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Living a Beach Lifestyle in Daytona Beach, Florida

 Daytona Beach is Known as “The Birthplace of Speed”, thanks to its hard beaches where early automobile speed demons raced and broke records. Spend a day relaxing on "The World's Most Famous Beach" and get away from it all. Our 23 miles of sandy, white beaches are open to pedestrians 24/7 with free access! Daytona Beach is one of the more relaxed, mixed age communities along Florida's Atlantic Coast.

Where to Retire in Daytona Beach and Home Prices

For retirement living options people can choose from beachfront living on the barrier island, or more traditional housing and adult communities on the mainland and across the intercoastal waterway (See Active Communities Link at right).  The average home price was $180,000 in the last quarter of 2016, for the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach area (NAR), up from $156,000 just a year earlier. Many desirable rental apartments are available for less than $1000 per month.

What is special about Daytona Beach

Daytona beaches; Daytona 500; Many residential options for retirees; Ponce de Leon Inlet Light; Daytona USA;  International Motor Sports Hall of Fame; More than 20 championship golf courses

What is not special about Daytona Beach

Crowds of tourists at various times of the year. Crime is high in certain areas

Climate and Physical Environment

Daytona Beach is in the northern portion of the east coast of Florida. It features a barrier island with hard sand beaches that are connected to the mainland.  The January average temperature is 58 degrees with July's average 82 degrees.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are many artistic and cultural outlets in Daytona Beach. The Museum of Arts and Sciences is one, as is the Southeast Museum of Photography. Other cultural attractions include the historic Peabody Auditorium, Seaside Music Theater, News-Journal Center, the Halifax Historical Museum, and the Mary McLeod Bethune Fine Arts Center.  Popular events include the Daytona Winterfest and the Bandshell Concert Series.

Crime

The crime rate is a very high 791 vs. the national average of 321.

Medical facilities

Halifax Medical Center

Transportation

Daytona Beach International Airport offers non-stop service to many U.S. cities

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