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Your Guide to Moving to St. Augustine

St. Augustine is a beautiful coastal city with so many things to do with your family. We regularly receive questions in our community group from moms moving to St Augustine and looking to make the Ancient City their new home.

We understand that moving with kids can be stressful, overwhelming and exhausting! So, we hope that this guide eases your fears, helps you with the transition and gives you some guidance on where to call home when moving to St Augustine.

  • The Oldest City was established in September of 1565 by Spanish conquistador Pedro Menendez de Aviles, St. Augustine is the Nation’s oldest European-established city.
  • St Augustine weather is generally warm and sunny. May through September is hot and humid. June through November is hurricane season. Winter (December through February) is warm and dry.
  • As part of ‘The Historic Coast,’ St Augustine is rich with history and draws travelers and school groups from all over to see this beautiful place.


Neighborhoods of St Augustine

Downtown St. Augustine//World Golf Village//Nocatee, Ponte Vedra & Beaches//St. Augustine Beaches//Southern St. Augustine//Southwest St. Johns & Hastings//St. Johns, Bartram & 210 Area//Julington Creek & Fruit Cove


Downtown or Historic St. Augustine is a great area for foot or bicycle travel and has many iconic landmarks. Downtown St Augustine and Uptown San Marco area both include several boutique shops, delicious dining options, museums, entertainment, and a gorgeous waterfront view. This is also the most ‘touristy’ area but is constantly bustling with festivals, events and the highly acclaimed Nights of Lights display during the holidays. 

  • Explore Castillo de San Marcos
  • View the Bridge of Lions
  • Lightner Museum
  • Tour Flagler College
  • Take a Trolley Tour or Ghost Tour
  • Shop Small on Uptown San Marco
  • Stroll down St George Street
  • Tour Pirate Museum, Colonial Quarter, and Ripleys Museum
  • Columbia Restaurant
  • Ice Plant Bar
  • A1A Aleworks
  • Raintree Restaurant
  • Carmelos Pizza
  • Crave Food Truck
  • Schooner’s Seafood
  • Preserved
  • Blue Hen
  • Collage
  • Barley Republic
  • The Hyppo
  • Catch 27
  • Cousteau Waffles
  • Kookaburra (coffee)
  • Claude’s Chocolate

John A. Crookshank Elementary School

1455 North Whitney Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Map & Directions
(904) 547-7840
(904) 824-4363

 

Ketterlinus Elementary School

67 Orange Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Map & Directions
(904) 547-8540
(904) 824-4431

 

Osceola Elementary School

1605 Osceola Elementary Road
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Map & Directions
(904) 547-3780
(904) 824-7101
FAX: (904) 547-3795

 

The Webster School

420 North Orange Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Map & Directions
(904) 547-3860
(904) 824-2955
FAX: (904) 547-3865

 

R. J. Murray Middle School

150 North Holmes Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Map & Directions
(904) 547-8470
(904) 824-6126
FAX: (904) 547-8475

 

Sebastian Middle School

Grades: 6-8
2955 Lewis Speedway
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Map & Directions
(904) 547-3840
(904) 824-5548
FAX: (904) 547-3845

 

St. Augustine High School

3205 Varella Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Map & Directions
(904) 547-8530
(904) 829-3471
FAX: (904) 547-8535

 

St. Johns Technical High School

2970 Collins Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Map & Directions
(904) 547-8500
(904) 819-0329
FAX: (904) 547-8505


World Golf Village has expanded greatly over the years to become a central hub between Jacksonville and St. Augustine. The area is best known for the main attraction, World Golf Village which includes a golf museum and the largest IMAX 3D screen in the southeast. This area is especially appealing for people commuting to Jacksonville for work but who want to live closer to St Augustine. Some of the most notable neighborhoods in this area include Murabella, Samara Lakes, Heritage Landing and Palencia (east of US 1). 

