Hurricane season begins on June 1st and goes all the way through November. If you're new to Florida, that thought can be unsettling. My advice? Prepare, don't panic. Here's a checklist to help you. And don't make the same mistake I did after moving here and experiencing my first hurricane season: I let mysefl get some serious 'storm fatigue.' Once a hurricane is spotted, no matter how far away, it becomes big news and you'll hear or read about the approaching storm for a couple of weeks before it is even near northeast FL. Don't let the hysteria worry you, but don't be complacent either. Be prepared.
One more pro trip: if you decide to leave the area before the storm hits and will be traveling with pets, identify pet-friendly hotels (or friends!) in advance and make reservations. Also be sure to have a copy of your pet's vaccination records with you.
Prepare, don't panic. You'll have plenty of time.
Updated Nov. 2021
No matter what sport your children enjoy there is likely a youth sports league in Saint Johns, FL for them. Local leagues have teams and clubs for a variety of sports at all levels of play. Since St. Johns is a large county I have listed the leagues by the main geographical area they cover. Also listed are leagues that serve areas county-wide, as well as leagues and programs for children whose physical or mental challenges may make it difficult to play in a traditional program
Leagues in Northwest Saint Johns County:
Leagues in Northeast Saint Johns County:
Leagues in Central Saint Johns County:
Leagues in Southern Saint Johns County:
Saint Johns County Sports for Children with Physical or Mental Challenges:
County-Wide Leagues, Clubs and Associations:
National Sports Organizations with Local Programs:
In addition there are schools, facilities, clubs, houses of worship, YMCAs and neighborhood recreation programs with offerings for children interested in the above sports as well as dance, gymnastics, martial arts, horseback riding and swimming. Chances are if your child wants to learn or participate in a sport you will be able to find a place for them to do it in St. Johns, FL.
When Julie Bentley and her family moved to St. Johns, FL in 2010 she exhaustively researched sports club/league opportunities for her elementary-age children. As a Realtor who helps many families moving to the area, she is often asked about youth activities so stays apprised of the offerings. If there is an organization or league that you would like to see included in this list, please email or text Julie at email@example.com or 904-576-0706.
Jacksonville, FL is home to a number of professional sports teams. While you've probably heard of the Jacksonville Jaguars did you know there is also a women's tackle football team? A rugby team? An ice hockey team?
Here are the professional teams that call Jacksonville, FL home and a link to their websites. Check out their schedules, head downtown and cheer the home team on!
Julie Bentley is a licensed Realtor in the metro Jacksonville, FL area who can sometimes be spotted enthusiastically cheering on the sports teams in her adopted state.
People move to northeastern Florida for many reasons with job opportunities, great schools and the pleasant climate being among the most common. As you begin your search for a home here are a few things you may want to know about the area.
Do you have any other questions about St. Johns or Jacksonville, FL? I've probably answered them before! Send me a message, call or text me.
Julie Bentley has been answering questions and selling homes in St. Johns, FL since 2012. Ask her anything - if she doesn't know the answer yet she will soon!
There are many options for outdoor fun in St. Johns County, FL for people but what's a dog to do? The lucky dogs living in or visiting this area have options too!
Dogs are welcome at all of the St. Johns County beaches as long as they are on a leash and under their owner's control at all time. Not feeling the beach? As you stroll through the streets of St. Augustine you'll see that many shopkeepers have fresh water at their door for thirsty pets and some keep treats for them as well. Also, most restaurants with outdoor seating will allow well-behaved dogs to rest peacefully under the table while their person enjoys a meal or refreshing beverages.
What about the more spirited dogs who need room to roam, socialize and run off-leash? Fortunately for them there are several dog parks in the county. Amenities at some of the parks include shade, separate areas for small and large dogs, fresh water, a dog wash station and an agility course. Learn about the parks at the links below then grab your leash and your favorite canine and see them for yourself. Your dog will thank you!
Paws Dog Park at Davis Park, 210 Davis Park Rd, Ponte Vedra FL 32082 http://www.co.st-johns.fl.us/Recreation/Parks/DavisDogPark.aspx
Paws Dog Park at Treaty Park, 1595 Wildwood Drive, St Augustine, FL 32086 http://www.sjcfl.us/Recreation/Parks/TreatyDogPark.aspx
Paws Park at Veteran's Park, 1332 Veterans Pkwy, St Johns, FL 32259 http://www.sjcfl.us/Recreation/Parks/Veterans.aspx
Trails for Tails in Nocatee Community Park, 707 Nocatee Center Pkwy, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 https://www.nocatee.com/lifestyle/dog-parks/
Central Bark in Twenty Mile Post, Nocatee 32081 https://www.nocatee.com/lifestyle/twenty-mile-post/
Paws Park at Joe Pomar Park, 1600 Masters Drive, St Augustine, FL 32084 http://www.co.st-johns.fl.us/recreation/Parks/index.aspx
Ron Parker Park, 607 Old Beach Rd, St Augustine, FL 32080 http://www.co.st-johns.fl.us/recreation/Parks/index.aspx
Deleon Shores Park, 9 E Dolphin Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 http://www.co.st-johns.fl.us/recreation/Parks/index.aspx