Introduction to St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine, Florida, in St John’s county, is 36 miles SE of Jacksonville, Florida. The people of St. Augustine are in the Jacksonville metropolitan area.

St. Augustine History

St. Augustine is the oldest European city in the United States. Though the area was first visited by Ponce de Leon in 1513, Juan Menendez de Aviles established the first settlement in 1565. For almost 200 years, St. Augustine was the Spanish center of power in North America. Apart from the problem of hurricanes, the city of St. Augustine also faced a history of wars with the French, British and Native Americans, as well as famine and plague. When Spain ceded Florida to America, St. Augustine prospered, especially during the Seminole war of the 1830s. The oil tycoon, Henry Flagler, visited the city in 1883 and invested in the restoration and development of the city as a winter resort.

St. Augustine and Nearby Attractions

  • Cathedral of St. Augustine.
  • Old St. Johns County Jail.
  • St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum.
  • Zorayda Castle.
  • Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.
  • Anastasia State Park.

Things To Do In St. Augustine

In St. Augustine you have numerous recreational options. During the sunny, mild afternoons of winter you can take a stroll around the city streets as well as check out its shopping areas with several book shops and antique stores. From November through February, the city celebrates the Nights of Lights celebration around town. Apart from that, you can also enjoy water sports, ghost tours, cozy carriage rides or boat and kayak excursions through the local rivers and creeks.

St. Augustine Transportation

The city is served by the St. Augustine Airport.

St. Augustine Higher Education

St. Johns River Community College provides adult education opportunities.

St Augustine Almanac

Nearest Large City36 miles SE of Jacksonville, Florida
County St. Johns County
Metro AreaJacksonville
Standard Zip Codes32092, 32095, 32084, 32086, 32080
P.O. Box Zip Codes32085
Phone Area Codes904
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

St Augustine Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp46 to 65 F
Apr Temp58 to 77 F
Jul Temp73 to 89 F
Oct Temp64 to 79 F
Annual Precip47.4 inches
Distance16.6 miles
Jan Temp44 to 68 F
Apr Temp54 to 80 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp61 to 82 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
Distance27.1 miles
Jan Temp44 to 68 F
Apr Temp57 to 81 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp62 to 83 F
Annual Precip50.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Green Cove Springs7,054$51,200
Palm Coast79,297$53,713

St Augustine Public Libraries

St. Johns County Public Library System
6670 US 1 SOUTH ST AUGUSTINE, FL 32086 (29.758885, -81.31316)
St Augustine, Florida
(904) 827-6925

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St Augustine Public Schools

St. Johns Youth Academy
4500 Ave D
(904) 823-4840
Total Enrollment 34
Palencia Elementary School
355 Palencia Village Dr
(904) 547-4010
Total Enrollment 532
St. Augustine Public Montessori School (sapms)
268 Saint George St
(904) 547-7502
St. Johns Community Campus
62 Cuna St
(904) 687-9186
Total Enrollment 12
Academy For Business And Leadership Education
7 Williams St
(904) 824-6510
Total Enrollment 134
Sebastian Middle School
2955 Lewis Speedway
(904) 547-3840
Total Enrollment 669
Gamble Rogers Middle School
6250 Us Hwy 1 South
(904) 547-8700
Total Enrollment 881
Mky- Head Start /dpp Pk School
420 North Orange St
(904) 547-7536
Total Enrollment 24
Wards Creek Elementary School
6555 State Rd 16
(904) 547-8735
Total Enrollment 763
Pacetti Bay Middle School
245 Meadowlark Ln
(904) 547-8760
Total Enrollment 957

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Historic St Augustine


Oldest house in St. Augustine c1902.

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Oldest house in St. Augustine c1902.

Fort Marion from the Warden residence. c1894.

Saluting at Fort Marion 1902

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