Review of St. Augustine, Florida


S. A. is a drinking village with a drug problem
Star Rating - 8/11/2019
I moved here back in 2005, and at the time it was a nice quiet town on the surface. Now fast forward to 2019, traffic has increased precipitously, forests are being destroyed, and houses and housing developments are being brought up everywhere. There was a saying that it was a "drinking village with a fishing problem". It's still true, only, it's drug problem now more than a fishing problem. The only gig in town is the local hospital, or if you like to work hospitality, come on down. The cost of living is astronomical. If you perform a rental search, the only thing you will see are expensive duplexes and houses that go from anywhere from $1,200 to $ 1,400 and higher. THERE IS NOTHING TO RENT down here! The climate is another story altogether. It's Hot. It's humid, it's Florida. Horses suffer immeasurably down here. it's wet and hoof care is a challenge if you own a horse. If you're lucky to get a house with a well, be prepared to deal with hydrogen sulfide and (rotten eggs) and iron among other contaminants. The feeling is long gone for me.
Derek | Saint Augustine, FL
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