St. Johns County Accolades

2016

  • Budget Travel – Named St. Augustine among the “25 Most Beautiful Cities in America.”
  • Condé Nast Traveler – Ranked St. Augustine #9 on its list, “15 Best Small Cities in the U.S.”
  • Florida Department of Education – Ranked St. Johns County School District #1 in the State overall and #1 in third-grade reading with a passing reading rate of 77 percent compared to the statewide rate of 54 percent.
  • Fodor’s Travel Named Vilano Beach among the “Top 10 Best Off-the-Beaten-Path Beach Communities.”
  • Folio Weekly – Named St. Augustine Amphitheatre Best Place to Attend a Concert on its list, “Best of Jax.”
  • GoGoBot.com – Named St. Augustine among the “Top 10 Rising Star Foodie Destinations.”
  • GoGoBot.com – Named St. Augustine among the “Top 10 Family Travelers’ Rising Stars Destinations.”
  • 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.”
  • Newsmax.com – Ranked St. Augustine #3 on its list, “50 Very Best Small Towns in America.”
  • Southern Business and Development – Named St. Johns County among “12 Small Towns, 12 Big Deals.”
  • St. Augustine Record – Ranked St. Augustine Amphitheatre #1 Best Live Music Venue on its list, “Best of St. Augustine.”
  • Thrillist.com – Ranked St. Augustine #5 on its list, “25 Best Small Cities in the United States.”
  • TravelChannel.com – Ranked St. Augustine Beach #6 on its list, “Best 30 Beaches in the World for Families.”
  • Travel and Leisure – Ranked St. Augustine #4 on its list, “America’s Favorite Beach Towns.”
  • TripAdvisor.com – Named Crescent Beach among the “Top 20 Affordable Summer Beach Destinations Across the U.S.”
  • TripAdvisor.com – Ranked St. Augustine Beach #9 on its list, “Top 25 U.S. Beaches.”
  • University of Wisconsin and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Ranked St. Johns County the “Healthiest County in Florida.”
  • U.S. News and World Report – Ranked Flagler College #2on its list, Best Regional Colleges in the South.”
  • USA Today 10 Best – Ranked St. Augustine #8 on its list, “Best Warm Weather Getaway.”
  • USA Today 10 Best – Named St. Augustine Amphitheatre Best Nightlife among its list of “10 Best of St. Augustine.”
  • VOID Magazine – Named St. Augustine Amphitheatre Best Concert Venue on its list, “#1 in the 904.”