2008 - 2013 Accolades
- Florida Trend Magazine's 2013 Economic Yearbook acknowledges St. Johns County's success in business growth and economic development.
- CNN Money Magazine ranks St. Johns County #5 of Top 25 Counties for Best Places to Live - Where the Jobs Are.
- Florida Department of Education ranks St. Johns County School District Number 1 in Florida with regard to student academic achievements four years in a row (2009 – 2012).
- University of Wisconsin study ranks St. Johns as Healthiest County in Florida second year in a row.
- FOXBusiness, utilizing data from Coldwell Banker Real Estate's list of "Top Booming Suburbs in America," highlights Fruit Cove, FL, as the #3 suburb in the United States.
- USA Today lists St. Augustine as #2 place to retire in its article, "Retirement Living: 5 Great (Unknown) Places to Retire."
- Fodor's Travel Guide lists St. Augustine as one of the 10 Best Small Towns in America. "Beautiful beaches and 500 years of Spanish Colonial history make this a find in northeastern Florida."
- Smithsonian magazine lists St. Augustine as one of the Best 20 Small Towns to Visit in 2013.
- Flagler College in St. Johns County reached the Top 10 of U.S. News & World Report's 2014 edition of Best Colleges for "Best Regional Colleges in the South," moving up to #8.
- Fodor's lists St. Augustine as one of the Seven Affordable Destinations for 2013 in the world.
- Reuters News Group named St. Augustine in its list of Top 10 Places in the World to see Holiday Lights .
- National Geographic Traveler, for the second year in a row, named St. Augustine in its list of Top 10 Places in the World to View Holiday Lights.
- National Geographic Traveler listed St. Augustine among the Top 20 World's Must See Places.
- Forbes Magazine names St. Augustine One of the Ten Prettiest Towns in the United States.
- TripAdvisor ranks St. Augustine among the Top 15 Destinations on the Rise for 2012.
- CNN Money Magazine ranks St. Johns County #12 of Top 25 Counties for Where the Jobs Are.
- U.S. News and World Report ranks St. Augustine as one of the Ten Best Places to Live in the
- CNN Money Magazine ranks St. Johns County #20 of Top 25 Counties for Best for Job Growth.
- AAA names St. Augustine one of the Ten Most "Walkable" Cities in North America.