There are so many great places to reside here it would be hard to cover them all. This will give you a snapshot look at some of the highlights starting on Florida’s eastern side.
On the northeast coast of Florida lies some of the most beautiful and historical areas found in the state.
The largest city by population in Florida is Jacksonville. Jacksonville has over 22 miles of beautiful sandy beaches offering residents an abundance of water activities including excellent fishing, prime boating and long afternoons of shell hunting. You can also take eco tours or catch a casino cruise if you’re feeling lucky. There are three beaches in the area including Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach and Jacksonville Beach and some consider these beaches to be the most pristine and natural in all of Florida.
The climate is very mild, with an average annual temperature of 79.9 degrees and Jacksonville is in a humid subtropical zone, making the winters mostly dry and usually sunny. Winters that are mostly sunny. Doesn’t that sound good? Jacksonville real estate is on fire right now and according to the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors, home sales in Northeast Florida set a record last month. The temperate climate and beautiful location make Jacksonville a must-see for anybody thinking of relocating.
Another highlight on the northeast coast of Florida is the historic St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States.
Steeped in history and Florida culture, it is a great place to really see how Floridians lived and what life may have been like for the first settlers here. St. Augustine real estate is very desirable, with both intracoastal and oceanfront properties being available and its rich history is seen everywhere.
The Castillo de San Marcos Fort was constructed in the 1600’s when St. Augustine was still part of the Spanish Empire. It is a beautiful landmark and also the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. St. George Street is a brick-lined road, with quaint shops and attractions and also the site of the oldest wooden schoolhouse in the U.S. Old churches and museums can be found throughout the city and many are some of the most historically significant structures in the country. One can even drink from the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine! This year St. Augustine will be celebrating its 450th Anniversary, with festivities happening throughout the city.