The Nation's Oldest City
St. Augustine is simply a magical place. It's rich history and small town feel make this paradise one of the most appealing places to live in America. US News & World Reports recently named the city as one of the Top Ten Places to live in America. From wandering the winding streets of the Historic District and dining at one of the many Famous Restaurants to spending a relaxing day in the sun at Anastasia Island, St. Augustine has something to offer everyone.
The Historic District
For the history buff, there is a wealth of knowledge and tradition in St. Augustine. Even before 1513 when Ponce de Leon discovered the Fountain of Youth and claimed it for Spain, there were large complex societies of Native Americans living in the St. Johns River area. Transport yourself to their world by taking an afternoon hike through nearby Favor-Dykes State Park and you will see mounds of oyster shells called midden. These are actual remnants of long gone civilizations.
Miles of Beautiful Beaches
There are miles and miles of beautiful beaches that offer many recreational activities. Drive yourself to a spot on the beach on Anastasia Island State Park and picnic the day away in the sun. There are miles of rivers for the recreational boater or jet skier, just be careful to watch out for the gentle giant, the manatee. If fishing is your outlet, then welcome home! St. Augustine offers some of the best fishing on the East Coast.
A Golfer's Paradise
The World Golf Village and the Golf Hall of Fame is a golfer's paradise. This masterpiece contains a 75,000 sq. ft. Golf Hall of Fame, a 300 seat IMAX Theater, a 31,000 sq. ft. PGA Tour Stop shopping mecca, several hotels, a conference center, restaurants, shops, and of course, championship caliber golf courses.