The Shores and the South6/21/2022
Two of the most popular areas of St. Augustine are the neighborhoods The Shores, and The South. Both are in the 32086 zip code, south of the city. Both neighborhoods run along the Matanzas River, and both are Census Designated places.
The South is the more northern neighborhood of them, which leads to quite a bit of confusion for people who don't live in one of these areas. The South runs from Flagler Hospital all the way down to Moultrie Creek. This neighborhood is packed into 1.7 square miles, and has approximately 2000 homes and lots. There are only small roads through the area, which keeps it a bit more quiet and reserved. There are two boat ramps along Shore Drive, one on the north end - Douglas C Crane Park; and Shore Drive Boat Ramp on the southern end. The views from Shore Drive are extraordinary, running under a canopy of trees. Even if you don't end up living in the area, you'll want to make this drive often. The South is very close to Walmart, and numerous restaurants.
The Shores picks up on the other side of Moultrie Creek, and runs south for a few miles. This neighborhood is comprised of 3.5 square miles, and has approximately 3500 homes and lots. Shores Boulevard loops through the entire subdivision, and is a four lane road. This larger road brings the community a higher visibility than the South, though it does have a speed limit of only 25. This neighborhood has miles of walkways, a community swimming pool, golf course, ponds, and numerous parks. The area just outside The Shores is reaching peak development status now. While there's been a Publix there for a long time, now there's also a Winn Dixie, a CVS, Zaxbys, Dunkin Donuts, and even more being built.
Both areas are well established. You'll find people who've lived there for long periods, building a real sense of community.
If you're looking for some land to build on or an existing home, we highly recommend these neighborhoods. Give Peggy a call at (904) 377-3733, and we'll discuss options for you.