St. Johns County is located outside Duval county's popular Mandarin neighborhood in Jacksonville. Major roads servicing St Johns county are Interstate 95, Highway US 1 (aka Philips Hwy) & County Rd 210 which connects the Atlantic Ocean with the St. Johns River. Downtown Jacksonville and Southside are a quick 20-25 minute commute.
St. Johns County is one of the highest-income counties in the United States. Beautiful beaches, lush nature preserves, and historic attractions in near by St Augustine comprise St. Johns County, as well as a fantastic public school system. Developers are building some of the most popular master planned neighborhoods in North East Florida like Palencia, Nocatee & The World Golf Village, and speaking of golf there are a plethora of private and public courses to chose from in the area.
Traffic to the neighborhoods around 210 can get pretty thick during rush hour although improvements to the 210 exit have been completed recently to help ease congestion. St. Johns in general consists of pockets of quiet neighborhoods, but one can still find some great pubs and lively late night establishments in and around the city of St. Augustine.
St. Augustine is the oldest city in the nation and is the most populated area of St. Johns county. St Augustine is a bustling tourist area, teeming with shopping and historic attractions including The Castillo de San Marcos, also know as "The Fort". St. Augustine offers plenty of bars & nightlife options, not to mention some of the states best restaurants including 95 Cordova located in the beautiful Casa Monica hotel. These are the opinions of writers and not the opinions of RentJax.com or any of our advertising partners.
Festivals of all types are typically going on in St Augustine through out the year, including Founders Day, Mendez Day, Greek Landing Day, the Minorcan Festival and the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival.
Flagler College is located in downtown St. Augustine in the former Hotel Ponce de Leon resort. A masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance architecture and the first major poured-in-place concrete building in the United States, this structure was built in the late 19th century by Henry Flagler and is a must see attraction for those visiting St. Augustine.