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North City/Uptown - The Peaceful Part of Downtown

Uptown begins just North of Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum. 

  You probably saw this building on TV - this is where they have filmed the Intro to the series and several episodes. Between the Ripleys and the actual MLS Boundary of North City (MLS Area 3) are three significant St. Augustine attractions: the Mission of Nombre De Dios (where the first mass was held in the United States and a great walking area), the Old Jail and the Fountain of Youth - a privately owned park with great archeological significance.

. You can taste the water from and Artesian well here^

So, MLS Area 3 begins at the South end at May Street (A1A) and includes wonderful neighborhoods laden with old growth hardwoods. These include Nelmar Terrace, Genopoly Tract, Sanchez Subdivision, Fullerwood, Hildreth Back Bay, Lew Subdivision, Ferrira Wood, San Marco Courts ans Saratoga Lake Subdivisions. Also, toward the North end of Area 3 (by the US 1 City Gate) lie the Las Palmas Condominium Complex. On the Eastern boundary of Area 3 is the Camachee Island Yacht Harbor, Condominiums, Harbor Lots and Lands End - a very upscale development on it's own Intracoastal Island.

Not quite as pricey as downtown (except for Camachee Island), North City is a quiet and stately area with mix of older homes that is sure to attract many house hunters. It is also is home to the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind Campus and quite a few of the staff live here and work on Campus.

If you like ecclectic shopping there are quaint stores along San Marco to patronize and lots of services provided along San Marco Avenue and US 1. Some of the local favorite eateries include Fusion Point (for Sushi), El Potro (Mexican) and a great newcomer for breakfast and lunch - Jaybird's (at US 1 and SR 16). Walgreen's and CVS Pharmacies are at this intersection and there is a full blown Winn-Dixie grocery store at the City Gates (includes Larry's Giant Subs, Wendy's and more).