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St. Augustine Selected as One of Florida's 7 Wonders

St. Augustine, the Nation's oldest city, has been selected as one of Florida's Seven Wonders by the readers of the Miami Herald.  Yippee! Our fine city finished third from among nearly two dozen candidates for inclusion on the list of Florida's most inspiring and beautiful locations.

To determine the Sunshine State's seven wonders, the Herald asked for nominations and then listed the twenty-one most popular on their website.  Nominees could be natural or man-made - but had to reflect the state's beauty, history or culture. Throughout the month of June, Herald readers were asked to vote for their favorites.  Additionally, you could visit their website to select your candidate. I asked many people in St. Augustine to vote for our wonderful city. The winners will be formally announced  July 22.

Florida's 7 Wonders in order of votes: 

1. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables

2. The Everglades

3. Historic St. Augustine

4. the Reefs of the Florida Keys

5.Vizcaya Museum in Miami

6.Old Town Key West

7.Kennedy Space Center. 

Each of the Seven Wonders will be presented in a special edition of the Herald's Travel on July 29. Come visit St. Augustine. You'll want to move here!

Barbara Jenness takes joy in assisting people in buying or selling their home or land in northeast Florida (St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra,  and Jacksonville). She is a community activist and leader serving as President of Friends of A1A 2008-2010, Past President of Scenic & Historic A1A in St. Johns County for over 10 years, and past vice-president of Vilano Beach Main Street (North Shores Improvement Association). She is a past president for WCR in St. Augustine and a member of South Ponte Vedra Civic Association, Porpoise Point, Serenata Beach Club, and Palencia. She founded and is a Past President of the St. Augustine Regional Council (StAR Council) to promote the St. Augustine area to individuals outside the region.

Awards: REALTOR of the Year, Businesswoman of the Year, SPIRIT Award Passion, Five-Star Best in Client Satisfaction-7 Years Winner

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Comment balloon 0 commentsBarbara Jenness • July 16 2007 01:37PM