More than 500 years old, St. Augustine is still very much worth exploring, and visitors to one of the oldest cities in America continue to experience the magical ambiance of this storied slice of Florida. From highly rated restaurants and intriguing attractions to historic sites and beautiful beaches, you’ll want to take your time discovering it all. While other destinations evoke the quiet and comfortable “Southern” town charm and hospitality in Central Florida. Picturesque First Street, the center of downtown Sanford, was revitalized to add historical elements such as a two-lane brick street and traditional light posts. The City of Sanford and the Sanford Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) have worked with its community partners, such as businesses, property owners and residents of Sanford to create the design for a new streetscape on Sanford Avenue between 1st and 6th Streets.