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Living in Port Orange

29°7′8′′N 81°010′′W

Port Orange is a sprawling modern city of 57,000 just south of Daytona Beach.  Business and tourism promoters have named this part of Florida the "Fun Coast" and the "Sun Coast". Those names haven't caught on as far as I know, and most people just refer to it as the Daytona Beach area.

It is officially part of the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach Metropolitan Statistical area. As in most parts of coastal Florida, the old Port Orange is found off the main highways of US-1 and I-95. Poke around on the streets and back roads and you will find an interesting and historic community.

The early Native American Timicuan people were displaced by European settlers when Dr. Andrew Turnbull established his nearby New Smyrna Colony in 1768.

The New Smyrna operation didn't pan out, but several sugar plantations were established in the years that followed. An ancient reminder of these days is the Dunlawton Sugar Mill.

The Dunlawton Sugar Plantation was established in 1804 by Peter Dean on a 995-acre land grant from the Spanish king.

It was destroyed in 1836 during the Second Seminole War along with the other plantations in the Port Orange area. [1]

Visiting Port Orange

Port Orange is a progressive city with a population of 61,000 people and 150 years of rich history.  A leader in community spirit and design, it boasts an award-winning municipal complex and well-planned residential development. For 34 consecutive years, the city has received the Tree City USA award from the National Arbor Day Foundation. 

Residents and visitors enjoy diverse opportunities for waterfront relaxation, including fishing, boating, golf, and other sports.

The eastern area of Port Orange, known as The River District, is a refreshing place to be.

Riverwalk Park includes a playground, splash park, picnic facilities, pavilions, shade structures, additional restrooms, a concession building, a portion of the boardwalk, event lawn, parking, and the southern portion of the trail way. The north side of the park features a kayak/canoe launch, trail and over-water boardwalk, and trailhead. Port Orange – a great city in which to live, work and play! [2]

If you are considering buying or selling in Port Orange, call 818-287-4008 or fill out the form below, and we will be happy to send you listings that match your budget and interests, or a free (CMA) comparative market analysis on your current home.

Port Orange

 

*This information is intended to be accurate but is not guaranteed. The buyer is responsible for verifying any and all information provided.  

Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $507K
Lowest Price $0
Highest Price $5M
Total Listings 429
Avg. Days On Market 95
Avg. Price/SQFT $244

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1. Information courtesy of floridabackroadstravel.com

2. Information courtesy of visitflorida.com.