Exploring the Charm of Astor, Florida!

A quiet capture of the St. Johns River.
Such a peaceful view of the St. Johns River!

Tucked away along the banks of the St. Johns River, the hidden gem of Astor, Florida invites you to embrace the river life. With its lush landscapes, charming community spirit and rich history, Astor promises a refreshing escape. 

Is Astor, Florida, a Good Place to Live?

For those seeking a peaceful retreat in the heart of Central Florida, Astor offers a serene and idyllic setting. With its natural surroundings and laid-back atmosphere, it’s an ideal place for anyone looking to escape urban living.

The community of Astor is small but tight-knit, fostering a sense of belonging among its residents. This town boasts a range of outdoor recreational activities, including boating, fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing. The slower pace of life allows for a more relaxed and fulfilling lifestyle, where neighbors know each other by name and there’s always a friendly face around the corner!

What River Runs Through Astor, Florida?

Astor sits proudly on the banks of the St. Johns River, one of Florida’s longest rivers. The St. Johns River stretches over 300 miles,  before emptying into the Atlantic Ocean near Jacksonville.

The river is not only a scenic wonder but also a vital ecosystem that supports plant and animal life. Boating and fishing are popular pastimes among residents and visitors alike, allowing them to explore the river’s waters and diverse wildlife.

A lovely evening sunset captured along the St. Johns River!

What is the History of Astor, Florida?

Astor Florida’s history is tied to the St. Johns River, which has been an artery for transportation and commerce in Florida.

The town of Astor was founded in the late 1800s by William Astor, a prominent businessman. Recognizing the potential of the St. Johns River for trade and tourism, Astor established a steamboat landing and hotel, laying the foundation for the town’s development.

Throughout its history, it has been a popular destination for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts, drawn to its natural beauty and opportunities. Today, remnants of its past can still be seen in the historic buildings and landmarks that dot the landscape, serving as a reminder of Astor’s storied heritage.

Book Your Visit to Astor, Florida!

Astor, Florida, holds a special spot for those who appreciate its natural beauty, rich history  and laid-back lifestyle. Call 352.759.3422 or visit castawaysontheriver.com/rentals/ to book your stay today. Whether you’re seeking a weekend getaway or considering a permanent move, This town offers a casual oasis where you can reconnect with nature and immerse yourself in the timeless charm of riverfront living!

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About Castaways on the River

Castaways on the River offers boat rentals and lodging accommodations in beautiful Astor, Florida. Come experience the natural beauty of Central Florida's fresh waters. http://www.castawaysontheriver.com

Coming May 1, 2024,

  • Cottage rentals
  • Room rentals
  • RV sites

Booking a date after May 1, 2024?
Call 352.759.3422 to book and receive the new lowered rate!

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