2017 Year In Review Video
This year has been a fun year! Now that the golf course renovation, beach club improvements and Plantation Commons amenities park are all complete, the members of The Plantation have had a year to thoroughly enjoy all that The Plantation offers. Take a look at our 2017 Year In Review video. From our traditional golf events to visits from the Easter Bunny and Santa to croquet matches, our annual Luau and more. Thank you to our amazing members and hardworking staff for making 2017 a memorable year. The Plantation truly is a special place to live and Northeast Florida's premier private community.
The Plantation at Ponte Vedra Beach honors veterans with 15th Annual Navy Appreciation Day
About 90 current and retired military personnel attended and participated in the Plantation at Ponte Vedra Beach’s 15th Annual Navy Appreciation Day on Nov. 6.Founded to honor and express thanks to the area’s veterans, especially local Navy personnel, the activity-packed day featured a breakfast, a golf outing and a steak luncheon for all participants that included an awards presentation. The local color guard performed, and a Navy veteran sang the national anthem prior to the outing, which was played in a scramble format. Activities throughout the day were organized by Plantation residents.Former Plantation resident and WWII Navy veteran Jim Gaff founded the event following 9/11. He passed away Jan. 15, 2015. View pictures from The Ponte Vedra Recorder here.
The Plantation To Host A Community Open House On October 1st
You're invited! The Plantation will be hosting a community open house on Sunday, October 1st from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The event comes on the heels of weathering hurricane Irma but The Plantation faired nicely other than some tree and debris clean up. "We were fully operational just a few days after the storm and our staff worked hard to get the golf course cleaned up and playable quickly as well," noted Rob Schlingmann, COO/GM of The Plantation. "While guests may see some curbside debris, we're looking forward to welcoming
potential buyers to our special community." Guests will be able to tour a variety of homes, view The Plantation's renovated golf course and experience the oceanfront beach club during the event. Attendees can check in at The Plantation House Clubhouse for maps, refreshments and community tours. The Plantation is home to the best real estate in Northern Florida and offers a variety of luxury private amenities.
Financial Times Calls Ponte Vedra Beach Florida's 'Hidden Gem'
A few days ago, Financial Times published an article calling Ponte Vedra Beach Florida's 'Hidden Gem". The article cites The Plantation and touts various. View the full article.
Coastal Living Names Jacksonville As The Hottest Real Estate Market
Where are the hottest real estate markets this year? Turns out Coastal Living cites Jacksonville as #1. Based on data from Trulia, Coastal Living names Jacksonville, FL number one overall and number one on the coastal list. The article mentions that Jacksonville/Ponte Vedra Beach has a high rate of job growth and high interest from out-of-towners looking to move there. Best of all, it’s more affordable than other, similar markets in the state. To reach the full article, click here.
First Coast Croquet Association Is Formed & The Plantation Welcomes A New Croquet Coordinator
The Ponte Vedra Recorder recently published an article about the formation of the First Coast Croquet Association. The Plantation and various other area clubs gathered at The Plantation to form this newly created Association. In addition, the article welcomed Michelle Wiggins, our new Croquet Coordinator. We're beyond proud of what our Croquet program has accomplished in a little over a year and we're delighted by the member response to our newest sport. Enjoy the full article.
Business Insider Lists Jacksonville, Florida As The #2 City Where Everyone Wants To Live
According to new data from realtor.com, based on migration ratio, search traffic on realtor.com and population growth rates, Jacksonville lands in the number two spot. Read the full article and check out what other places made the top ten.
Congrats to Plantation Member Billy Horschel
Congratulations to Plantation Member Billy Horschel on his win at the AT&T Byron Nelson this weekend!
Beginner Golf Tips from The Plantation's Golf Professional Mark Newton
Are you a beginner golfer? Here are a few tips from our recent Ladies Rookies Clinic. Mark Newton, one of our amazing golf professionals explains how to take a full swing with an iron. Thanks for tips Mark...we'll be on every green in two in no time!
Your Own Private Beach Awaits You - Enjoy The Plantation's Oceanfront Property
The Plantation at Ponte Vedra Beach includes four pristine acres of oceanfront. This is your slice of heaven...feel the sun on your face and sand around your toes. Enjoy the beach, take a dip in the pool, taste our full menu and sip any drink you fancy...summer is here and we know how to make the most of it!
Stop By Our Community Open House This Sunday, April 23rd from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
We have 31 homes that range in price from $479,000 to $1,599,000 participating in our Spring Community Open House. Stop by from 1:00pm to 5:00pm to explore the homes and all that The Plantation's inclusive, member owned community has to offer. After making your way through our gates, check in at The Plantation House for maps, refreshments and community information. After viewing the various selection of homes be sure to enjoy our beach club, amenities park and everything that The Plantation offers its residents. Come on out!
