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Where to Retire in Ormond Beach and Home Prices

There are retirement communities in Ormond Beach (See link on right).  Ormond Beach offers waterfront homes and several condominium developments. According to Zillow.com the median home value in mid-2016 was $203,400.

What is special about Ormond Beach

Ormond Beach is a mid-sized town on the water that offers a low cost of living.  The town has several parks and allows cars on the beach. It also has museums, and galleries, and hosts many festivals and events.

What is not special about Ormond Beach

Ormond Beach has experienced several tropical storms and hurricanes, and has a high crime rate. Cars being allowed on the beach is not seen as a good thing by everyone.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 61 degrees, with July's average about 81 degrees.  Ormond Beach is considered to be in a high risk hurricane zone and has been brushed or hit by several hurricanes, the lastest was Hurricane Debbie in 2012. 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Ormond Beach is home to the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens which offers exhibits, classes, and lectures; The Casements, once the winter home of John D. Rockefeller and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is now a cultural and community center; the Ormond Beach Perfoming Arts Center hosts productions, programs, concerts and seminars; Rockefeller Gardens is a riverfront park where many community events are held. 

Crime

Ormond Beach has a high crime rate for a small to mid-sized town.  Most of the crime involves theft.

Medical facilities

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center has two campuses which include  a 293-bed main hospital in Daytona Beach and an 80-bed hospital in Ormond Beach.

Transportation

There is easy access to two interstates I-95 runs north to Maine & south to Miami. I-4 takes you west to Orlando;  the town owns and operates the Ormond Beach Municipal Airport, and the nearest international airport is in Daytona Beach just 14 miles away; There is a public transit system; Ormond Beach is not considered a walkable community.

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