Nestled in the heart of Northwest Florida's historic First Coast, St. Johns is a quick drive from the region's most popular beaches, businesses, and attractions. Residents in this commuter-friendly community enjoy outdoor activities in the nearby nature preserves, parks along the St. Johns River, and modern golf courses with scenic views of the surrounding area.
Veterans Park, with its soccer fields, basketball courts, playgrounds, and dog park, is a popular weekend spot where families relax and enjoy the fresh air. Nearby St. Augustine is an option for day trips to explore the historic sites of the nation's oldest city, from the Castillo de San Marcos to the legendary Fountain of Youth.
For those who prefer to soak up some sun rays and catch a few waves, the stretch of beaches along A1A — from St. Augustine Beach to Atlantic Beach north of Jacksonville — offers plenty of spots for intimate get-togethers and large groups. Shoppers have several options around St. Johns. The St. Johns Town Center is home to an assortment of stores, restaurants, and scheduled events. Bargain hunters can find deals at the St. Augustine Premium Outlets. Local boutiques offer a variety of clothing, gifts, and arts and crafts, including works by artists living and working in the area.
St. Johns real estate includes areas like Fruit Cove along the shores of the river, more than 4,000 acres near the county's northern border in Julington Creek Plantation, and St. Johns Golf and Country Club close to Interstate 95. Planned communities throughout the area feature single-family homes and condominiums along with amenities like community recreation centers, golf courses, walking and biking paths, and landscaped roads. A top-rated school district and low unemployment rates attract individuals, couples, and families to this vibrant and diverse part of Florida where the past meets the present.