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Old 06-09-2009, 01:15 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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St. Augustine, Florida
As the nation's longest continually inhabited European-founded city, St. Augustine, Fla., considers itself the oldest city in the United States. Founded in 1565 by Spanish Adm. Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, this community of 13,000 residents on Florida's northeastern coast has managed to maintain its colonial charm. Take the Castillo de San Marcos, for example. This remarkable stone-and-mortar fort is located right in the heart of St. Augustine's cobblestoned historic district. And even though 300 years of violent storms and enemy firepower couldn't penetrate its walls, visitors can enter the 20.5-acre monument site today for just $6.

But St. Augustine's appeal extends beyond the history books. With a highly educated workforce, world-class golfing nearby--the immaculate TPC Sawgrass course is located just up the road--and that refreshing Atlantic breeze, this "ancient city" offers enough activities to satisfy even the most fanatical outdoor sports enthusiast. "Fishing, kayaking, boating--we have just about everything," says Donald Edwards, a clerk at the Avid Angler fishing shop. "I wouldn't live anywhere else."
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:27 PM
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Nice! Good to see that somewhere in our vicinity made a positive list.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:49 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Oh yeah, St. Augustine is the best kept secret in all of Florida.
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville
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St., Augustine is the best - that's why I moved here. Used to live next town over from Upper St. Clair, I don't get that pick, as #10 in the country, AT ALL.
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:51 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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It really is a lovely town. Good for SA. I love Ponte Vedra Beach and Atlantic Beach up the coast as well. Not as historical a vibe, but very cool nonetheless.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Nokomis Fl
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We are on our way to a modest home we bought for a great price on Anasatsia and cannot wait
Have to sell/rent our place here first before we can move though
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:32 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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St. Augustine was one of our favorite places to go in Florida when we lived there. I can't WAIT to get down there........such a cool place!
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Location: St. Augustine FL
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Yippee St. Augustine!
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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My oldest son and his family live in St Aug. It's such a beautiful town. How it provides everything you want and still remain quaint is a secret formula I bet all towns wish they could achieve. If I could find a good job, I would move there in a heart beat.
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