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Why You Should Airbnb Before You Buy in St. Augustine

There’s no shortage of reasons to make the move to St. Augustine. With pristine coastlines and amazing weather, people are flocking to the Nation’s Oldest City.

But with any move, it’s important to get a proper lay of the land before you make any decisions.

One of the best ways to get an authentic look at a new environment is to stay in a vacation rental. Airbnb provides a way to visit a city while getting an intimate look at what everyday life might look like for a local. Here are some reasons why you might want to stay at an Airbnb before moving to St. Augustine.

You’ll Get a Feel for the Weather

St. Augustine’s weather is a dream, but may not be for everyone. Florida is considered a subtropical climate. That means the days are hot and humid. Those who live in more temperate climates might have to adjust to the lack of seasons.

The only shift in weather happens during hurricane season around August through early October. It’s still fairly warm during these months but there is a more noticeable difference in the amount of rain. Visiting St. Augustine at any point of the year will help you gauge if the weather is something you will enjoy.  

Provides an Opportunity to Browse Homes

If you’re moving from far away, house hunting can be difficult. Photos and video tours just don’t do a home justice. You can’t get a feel for the space in the same way. If you’re buying, this can be especially problematic.

Staying at an Airbnb will give you the opportunity to get a feel for different neighborhoods while also giving you the chance to tour homes. Seeing your potential new home in person will set you up for a far better experience. If you need guidance, don’t hesitate to reach out to me for assistance with the home buying process! 

You Can Meet the Locals

Every region has a different local flare. If you’re moving from a different part of the country, you might not have a full understanding of what the culture of the city is. One of the great parts about staying at a vacation rental is being embedded in the true local atmosphere. You can meet some of the people in the community and discover if you can see yourself meshing with the feel of St. Augustine. 

It’s Just a Great Place for a Vacation 

Even if St. Augustine isn’t destined to be your home, it’s still a wonderful place to visit. With a rich history and tons of fun things to do, you’ll be sure to enjoy your time in our charming city. With year-round warm weather, there are plenty of great times to plan a stay. Just remember that we usually experience hurricane season from August through October. We don’t usually get hit too hard but there’s no guarantee that the weather will be great for vacation in that timeframe. 

St. Augustine is Calling

Staying at an Airbnb in St. Augustine will be a great way to figure out if this is the right place for you and your family. Get a feel for our local culture, explore our neighborhoods, take a trip to the beach – envision a life in the beautiful city. There is no better way to get an authentic experience in a foreign city than staying at a vacation rental. 

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