Kevin, Home Buyer in Saint Augustine, FL

What is St Augustine South like? The prices are so much less expensive than Anastasia Island. What is this neighborhood like to live in and stores?

Asked by Kevin, Saint Augustine, FL Thu Nov 4, 2010

How long of a ride to downtown and to the beach? And what are taxes like in this area? Thanks you.

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Carol Tunis, Agent, St Augustine, FL
Thu Nov 4, 2010
Hi Kevin! St. Augustine South is a wonderful neighborhood, with diverse homes that can fit everyone's needs. Without HOA's (Home Owners Association) fees, it attracts families that want a relax style of living. The millage rate for the South is around 15.5. This means that for every $1,000 of your purchase price, you will pay $15,50. You would use approx 90% of your purchase price to figure the taxes and then homestead exemption comes into play. It's across the street from the Ponce Mall and there's stores and restaurants everywhere. You're looking at about a 3-4 mile ride to the beach and about 4-5 miles to downtown, depending on where in the South you live.
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Rosemarie Hu…, Agent, St Augustine, FL
Thu Nov 4, 2010
Saint augustine south is located close to shopping and the hospital, approx 15 minutes to downtown & the beach.
The homes are on larger lots and the community has no HOA . There are 4 sections and some have older homes.
Parts of this subdivision are intracoastal front and it has 2 boat ramps, fishing piers and a park.Taxes depend on the house and if it will be your primary home.
I hope this answered your questions, feel free to call me if you need help finding your new home.
Have a great day!
Rosemarie Hussey
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Roni Heinrich, Agent, Saint Augustine, FL
Wed Jun 6, 2012
Hi Kevin,
St. Augustine South is good value for the money. It is centrally located, close to Ponce Mall and plenty of restaurants to choose from. 10 minute drive to down town and a quick drive across 312 to the beach. As far as taxes go to Property Appraiser website. In this area the homes move quickly because they are desirable. Would love to help in your search at St. Augustine South.
Thanks so much,
Roni Heinrich
407-620-1371 cell
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Karen Peil, Agent, Saint Augustine, FL
Fri Nov 5, 2010
Yes, St. Augustine South is a great location that runs along the west side of the intracoastal waterway. You are looking at a 10-15 minute ride to downtown and/or the beach. I live near the South and drive to both downtown and the beach all of the time. St. Augustine South is very convenient to all of the stores along US1 South, grocery stores and the hospital is right next door. St. Augustine South does not have a mandatory homeowners association, but does have an active neighborhood and neighbors that get together if you choose to participate. It has a nice park and two boat ramps. It is an established neighborhood, with a variety of home styles and ages, and a few vacant lots still available for purchase. St. Augustine South is within the county, but not within the City of St. Augustine or St. Augustine Beach, so the taxes would be calculated at a little over 15 mills - but the best way to calculate the taxes is to go to the Property Appraiser's website at and click on the "Estimate My Taxes" tab. If I can be of further help with information, just let me know - I would be happy to help.

Karen Peil, Broker Associate
Prudential Network Realty
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Amy Gibbs, , Saint Augustine, FL
Thu Nov 4, 2010
Good evening Kevin! The main difference between St. Augustine South and Anastasia Island is location. On the island, you are obviously closer to the beach so there is a premium on the land value. Although St. Augustine South is on the mainland, it is close to shopping, Flagler Hospital and less than a 10 minute drive to either the beach or the historic district. Another difference between the two areas is taxes and insurance. On the island, property taxes can range between 15-21 mills (rounded) & insurance premiums can be higher. In St. Augustine South, you are looking at about 15 mills for taxes and flood insurance is not required for all areas (those away from the Intracoastal). I would be happy to answer any other questions you may have.

Amy Gibbs, Realtor
St. Augustine Realty
(904) 347-9538
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Stefanie Ber…, Agent, Saint Augustine, FL
Thu Nov 4, 2010
Hi Kevin,

St. Augustine South is very centrally located. You are minutes away from Flagler Hospital, shopping and major restaurants. You are 5 to 8 minute drive to downtown and the same to the beach. If is less expensive than the island as it is more expensive the closer you get to the beach. Taxes are bases off sales price and you are looking at about 16.5 mills as the South is in the county (this is the lowest tax base which is good for you). Let me know if you have any additional questions.

Stefanie Bernstein
Watson Realty Corp.
(904) 669-5134
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