St. Augustine Area Information for Seniors

St. Augustine Area Information for Seniors:

"The nation's oldest city"

Landmarks:

Fort Matanzas - Built 1740-1742 Spanish Fort Castillo de San Marcos 1672-1695 - Oldest stone fort in U.S.
Spanish Quarter Village
Fountain of Youth Discovery Park
Mission of Nombres de Dios

Colleges: 
Flagler College
St. John's Community College

Museums:
Lightner Museum

Downtown: 
Historic District

To Do:
Boating at the many marinas
Fishing and water sports
Beaches - 43 miles of beaches - shell hunting

Airports:
Jacksonville, Orlando and Daytona Airports

Hospitals/Med Centers:
Flagler Hospital
Brooks Outpatient Rehabilitation

Senior Center:
St. John's County Coastal Community Center, 179 marine St.

YMCA: 
St. Augustine Family YMCA - Fitness programs and activities for over 55. 500 Pope Rd 32080

Libraries: 
St. John's County Public Libraries
St. John's Community College Library
St. Augustine Library 

Websites: 

www.oldcity.com
www.staugustinechamber.com

Phone:
Bellsouth

Vacation Rentals: 
Condominiums, hotels, more than 30 bed and breakfast inns, motels

Shopping:
St. Augustine Premium Outlets on outskirts
New Mall: Cobblestone Village

Restaurants:
Over 50 throughout area from small and quaint to large and elegant

Climate:
Temperate

Interesting Facts:
Founded Aug. 28, 1565, the Feast of St. Augustine and 55 years before pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock

In 1885 Henry Flagler saw the potential of St. Augustine as a resort and playground for the rich Northerners. He was a cofounder of the Standard Oil Company with John Rockefeller. He constructed 2 landmark hotels, the Alcazar and Ponce de Leon.

Unique: 
Anastasia Island and Anastasia State Recreation Area.
Every part of St. Augustine can be reached by auto within ten minutes. 

Housing:
Ocean-front condos, gated communities and single family homes

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