Children living in Vilano Beach are served by the St. Johns County School District, which is comprised of 17 elementary schools, one K-8 school, seven middle schools, seven high schools, three charter schools, and three alternative education facilities. For students ready to enter the collegiate world, the closest colleges and universities within the area include Flagler College, St. Leo University, St. Johns River State College, University of North Florida, and University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.
Attractions & Points of Interest
Vilano Beach offers residents plenty of opportunities for enjoying the beach and surf. Known for its terrific fishing, skim boarding, and awesome Floridian sunrises, Vilano Beach is perfect for those who love to spend their time out on the beach. The area is surrounded by natural resources and nine wildlife habitats, where you can usually spot endangered sea turtles, over 100 species of birds nesting in the area, and even witness the migration and calving of the Northern Right Whale during the winter months.
For more activities for the whole family, go across the Vilano Beach Causeway and into St. Augustine. The ever popular Marineland offers visitors with opportunities to swim with the dolphins or check out the Fountain of Youth, a great historical destination to take the family to, along with Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum. Potter's Wax Museum is another fun attraction for the kids. If you're more of a history buff, be sure to check out the Castillo de San Marcos which is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States or the Lightner Museum for its permanent collection of relics during America's Gilded Age, and the St. Augustine Historical Society where the featured attraction, the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, the oldest standing Spanish Colonial home, is on display. The house is a designated National Historic Landmark.
Parks & Recreation
Vilano Beach has several public parks in the area, including North Beach Park, Surfside Park, and Guana River State Park. Golfers will be pleased to know that Vilano Beach offers quite a few golf courses within close proximity to the community. Golf courses in the area include Palencia, Royal St. Augustine Golf & Country Club, or the resort courses at World Golf Village. If you've never played a round of golf before and would like to learn, or perhaps you'd like to perfect your swing, be sure to check out Golf Made Simple, located on Cathedral Place in St. Augustine. If you're looking to introduce the little ones to the sport, take them out to Bayfront Carpet Golf for some miniature golf fun.
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