St. Johns County Accolades

2013

  • Budget Travel – Ranked St. Augustine #5 on its list, “12 Best Kid-Friendly Destinations.”
  • Budget Travel – Named St. Augustine’s Memorial Presbyterian Church among the “Most Beautiful Churches in America.”
  • CNN – Named St. Augustine’s Memorial Presbyterian Church among the “8 Religious Wonders to See in the U.S.”
  • CNN Money Magazine – Ranked St. Johns County #5 on its list, “Top 25 Counties for Where the Jobs Are.”
  • CNN Travel – Named Ponce de Leon Historical Site in Ponte Vedra Beach among the “22 Can't-Miss U.S. Beaches.”
  • Florida Beach Patrol Chiefs Association – Awarded St. Johns County with the “Beach Patrol of the Year Award.”
  • Florida Communities Trust – Awarded St. Johns County “Park of the Month” honor.
  • Florida Coordinated School Health Partnership, Florida Action for Healthy Kids, and the Florida Association of District School Superintendents – Recognized St. Johns County as having a Florida Healthy School District and awarded the district the Silver Level.
  • Florida Department of Children and Families – Ranked St. Johns County #1 in the State for its Community Based Care Lead Agencies.
  • Florida Department of Education – Ranked St. Johns County School District #1 in Florida with regard to student academic achievements four years in a row (2009 – 2012) and in total FCAT points out of 67 districts.
  • Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles – Awarded St. Johns County Tax Collector the “Inaugural Safety Award” for restoring the Driver Education Program to local high schools.
  • Florida Department of State’s Florida Main Street Awards – Awarded the Vilano Beach Main Street program with two Honor awards and one Merit Award in the following categories: Outstanding Florida Main Street Private-Public Partnership, Outstanding Florida Main Street Special Event, and Outstanding Local Florida Main Street Supporter.
  • Florida Section of American Water Works Association – Named St. Johns County as the winner of the “Region II Annual Best Drinking Water” Contest.
  • Fodor’s Travel – Named St. Augustine among the “7 Most Affordable Destinations in the World.”
  • Fodor’s Travel – Named St. Augustine among the “10 Best Small Towns in America.”
  • Folio Weekly – Named St. Augustine Amphitheatre Best Place to Attend a Concert on its list, “Best of Jax.”
  • FOX Business – Ranked Fruit Cove #3 on its list, “Top Booming Suburbs in America.”
  • Government Finance Officers Association – Awarded St. Johns County the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.”
  • Jacksonville Business Journal – Named St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners among the “Top Healthiest Employers.”
  • National Geographic Traveler Magazine – Named St. Augustine among the “World’s 20 Must-See Places.”
  • NerdWallet.com – Ranked Fruit Cove #4 on its list, “Best Cities in Florida for Job Seekers.”
  • Pollstar.com – Ranked St. Johns County's St. Augustine Amphitheatre #43 on its list, “100 Top Amphitheatre Venues Worldwide.”
  • Smithsonian Magazine – Named St. Augustine among the “Best 20 Small Towns to Visit.”
  • St. Augustine Record – Ranked St. Augustine Amphitheatre #1 Best Live Music Venue on its list, “Best of St. Augustine.”
  • University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Ranked St. Johns County the “Healthiest County in Florida.”
  • U.S. News and World Report – Named Flagler College among the “Best Regional Colleges in the South.”
  • USA Today – Ranked St. Augustine #2 on its list, “Best Places to Retire.”
  • Travel and Leisure – Ranked St. Augustine #7 on its list, “America’s Best College Towns.”
  • Visit Florida – Named St. Augustine among the “Top 5 Spring Break Destinations for Families.”
  • VOID Magazine – Named St. Augustine Amphitheatre Best Concert Venue on its list, “#1 in the 904.”
  • Zimbio.com – Named Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa among “Top North American Golf.”