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Old 03-08-2007, 05:02 PM
 
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Default Moving to St. Augustine - opinions?

I'm moving to St. Augustine in 2 days. Took a job offer that is located outside of Jacksonville. I've only visited one time, and I really don't remember it. How safe is the area? Any bad parts or parts to avoid? How is the general demeanor of the people there? And lastly, what is there fun to do for a young couple in their 20's? I currently live right outside of Washington, D.C., and I really don't know what to expect with regards to these things.
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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I'm moving to St. Augustine in 2 days. Took a job offer that is located outside of Jacksonville. I've only visited one time, and I really don't remember it. How safe is the area? Any bad parts or parts to avoid? How is the general demeanor of the people there? And lastly, what is there fun to do for a young couple in their 20's? I currently live right outside of Washington, D.C., and I really don't know what to expect with regards to these things.
We are visiting this weekend and is great. We visit 4 times a year (will buy a home soon). This is great place that you will enjoy, very relax, low crime and a bunch of tourist. This week in BIKERs Week, so is packed. But is not what you thinking, the bikers are in best behavior and just having fun. We had a nice dinner at Scarlet Ohare, got some sweets from one of the many candy/fudge stores. We walked around town and visit friends and we are back at the hotel for an early night.

Tomorrow is packed with a bunch of things to do. My best advise, be ready for a cultural shock, this is heaven, relax and friendly..... You found paradise...

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Old 03-08-2007, 06:52 PM
 
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I think that it's a big transition from DC, but overall You have to keep in mind that it is a more relaxed paced enviroment. Originally my family and I were thinking of moving to Georgia but when we visited St. Augustine last week, we were addicted. Sad but true we are going back this weekend again. We are from the miami/ft lauderdale area and we loved it. I'ts like paradise almost, so calm and serene. I am also young 22 to be exact and my fiance a couple years older than me. We have 2 smaller children and we thought it would be an awsome place to live and raise kids. For the most part we are also into the nightlife and found out that jacksonville which is a 20-30 minute drive may have what you are looking for. We particulary liked the fact that you could have fun or work minutes away and retreat to a nice house, (which are decently priced) and a nice town at the end of the day. Also the pro for me is anywhere you are in this city you will be close to the beach. good luck!
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:43 PM
 
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St. Augustine is nice.

The bikers are great, they are a good crowd.
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:46 PM
 
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My opinion - St. Augustine is THE BEST town in Florida!

You will love it - I'm jealous!
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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My opinion - St. Augustine is THE BEST town in Florida!

You will love it - I'm jealous!
Exactly.... Have always told everyone I know that if I had to remain in Florida St Augustine would be my town of choice.... Beautiful, rich in history, cool shops, cool eats, cool bars...... Great place...
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Old 03-08-2007, 08:33 PM
 
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Default You'll love it!

Aside from the historical aspect of being the oldest city in the US, St. Augustine has THE best restaurants, THE coolest bars, Anastasia State Park, TWO outlet malls, close enough to Jax for concerts, Alltel (Jaguars)stadium. Museums, Flagler College..It's very cosmopolitan for a small town.

Always something going on: Great Chowder Debate, Christmas lights festival. In fact, we're going to a seafood & music festival there this weekend!

If you like spicy food, the "Datil" pepper grows there. It was brought over by the Minorcans, who were some of the original settlers. There's also a local winery, San Sebastian.

It's easy to figure out the "bad" parts of town. They're pretty clearly defined.

Oh, & I neglected to mention, charter fishing, surfing and the fact that the area is about as hurricane-proof as you'll get.

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Old 03-09-2007, 01:37 PM
 
Location: arrlando, flarida
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i cant say one bad thing about st augustine... i really like it there a lot...have fun...
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Old 03-09-2007, 02:07 PM
 
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Now you guys have peeked my interest about St. Augustine. I had been looking at property futher down the coast. So, how cold does it get in the winter since it is closer to the top of the state? Thanks
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Old 03-09-2007, 02:29 PM
 
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These posts got me wanting to know more about St. Augustine. But why is the city data crime index so high? It is double across the board compared to Boca Raton and Jupiter. I even went back 5-6 years and it is double on every type of crime.
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