RBC's Latest Commercial
We're enjoying RBC's latest commercial featuring PGA TOUR professionals Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar and Brandt Snedker. The entire commercial was shot at The Plantation a month ago. Our favorite part is the closing scene which showcases the 18th green and our clubhouse, The Plantation House =). Wishing everyone at teamrbcgolf.com the best of luck at the RBC Heritage golf event. Happy Easter to all!
Humans of The Planation at Ponte Vedra Beach - Easter Feature with Nash and Knox
Nash (6) and Knox (4) have been Plantation Members/Residents their whole life. Their parents moved to The Plantation in 2011 to start a family. When asked about Easter in The Plantation they said, "I love the egg hunt and trying to find the golden egg and I love waiting for the Easter Bunny to pull up on the golf cart and bring us our Easter baskets...and all the candy".
Humans of The Plantation is a monthly spotlight which showcases a member(s)/resident(s) of The Plantation. The feature provides a glimpse into the lives or personalities that make The Plantation the distinctive community it is.
The Ponte Vedra Recorder Features The Plantation Foundation
The member/resident formed Plantation Foundation, which, provides higher education tuition assistance to employees of The Plantation (and their dependents) was recently featured in The Ponte Vedra Recorder. We're pretty darn proud! Read the full article here. Since formation in late 2013, The Plantation Foundation has funded higher education for 26 employees (or employee dependents) and raised over $233,000. In 2016, a total of 163 members contributed $61,000.
Real Estate Insight
We asked a few local real estate experts to share their insight about the current Ponte Vedra Beach real estate market.
Realtor and Plantation Resident Tina Schneider explained, “The renovations and updating of the Plantation at Ponte Vedra Beach last year slowed homes sales, but there was an overall slow-down in the market from October to December 2016 in the Ponte Vedra Beach area. This does not appear to be a trend and may have been attributed to pre-election uncertainty and the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. We are now seeing an increase in buyer traffic. There remains a 6 month supply of homes which indicates a good balance between supply and demand, although buyers in the lower segment of the market will notice a limited supply.”
For those thinking about listing their homes, Tina shared some helpful advice, “Most buyers today are looking for homes that are as “turn key” as possible or for a price that reflects the costs to update. I am often asked how much are homes going for per square foot. The answer is, not all square footage is created equal, upgraded square footage brings a higher value and those homes that are staged well will spend fewer days on the market.”
Cara Ameer, Broker Associate & Media Contributor elaborated, “Buyers are demanding more high quality finishes and fixtures than ever, particularly in the luxury market sector. The properties that are the most properly prepared and updated for sale are the ones commanding the most value and fastest marketing times in the Northeast Florida marketplace. Lifestyle and neighborhood amenities are also key with buyers relocating to this area. Club memberships are often as important as the home selection process itself. “
Cara, like Tina, also emphasized inventory. “On a national basis, this is the year of low inventory with properties selling at an accelerated pace in certain price ranges. The lower the price, the fewer supply of available properties, and the higher the price, the more inventory is available. In all of Ponte Vedra Beach there is approximately a 7-9 month supply of homes in the $500K-$799K price range and a 12-16 month supply of homes priced from $800K on up.”
Also, take a gander at the article below from Forbes.com. It cites Jacksonville as the hottest real estate market to watch in 2017. Article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/trulia/2017/01/04/10-hottest-real-estate-markets-to-watch-in-2017/#711f3bc8340c
The Plantation Hosts RBC For Upcoming Commercial Shoot with Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar and Brandt Snedeker
The Plantation at Ponte Vedra Beach enjoyed playing host to RBC as they utilized The Plantation's golf course and facilities to shoot an upcoming commercial featuring Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar and Brandt Snedeker. Members/Residents joined in as extras and watched the day long production unfold. Take a peak at the action from earlier today by clicking below.
Plantation Commons Celebrates Its First Birthday
It has been a year since we unveiled Plantation Commons, our amenities park. The 6 acres is home to a state of the art playground, walking paths, open space for activities for all ages, an open air pavilion and a beautifully manicured croquet lawn. Last weekend over 70 members/residents participated in a Presidents' Day croquet event. Attendees traded in their whites for red, white and blue attire and enjoyed an afternoon filled with fun competition, flowing drinks and delicious fare.
A Look Back at 2016
We accomplished a lot in 2016 at The Plantation at Ponte Vedra Beach. We transformed our member owned community and made 2016 a memorable and historical year. While The Plantation was already beautiful and offered a one of a kind lifestyle, throughout 2016 we elevated the member experience adding new amenities or improving what we already have. From a newly created amenities park with a state of the art playground and croquet lawn to a renovated beach club and the much awaited golf course renovation 2016 was a year of change. Our community came together like never before and we are beyond thankful. The video below nicely recaps our 2016. Thank you to all our members/residents!