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St. Johns, Florida One of Best Schools for Your Real Estate Buck

St. Johns, Florida is #9 on Forbes/GreatSchools list of Best Schools for Your Real Estate Buck

St. Johns is located in St. Johns County in northeast Florida. It was one of only two places in Florida to make Forbes/GreatSchools list.

GreatSchools combined two databases that calibrate the results of varying state tests by national standards to come up with an absolute score for each city. It then graded them on a curve with the highest-ranking district, Falmouth, representing 100. By cutting the list by median home prices they came up with an overall ranking.

17,589 towns and cities in the 49 states  were analyzed. The two databases were the results of standardized, statewide tests and the results from the most recent National Assessment for Educational Progress data, a federal program that tests randomly selected students in fourth, eighth and 12th grades to provide state-level assessments of learning and educational progress.

There are many reasons people move to Florida including the great weather and no state income tax. But when you combine that with best schools and low home prices you have a winning combination. St. Johns County that includes St. Johns, St. Augustine, and Ponte Vedra has many benefits over the rest of the state. Read about them here. We look forward to welcoming you!

The St. Augustine Regional (StAR) Council was created by a group of professional to make sure people that are considering a Move to Florida, review the St. Augustine area before making a decision.

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.

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Comment balloon 0 commentsBarbara Jenness • May 12 2011 10:43AM