Ponte Vedra Beach Market Watch

Embracing change in a resilient market


As we dive into the current state of the Ponte Vedra Beach real estate market, it is evident that our area continues to be a sought-after destination for homebuyers. Many are seeking a blend of beautiful coastal living, upscale amenities and an active lifestyle. This appeals to a diverse range of residents, from young professionals to retirees, vacation homeowners as well as long time loyal residents.

Market Trends 

Over the past year, the Ponte Vedra Beach real estate market has experienced notable shifts and trends influenced by several factors including lower mortgage rates (recall they were around 8% at year’s end), demographic shifts, evolving buyer preferences and post pandemic economic hangovers. Despite these challenges, the local housing market has remained resilient, with strong demand driving home prices upwards. This has recently been further fueled by Jacksonville being named the number two labor market in the U.S.

Home Prices and Value

One of the defining features of the Ponte Vedra Beach real estate market is the consistent increases of home values. In recent months, median home prices have continued to rise, reflecting the high demand for properties in the area. According to NEFAR multiple listing service data, the median sales price for single-family homes in Ponte Vedra Beach has increased by 4.3% over the past year, boasting a $950,000 median sales price, one of the highest in the state. This upward trajectory underscores the desirability of the local housing market and the value that Ponte Vedra Beach properties offer to buyers. (Note that the median sales price of St. Johns County is about $550,000 with Duval County at $350,000.)

Inventory Levels and Market Activity

Balanced market or not? Many markets are experiencing lower inventory levels in the U.S. However, real estate pros know that the state of inventory is very location specific and hyperlocal. Despite the strong demand for homes, inventory levels in Ponte Vedra Beach are surprisingly higher with 5.5 months’ supply of active inventory. That is approximately 65% higher than last year at this time. As we approach the “old school” standard of six months’ supply, one could debate that we are close to a “dual or balanced market.” But hold the phone … the 21 average days on market tells another story of a more competitive market environment, where it is common to see multiple offers and bidding wars. In addition, many relocation buyers from other areas are still funneling into Northeast Florida as well. As a result, homes are selling quickly, often within days of being listed and, in some cases, the sellers are frequently receiving offers at or above the asking price. According to NEFAR this is true for exactly 4.3% of those listings.

New Construction and Development

In response to the growing demand for housing, custom new construction and development projects have continued to emerge in Ponte Vedra Beach, offering buyers additional options in the market. From luxury waterfront estates to golf course communities and condominium developments, a diverse range of properties is available that cater to various lifestyles and preferences. These new construction projects contribute to the overall vibrancy and expansion of the Ponte Vedra Beach real estate market, attracting buyers seeking modern amenities and custom-designed homes. There are also vacant lots to be found in our area for custom builds, however priced accordingly to the scarcity and uniqueness of the lot.


Key takeaways for our market are that the Ponte Vedra Beach real estate market remains dynamic and resilient, characterized by strong demand, rising home prices, and outstanding inventory. As we look ahead, continued economic growth, demographic shifts, interest rates and lifestyle preferences will shape the trajectory of the local housing market. Whether you are considering buying, selling, or investing in Ponte Vedra Beach real estate, it is essential to stay well informed about market trends and work with a local, trusted and knowledgeable real estate professional that can provide valuable insights and guidance every step of the way.

Daryl Atkins is the broker manager of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Ponte Vedra Beach / Nocatee office located at 333 Village Main St, Ste 670, Ponte Vedra Beach.