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St. Augustine, Florida

When considering where to live, most people evaluate the character of their new potential home. Most folks want to live in a community they can be proud of - one with an impressive history, elegant architecture, and plenty of fun activities. St. Augustine - the oldest continuously occupied community in the United States - has all of the above and much more. If you’re looking for a great city in which to buy a rental property, St. Augustine should be near the top of your list.

History

St. Augustine’s history goes all the way back to 1565, when Spanish Admiral Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles founded the settlement. St. Augustine served as the capital of Spanish Florida for two centuries before the British took control in the late 1700s. The Spanish reclaimed St. Augustine, then ceded the land to the United States in 1821. The city was briefly the capital of Florida Territory before Tallahassee assumed that role in 1824.

Location

St. Augustine is in St. Johns County, which is along the northern part of Florida’s east coast. The city was built on the mouths of the Matanzas and Tolomato Rivers, making it an excellent port. Jacksonville is about 45 minutes to the northwest, and Daytona Beach is an hour drive to the south. The enormous St. Johns River is due west of St. Augustine, and is very popular among boating enthusiasts.

St. Augustine Real Estate

There are plenty of great properties for people who like the idea of urban living or prefer the suburban lifestyle. You can find existing single family homes for as little as $150,000 or newly built homes for $300,000. St. Augustine also has high-rise condo buildings for people looking to embrace modern living. For something in between a single family home and a condo, consider looking at the area’s townhomes. Considering St. Augustine’s substantial tourist industry, you might choose to rent your home to visitors when you’re not around.

Life in St. Augustine

The historic city of St. Augustine has something for everyone. Some of the most impressive historic structures include the Castillo de San Marcos and the old city gates - both of which date back to the 1500s. St. Augustine’s grand history is catalogued in the city’s world-class museums. If you’re looking for something a bit more modern, you’ll love St. Augustine’s many upscale restaurants and boutiques. Any time you need to relax, simply head down to one of the area’s many pristine beaches.

 
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Real Living Palm West Home Realty, Inc.
2 Florida Park Dr. N Palm Coast, Fl 32137
Phone: 386-445-7000
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