Ormond Beach – known as the playground of the rich and famous, Ormond Beach was selected by John D. Rockefeller, after searching the nation, as the best place and climate in which to live. He vacationed for many years at the Ormond Hotel, and was so enchanted by the beauty of the area that he built a winter home, “The Casements”, across from the hotel. His riverfront home is now a cultural center to be enjoyed by all. Ormond Beach has also been selected by Where to Retire magazine as “one of America’s 100 best places to retire.”
Rich in history, this affluent community boasts excellent schools, beautiful beaches and numerous recreational parks. The area’s youth enjoy first class sports facilities and programs for baseball, soccer and football. The Halifax River (Intracoastal Waterway), Tomoka River and the Atlantic Ocean provide spectacular venues for boating and fishing. This unique community has been called a “Jewel by the Sea” with its pristine beaches, no rush hour, and a very casual and relaxed atmosphere. It is also known as “The Birthplace of Speed”. Its emphasis on a great quality of life draws people from all walks of life. It is revered as “a great place to live, work and play.”
Special gatherings celebrate culture and the arts, as well as other family activities such as the Fourth of July Extravaganza, The Casements Christmas Walk, and the Antique Car Show and Parade. Nearby special events such as The Daytona 500, Firecracker 400, Bike Week, Biketoberfest, Wings and Waves air and boat show, the Turkey Rod Run, Home Shows and others are only minutes away in Daytona Beach and provide entertainment for the family. The Ocean Center in Daytona Beach features family entertainment, ice skating, conventions, cheerleading competitions, and more.
Ormond Beach Employment – Ormond Beach residents are employed in nearby Daytona Beach, Flagler County and within the city limits. The area’s largest employers are Halifax Health, The Volusia County School District, Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial, NASCAR, Daytona International Speedway, and the various colleges and universities – Daytona State College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Bethune Cookman College, Stetson University, and The University of Central Florida. The Ormond Beach Business Park & Air Park house numerous manufacturing facilities, providing employment opportunities as well.
Ormond Beach Schools – Ormond Beach schools are part of the Volusia County School System. A-rated schools abound with two middle schools and one high school – Seabreeze High School. Four elementary schools provide ample classroom space for area children.
Ormond Beach Homes are available in all price ranges and lifestyles. Ormond Beach gated communities include Breakaway Trails, King’s Crossing, Chelsea Place, Emerald Oaks, Plantation Bay, Moss Point, and Indian Springs, to name a few. Ormond Beach Golf Course Homes can be found in Plantation Bay, Halifax Plantation, Tomoka Oaks, and beachside, near Oceanside Country Club. For those looking for an Ormond Beach Riverfront Home, there are properties priced from $600,000 to $4 million, depending on your specific requirements. Casual riverfront living is one of the hallmarks of this community. Whatever your lifestyle - whether you are looking for a Bohemian lifestyle or an Executive Luxury Home, you will find a home that suits you.
Ormond Beach Condominiums provide a carefree, oceanfront lifestyle, yet you’re only minutes from shopping, houses of worship, hospitals, special events, and the I-95 interstate. Orlando is only one hour away. Ormond Beach Oceanfront Condominiums include The Aliki, The Aliki Atrium, The Aliki Forum, The Aliki Tower, The Mediterranean, Horizons,Ocean Ritz, (these are on the border of Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach), and more.