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St. Johns is an unincorporated community in northwest St. Johns County, Florida, United States and a suburb of Jacksonville. The population as of the 2000 census was 18,063, though considerable growth has taken place in the past ten years. As of 2016, the population is estimated to be approximately 86,400 people. It is located in the Greater Jacksonville Metropolitan area, and lies approximately halfway between downtown Jacksonville and downtown St. Augustine.St. Johns is made up of the entire 32259 ZIP code, including the communities of Fruit Cove, Switzerland and Julington Creek. This ZIP code claimed a population of 36,917 at the 2010 census, for a land area of 57.66 square miles.It is a suburb of Jacksonville, with numerous golf courses, boutiques and riverside mansions (in the southern area). Much of the community contains protected marsh and wetlands. It contains many divided highways with large royal palm trees. It is known to be a warmer suburb of Jacksonville, since it is about 25–30 miles south of Jacksonville and 45–50 miles from the northern suburbs. At least 3 new interstates and parkways are being constructed in the area, including the tolled First Coast Expressway, a toll road being constructed to connect The World Golf area and North St Augustine to Green Cove Springs and then on to interstate 10, about 20 miles west of Jacksonville, or 5 miles west of interstate 295. Also being constructed is interstate 795, which will be connected to the First Coast Expressway in the area of Shands Bridge.St. Johns is in Florida (FL). In the build up to your vacation in St. Johns, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our United States trip itinerary planner.
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