St. Augustine Real Estate: Find Your Perfect Beachfront Property

St. Augustine Real Estate: Find Your Perfect Beachfront Property in the Oldest City in the United States

Introduction

Welcome to St. Augustine, Florida! This charming city is home to a rich history dating back to 1565, when it was founded by the Spanish. St. Augustine is also a popular tourist destination, known for its historic landmarks and beautiful beaches.

Whether you're looking to buy, sell or rent, we have the perfect property for you.

History

St. Augustine was founded by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León in 1565. It was the first permanent European settlement in what is now the United States. St. Augustine played an important role in the Spanish colonization of Florida, and it was also a major port for trade with the Caribbean and Europe.

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Stronghold on the Water

Explore the fortress that once withstood siege against British forces and combatted pirate raiding. Feel the weight of rich history as you walk the gundecks, gazing out upon the vast Matanzas Bay.

Over 320 years old, the 20-acre site of Castillo de San Marcos stands proud as the oldest and largest masonry fortress within the continental United States. Discover what lays within this impenetrable fort.

Built over 340 years ago from coquina, a light and porous shell-stone rock, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument symbolizes the clash between cultures which ultimately resulted in our uniquely unified nation. Originally a post of the Spanish Empire guarding the settlement of St. Augustine, the Castillo protected the sea route for treasure ships before being transferred from Spanish to British control and back again, all by treaty. Purchased by the United States in 1821, the Castillo—then called Fort Marion—was used by the U.S. army until 1899.  

Today, the Castillo is both a product of and evidence to the multitude of political and technological forces that created competition for empire during the colonial era, as well as the enduring legacy of the craftsmanship and skill of the engineers, artisans, and laborers who built it. Visitors are free to explore the fortress’ unique masonry, explore exhibits, and experience demonstrations from re-enactors in period dress.  National Park Foundation

The city was captured by the British in 1763, but it was returned to Spain in 1783. St. Augustine remained under Spanish rule until 1821, when it was acquired by the United States.

St. Augustine | Population, Maps, History, & Facts | Britannica

St. Augustine has a number of historic landmarks, including the Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fort in the United States; the Old Town, which is a National Historic Landmark District; and the Fountain of Youth.

Features

  • Beachfront properties
  • Intracoastal Properties
  • Pool and spa access
  • Fitness centers
  • Gated communities
  • On-site parking

Benefits

  • Close proximity to the beach
  • Access to a variety of amenities
  • Low maintenance lifestyle
  • Strong rental demand
  • Potential for appreciation

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