St. Augustine Ranked No. 4 out of 100 Best Small Towns to Live In

St. Augustine Best

St. Augustine Best Small Towns to Live In

The Nation’s Oldest City has been getting a lot of attention lately for having the prettiest churches, best historic landmarks and best place to spend the holidays.  St. Augustine has reached top ranking in just about every list a city can be ranked, so what does this means? What’s left?  The Ancient city has just been ranked ‘Best Small Town to Live In’ No. 4 to be exact by!

So where do we start? 

The Castillo de San Marcos is the most traveled to attraction in St. Augustine and also the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States.  Located on the beautiful Matanzas Bay this old fort used to protect all of St. Augustine and is steeped in history as a result.  You can watch the cannons fire into the bay and take a very interesting tour around one of the greatest forts in American history.

Named the top 12 most beautiful church in the nation the Memorial Presbyterian Church is Florida’s oldest and prettiest church! A church built by Henry Flagler in memorial for his late daughter who died during child birth.  The church is known for its massive 150ft copper dome.  Complete with a 20 ft Greek cross and stained glass designed by Henry Flagler himself this breathtaking church is definitely worth a visit next time you’re in St. Augustine.

The best beaches…

The ever popular St. Augustine beach located on A1a Beach Blvd.  is one of the most popular beaches in St. Augustine. This beautiful beach boasts the St. Augustine Pier, great beach bars and relaxed lodging.  Vilano Beach is just a skip and a jump from downtown St. Augustine.  The crushed shell beaches and sleepy ‘undiscovered’ vibe are what make Vilano beach such a secret get away for tourist. The restaurants are enough reason to go to Vilano; Cap’s On the Water, Aunt Kates and Reef to name a few.  Crescent beach has quite possibly the softest whitest sand of any beach you will go to.  Most days it’s a quiet beach away from the fray, the further south you go the more secluded you feel.  Crescent beach is close to many beautiful parks and the surreal Matanzas inlet; go at sunset and you’ll be hooked.

Carriage Way Bed And Breakfast loves the extra attention St. Augustine is getting because we love the opportunity to show the Nation’s Oldest City to our guest.  All of our live rates and room pictures are HERE.  Our chef’s choice hot breakfast, on-site parking and helpful staff are all great reasons to visit the Jewel of The Ancient City, Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast.