St. Augustine, located in St. Johns County, Florida, is used to making Top Ten Lists. It’s a regular occurrence, and who wouldn’t want to live in a charming, European-influenced, historic oceanfront town in sunny Florida? But this week, we learned that St. Johns County made a Top Ten List: it was ranked No. 1 overall among Florida counties in “paycheck friendliness”.
According to a story this week in the St. Augustine Record, St. Johns County topped the list for purchasing power and low unemployment level. That translates to St. Johns County residents having more buying power than residents of any other county in the entire state of Florida.
Here at 97Park, we knew St. Johns County was incredibly affordable in comparison to South Florida and the Gulf Coast. What we didn’t know is that, according to the recent study published by Smart Asset (a financial technology company), St. Johns County’s #1 ranking gives it “the highest ratio of household income to cost of living.”
You’ll also find that our area typically sees lower insurance rates vs other coastal areas of Florida, given the historically lower hurricane impact history here. Add to that St. Johns County School District’s top ranking year over year over year, and you’ll find that you’ll agree…. St. Johns County is the place to be in Florida!
Growing areas like Nocatee, Rivertown, Shearwater, and Beachwalk offer top value to buyers looking for a home direct from a new home builder. If you’re interested in a new build, we work closely with all new home builders to find you the best home on the best lot at the best price.
Give us a call at 97Park. We’ll help you find the perfect St. Johns County home!