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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 left).  The average home price was $354,900 in the 2nd quarter of 2022, for the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach area (NAR), about a 25% increase from a year earlier.

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.


The crime rate is higher than the national average.

Medical Facilities

Halifax Medical Center


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

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