5 Communities in St. Augustine

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Overview

St. Augustine is a city found on the Atlantic Coast of Northeast Florida. It’s best known for being the oldest city in the country. It’s rich in history with a long list of museums, antique stores, and historic neighborhoods to explore. Ponte Vedra Beach is right around the corner with ritzy beach clubs and golf courses. The area is home to the World Golf Hall of Fame and the PGA Tour Academy. 

Climate & Geography

St. Augustine has a humid subtropical climate, the low latitude gives the city a mostly warm and sunny climate. It has a high number of sunny days averaging 2,900 hours annually. The driest time of year is winter while the wet season extends from May through October. Summer highs are in the 90s and winter lows average at 40s. 

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment

St. Augustine is known for its Spanish architecture so residents enjoy getting to know their culturally rich home by visiting The Ximenez-Fatio House, St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine, St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, and the World Golf Hall of Fame.

The tropical weather allows for a constant trip to St Johns River Airboat Safari and sunset views with Sunset Cruise St. Augustine. Fishing experts make their way to Channel Master Sport Fishing Charter and Reel Dream Fishing Charters. The World Golf Village - King & Bear Golf Course and Slammer & Squire Golf Course are available for golfing experts.

With a historically rich home comes many antique shops to explore.

Cost of Living & Taxes

St. Augustine’s median home price, especially beachfront property, is above the national median. Florida is among the most-tax friendly states in the country for retirees. There is no state income, estate, or inheritance tax. Social Security and other retirement income is not taxed. Sales tax is 6 percent, one of the higher rates compared to other states. 

Health Care

There is one hospital in St. Augustine and that is Flagler Hospital. Flagler Hospital is Nationally Ranked in Diabetes & Endocrinology coming in at No. 23. It’s ranked High Performance in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Heart Failure, and Knee Replacement.

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