Ormond Beach is bounded to the east by the Atlantic Ocean and to the west by the Halifax River, which separates the peninsula city from the mainland. Traveling to and from Ormond Beach is remarkably convenient. It is traversed by the major highways, I-95 and I-4, connecting the city to nearby Orlando, Tampa and other major Central Florida areas. The Halifax River also serves as the East Coast’s Intracoastal Waterway, and the neighboring Daytona Beach is home to the Daytona International Airport.
The ideal location, great quality of life and skilled workforce have attracted businesses of all sizes to the city. The foreign trade zone Ormond Beach Business Park and Airpark is home to over 30 businesses employing around 2,000 employees.
The housing stock in Ormond Beach reflects the city’s diversity. Many of its earlier millionaire residents’ grand homes and estates remain standing to this day. These are now mixed in with newer homes in numerous subdivisions and developments, coming in a wide range of sizes, prices and property types. You can find everything here in Ormond Beach, from luxurious waterfront homes and condos to affordable single-family homes and townhomes found further inland.
Ormond Beach neighborhoods
Many of Ormond Beach’s luxurious waterfront properties are found along John Anderson Drive and north of Granada Boulevard, the city’s main corridor. Sitting on land areas sized upwards of 5,400 square feet, these homes spell opulence at every turn, featuring stunning architecture in various styles and magnificent landscaping.
Ormond Beach boasts a number of master-planned communities, each with their own distinct character and attractions. Most of these communities offer a wide range of housing options, from affordable single family homes to luxurious estates. They come with community amenities that include swimming pools, spas, clubhouses, and walking and biking trails. Among the most popular communities are Breakaway Trails, Halifax Plantation, Hunter’s Ridge, Ormond Lakes, Tomoka Oaks and many more.
Ormond Beach is also home to prestigious golf communities like the LPGA Subdivision and Plantation Bay. You will also find equestrian communities like Eagle Rock. Spruce Creek Fly In, the highly popular residential airpark, is also located in the city.
Ormond Beach also features quite a few condominium communities, many of which are oceanfront or riverfront.
Lifestyle, culture and recreation
- With an average temperature of 88 degrees, Ormond Beach makes a wonderful resort community. Residents and visitors flock to the beach all year round to enjoy myriad water activities or to simply relax on the shore where topnotch inns, restaurants and bars can be found. The recently opened Andy Romano Beachfront Park is a community hub featuring gazebos and pavilions, a picnic area, a playground and more.
- Ormond Beach has numerous parks and recreation facilities, many of which are found along the Halifax and other rivers within the city. They feature miles of hiking and biking trails, boat docks, fishing piers and more. Among the most popular parks in the city are the Tomoka State Park, the Bulow Creek State Park and Fortunato Park.
- Granada Boulevard is the city’s historic corridor and Main Street, and is where you will find many of the city’s historic buildings and landmarks, such as the MacDonald House and the Three Chimneys Sugar Mills Ruins.
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