Many of us dream about owning a home by the beach—but did you know that in Volusia County, your dream may just be more accessible than you think? Every corner of our coastal community has its own unique personality, price point and attractions to enjoy—and as your go-to experts on New Smyrna Beach real estate, we’re here to help find the ideal option for you! Keep reading for a few helpful tips on what to know (and what to look for) as you ponder the possibility of a beautiful beach home.
Explore unique communities for your personal paradise
Located on the Sunshine State’s aptly nicknamed “Fun Coast,” you’re never far from a beautiful beach day here in Volusia County. However, each coastal community offers something unique—whether it be a beloved calling card (Daytona Beach, for example, is fondly known as “The World’s Most Famous Beach” and boasts serious family fun and a thriving arts and culture scene) or a penchant for a specific sport. Over in New Smyrna Beach and Ponce Inlet, for example, surfing is a tried and true way of life, while Ormond Beach is known for its main-street charm and serene shoreline. We can help you further understand each city or neighborhood on a close, personal level, so you can make an informed decision when you’re looking for a place to call “home.”
(Tip: You might even choose to first rent or purchase a vacation home in one of these beautiful beach communities to get a sense of life as a local!)
Beachfront, beachside or by the beach?
Another key question to consider is how close you want to be to the beach. Here in Volusia County, many popular communities such as Daytona and Ormond Beach offer water views and access on two sides, facing the Halifax River and the Atlantic itself. You might choose to search for a home right on the beach, in the general “beachside” area (in which you’re never more than a quick walk or drive to the water), or somewhere else in Volusia County. You might base this decision off factors such as your price point, local schools for your child and other considerations—but wherever you decide to find your home, rest assured that Volusia County’s beautiful sea breeze permeates the air all around! Living by the beach in any capacity allows you to enjoy our local charm as often as you’d like.
If you’re looking for a beach home, you might be the kind of person who’s content to spend every day in the sand and surf—and who could blame you? But if you ever feel like mixing things up, you can rest assured knowing that there is a wide variety of arts, culture, shopping, dining and nature to explore all throughout our beautiful county. Just a few of our favorite attractions include the Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Cici and Hyatt Brown Art Museum, the Peabody Auditorium and the Ocean Center meeting, convention and entertainment complex, where there’s always something going on. If you’re craving speed, the world-famous Daytona International Speedway and NASCAR HQ is the place to be.
Travel is a breeze thanks to the Daytona Beach International Airport, but you don’t need airfare to enjoy a truly memorable staycation! The county’s award-winning downtowns, including charming DeLand and more, plus a growing network of trails and other outdoor opportunities pave the way for endlessly fun, scenic strolls with the family.
Get accurate, up-to-date advice
We hope that these tips help get you started on your dream of beach homeownership in Volusia County! Next, be sure to get in touch with The Relocation Authority. Frank Bruno, former Volusia County Chair, and Jim Dinneen, former Volusia County Manager are at your service to help find the perfect home and community to call your own. We have seen our coastal community grow over the years, and know exactly where to look for your unique needs and preferences. This is a big, exciting decision, so put our expertise on your side and get started today!