St. Johns County Accolades

2015

  • Bustle.com – Ranked St. Augustine #1 on its list, “11 Most Romantic Cities in the World.”
  • Coastal Living – Named St. Augustine among the “Top 10 Best American Beach Towns for the Fourth of July.”
  • Condé Nast Traveler – Named St. Augustine among the “Top 5 U.S. Cities that make the Best First Impression.”
  • DatingAdvice.com – Ranked St. Augustine #1 on its list, “Best Small Cities for a First Date.”
  • Florida Department of Education – Ranked St. Johns County School District #1 in the State out of 67 districts in total FCAT points for the past seven years.
  • Florida Department of Health – Awarded St. Johns County the Governor’s Sterling Award.
  • Folio Weekly – Named St. Augustine Amphitheatre Best Place to Attend a Concert on its list, “Best of Jax.”
  • Forbes Magazine – Named Fruit Cove among the “25 Best Suburbs for Retirement in the United States.”
  • Gogobot.com – Ranked St. Augustine #2 on its list, “Most Eco-Friendly Cities in America.”
  • Golf Advisor – Ranked The PLAYERS at TPC Sawgrass #10 on its list, “Top 10 Pete Dye Courses.”
  • Government Finance Officers Association – Awarded St. Johns County the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.”
  • Jacksonville Magazine – Named St. Augustine Amphitheatre the Best Concert Venue on its list, “Best in Jax.”
  • Livability.com – Ranked St. Augustine #4 on its list, “100 Best Small Towns.”
  • Orbitz.com – Named St. Augustine among the “Top Five Great American Getaways.”
  • Parent Magazine – Named St. Augustine among the “Top 12 Destinations in the U.S. for Family Fun.”
  • Printaholic.com – Named St. Augustine among the “Top 10 Most Inspiring Cities for Photographers.”
  • RCLCO and John Burns Real Estate Consulting – Ranked Nocatee #3 on its list, “The Best-Selling Master-Planned Communities.”
  • St. Augustine Record – Ranked St. Augustine Amphitheatre #1 Best Live Music Venue on its list, “Best of St. Augustine.”
  • St. Johns County Visitors and Convention Bureau – Named Ryan Murphy, Director of St. Johns County Cultural Events Division, the “Tourism Employee of the Year.”
  • TripAdvisor.com – Ranked St. Augustine Beach #9 on its list, “Top 10 Beaches in the U.S.”
  • TripAdvisor.com – Awarded St. Augustine Amphitheatre the “Certificate of Excellence Award.”
  • University of Wisconsin Study and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Ranked St. Johns County the “Healthiest County in Florida.”
  • U.S. Census Bureau – Ranked St. Johns County #11 on its list, “Top 20 Fastest Growing Counties.”
  • USA Today – Named St. Augustine among the “Top 10 Best Historic Southern Attractions.”
  • USA Today – Ranked Castillo de San Marcos #8 on its list, “Top 10 Monuments in the U.S.”
  • VOID Magazine – Named St. Augustine Amphitheatre Best Concert Venue on its list, “#1 in the 904.”