Beautiful St Augustine FL

Oldest City in the US and Incredibly Charming

Dave and I had the awesome opportunity to visit St. Augustine Fl recently and take a look at the porches we found in this beautiful historic town.

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St. Augustine was founded in 1565, by Spanish Admiral Pedro Menendez de Aviles, the state's initial governor.

Aviles named the settlement San Agustin. The reason is rooted in the fact this he had first seen land in Florida just a few days before the feast day of St. Augustine.

According to Wikipedia, this southern city was the capital of Spanish Florida for over 200 years.

Amidst the beauty of its Spanish architecture, Dave and I, being the porch aficionados that we are, found much joy in walking up and down the neighborhood streets admiring their porches. And so, we are happy to share these pictures with you!


St Augustine Fl collage
Such charm and history in the oldest city in the US



Porches We Love in St Augustine

We only got to spend a few hours one afternoon in this wonderful town but we got to see so many porches. Here we highlight just a few of our favorites!

St Augustine Fl porch - most welcoming front door
Don't you love this welcoming front door?
Goes to show how curb appeal abounds when paint and fixtures are kept fresh and well maintained.


St Augustine Fl porch with rocking chairs
This porch is one of the most beautiful we saw!



St Augustine Fl porch on gorgeous brick home

The friendly homeowner shared about the joy her grandchildren have visiting their home - and of the porch parties held there. Oh, we'd love to see!


St Augustine Fl porch - dining area
And around the corner a relaxing dining area



Looks like this home was once a small church in St Augustine Fl
We're guessing this pretty home once was a church



Typical Porch-Lined Streets in St Augustine FL

St Augustine Fl street with pretty porches
A typical St. Augustine FL street with pretty porches



St. Augustine homes with dramatic color
Dramatic colors we enjoyed



St. Augustine neighborhood
Ornate porches, lush landscape


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More Porches to Enjoy

St Augustine Fl with Victorian appeal
We love all the details on this porch including the handcrafted trim, the welcoming landscaping and seasonal decor



Painted brick home with porch in St Augustine Fl
Beautiful painted brick home boasts of homeowner pride
Did you know that pineapples are a welcome symbol?



A pretty yellow home in St Augustine Fl
Much character in this yellow home with a green porch and metal roof



A pretty corner picket fence St Augustine Fl
The picket fence and landscaping grace this home



Two story home with a large porch in St Augustine Fl
Nothing like a traditional crisp-white two-story home with a spacious porch



Pretty art on a St. Augustine porch
The wall art is truly a focal point on this small porch



St. Augustine porch with knee wall
A knee wall like I remember from childhood



Southern home in St. Augustine FL
The spanish moss and native plants lend a true southern feel to this home



Enchanting St. Augustine home with rocking chair front porch
An enchanting home with an engaging porch, complete with porch swing and rocking chair



St. Augustine porch with purple painted floor

What captured our eye at first about this porch is the brightly painted purple floor.


St. Augustine FL home

Then we noticed the privacy panel and the blue porch ceiling.


St. Augustine FL home with pretty porch

Here you can see the other side of this attractive privacy panel. Take a moment, if you like, to see other ideas we found for creating your own privacy porch.


St. Augustine FL home with wide porch steps
What intrigued us here was the porch steps



St. Augustine porch steps with beautiful tiles
Look a little closer and see the beautiful tiles
The tiles lend some much personality and interest to these porch steps.

And we also appreciate that this homeowner uses a middle handrail on his wide porch steps.


St. Augustine porch with wide steps and middle handrail
A very attractive middle handrail
For wide steps, a middle handrail is both a safety benefit and delight to see. So helpful for neighbors and guests visiting.

For another example, please look at the middle handrail on this beautiful porch in Cape May.


A wonderful southern home and gracious porch  in St. Augustine FL
This porch conveys true southern charm - St. Augustine style



Shops, Sights and Attractions in St Augustine FL

While porches were our focus while visiting St Augustine FL, we also enjoyed colorful shops and restaurants. Here are just a few we captured for you.


The Blue Hen restaurant in St Augustine Fl
Dave and I enjoyed lunch at the Blue Hen
We ordered their fried green tomatoes with black-eyed pea salsa. That was the best!


A shop with many wind chimes in St. Augustine
Delightful wind chimes and a double decker porch



An Irish shop in St. Augustine
Irish everything!



Taking a carriage ride in St Augustine Fl
Carriage rides are fun in St. Augustine



Flagler College in St Augustine Fl
St. Augustine is home to Flagler College



Hammocks on Flagler College campus - where students study in St. Augustine
Students study on comfortable hammocks on campus



St. Augustine FL - trolley rides
We saw trolley upon trolley packed with eager visitors and enthusiastic tour guides
With its rich history and Spanish architecture, this city is quite memorable.


Bridge in St. Augustine FL - oldest city in America
Crossing this bridge gives you a perspective of the oldest town in the USA


Although our visit to the oldest city in the US was only for a few hours, we fell in love with the friendly people and wonderful porches and architecture in this southern city.



/ / / St Augustine FL



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