St. Johns County Accolades
- St. Augustine Beach ranked #9 on Trip Advisor’s Top 25 Beaches in the United States.
- The County is recognized as the healthiest county in Florida for the fourth consecutive year.
- Forbes listed Fruit Cove as one of 25 best suburbs for retirement in the United States.
- Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County received the Governor’s Sterling Award.
- The PLAYERS at TPC Sawgrass ranked #10 on the Top 10 Pete Dye courses on Golf Advisor.
- Castillo de San Marcos listed at #8 on USA Today’s Top 10 Monuments in the US.
- St. Augustine ranked #4 on Livability’s 100 Best Small Towns list.
- Nocatee is listed as the nation’s third best-selling master-planned community by RCLCO and John Burns Real Estate Consulting in their annual master-planned community reports.
- St. Augustine Beach ranked #9 on Trip Advisor’s “Top 10 Beaches in the US” list.
- U.S. Census Bureau listed St. Johns County #11 of the Top 20 Fastest Growing Counties, based on 2014 population estimates. During a one-year period, County population increased by 4%.
- St. Johns County School District rates first in the State out of 67 districts in total FCAT points.
- Printaholic.com ranked St. Augustine in the Top 10 Most Inspiring Cities for Photographers.
- The County is recognized as the healthiest county in Florida for the third consecutive year.
- The County ranked number one in the State and in the top 4% for best quality of life in the US.
- St. Augustine made CBS Denver’s list of Top Spooky Vacation Destinations for Halloween.
- St. Augustine and the 450th Celebration are mentioned as a place and event to visit during fall traveling for families.
- Castillo de San Marcos listed as one if 7 Hispanic Heritage Sites that are Well-Worth the Visit by Huffington Post.
- Government Finance Officers Association presented St. Johns County the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.
- Standard and Poor’s increased St. Johns County’s credit rating two levels from AA- to AA+.
- Coastal Living Magazine ranked St. Augustine #4 of the Top 10 Happiest Seaside Towns in the US.
- US News and World Report ranked Flagler College #8 of the Best Regional Colleges in the South.
- Travel + Leisure listed St. Augustine #12 for America’s Best College Towns.
- ConventionSouth Magazine selected St. Augustine as Florida’s Best Southern Hospitality City.
- St. Johns County School District rated first in the State out of 67 districts in total FCAT points.