St. Augustine is forty miles south of Jacksonville, FL, and just under 60 miles north of Daytona Beach.
The city is called the "Nation's Oldest City." The Spanish founded St. Augustine in 1565. For this reason, the town is rich in history and heritage.
The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum is always fun and feature a working lighthouse.
The city constantly hosts historical events and festivals featuring St. Augustine's rich heritage.
The town hosts a Farmer's Market on the pier every Wednesday and an art walk every first Friday of the month.
St. Augustine is thirty-eight miles from Mayport Naval Station, which gives you an Exchange, a Commissary, and a Space-A Air terminal. The city is home to a VA clinic, and the nearest VA hospital is in Naval Air Station Jacksonville.
If a town with a ton of history and beautiful beaches sounds like a great retirement location, keep St. Augustine on your list!
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