  • World Golf Village Museum
  • See a Movie at IMAX
  • Zip-line at the St Augustine Aquarium
  • Shop at the St Augustine Outlets
  • Mini Golf, Go Karts, and Arcade at Adventure Landing St Augustine
  • Visit Sunshine Play + Learn if you have little kids (age 0-6)
  • Murray Bro. Caddyshack
  • Champions Grille
  • St Marys Seafood & More
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • 2 Creeks Bar & Grill
  • The Spot Cafe
  • Bagel Joint on US1 in Palencia

Mill Creek Academy

3750 International Golf Parkway
St. Augustine, FL 32092
Map & Directions
(904) 547-3720
(904) 940-3354
FAX: (904) 547-3730

 

Palencia Elementary School

355 Palencia Village Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32095
Map & Directions
(904) 547-4010
(904) 824-1202

 

Picolata Crossing Elementary School

2675 Pacetti Road
St. Augustine, FL 32092
Map & Directions
(904) 547-4160
(904) 823-2366
Fax: (904) 547-4165

 

Wards Creek Elementary School

6555 State Road 16
St. Augustine, FL 32092
Map & Directions
(904) 547-8730
(904) 940-7669
FAX: (904) 547-8735

 

Pacetti Bay Middle School

245 Meadowlark Lane
St. Augustine, Florida 32092
Map & Directions
(904) 547-8760
(904) 940-6693
FAX: (904) 547-8765


The northeast portion of the county includes Nocatee and Ponte Vedra. This area is ideal for families moving to St Augustine. The community of Nocatee offers suburban living with lots of added amenities. The neighborhood boasts two water park play areas for residents and they host lots of events throughout the year. Closer to the beach, Ponte Vedra sits right on the coastline as the main buffer between Jacksonville and St Augustine. Residents in Ponte Vedra enjoy an upscale coastal lifestyle. The area is best known as the home of THE PLAYERS Championship held at Sawgrass each spring. 

  • Shop the Nocatee Farmer’s Market
  • Experience THE PLAYERS Championship and golf the course
  • Explore Nocatee Parks and Trails
  • Visit Mickler’s Landing at Ponte Vedra Beach
  • See Castle Ottis on Vilano Beach
  • Cap’s on the Water
  • The Reef
  • Timoti’s Seafood Shak
  • Palm Valley Fish Camp
  • Pusser’s Bar & Grille Ponte Vedra Beach Restaurant
  • Trasca & Co Eatery

Ocean Palms Elementary School

355 Landrum Lane
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Map & Directions
(904) 547-3760
(904) 285-9160
FAX: (904) 547-3775

 

PV/PV – Rawlings Elementary School

610 A1A North
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Map & Directions
PV/PV: (904) 547-3820
PV/PV: (904) 285-6022
Rawlings: (904) 273-4983

 

Valley Ridge Academy

105 Greenleaf Drive
Ponte Vedra, Florida 32081
(904) 547-4090
(904) 823-2301

 

Palm Valley Academy

Grades: K-8
700 Bobcat Lane
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
(904) 547-4201
(904) 823-2200

 

Alice B. Landrum Middle School

230 Landrum Lane
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Map & Directions
(904) 547-8410
(904) 285-9080
FAX: (904) 547-8415


If you’re moving to St Augustine and want to be close to the beach, this area is perfect for you. Along the coast of St Augustine, there lies a barrier island called Anastasia Island. This is connected to the mainland by three main bridges: the historic Bridge of Lions in downtown St Augustine, 312 bridge and 206 bridge in Crescent Beach. St Augustine beach is home to miles of pristine beaches and lots of coastal lifestyle neighborhoods. There is public beach access, lots of delicious dining options, shopping and a pier with a playground and splash park for kids.

  • Shop at the St Augustine Farmer’s Market
  • Climb St Augustine Lighthouse
  • Anastasia State Park
  • Explore the St Augustine Alligator Farm
  • Concerts and Events at St Augustine Ampitheatre
  • St Augustine Beach Pier & Splash Park
  • Gypsy Cab Co
  • Sunset Grille
  • Cafe Eleven
  • Harvest & Reel
  • World Famous Oasis

R. B. Hunt Elementary School

Grades: K-5
125 Magnolia Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32080
Map & Directions
(904) 547-7960
FAX: (904) 547-7955


Southern St. Augustine is home to the largest original St Augustine neighborhood, St Augustine Shores. Filled with new development and a mix of older Florida homes, this area of town is central to area shopping and a short drive to Crescent Beach. If you’re moving to St Augustine and want an affordable, family-friendly area, be sure to look at houses here. 

