The Nation’s Oldest City


As the nation’s oldest continually inhabited city, historic St. Augustine is still home to the majestic beauty that the Europeans discovered and developed upon in the 1500s. Positioned on the east coast of Florida, the quaint town lies only hours from major metropolitan cities such as Jacksonville, Orlando and Daytona Beach.

With natural waterways winding through the small town and the Atlantic Ocean at your fingertips, St. Augustine is a haven for water sports including sailing, fishing and kayaking. A plethora of marinas are sprinkled throughout the city, offering waterway access to St. Augustine’s active occupants and thriving tourism market. The alluring alcove boasts 43 miles of pristine beaches, accommodating all types of beach-goers.

“There is nothing that can compare to it in the state of Florida. It really is like a European city on the beach in Florida. We have amazing waterways. The natural beauty of this town is spectacular. We have beautiful white sand beaches. Our bay front by the historical downtown and marsh views are just incredible,” says Jennifer Bryndal of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Historic downtown St. Augustine is a flourishing industry for local business owners. For such a small town, it is brimming with culture. On any given day, one could stroll through downtown and hear the melodies of native musicians playing live from local bars and restaurants.

Donna Matthews of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices describes St. Augustine as active and energetic. “It’s very hip. It’s a very healthful city. There are several organic eateries, yoga studios and other healthy-living businesses. It’s young and vibrant. It’s like a European city that has been transplanted into America because it still has the small town feel with cobblestone streets.”

St. Augustine tops the charts as one of the best places to raise a family, take a getaway vacation or even to retire. Rich in history with a unique waterfront lifestyle, nothing compares to living on the waterfront in St. Augustine.