St. Augustine, Florida Real Estate and Community Information

St. Augustine, known as the “Ancient City” is located in St. John County, Florida. The city is part of the First Coast Region and convenient to Jacksonville, Orlando and Daytona airports. The city supports a thriving population of 13,845 residents according to the 2014 population count. St. Augustine Lighthouse

St. Augustine boasts a delightful historic district with cobblestone streets, quaint cafes, bed and breakfast inns and unique shops. The city is very walker and bicyclist friendly and it is a historic and ecologically exciting place to live with a well preserved past. The rich history and warm climate is quite attractive for those who prefer the short sleeve lifestyle.

Education

The school children of the city are served by the St. Johns County School District. The district operates and maintains a three tier educational system covering Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. There are eight elementary, four middle and two high schools located within At. Augustine. There are also several charter schools and private schools in the area offering an alternative to public school education. The public school district is highly rated by students, parents, teachers and educational professionals. Students continually score well on state mandated tests and the high schools enjoy a high graduation rate. The educational opportunities are attractive for families with school age children.

For more information about public schools, visit http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/

Higher education minded residents will find more than 20 colleges and universities in the city and surrounding area. The schools include University of North Florida, Flagler College at St. Augustine, Saint Johns River State College and Chamberlain College of Nursing. The schools are public and private and offering two and four year degrees. The schools also offer a variety of career courses and degrees.

Real Estate

Available real estate varies in price and ranges from moderate to luxury. Perspective home buyers will find single family homes, townhouses and condominiums and modular homes. Families, retirees and first time home buyers will find just the right home to fit their budget. Homes are located in family friendly neighborhoods with shopping, dining and things to do conveniently located. Many of the homes, which are a mix of existing and new construction, have adopted old Florida style homes complete with wraparound verandas and metals roofs.

The city offers water front homes as well as inland homes not far from the beach. The neighborhoods are quiet and most homes offer privacy.

Perspective home buyers should contact Dee Bumbarger if considering property in St. Augustine. Dee Bumbarger has knowledge of St. Augustine and will help home buyers find the right home within budget. Ms. Bumberger also has the ability to guide the first time home buyer through the home buying process.

Parks and Recreation

Residents who enjoy the great outdoors will appreciate the recreational opportunities in St. Augustine and the surrounding area. There are many neighborhood, National and state parks throughout the area that offer walking, jogging and bicycle trails, nature observation areas, gardens, beaches, multi-use fields and courts, sports fields, playgrounds and picnic and cookout areas. There is also a community center offering a variety of indoor activities. Residents will also find areas for fishing and boating, as well as a dedicated park for skateboarding and dogs. Residents will find a variety of leagues and programs for family members of all ages.

Attractions, Activities and Events

St. Augustine Fort It is important to check out things to do when considering a new home. Residents will find a variety of things to do in St. Augustine and the surrounding area. In addition to the many historic sites, there are food and wine tasting tours, art gallery tours, golf, surfing IMAX movies, surfing and fishing. History buffs will appreciate visiting Fort Matanzas, Lightner Museum and extraordinary shopping and dining. The city is home to regular art festivals including “First Friday Art Walk” where antique and art buffs experience a dose of the art vibe in the city. Beach lovers will appreciate the 43 miles of pristine beaches and soak up the sun while taking a break from the fun. Residents will also find neighborhood celebrations, seasonal and holiday events, charitable events and a variety of kid friendly activities.
Dee Bumbarger
Dee Bumbarger
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