  • Play at Treaty Park (includes a skate park and lots of nature trails)
  • Enjoy the waves at Butler Beach
  • Ride the Boat to Fort Mantanzas
  • Explore Washington Oaks
  • See Dolphins at Marineland
  • Southbeach Grill
  • Smokin’ D’s BBQ
  • Salt Water Cowboys
  • Ned’s Southside Kitchen
  • Old City Subs
  • Cheezees Grill

W. D. Hartley Elementary School

260 Cacique Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Map & Directions
(904) 547-8400
(904) 797-7156
FAX: (904) 547-8385

 

Otis A. Mason Elementary School

207 Mason Manatee Way
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Map & Directions
(904) 547-8440
(904) 829-2938

 

Gamble Rogers Middle School

6250 US Highway 1 South
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Map & Directions
(904) 547-8700
(904) 794-0222
FAX: (904) 547-8705

 

Pedro Menendez High School

600 State Road 206 West
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Map & Directions
(904) 547-8660
(904) 794-7702
FAX: (904) 547-8675

In Southwest St. Johns County you’ll find Elkton and Hastings. This is one of the most affordable areas in the county to get the most bang for your buck. The Elkton and Hastings area is rich in agricultural and perfect for families seeking a slower paced lifestyle. 

  • Shop Local Produce
  • Ride the St Augustine Rail Trail
  • Kayak Deep Creek
  • Check out local festivals at the St Johns County Fairgrounds
  • Travel to Ravine Gardens in Palatka
  • Jim’s Place
  • Annie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor
  • Hastings Cafe
  • Snowy Mountain Cafe
South Woods Elementary School
 
4750 State Road 206 West
Elkton, FL 32033
Map & Directions
(904) 547-8610
(904) 692-2209
FAX: (904) 547-8615


If you’re moving to St. Augustine, be sure to check out this area. This is one of the fastest growing sections of St. Johns County. Filled with lots of family-friendly neighborhoods, the stretch of “St. Johns” including the Bartram and 210 area is great for families relocating to the area. A new interstate extension has made accessing this area even easier for residents who need to commute to Jacksonville for work. 

  • Hike Gourd Island
  • Fish the Durbin Crossing Fish Pond
  • Quick Commute to Shop at St Johns Town Center or Avenues Mall
  • Benito’s Italian Cafe
  • Bejing Cafe
  • Taps Bar & Grill
  • Cafe Genovese
  • Bite a Bagel

Cunningham Creek Elementary School

1205 Roberts Road
St. Johns, FL 32259
Map & Directions
(904) 547-7860
(904) 287-3578
FAX: (904) 547-7854

 

Timberlin Creek Elementary School

555 Pine Tree Lane
St. Augustine, FL 32092
Map & Directions
(904) 547-7400
(904) 287-6352
FAX: (904) 547-7405

 

Liberty Pines Academy

10901 Russell Sampson Road
St. Johns, Florida 32259
Map & Directions
(904) 547-7900
(904) 230-0629

 

Patriot Oaks Academy

475 Longleaf Pine Parkway
St. Johns, Florida 32259
(904) 547-4050
(904) 230-4209
 

 

Pacetti Bay Middle School

245 Meadowlark Lane
St. Augustine, Florida 32092
Map & Directions
(904) 547-8760
(904) 940-6693
FAX: (904) 547-8765

 

Switzerland Point Middle School

777 Greenbriar Road
St. Johns, FL 32259
Map & Directions
(904) 547-8650
(904) 287-2626
FAX: (904) 547-8645

 

Allen D. Nease High School

10550 Ray Road
Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
Map & Directions
(904) 547-8300
(904) 824-7275
FAX: (904) 547-8305
 


Along the St. Johns River, at the Northwest edge of St. Johns County sits the Julington Creek and Fruit Cove areas. Julington Creek has stunning neighborhoods and lots of family-friendly amenities. Several Fruit Cove neighborhoods have quick access to the St. Johns River and enjoy an active lifestyle exploring nature. This area is a quick commute to the Mandarin area in Jacksonville, FL, and is perfect for families moving to St. Augustine. 

  • Visit Veterans Park
  • Paint a Sign at Board and Brush
  • Check out the Butterfly Gardens at Alpine Groves Park
  • Explore the Julington Durbin Creek Nature Preserve
  • Have  Family Fun Night at Bravoz Entertainment Center
  • Julington Creek Fish Camp
  • Clark’s Fish Camp Seafood Restaurant
  • Blackstone Grille
  • Moon Dog Pie House
  • Maple Street Biscuit Company- Julington Creek
  • Saucy Taco
  • Iggy’s Grill and Bar

Julington Creek Elementary School

2316 Racetrack Road
St. Johns, FL 32259
Map & Directions
(904) 547-7980
(904) 287-2311
FAX: (904) 547-7985

 

Hickory Creek Elementary School

235 Hickory Creek Trail
St. Johns, FL 32259
Map & Directions
(904) 547-7450
(904) 287-1419

 

Freedom Crossing Academy

1365 Shetland Drive
Saint Johns, FL 32259
(904) 547-4230
(904) 230-0277

 

Bartram Trail High School

7399 Longleaf Pine Parkway
St. Johns, FL 32259
Map & Directions
(904) 547-8340
(904) 287-6767
FAX: (904) 547-8359

 

Creekside High School

100 Knights Lane
St. Johns, FL 32259
Map & Directions
(904) 547-7300
(904) 287-6255

Besides the different neighborhoods found in and around St. Augustine, you’ll need some basic information about getting things set up before moving to St Augustine. We’ve got you covered! Check out this section for info on education options, setting up utilities, government contacts, youth extracurriculars, and clubs/programs.

