When it comes to stepping back in time, in the United States, St. Augustine is about as far back as you can go in colonial history. Downtown is home to some of St. Augustine and the country’s most iconic landmarks, including the Castillo de San Marcos and the Fountain of Youth.
St. Augustine’s Downtown is where visitors go to see the historic Spanish architecture and buildings, but it’s also a dining and shopping destination. St George Street delivers a great mix of shops, art galleries, restaurants, and bars. Private Flagler College is part of the downtown scene, giving it a youthful vibe.
In terms of real estate, yes, you’ll find historic properties in the Old City area. Waterfront homes overlook the Matazanas River towards Anastasia Island.