Retire in Ponte Vedra, FL

Livability Score
49
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Flaming Seafood and Shao Kao BBQ

We ordered takeout and it was our first time so we had a few questions about the menu. The server went above and beyond to walk us through the menu and help...

2. Flavor Palette

This place is one of a kind!! I'm so happy Ponte Vedra brought in some real flavor!! When you walk in the door the owners welcome you with love! The menu is...

3. The Butt Hutt Smokehouse

I just had their Florida Fries - delish!! So filling and tasteful! Most importantly the even distribution of cheese! Loved loved loved it!

4. Restaurant Medure

A must! Fresh & delicious from appetizers to dessert. The Ahi Tuna appetizer is amazing. The Ribeye's Demi glaze is the best I've had. The local fish was...

5. Maple Street Biscuit Company

Never one bad experience from these guys and girls! They are always up for a good silly answer ! The staff is always great and the food the food is out of...

Golf
1. TPC Sawgrass

This is just a review of The Players Championship at Sawgrass. We haven't had the opportunity to golf here. My husband and I love going to The Players at...

2. Jacksonville Golf & Country Club

I attended a Wine Tasting for Break Thru Beverage last night at this club. I was very impressed with Adam Abbott, the clubhouse manager, and his staff....

3. Windsor Parke Golf Club

This is a nice little course that will challenge any level golfer. Conveniently located off busy JTB and Hodges Blvd it's easy to get to from anywhere in...

4. Ponte Vedra Inn Golf Club

I have been working around and playing this course for maybe 20-25 years now. I still can't play worth a hoot. Like the old saying goes "it takes a lot of...

5. Sawgrass Country Club Sand Bar

Great views, food and pool. Location: Right on the beach so if you prefer the ocean it's very convenient. Has a nice deck heading down, place to leave...

Active
1. TPC Sawgrass

This is just a review of The Players Championship at Sawgrass. We haven't had the opportunity to golf here. My husband and I love going to The Players at...

2. Neptune Beach

Beautiful beach just a few miles outside of Jacksonville. Literally a 15-18 minute drive and so worth the commute. It's a clean, quiet, family-friendly,...

3. Castaway Island Preserve

Hidden treasure right here in Jacksonville. Good place to launch kayaks too. Bring the kids and family dog. They have grills too.

4. Mickler's Beach

Micklers beach is awesome the homes in the area are incredible - beautiful beautiful beaches waves crashing crabs crawling and seashells all around it's...

5. Kayak Amelia

This place I great! I've rented kayaks before, but never have they been as clean and well taken care of as those from Amelia Kayaks! Seriously, I was...

Arts
1. Jacksonville Golf & Country Club

I attended a Wine Tasting for Break Thru Beverage last night at this club. I was very impressed with Adam Abbott, the clubhouse manager, and his staff....

2. Players by the Sea

This is one of my favorite places to frequent! I first became a member by winning a silent auction item for two season tickets several years ago and have...

3. Jacksonville Beach Sea Walk Pavilion

The Sea Walk Pavilion is a gem to have at Jacksonville Beach. The location is perfect being that it's right on the beach. I've enjoyed free jazz concerts...

4. Lynch's Irish Pub

A nice little Irish pub in Jax Beach. This place offers a great place to kick back and enjoy a few pints of whatever poison's your pleasure. I take some...

5. Painting with a Twist

I had always wanted to try "Painting with a Twist" because several of my friends had done it & talked about how fun it was. I convinced my boyfriend to go...

Shopping
1. Palm Valley Outdoors

What great place! We went yesterday to rent a kayak and had a great time. We rented a tandem kayak for about an hour, then we went to the restaurant for a...

2. Ponte Vedra Eye Associates

I have had great experiences with PVEA! I have a 13 year old and he has occasionally had issues with his glasses and they have always helped. They always...

3. Carribbean Connection

After years of wearing a plain little clip art tattoo, I decided to get it covered with something far better and worth showing off. I poured through the...

4. Jax Beach Surf Shop

Did first time surf lessons with Tony and had a great time and learned a lot. As an instructor, Tony was relaxed but professional. Shop seemed to carry a...

5. Mattress Firm Jacksonville Beach

Bought 2 mattresses from here and just bought another. Always great service and fair pricing. Never feel like you're being scammed. Go see Richard Wilcox,...

Health
1. Mayo Clinic

They saved my life. I started seeing Dr. Yip and Dr. Hosenpud in 2005 after I was first diagnosed. Today I am 7 years post transplant! God is amazing, many...

2. Ponte Vedra Eye Associates

I have had great experiences with PVEA! I have a 13 year old and he has occasionally had issues with his glasses and they have always helped. They always...

3. Atlantic Eye Institute

I initially went in for a new eyeglass exam and my exam had been scheduled with Dr Diaz, but upon mentioning an interest in contact lenses was changed to Dr...

4. Luxury Hair Studio For Men

This is the by far the best kept secret of Jacksonville! Let me first state that I am not a "salon" kind of guy. My Mom cut my hair with clippers when I...

5. Go Madd 4 Massage

I had one of the best, if not the best massage last weekend. I had the worst pain in my back and shoulder from stress....and man she really helped it. I've...