Ormond Beach Real Estate

Written by Helen Glenn Court
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Ranked as one of the top 100 cities to relocate to by the National Strategy Group, Ormand Beach is a coastal community on Florida's Atlantic coast just north of Daytona. You're surrounded by tree-lined streets, pristine beaches and waterways, and lush vegetation and a delightfully sunny and semitropical climate. A first-class environment in which to raise a family, Ormond Beach is also an easy-paced place to retire.

Ormand Beach Properties, Your Ticket to Florida

Access to the rest of Florida is convenient, given that Interstate 95 and Highway 1 (the primary north-to-south corridor) and Interstate 4 (which cuts across state at a southwesterly angle) are within just several miles. The international airports in Daytona Beach, Orlando, and St. Augustine are also convenient--6 miles, 38 miles, and 49 miles respectively. With a first-rate and award-winning school system, competitive housing prices, a first-rate hospital, and a strong local government, Ormand Beach has much to recommend it.

Known for its drive-on beach, the area's nickname of "the birthplace of speed" came from speed records set here more than a century ago. That past-time, of course, lives on at the nearby Daytona Speedway. But there is far more than auto racing to Ormand Beach. With numerous art galleries, several championship golf courses, fine restaurants, and botanical gardens, there is something for everyone. A host of recreational park facilities and marinas round out the picture.

Real estate in the area includes single-family homes, condominiums, town houses, gated communities, traditional neighborhoods, and rental properties. At the last census, the median home value was set at $110,000. This is a useful comparative statistic, but doesn't give a particularly accurate sense of today's selling prices, given the strength of the real estate market nationwide in the last several years. Whether you're thinking of renting or buying, the first step is to link up with a local realtor.

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