Daytona Beach Shores
Daytona Beach Shores is a charming small oceanfront city of 5,500 permanent residents located on the barrier island. With 80% of city residents living in condominiums, this is truly the condo capital of Daytona area . There are 70 condos with 5,391 condo units in Daytona Beach Shores.
Just 5.5 miles long, the city features coastline on both sides: the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Intracoastal Waterway on the west. Residents and visitors alike take advantage of the pristine beach – whether for sunrise walks or bicycling, frolicking in the sand and surf, or enjoying the quiet solitude of the setting sun. Boats sail and cruise along the waterway, making the views from either the east or the west particularly scenic.
Daytona Beach Shores is a unique community, which serves as a beachside retreat and a vibrant municipality. It is proud of its heritage, yet it looks toward the future. Whether it is the beach, parks, recreational opportunities, or restaurants, Daytona Beach Shores has something for everyone.
First organized in 1960 by local business leaders convinced that a smaller community could provide better services to its residents, the City was incorporated on April 22, 1960. It is located between unincorporated Wilbur-by-the-Sea to the south and Daytona Beach to the north.
In 1997, residents voted in a straw ballot to limit the height of future buildings to 12 stories. The City Council approved the height limit in 1998. Now there is a movement to reverse this decision.
A resort and retirement community, the City has no schools or manufacturing industry, but caters to visitors year-round with miniature golf courses and other family entertainment, including a private par 3 golf course and tennis club. According to the Census Bureau, the City has about 5,500 permanent residents. (The description taken from Daytona Beach Shores official site)
It is an excellent place to call home, or own a vacation condo while prices are still affordable.