Beacon of Hope Christian School
K-12
1230 Kings Estate Road
St. Augustine, Florida 32086
904-797-6996

Cathedral Parish School
K-8
259 Saint George Street,
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904-824-2861

Matanzas Christian Academy
K-12
4255 US Highway 1 S, Ste 18
Saint Augustine, FL
904-794-1623

St. Johns Academy
K-8
1533 Wildwood Drive,
St. Augustine, Florida 32086
904-824-9224

St. Joseph Academy
High School
155 State Road 207
St. Augustine, FL 32084
904-824-0431

St. Johns Virtual School
K-12
2980 Collins Ave. Bldg. 1
St. Augustine, FL 32084
904-547-8080

Ancient City Baptist
Pre-K
27 Sevilla St
St. Augustine, FL 32084
904-829-3476

Cathedral Parish School 
Pre-K – Eighth Grade
259 Saint George Street
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904-824-2861

Island Prep
10 Months – Kindergarten
4171 A1A S
St. Augustine, FL 32080
904-471-1100

Memorial Presbyterian Church
Pre-K
32 Sevilla Street
St. Augustine Fl, 32084
904-829-6451

Moultrie Montessori
Pre-K – Third Grade
253 S. R. 16
St. Augustine, FL 32084
904-826-0216

Within the city limits of St Augustine, water service is provided by the city of St. Augustine. Visit the utility department at 50 Bridge Street downtown or visit their website to set up service. A deposit and activation fee are both required. 

Power is serviced by Florida Power and Light (FPL) and a deposit is required to turn power on. For residences that have previously had power, it will take approximately 24 hours to turn on and for new residences it could take up to 3 days after inspection.

St. Augustine has two primary Internet and cable providers, AT&T U-Verse and Comcast Xfinity. Some services are not provided in every part of the county, so be sure to check which are offered in your area.

All new residents are required to obtain a Florida driver license within 30 days of becoming a resident. The driver examination station is located at the St. Johns County Tax Collector’s Office at 4030 Lewis Speedway. Call 209-2250 for information. There is a second location in Julington Creek at 725 Flora Branch Rd., St. Johns. Road tests at this location are only scheduled on Wednesdays and Thursdays by appointment. Learn more about licenses here

Beach Driving

Motor Vehicles are permitted to access several stretches of St. Johns County Beaches. From March 1 through September 30, vehicles are required to pay a vehicle access toll and obtain a beach pass. Daily and annual beach passes may be purchased at access ramps.

  • Traffic is regulated and the ten-mile per hour speed limit is strictly enforced.
  • Pedestrians are urged to stay alert and use caution.
  • Soft sand and high tides may prevent beach driving, or limit it to 4-wheel drive vehicles.

Vehicle Access Ramps

Vehicle access ramps are at: Vilano, Porpoise Point, A Street, Ocean Trace, Dondanville Rd, Matanzas Ave, Mary St., and Crescent Beach (Cubbedge Rd).

Access is dependent on beach conditions — weather, sand, or tides may cause ramps to temporarily close or limit access to 4 Wheel Drive vehicles. Daily driving conditions are posted to our Twitter and Facebook (follow SJC Beaches), and in the Reach the Beach Mobile App. For more information, call (904) 209-0341.

Annual Pass Fees

March 1 through September 30:

  • Sold at beach toll booths
  • County Resident – $50.00
  • Non-Resident – $100.00
  • Handicapped – $40.00
  • Disabled Vets – Free with identification
Daily Fees

March 1 through September 30:

  • Sold at beach toll booths
  • County Resident – $10.00
  • Non-Resident – $10.00
  • Handicapped – $5.00
  • Active Military (with ID) – $5.00

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Mail: P. O. Box 210 St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210
  • Visit: 75 King Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084

For a full list of phone numbers, browse the city directory at staugustinegovernment.com.

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