The final votes have been counted and St. Augustine has been named #6 on USA Todays Top Ten Historic Cities in the United States. This contest was held online and after weeks of polling St. Augustine finished well ahead of what the city expected. St. Augustine beat out Boston, Philadelphia, Santa Fe and New Orleans. It is an incredible honor to be mentioned with those beautiful historic cities and St. Augustine is proud that its history as "The Nations Oldest City" is being recognized.
St Augustine was described as follows:
“Nicknamed the ‘Old City,’ St. Augustine was the first European settlement in the U.S., discovered in 1565, some 55 years before the pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock. History is in evidence throughout the city, from the preserved walls of 17th-century Castillo de San Marcos to the beautiful Flagler College, built as a hotel by Henry Flagler during St. Augustine’s rise in popularity as a winter resort town in the late 19th century.”