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Retirement Living in Southeast Volusia County - Florida

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Area Description

New Smyrna Beach stretches along 13 miles of white sandy beach. It is a laid- back coastal community for those who visit or call this quaint town their home. It's an ideal blend or outdoor recreation, shops, marinas, restaurants and a thriving arts district free of large crowds and noise.

The city is bordered on the south by the Canaveral National Seashore Park and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean. It has great dining, surfing, art and history.

Edgewater is nestled along the Indian River Lagoon with a variety of nature and wildlife. Edgewater's inviting personality and small town charm has earned it the name "Hospitality City" . Today, the boat building industry is a large part of the business in Edgewater. It is the center for manufacturing in Southeast Volusia.

Oak Hill is a small community that borders the Canaveral Seashore Park, neighbors the Indian River Lagoon and is the second highest elevation in Florida. Oak Hill holds the smallest population of the three communities whose residents enjoy it's secluded lifestyle. The town was appropriately named for its many grand Oak trees draped in Spanish moss that give it a unique charm all its own. A visit here will uncover several Timucuan Mounds that are evidence of past generations who lived here.

Includes Cities/Towns: Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach, Oak Hill.

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Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Along with many fishing and surfing tournaments and deep sea fishing. Canoe, kyack and paddleboards are available for tours or individual use. We also have a Kite Festival, 5K Runs, Golf tournaments, historical events, Art & Wine Walks and many specials events most weeks on Canal Street and Flagler Avenue. There is a very active "Little Theater". If you cannot find something to do, you haven't looked hard enough.

Cultural Activities

We have the world reknowned Atlantic Center for the Arts, The Artist's Workshop and The Hub, which are very active art scenes. Concert in the Park are held every summer along with a yearly Jazz Festival. Several small concerts on Canal Street and Flagler Avenue during the year. There is an Historical Museum, Surfing Museum and a Marine Discovery Center. Lectures are held regularly at the local library and the Discovery Center. There is a very active theater group.

Several fine arts and crafts festivals are held throughout the year.

Public transportation

Take advantage of countywide public transportation bus system VOTRAN that can be called for personal pickup at home. There are several taxi services in town and we enjoy a small local airport and are close to Daytona Beach International Airport and Sanford/Orlando Airport.

Medical Facilities

Bert Fish Medical Center is the local hospital. There are many outpatient facilities in the area


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  47.6  58.7  69.8  3.0 "  0.0 "
 Feb  49.2  60.3  71.3  2.7 "  0.0 "
 Mar  54.2  65.0  75.9  3.8 "  0.0 "
 Apr  58.4  69.2  80.0  2.6 "  0.0 "
 May  64.9  75.0  85.2  3.4 "  0.0 "
 Jun  70.8  79.9  88.9  5.8 "  0.0 "
 Jul  72.6  81.8  91.1  5.6 "  0.0 "
 Aug  72.9  81.6  90.3  6.3 "  0.0 "
 Sep  72.0  80.0  88.0  6.6 "  0.0 "
 Oct  65.5  74.1  82.7  4.5 "  0.0 "
 Nov  57.4  67.2  77.0  3.1 "  0.0 "
 Dec  50.6  61.1  71.6  2.7 "  0.0 "

Summers are hot and it is our rainy season. We are very fortunate not to be an active hurricane or tornado area. Winters are usually pleasant and sunny during our dry season.

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Cost of Living for Southeast Volusia County, FL

Southeast Volusia County, Florida cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

We have various selections of housing. Something for everyone. On the beach or riverfront, ocean or river views or on the mainland.

Senior Assistance in Southeast Volusia County, FL

Southeast Volusia County, Florida offers the following assistance for seniors:

We have a wide variety of services for seniors and handicapped individuals. As well as home health care. There is a Council on Aging with a very active lunch program as well as Meals on Wheels.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Jobs are mostly in the hospitality areas, hotels, condos , restaurants etc. Along with Real /estate, boat building and other manufacturing companies. Volunteering in available in the arts, medical, libraries etc.

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