Charming neighborhoods and vibrant communities offer an assortment of fun things to do in the Greater Daytona region.
Soak Up the Sun
Gorgeous Atlantic Ocean beaches — 47 miles worth — are a top asset of the region. Residents can spend their days sunbathing on the beach, wading in the ocean or even driving on the 23 miles of hard-packed sand.
Tourism is quite the booming market here, as more than 10 million people visit Daytona Beach and Volusia County each year, spending in excess of $6 billion, according to Mid-Florida Marketing and Research.
A Healthy Outlook
Volusia County is home to two businesses that employ more than 1,000 workers a piece. Both companies, AdventHealth (5,510 employees) and Halifax Health (3,200 employees), are in the health care industry.
Daytona’s A Star
One of the ever-growing industries in Volusia County is film and television production, and a number of major films have been produced here. Think “Monster” with Charlize Theron, “Days of Thunder” starring Tom Cruise and “The Waterboy” with Adam Sandler.
Since 1990, Volusia County has backed an Art in Public Places program that has resulted in 200+ pieces of art placed on permanent display.
Tee It Up!
Take Flight Here
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach is known as the world’s leading aviation and aerospace university, producing more than 25% of the nation’s commercial pilots.
Down By the River
The scenic St. Johns River is the perfect place to paddle a kayak or cast a line. Plus, it is linked to a number of beautiful parks along Volusia County’s western border.
The 4-1-1 on Greater Daytona
- Climate: You’ll enjoy pleasantly warm summers and mild winters in the Greater Daytona Region. The average low temperature in January is 46°, while the average high in July is 90°.
- Give Me a Break: Residents can enjoy a variety of tax advantages in Florida. For example, there is a 5.5% corporate franchise tax, 0% personal income tax, 0% tax on inventories and a low 6% sales tax.
- Enjoy the Water: One of the Greater Daytona region’s paramount quality of life advantages is access to water, with 47 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches that include 23 miles of hard-packed sand you can drive on.
- Stretch a Buck: The Greater Daytona region offers a competitive cost of living, with the median home price at $284,000, lower than most Florida markets, including Orlando. There is no corporate franchise tax as well as no state personal income tax, taxes on inventories and taxes on foreign income.
- Well-Connected: The region is home to one of the nation’s most user-friendly international airports and a network of corporate and general aviation facilities. The region provides easy connectivity to other markets. Orlando is just an hour away, and Jacksonville is less than 1.5 hours, providing access to large-city amenities without living with large city hassles and at lower price points.
- Dynamic Economy: The 16-city region in east-central Florida has a $21 billion, innovation-driven economy that includes vital industry clusters in life sciences, aerospace, advanced manufacturing, boat building, and food production. More than 450 advanced manufacturing operations call Volusia County home. Plus, six postsecondary education institutions in the county are engaged in preparing the workforce for manufacturers.