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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:12 PM

Which city is better, Sarasota or St. Augustine?

I used to think Sarasota, bay side and all that but, lately I have been drawn to St. Augustine, for the history, I guess ...


props to darkangel218 for the OP.

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Reply Which city is better, Sarasota or St. Augustine? (Original post)
Tuesday Afternoon Feb 2013 OP
csziggy Feb 2013 #1
Kurska Feb 2013 #2
In_The_Wind Feb 2013 #3
JanMichael Feb 2013 #4
OriginalGeek Feb 2013 #5
graywarrior Feb 2013 #6
Moondog Feb 2013 #7
Kingofalldems Feb 2013 #8

Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:19 PM

1. St. Augustine - can't be as Republican as Sarasota

And it has the history thing going. Plus, there is a strong artist community there. Around St. Augustine there are a lot of really cool historical sites, much more than just the fort.

Sarasota is where what her face, the Secretary of State that allowed the voter purge while she was the state chairman of Bush's campaign in 2000 - Katherine Harris. AND they elected her to Congress after that!

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:21 PM

2. St. Augustine hands down

Sorry, sarasota has nothing on the natural beauty and history of Saint Augustine. Whenever I have friends come in from out of state I ALWAYS take them to Saint Augustine and they ALWAYS have an absolute blast.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:31 PM

3. St. Augustine hands down.

indeed . . . props to darkangel218 for moving to Orlando.
Miami isn't fun or safe anymore.

I have photos of Saint Augustine in my photobucket. Beautiful.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:33 PM

4. Both are cool!!

But...aside from the comments above, which are accurate...You can leave FL faster from St. Augustine-- so, if you want to get up into the mountains of GA, SC, or NC....it's hours faster-

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:48 PM

5. I lived in Sarasota when I was 2 or 3

and Jacksonville when I was 5 or 6

and I visit both Sarasota and St Augustine for fun now.


Sarasota has a cool Amish community with some GREAT food and handcrafted stuff.

St Augustine has the history and also some great food.

We stayed at the Casablanca B&B on Matanzas Bay for our 25th anniversary and had a blast, We had a second floor room overlooking the main street/bay and it was great lounging on the balcony drinking scotch and smoking cigars.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:54 PM

6. I lived in Sarasota for 5 years

St. Augustine is better.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:50 PM

7. St Augustine.

Both are tourist towns.

But St Augustine has a soul.

I owned a couple of homes in Sarasota for a few years. I wouldn't go back.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:09 PM

8. St Augustine has Barnacle Bill's seafood restaurant

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