St. Johns County Accolades

2013

  • Jacksonville Business Journal recognized St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners as one of the Top 2013 Healthiest Employers.
  • Recognized by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in a report on statewide health rankings as the healthiest county in Florida for the second consecutive year
  • Florida Department of State’s 2013 Florida Main Street Awards presented the Vilano Beach Main Street program with two Honor awards and one Merit Award for Outstanding Florida Main Street Private-Public Partnership, Outstanding Florida Main Street Special Event, and Outstanding Local Florida Main Street Supporter categories.
  • 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 them the Silver Level.
  • St. Johns County School District rated first in the State out of 67 districts in total FCAT points.
  • Nocatee development was recognized as the sixth best-selling community in the country.
  • St. Johns County ranked fourth in the State for permitting single family homes.
  • The Florida Department of Children and Families report card recognized the County as number one in the State for its Community Based Care Lead Agencies.
  • National Geographic Traveler recognized St. Augustine as one of the World’s 20 Must See Places.
  • National concert industry publication Pollstar included the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on their “100 Top Amphitheatre Venues Worldwide” list.
  • St. Augustine ranked #5 on Budget Travel’s 12 Best Kid-Friendly Destinations list.
  • Sawgrass Marriot Golf Resort and Spa is named the Top North American Golf Resort by Zimbio.
  • Flagler College attained the Top 10 of U.S. News & World Report's 2014 edition of Best Colleges for Best Regional Colleges in the South.
  • CNNTravel ranked Ponce de Leon historical site at Ponte Vedra Beach in Top 3rd of 22 can't-miss U.S. beaches.
  • Visit Florida named St. Augustine in Top 5 Spring Break Destinations for Families.
  • CNNMoney Magazine ranked St. Johns County #5 of Top 25 Counties for Where the Jobs Are.
  • Florida Department of Children and Families report card showed St. Johns County ranked as #1 in the State for its Community Based Care Lead Agencies.
  • Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles presented the County Tax Collector the Inaugural Safety Award for restoring the driver education program to local high schools.
  • FOXBusiness highlighted Fruit Cove as the #3 suburb in the United States, utilizing data from Coldwell Banker Real Estate's list of Top Booming Suburbs in America.
  • 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 them the Silver Level.
  • Memorial Presbyterian Church of St. Augustine listed as one of 8 “religious wonders to see in the U.S.” according to CNN.
  • USA Today listed St. Augustine #2 in Places to Retire in its article, Retirement Living: 5 Great (Unknown) Places to Retire.
  • Jacksonville Business Journal recognized St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners as one of the Top Healthiest Employers in 2013.
  • University of Wisconsin study ranked St. Johns as the Healthiest County in Florida.
  • Florida Section of American Water Works Association selected St. Johns County as the winner of the Region II Annual Best Drinking Water contest for the third time in ten years.
  • Fodor’s Travel Guide listed St. Augustine as one of the 10 Best Small Towns in America.
  • Smithsonian magazine listed St. Augustine as one of the Best 20 Small Towns to Visit in 2013.
  • Florida Beach Patrol Chief’s Association awarded St. Johns County with the 2012 Beach Patrol of the Year award.
  • Budget Travel listed Memorial Presbyterian Church on its list of the One of the 12 Most Beautiful Churches in America.
  • Budget Travel editors selected St. Augustine as one of the Top 12 Best Kid-Friendly Destinations when traveling with toddlers, tweens, and teens.
  • Fodor’s listed St. Augustine as one of the 7 Most Affordable Destinations for 2013 in the world.
  • Pollstar named the St. Johns County's St. Augustine Amphitheatre #43 in its list of the 100 Top Amphitheatre Venues Worldwide.
  • Florida Communities Trust bestowed Park of the Month honor upon St. Johns County.
  • Government Finance Officers Association presented St. Johns County the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.
  • Nerd Wallet ranked Fruit Cove #4 on their list of Best Cities in Florida for Job Seekers.
  • Travel + Leisure ranked St. Augustine #7 for America’s Best College Towns.