ST. JOHNS COUNTY
WELCOME TO ST. AUGUSTINE, THE NATIONS OLDEST CITY
St. Augustine is the oldest city in the U.S., and is known for its Spanish colonial architecture as well as Atlantic Ocean beaches like sandy St. Augustine Beach and tranquil Crescent Beach. Anastasia State Park is a protected wildlife sanctuary. The Castillo de San Marcos is a 17th-century Spanish stone fortress with views of the St. Augustine Inlet.
Its unique scenery and history set this city apart from any other in Florida St. Augustine has a quaint feel but boasts a big appeal. Visitors can see why when they stroll along the brick-lined streets and delight in the city's European flavor, with centuries-old buildings, horse-drawn carriages, hidden courtyards, and so much more. St. Augustine has plenty of history to explore -- more than 450 years of it!
Founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers, it is the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement within the borders of the continental United States.
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A CITY WITH HISTORY
St. Augustine was founded on September 8, 1565, by Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, Florida's first governor. He named the settlement "San Agustín", as his ships bearing settlers, troops, and supplies from Spain had first sighted land in Florida eleven days earlier. The city served as the capital of Spanish Florida for over 200 years. It was designated as the capital of British East Florida when the territory briefly changed hands between Spain and Britain.
Henry Flagler and his business partners John D. Rockefeller and Thomas Edison spent a lot of time in St. Augustine. Under Flagler's leadership the city was transformed into a major Florida railroad hub and a winter resort for wealthy Americans from the north.
A BEAUTIFUL CITY - 450 YEARS OLD
A colonial jewel with remarkable history. St. Augustine's rich heritage makes the city and its surroundings a unique place for residents and visitors.
A COMMUNITY WITH A HEART
A community with accommodating nature, kind character, tolerance, friendliness, welcoming to newcomers, and lot's of southern charm.
St. Augustine has a subtropical climate with mild weather during winters and hot summers. The area is known for its plentiful sunshine and pleasant temperatures year-round.
REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS
If you’re thinking of purchasing real estate in St. Augustine, your choces are fare reaching, from condos, single-family homes, ocean front properties, locations not far away from the beaches, or a home towards the west adjacent to the inland waterways, to luxury real estate right on the water.
St. Augustine provides many options, and is also an ideal location for investment properties or a second home. St. Augustine is a very popular holiday destination and that ensures a continued demand for vacation rental housing that deliver solid returns for investors looking to diversify their portfolios with real estate.
Right on the Atlantic coast just 40 minutes south of Jacksonville. St. Augustine is surprisingly convenient and other popular Florida cities such as Orlando, Cape Canaveral, and Tampa can be quickly reached. A highly desirable location with so much to do.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
A great location for property investments. The region has been classified as one of the best places to invest in real estate in Florida.
GETTING THERE IS EASY
Conveniently close to Jacksonville, Daytona Beach and Orlando international airports. St. Augustine has a municipal airport with domestic connections served by Frontier and Via Air. The airport also serves general aviation and private jets.
THE PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE
St. Augustine has been and currently is the home for a long list of famous authors, novelists, musicians, composers, actors, NFL and NBA players, PGA players, NASCAR and aerobatic champions, as well as many highly successful entrepreneurs that made a name for themselves. Living in St. Augustine means being part of a diversified community made up of friendly and warmhearted individuals and families from all levels of society, coexisting in perfect harmony. With its historical downtown and cultural history with a lot of European influence, St. Augustine is a vibrant city offering something for anybody.
It is a great place to live for people that are attracted by culture and historical architecture, a lifestyle influenced by Spanish, British and French history, and love an active lifestyle. No matter where you turn there is a monument or landmark honoring the area's heritage and storied past.
The climate and lifestyle are uniquely different compared to many other places. St. Augustine attracts people of all ages and backgrounds. The people are friendly, warm-hearted, accommodating, and very welcoming to newcomers
FAMILY FRIENDLY & GREAT SCHOOLS
St. Augustine is very family-friendly. There are plenty of things to do for kids. Public schools are rated among the best in Florida and the US. Private schools, and 4 colleges are located in St. Augustine.
WATER SPORTS & RECREATION
The St. Augustine area is a natural playground, offering an abundance of activities and adventures for all ages.
DINING & HOSPITALITY
St. Augustine has a wide variety of dining options, from low-key to fine dining. There is a huge selection of cultural cuisine including luxury 5-star dining.