Saint Johns' economy is one that is growing at a very quick rate. Saint Johns has a low unemployment rate, and the top industries include tourism, healthcare, finance, manufacturing and transportation and warehousing. Forbes magazine has acknowledged Saint Johns as a place with excellent quality of life, as well as plenty of employment opportunities.
Saint Johns is part of the Saint Johns County School District. There are nearly 20 elementary schools, seven middle schools, seven high schools and two charter schools. Currently, the Saint Johns County School District ranks in the top 10 school districts in the whole country. In addition, students can choose to further their studies at St. Johns River State College. St. Johns River State offers degrees and technical certificates in a variety of areas.
There is always something to see or do in Saint Johns. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is a large arts facility located near Saint Johns. This beautiful building hosts national and international acts and features dancers, concerts and plays. The Saint Johns County Fairgrounds is the premier fair and festival facility in the area. The fairgrounds house various events throughout the year including the County Fair, exhibitions, and camping weekends. Residents of Saint Johns look forward to a number of events throughout the year, including Easter Egg Hunts, Christmas Parades, jam sessions for local musicians, and the Matanzas 5K run.
PARKS AND RECREATION
There is no shortage of outdoor recreational activities for the residents of Saint Johns. Golfers can head out to the Cimarrone Golf and Country Club, Golf Club at South Hampton, Champion's Club, Saint Johns Golf and Country Club, and Bentbrook Golf Course. Residents get their daily workout at the Julington Creek Plantation, an incredibly extensive recreation center that features dance classes, pools, tennis, camp programs, special events and a cardio room. Furthermore, Saint Johns is located on 40 miles of scenic coastline, which provides visitors and residents alike with multiple opportunities for boating, surfing, sailing, and gorgeous beach days. Fishermen enjoy fishing off of the local fishing pier located at St. Augustine Beach, and those with boats enjoy the many boat ramps that allow boaters to sail off into creeks and into the ocean. Finally, the Saint Johns Equestrian Center is a 20 acre equestrian facility that is ideal for any horseback rider.