Crescent City, FL is located between Two bodies of water, Crescent Lake lies to the east of the town and Lake Stella lies to the west of town. The total area of the town is 2.1 square miles.
The city fronts on beautiful Crescent Lake, which is a large appendage of the St. Johns River. It is noted as one of the best places to catch a largemouth bass a favorite fish of the artist Winslow Homer
Crescent City is governed by a mayor and a four-member city commission.
As of 2020, the Mayor is Michele Myers, and the Commission members are H. Harry Banks, Judith West, Lisa Kane DeVitto, and Cynthia Burton.
City Manager, Charles Rudd
A. Philip Randolph, the founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, was born in Crescent City in 1889. Randolph would become a prominent civil rights leader, especially during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Randolph Street in Crescent City is named after this influential figure.
Eagle's Nest Grove in Crescent City is the oldest continuous organic citrus grove in Florida.
Crescent City is the home of the American College of Applied Science (ACAS) and its 20-acre (81,000 m2) Dream Pond Science Field Station and Reserve for animal science and behavior. ACAS was licensed by the Florida Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education in January 2005.