7 Reasons You’ll Love Living in St. Augustine, Florida

January 19th, 2021

Location, location, location. It can be one of the most important decisions to make when purchasing a new home, especially if you’re looking to relocate to a whole new area. St. Augustine, Florida is one place that should definitely be on your list. Between the sandy shores, great schools, job opportunities and entertainment, there’s something for everyone. That’s exactly why you’ll find Shearwater, a new home community with a health-living lifestyle, in this historic city.

Take a look at these seven reasons to love St. Augustine – you’ll be ready to pack your bags by the end of it!

  1. Delicious Eats
    Augustine is a foodie paradise. You’ll find plenty of fresh, succulent seafood, but also rich Italian, spicy Mexican, fusion options, upscale dining experiences and much, much more. There’s even a thriving craft beer and wine scene so you can quench your thirst while relaxing with friends.
  1. Fun-Filled Weekends
    There is no shortage of exciting things to do in the St. Johns County area. You can take visiting family to the Museum of Science and History or the Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary. Plan a girls’ weekend to get a massage, go shopping or paint a masterpiece. And between all the live music, art markets, wineries, movie theaters and more, you’ll never run out of date night ideas.
  1. Historical Sites
    One of the most unique things about St. Augustine is all the history in the area. The Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the continental U.S.; Flagler College offers a unique mix of past and present; you can drink from the famous springs at the Fountain of Youth. And that’s just the beginning!
  1. A-Rated Schools
    Shearwater is zoned for the Johns County School District, one of only five districts in the state to receive an A-rating for 10 consecutive years. With an emphasis on a well-rounded education and plenty of extracurricular options, you can rest easy knowing your kids are not only getting a great education, but are broadening their interests and developing their character.
  1. Job Opportunities
    Shearwater offers the best of both worlds when it comes to proximity to job hubs. Situated in St. Augustine, the community is less than 30 minutes from Jacksonville, giving you more opportunities to find the job of your dreams. Plus, you can spend less time in traffic and more time enjoying this amazing area.
  1. Easy Beach Access
    The beach is part of life in Florida, and the Augustine beaches are some of the best around. You can search for shells at the South Ponte Vedra Beach Recreation Area, camp overnight at Anastasia State Park, or enjoy the quiet shores of Vilano Beach – one of St. Augustine’s best-kept secrets!
  1. The Shearwater Community
    Shearwater is a one-of-a-kind community that you’ll only find in St. Augustine. Here, you can enjoy a gorgeous home you can personalize to your taste, resort-style amenities like a lazy river, three-story slide, miles of nature trails, a fitness lodge, and a healthy-living lifestyle you’re sure to love.

Interested in relocating to St. Augustine, Florida? Join our Interest List to learn more about Shearwater and everything this new home community has to offer.