What a pleasure it is to walk down the cobblestone streets of a Spanish colonial town that dates back almost 450 years. You'll see 5 flags flying over the Government House downtown indicating the nations that held sovereignty over the city of St. Augustine, the oldest continually occupied European settlement in the continental United States. Today, St. Augustine is situated right in the middle of modern Florida - a mere 40 miles from the glassy skyscrapers of downtown Jacksonville, 100 miles from the rocket ships of Kennedy Space Center and 100 miles from the fantasy theme parks of Orlando. Yet its history makes it seem worlds away.
The city's attractions are diverse and plentiful including forts, historical sites, living history museums, animal parks, sightseeing tours, specialty museum and areas for recreation and amusement. Many attractions, accommodations, shops, art galleries and restaurants are within blocks of St. Augustine's Downtown Historic Walking District. You can enjoy the many diversions that central St. Augustine holds without ever having to move your car!
Our coastline is second to none and residents and visitors alike have the opportunity to drive on, park, picnic and enjoy the beach in designated areas. Good wave breaks have made St. Augustine Beach a popular spot for surfing. The St. Johns County Pier is a popular gathering place for fishermen and offers a weekly Farmers Market as well. Fishermen, sun worshipers, bird watchers, campers and everyday fun-seekers enjoy sandy beaches devoid of commercial development in Anastasia State Park and Recreation Area.
The idyllic seaside paradise of Vilano Beach is emerging into a town center with art deco styling and "mom and pop" charm - a refreshing throwback to the Florida of yesteryear. You can charter fishing boats, rent a Jet Ski or arrange to parasail all from its pier thrust into the intracoastal waterway.
The experienced Team Gledhill REALTORS of the St. Augustine office will guide you to the hot spots you crave or the quiet getaways you deserve in St. Johns County. Come visit what Good Morning America called "The Number 1 Place in America to visit without needing a passport." We know you'll stay!