St. Johns County Accolades

2018

  • SmartAsset.com – Ranked St. Johns County #1 in Florida for business growth.
  • SmartAsset.com – Ranked St. Johns County #1 in Florida and #9 nationally for most incoming investments.
  • ABC’s Good Morning America and Travel and Leisure Magazine – Ranked St. Augustine #1 on its list, “Cities Americans Could Feel Like They Were in Europe – Without the Cost.”
  • American Express – Named St. Augustine among the “10 Surprising, Exciting, and Cutting-edge Places in the World Where Americans Can Enjoy One of Their Favorite Travel Pastimes.”
  • Architectural Digest – Named St. Augustine among the 25 Best Small Towns in America.
  • Atlanta Journal and Constitution – Named St. Augustine among the “5 Florida Beach Destinations to Check Out this Summer.”
  • Business Insider – Ranked St. Johns County School District the #1 School District in Florida.
  • BuzzFeed.com – Named St. Augustine among the “Most Amazing Places to Take Kids in All 50 States.”
  • CNN Travel – Named St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights among the “9 Best Places to See Christmas Lights in the U.S.”
  • Coastal Living – Ranked St. Augustine #1 on its list, “7 July Fourth Beach Vacations that Are Under $50 a Night.”
  • Coastal Living – Named St. Augustine among the “20 Best Christmas Towns in Florida” for the Nights of Lights.
  • Coastal Living – Named Ponte Vedra among the “20 Best Places to Live on the Coast.”
  • Condé Nast Traveler Magazine – Ranked St. Augustine #7 on its list, “20 Most Beautiful Towns in America.”
  • County Health Rankings and Roadmaps – Ranked St. Johns County #1 for quality of life, #1 for social and economic factors, #2 for clinical care, #3 in the state of Florida for length of life, and #6 for health behaviors.
  • Florida Department of Education – Awarded St. Johns County School District an “A” rating.
  • Florida Times Union – Named St. Augustine Amphitheatre Best Live Music Venue on its list, “Bold City Best Of.”
  • 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.”
  • Folio Weekly – Ranked St. Augustine Amphitheatre #1 on its list, “Best Things to Happen in 2018.”
  • Folio Weekly – Ranked St. Augustine Amphitheatre’s Sing Out Loud Festival #3 on its list, “Best Things to Happen in 2018.”
  • Folio Weekly – Ranked St. Augustine Amphitheatre’s Sing Out Loud Festival #1 Best Music Festival on its list, “Best of St. Augustine.”
  • Government Finance Officers Association – Awarded St. Johns County the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” for the 25th year in a row.
  • Huffington Post – Ranked St. Augustine #2 on its list, “14 U.S. Cities with a European Vibe.”
  • International Entertainment Buyers Association – Nominated St. Augustine Amphitheatre “Amphitheater of the Year.”
  • Jack Johnson’s All At Once Foundation – Awarded St. Augustine Amphitheatre the “All at Once Sustainability Award.”
  • Jacksonville Magazine – Named St. Augustine Amphitheatre the Best Concert Venue on its list, “Best in Jax.”
  • Jacksonville Magazine – Named St. Augustine the Best Reason to Play Tourist on its list, “Best in Jax.”
  • Money Magazine – Ranked St. Augustine #1 on its list, “Best Places to Live in Florida.”
  • MYDomaine.com – Ranked St. Augustine as #1 on its list, “Most Beautiful Towns in the United States that Feel International.”
  • National Geographic Magazine – Named St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights among the “10 Dazzling Holiday Light Displays Around the World.”
  • Northeast Florida Regional Council – Awarded St. Augustine Amphitheatre’s Sing Out Loud Festival the “Regional Award for Quality of Life.”
  • Parent Magazine – Named St. Augustine among the “Top 5 Family Friendly Destinations that Mimic Your Dream Vacation.”
  • Pollstar – Ranked St. Augustine Amphitheatre #4 in the World and #3 in the United States for ticket sales.
  • SmartAsset.com – Ranked St. Johns County #1 in Florida and #28 nationally for purchasing power.
  • SmartAsset.com – Ranked St. Johns County #3 on its list, “Most Financially Healthy Place in Florida.”
  • Southern Business and Development – Named St. Augustine among the “Best Places in North Florida for Aerospace Companies.”
  • St. Augustine Record – Ranked St. Johns Golf Club #1 Best Golf Course on its list, “Best of St. Augustine.”
  • St. Augustine Record – Ranked St. Augustine Amphitheatre #1 Best Live Music Venue on its list, “Best of St. Augustine.”
  • Time Inc. – Named St. Augustine among “33 Amazing U.S. Cities to Visit.”
  • TravelPulse.com – Named St. Augustine “America’s Most Enchanting Oldest City.”
  • University of Wisconsin and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Ranked St. Johns County the “Healthiest County in Florida.”
  • USA Today 10 Best – Named St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights among the “10 Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Public Holiday Lights Display.”
  • USA Today 10 Best – Named St. Augustine’s Historic Area among the “Top 10 Attractions in Florida.”
  • VacationIdeas.com – Named St. Augustine among the “Top 25 Choices for a Romantic Weekend Getaway” and the “25 Most Beautiful East Coast Destinations.”
  • VOID Magazine – Named St. Augustine Amphitheatre Best Concert Venue on its list, “#1 in the 904.”
  • WalletHub – Ranked St. Augustine #5 on its list, “Best Beach Towns in the Nation.”
  • WJXT Channel 4/River City Live – Ranked St. Augustine Amphitheatre #1 Best Outdoor Concert Venue on its list, “Jax Best.”
  • WJXT Channel 4/River City Live – Ranked Ponte Vedra Concert Hall #1 Best Indoor Concert Venue on its list, “Jax Best.”