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Pros and Cons of Living in St Augustine Florida – [The Truth]

St. Augustine has become a popular place over the last 10 years. I remember when I was a kid and there were blueberry fields on St. Augustine Beach. Now those same fields are Condos; this was the beginning of the end for our small town.

Pros and Cons of Living in St. Augustine Florida- [The Truth] Are you thinking of moving to or living in St. Augustine Florida and wondering how things have changed? What are the TRUE Pros and Cons of Living in St. Augustine Florida? Before moving to St. Augustine Florida you are probably wondering since it is so beautiful there what are the true cons of living in St. Augustine? Well in this video we go into depth on those very pros and cons of St. Augustine Florida!

1. Growth of the Area

Population growth. Mass relocation because of Co-vid. Low Interest Rates. Housing prices are going up. Most of the area has a relatively new housing inventory. Compared to homes in the NE (Homes 50+ Years Old). New Schools. New Hospitals. More Construction on Highways and Infrastructure. Master planned communities popping up everywhere. Not having an HOA is a thing of the past.

2. Weather –

85 degrees year round. Winter is going to be around 60-70 during the day with the possibility of chilly weather at night. Reference video for weather.

No change in seasons.

3. Political Climate –

Most people mind their business; though historically st johns county does run red.

4. Affordability

Everything is relatively cheaper in comparison of utilities.

5. Schools and Hospitals

6. Wildlife

7. Downtown St. Augustine

8. Traffic

9. Entertainment


2. Beach

Are Dogs allowed on St. Augustine Beach? Yes! Dogs are allowed on leash at the beach; though I see plenty of good bois off leash with the pawrents.

Are you allowed to drink on St Augustine beach? No! Technically you are not; but what momma dont know wont hurt her

Can you Grill on St. Augustine Beach? Yes! No open flames though.

Can you Drive on the beach? Yes there is 2wd, 4wd access. It is $50/year for a pass.

3. History

Nations Oldest City. The Nations most Haunted City. Castillo de San Marcos. The Lighthouse.

4. Recreation

Fishing, Golf, Boating, Surfing, Kayaking, Mt. Biking (Yes), Racing, Hiking

Year round beautiful weather allows you to do everything you want outside

5. Events and Attractions

What is there to do in St. Augustine? Ripleys believe it or not, museums, festivals, fireworks on the beach, farmers markets.

6. Distance to

Close to several major airports. Disneyworld, not disneyland. Miami, Orlando, Daytona all within a half a days drive.

7. Schools

How are schools in St. Augustine? We are the number one school district in the state of FL. High schools have career academies. So if you want to learn Aerospace you would go to St. Augustine High.

8. Taxes

No State income Tax. Sales tax of 6.5%. Property Tax about 1.2% of purchase price of property.

9. Entertainment

Diversity of restaurants. Distilleries and bars. Amphitheatre. New mexican restaurant on san marco in downtown st augustine

10. Weather

Hot as hell in July and August. We also have Hurricanes during that time of year. 4pm showers almost every day. Winters are very mild at 70 degrees.

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