St. Johns County Accolades


  • The County is recognized as the healthiest county in Florida for the third consecutive year.
  • The County ranked number one in the State and in the top 4% for best quality of life in the US.
  • St. Augustine made CBS Denver’s list of Top Spooky Vacation Destinations for Halloween.
  • St. Augustine and the 450th Celebration are mentioned as a place and event to visit during fall traveling for families.
  • Castillo de San Marcos listed as one if 7 Hispanic Heritage Sites that are Well-Worth the Visit by Huffington Post.
  • Government Finance Officers Association presented St. Johns County the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.
  • Standard and Poor’s increased St. Johns County’s credit rating two levels from AA- to AA+.
  • Coastal Living Magazine ranked St. Augustine #4 of the Top 10 Happiest Seaside Towns in the US.
  • US News and World Report ranked Flagler College #8 of the Best Regional Colleges in the South.
  • Travel + Leisure listed St. Augustine #12 for America’s Best College Towns.
  • ConventionSouth Magazine selected St. Augustine as Florida’s Best Southern Hospitality City.
  • St. Johns County School District rated first in the State out of 67 districts in total FCAT points.