coastal Oaks, and The Outlook at Twenty Mile.

Estate & Distinctive Homes

Buyers looking for large lots with distinctive, custom homes will head for the boutique residences of The Hammock at Twenty Mile. The Vista at Twenty Mile showcases the area’s rich Spanish heritage and architecture with contemporary design. The gated community features five different plans, each with a courtyard and three levels.

K-12 Schools in Nocatee

Although there are several public and private schools near Nocatee,  St. Johns County Schools also have some schools within the community. Elementary and middle school age children can attend Valley Ridge Academy through eighth grade. High school freshman and above will head to Allen D. Nease High School, about four miles from Nocatee.

Parks & Recreation in Nocatee

Nocatee offers several parks and opportunities for outdoor recreation within the community. Parks include the popular Splash Waterpark and Cypress Park with its family-friendly pool and playground. Those with furry friends will also appreciate the several dog parks within Nocatee. To challenge your dog and allow them some special playtime, try out the agility courses at Central Bark. Those who are committed to an active lifestyle will appreciate the fitness club in Nocatee, with a full calendar of fitness classes including yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Tai Chi, and more. Nocatee also has miles of fitness trails and greenway trail for walking, running, and cycling.

Nocatee also has a kayak launch for those who want to explore the local waterways. The Nocatee Swim Club has been designed as an exceptional junior Olympic swim competition facility. The competition pool has eight lanes, shaded bleachers, restrooms, and more. Half-court basketball courts, a pickle ball court, and a volleyball court lie next to the pool facility.