St. Johns County
It doesn’t get any more historic than St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. Spanish Colonial architecture lines the streets of the “Old City” and induce cause for pause in an environment reminiscent of days past. St. Augustine’s heritage – Ponce De Leon’s Fountain of Youth is located here – is balanced with local, state and national parks, monuments, waterways and quirkiness, including St. Augustine’s Love Tree and haunted sightseeing tours. Spend time in St. Augustine’s Historic District, where you can nosh, shop and take in live music. Access to the interstate and highways, public systems and an airport make transportation a breeze. Academics top Florida’s rankings as the St. Johns School District is number one for best districts overall, and second for athletics and teachers.
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