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New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Offers Unrivaled Quality of Life

Coastal charm, innovation and opportunity define the region.

By Livability on May 20, 2022

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Courtesy of New Smyrna Beach Area Visitors Bureau

Miles of white sandy beaches, big-city innovation, small-town appeal and an easy familiarity that welcomes you like an old friend — the unique communities of Southeast Volusia County, Florida, offer an unrivaled quality of life whether at work or play. 

Laid-back luxury is the hallmark of New Smyrna Beach and the surrounding cities of Edgewater, Oak Hill, Osteen and Port Orange. 

In addition to the beautiful shoreline, the area is known for its thriving arts community, chef-driven menus featuring global cuisine, unique local shops and an array of outdoor adventures that make it easy to drown out the daily noise and focus on the experience, says Debbie Meihls, CEO the of New Smyrna Beach Area Visitors Bureau

The area’s charm and livability have been widely celebrated, including being recognized among Florida’s best beach towns by USA Today, SmarterTravel.com and Coastal Living magazine. And National Geographic dubbed New Smyrna Beach one of the “World’s Top 20 Surf Towns.” 

Meihls notes aquaculture is a core part of the region’s identity, making it a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. In addition to world-class surfing, there are ample opportunities for other water excursions including scuba diving, boating or reeling in a big one with excellent saltwater and freshwater fishing. 

Kayaking, Southeast Volusia County, Florida
Courtesy of New Smyrna Beach Area Visitors Bureau

Whether you prefer hiking, cycling, paddleboarding or kayaking, both green trails and blueways chart a path to explore natural neighbors from deer to dolphins in North America’s most biologically diverse estuary. 

Between the natural beauty, creative community and laid-back lifestyle, Meihls says it’s no surprise the region continues to welcome new residents. 

“We find that many people like it so much, they keep coming back and, ultimately, move here, finding it a great place for business opportunities,” she says. 

Bliss Jamison, president of Southeast Volusia Manufacturing & Technology Coalition, couldn’t agree more. 

Representing the cities of Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach and Oak Hill, she says SEVMTC works closely with partner organizations to share the region’s riches, from location in the technology triangle with deep aviation and aerospace expertise to an unrivaled quality of life. 

“We take an integrated approach to promote the region as an attractive place for manufacturing, high-tech and value-added industries,” she says. 

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Courtesy of New Smyrna Beach Area Visitors Bureau

Jamison adds the area has an excellent inventory of land, a strong educational system with an emphasis on creating STEM talent, and a collaborative network of partners with knowledge in site selection, workforce development, housing and more to assist businesses of all sizes. 

“Whatever they need, we’re a resource,” Jamison says. “We bring people together to facilitate conversations, build awareness and provide opportunities.” 

Planning a visit?

Go to visitnsbfl.com to plan your perfect getaway. 

Staying for opportunity? 

Whether launching a start-up or expanding an enterprise, tap into the expertise of Southeast Volusia Manufacturing & Technology Coalition at sevolusia.com or call 386-566-4966. 

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