All year Saint Augustine has celebrated it’s 450th Anniversary, holding the title of America’s Oldest City. The City is full of history and historic sites; from the oldest school to the Fort (Castillo de San Marcos), to cobblestone streets. The City offers an abundance of places to shop eat and relax.
Stroll the many streets and discover art galleries, where on the first Friday of the month Art Walk takes place in the early evening. Find local artists wares as well as world renown artists, such as Robert Hart.
From Cafe’s to fine dining, to outdoor pubs to night spots the City has something for everyone.
The Historic District offers unique architecture which covers four centuries of buildings with influences from the Spanish Colonial Era and British Empire, when Florida was under English Rule.
Throughout its history, the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument has served as the city’s outer defenses along with Fort Mose to the north and Fort Matanzas to the south. The Castillo and the town serve as reminders of the early Spanish empire. Given the architectural details the Castillo de San Marcos took 23 years to build (from 1672 to 1695). Fabricated of coquina, a virtually indestructible limestone comprised of broken sea shells and coral, the walls of the fortress survived through 300 years of enemy shelling and pounding by violent storms.
It is a beautiful City, so be sure to take time to see what we have to offer while you are here looking for home. And check for more details on our fine City.