The nation’s oldest city holds a rich and exciting history. St. Augustine is characterized by well-preserved colonial and Spanish architecture, and a mild, sunny climate. The area is home to about 14,000 year-round residents, of which the average age is 49, who know there is something especially captivating about this charming historical treasure.
St. Augustine was founded in 1556 by Pedro Menedez de Aviles. Its coquina fort, Castillo de San Marcos, and lively historic district are popular destinations for tourists and locals alike. St. Augustine is situated just 25 minutes south of Ponte Vedra Beach and encompasses more than just the original historic area. Today’s city stretches west to the St. Johns River, east to the ocean, and south to Crescent Beach. The area is home to a variety of real estate options for all income levels. Think waterfront and beachside homes with historic value and charm, rustic coastal cottages, newer condominiums and single family homes.
For its residents, the city of St. Augustine maintains a casual, small-town feel, yet allows a lifestyle that is rich in culture. The city also draws students from all over the world to Flagler College, which is located in the heart of historic St. Augustine.