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Historic St. Augustine

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St. Augustine combines elements of the past with a lively appreciation of the present.

Flagler College is located in the heart of the historic city of St. Augustine on the northeastern coast of Florida. This delightful community lies within sight of the Atlantic Ocean on the banks of the Matanzas River, which is part of the Intracoastal Waterway that links Florida and New England. St. Augustine is approximately 40 miles south of Jacksonville and 50 miles north of Daytona Beach. Major highways leading to Palm Beach, Orlando, and other Florida cities provide excellent access to many well-known attractions.


Distance from Flagler College

Anastasia State Park2.6 miles, 6 minutes
Crescent Beach10 miles, 18 minutes
St. Augustine Beach5 miles, 10 minutes
Vilano Beach5 miles, 10 minutes
Guana River State Park11 miles, 17 minutes
Jacksonville40 miles, 50 minutes
Daytona Beach50 miles, 1 hour
Orlando100 miles, 1 hour and 50 minutes




By actual date of founding, St. Augustine can trace its origin back 42 years before Jamestown and 55 years prior to Plymouth to a day in 1565, when Pedro Menendez de Aviles claimed the site for King Philip II of Spain and established a small outpost. Since that time, four centuries of exciting history under Spanish, English and American rule have given the city a pride in its heritage and a charm all its own.

Famous as a tourist center, rich in history, and beautifully maintained in all its storied charm, St. Augustine combines elements of the past with a lively appreciation of the present. Indeed, St. Augustine with its long history and its museums and cultural activities is a city of many interests and, as such, is perhaps more ideally suited than most to be the seat of a liberal arts college. Community resources complement and enrich the educational program at Flagler.