Posted on December 9, 2017 - 11:12 AM
by Kathleen Floryan
Often the quest of many buyers moving to our area is "We want to be within walking distance to the beach". And "We want an affordable home". Being walking distance to the beach unfortunately does not always translate into affordable homes. Most often living within walking distance to the beach or living on the beach is like most coastal areas considered the luxury market.
Turtle Shores in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida is an exception and accomplishes this hunt for the ultimate lifestyle with home prices ranging from mid $300,000 to $700,000. While living in this gated community by the sea, you also benefit from fantastic neighbors, a real sense of community, tennis, swimming and workout partners, and a safe place for children to play!
Turtle Shores is a little oasis nestled between the ocean and the Intracoastal waterway along scenic highway A1A. You do have to drive to get to most other activities. Find easy access to grocery shopping less than five miles away or seek out your favorites like Trader Joes, Fresh Market, and others in Ponte Vedra Beach. Fine restaurants just minutes away include The Reef & Caps on the Water. You are less than 20 minutes to the famous Sawgrass Players golf course, home of PGA TOUR where you can enjoy the annual tournament The Players Championship. Travel distance to the Jacksonville International Airport is approximately 45 minutes.
This entire area, known as the First Coast, has all the benefits of the big city of Jacksonville to the north and all of the cultural charm of historic Ponte Vedra Beach to the south. Schools for Turtle Shores are in the St. Augustine Schools part of the Johns County School System, rated tops in the state for public schools. Fantastic health care is also available with the famed Mayo Clinic just 20 minutes away, Baptist Health Systems, St. Vincents Health, and Flagler Hospital.
Our Featured home in Turtle Shores for you to consider is located at 1213 Lake Cove Court with 2440 square feet of living space. Currently on the market for $475,000, this is truly "move-in ready", meticulously maintained by the original owners and ready for you to fully enjoy. It has a first floor owners suite and two bedrooms on the second floor with a loft that exits to your covered balcony. Amazing soaring two story ceilings in the family room brighten the house with fantastic light. Here is a link to the virtual tour and 3D Floor plan. Use the Floor Plan by using your mouse to move from room to room, go upstairs, come downstairs and see the dimensions and schematic for your furniture planning.
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