Situated on the northeast coast of Florida, St. Augustine is the oldest city in the United States, but that isn’t the only reason it’s a place beloved by residents and visitors alike. St. Augustine’s location means that many of the city’s neighborhoods offer gorgeous waterfront views of both the Matanzas River and sprawling Atlantic Ocean.
So whether you’re looking for a year-round residence or the perfect seasonal property, St. Augustine is undeniably the perfect place to enjoy tranquil sandy beaches and stunning views of the sea from the comfort of your own home.
Located only steps away from Vilano Beach, Porpoise Point is a quiet neighborhood with beautiful views of the ocean. Only a few miles away is the Vilano Beach Town Center, where you can enjoy dining at several local restaurants and plenty of excellent shopping.
Porpoise Point also features some incredible amenities, like direct beach access, and it’s also extra secure because it’s a gated community. At Porpoise Point, you’re also close to a great fishing pier where you can also enjoy kayak and jet ski rentals for a little bit of water sport fun in the sun. The median home price for Porpoise point sits around $1.1M, but there are typically more affordable homes available.
Island View is a peaceful neighborhood made up of ranch-style homes that line Jack Wright Island Road, which gives way to breathtaking views of the St. Johns River. Island View is only a short drive away from King and Bear Golf Course as well as Sixmile Creek Preserve, which is home to a wildlife refuge.
Located near I-95, residents of Island View have easy access to Jacksonville as well as the city of St. Augustine. Reynolds Park Regional Airport, which services private, cargo, and recreational aircraft, is nearby for those with a penchant for planes. Homes range between the $700s and $900s, and many are located right along the water.
Colee Cove Estates
Directly across the St. John’s River from the Bayard Conservation area lies Colee Cove Estates, a neighborhood that contains gorgeous luxury homes in varying styles at several different price points. Located not far from the city of St. Augustine and its peaceful surrounding beaches, Colee Cove is where you’ll find some of the most expansive and opulent homes on the market, with some as large as 6,300 square feet and prices between $6M and $7M.
Creek Preserve is only a short drive away, as is Twelve Mile Swamp Conservation Area. With I-95 close by, it’s easy to visit Jacksonville or, if you’re interested in a longer road trip, Daytona Beach.
Just north of tranquil Vilano Beach lies the North Beach neighborhood, which offers residents waterfront views on either side of the peninsula. Residents on the east side can enjoy a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean while residents on the west side look out over the Tolomato River.
Only a short drive away from St. Augustine’s North Florida Regional Airport, North Beach is a great place to live if you enjoy leaving town from time to time. Residents can enjoy the dining and shopping areas of St. Augustine or travel up I-95 to visit Jacksonville. Home prices in North Beach run the gamut from the high $600s up to $1.1M depending on the size and location.
Bordered by the Matanzas River, Davis Shores is the perfect location for those who want waterfront views with easy access to St. Augustine’s bustling city center. Davis Shores is also home to the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum as well as the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park, and Anastasia State Park is just across the river.
Homes in Davis Shores begin in the high $400s and extend into the low $1M.
Located only two miles outside of downtown St. Augustine is Camachee Island, which boasts spectacular waterfront views of the Tolomato River and Camachee Harbor. Residents of Camachee Island have access to some of the best seafood in the region, as well as the best fishing.
Vilano Beach is just a short drive away, and there you can also take in beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean. Homes range from the high $500s all the way up to $2M depending on the type and size of the property.Posted by Brad Officer on