People are talking about Daytona Beach.
And what they’re saying is all good.
By Eleanore Osborne
Florida Trend Magazine
To toot your own horn might be considered a transgression.
So Daytona Beach and Volusia County will let others do the bragging for them. Because what others are saying is all good: for business, for quality of life, for the future.
Daytona Beach now ranks No. 7 nationally as the most popular place for people to move, according to U.S. News & World Report – up from No. 8 a few months ago.
Part of the Popularity is location, of course: On the Atlantic Ocean, with easy access for business and leisure in three directions via I-4 and I-95. Volusia County, with a comfortable urban/country vibe, puts Orlando and Jacksonville in easy reach, but without the traffic and higher prices.
US. News & World Report says: “Daytona Beach’s growth from net migration between 2012 and 2016 nearly hit 9%. The coastal metro area attracts plenty of tourists to NASCAR races and local beaches, but plenty of those visitors also appear happy enough to make the place their next home.”
Accolades are also coming in from other sources: Realtor.com ranks the Volusia-Flagler County area No. 8 in its report: “Next Urban Powerhouses” and No. 4 in its “America’s Top 10 Housing Markets to Watch.”
The Hard Rock Hotel opened recently, and ONE DAYTONA, the entertainment/shopping/lodging complex, is nearing completion of its first phase across from Daytona International Speedway. And recently, Chicago-based 55Places.com ranked Latitude Margaritaville the nation’s “Most Popular Active Adult Community” for 2018.