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Live in Downtown Daytona Beach

Located along the Halifax River, Downtown is the vibrant regional center to live, work and play.  Downtown’s historic promenade, Beach Street, boasts a mile long riverfront park lined with over 60 shops and eateries in the Riverfront Shops. Every season, fans fill up the historic Jackie Robinson Stadium to see Daytona Beach’s very own professional baseball team, the Daytona Tortugas, play ball. Along the Halifax River, Downtown has a first-class marina with 576 boat slips. Every Saturday morning, locals from all around walk Florida’s oldest Farmer’s Market on City Island.  The News Journal Center, a state-of-the-art theater complex, is the place to see a student performance.

Downtown Daytona Beach is the place to live when choosing a home. From historical homes, urban apartments, riverfront condominiums, to urban townhomes, Downtown Daytona Beach is home to singles, couples, and families with children to young active retirees. With temperatures ranging from the mid 70’s for most of the year, Downtown Daytona Beach’s cool ocean breeze and wonderful climate is the perfect location to call home.

Explore all of the neighborhoods in the Downtown district before selecting the perfect place to live Downtown!

Daytona Beach is located on the Atlantic coast of Florida, in Volusia County. Built on the twin images of seaside fun and fast cars, Daytona Beach has been renowned as the “World’s Most Famous Beach” and is fondly remembered as the true icon of the original family beach vacation. The area is also home to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Bethune-Cookman College, and Daytona Beach State College.

Olde Daytona Neighborhood

As the oldest settlement in Daytona Beach, Olde Daytona is one of the area’s great historic neighborhoods. The neighborhood is a ”gem” of a historic residential district adjacent to beautiful Downtown and the Halifax River. Olde Daytona is located in the South Beach Street National Historic District.

  • Landmark Condos
  • Marina Breeze Condos

RiverFront Shops Retail District

The Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach, located along historic Beach Street between Bay Street and Orange Avenue, offers locally owned shops and businesses services, authentic eateries and unique entertainment attractions —all in a beautiful riverfront location unlike any other. The Riverfront Shops offers urban residential options, form lofts to townhomes.

  • White Challis Townhomes
  • Wall Street Lofts
  • Beach Street Courtyard Condos

Central Business District

The Central Business District is the business and government hub of Daytona Beach. The Central Business District is thriving retail and office market serve to foster daytime commerce, while entertainment and sporting events are ongoing and evenings are filled with dining and culture that help to illuminate the nightlife…

Marina Point

Marina Point is a narrow peninsula along the Halifax River and south of Halifax Harbor Marina. Surround by water on three sides, providing an island setting. Marina Point offers a great location with a marina, the Chart House restaurant, and a close walk to the Daytona Beach Yacht Club, restaurants and boutiques in the Riverfront Shops.

Daycare

  • Beautiful Beginnings Child Care
  • Inspirations Learning Center
  • Word & Praise Christian Learning Center
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Learning Center
  • Kids Cabana Learning Center
  • Rose Marin Bryon Children’s Center
  • The Chile’s Academy
  • Children’s Country Club

Volusia County Schools

  • Turie T. Small Elementary
  • Campbell Middle School

For additional information, see website at myvolusiaschools.org

Downtown Private Schools

  • Basilica School of St. Paul (K-8th grades)
  • First Baptist Church
  • Central Baptist Church
  • St. Paul’s Catholic Basilica
  • St. May’s Episcopal Church
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist
  • First Christian Church

Come and experience the warm, friendly community of Halifax Harbor Marina. Located in the heart of Daytona Beach, Florida, this 550-slip 60-acre property is owned by the City of Daytona Beach and proudly operated by Safe Harbor Marinas

Halifax Harbor provides year-round docking facilities for boaters seeking a permanent slip, as well as seasonal or overnight accommodations. Ideally located right off the Intracoastal Waterway, the Marina is just a short ride to the open ocean. Enjoy easy access to nearby shopping, restaurants, and entertainment — located just minutes from Daytona International Speedway, Daytona International Airport, the World’s Most Famous Beach and the quaint, picturesque waterfront Downtown.

Halifax Harbor Marina is considered one of America’s finest marina facilities. It has been honored as Marina of the Year by Marina Dock Age and is the first marina on Florida’s East Coast designated to fly the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Clean Marina flag.

For more info, please view the Halifax Harbor Marina website at http://www.halifaxharbormarina.com/

Sweetheart Trail (walking trail along the Halifax River)

The “Sweetheart Trail” is a multi-use pathway for traffic-free travel that offers such amenities like contemporary shaded awnings which complement the beauty of Daytona Beach’s riverfront. The “Sweetheart Trail” runs along the Halifax River, which has always been a major transportation corridor and economic resource for the Daytona Beach area. Across from the trail, in the city’s downtown area, there many trendy and unique eateries and boutique shops.

The trail is part of Daytona Beach’s section of the East Coast Greenway, a 2,900-mile-long shared-use trail between Calais, Maine, and Key West, Florida. The trail enters Daytona Beach at Sickler Park, under the Seabreeze Bridge, and continues south to Beville Road (see map). By using existing sidewalk where possible and strategically finding state grant dollars, the project has made rapid progress and future sections are now in the design phase.

What’s in a name?

During the Industrial Revolution and the golden century of yachting, the warm waters of the Halifax River enticed a northern, wealthy business magnate, Charles Grover Burgoyne and his wife Mary Therese MacCauley Burgoyne to retire to Daytona Beach in 1894.

The “Sweetheart Trail” is named after the 75-foot yacht owned by the Burgoynes. The Sweetheart was built from cypress and pine in 1898 on City Island, providing jobs during hard economic times.

The Sweetheart frequently cruised the Halifax River, departing from what is now the Magnolia Street Bridge. Charles Burgoyne, who was also mayor and commodore of the Halifax River Yacht Club, was often seen with friends in the early morning hours having breakfast aboard the Sweetheart while enjoying the romance and adventure of the river.

The Veterans Museum & Educational Center

The Veterans Museum & Education Center is a non-profit corporation established in March 13 2013. Its mission is to educate the public about the importance of our veterans. And the goals are to pay tribute to the service and sacrifice to those men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States.

The Veterans Museum & Education Center is designed to educate future generations in understanding the cost of freedom and encourage and foster pride and patriotism in our country.

We began the museum in the Ormond Beach City Hall Building about 3 years ago.

The challenge was to find a larger space in order to properly pay tribute to our veterans.

The search for space included space at Daytona Beach airport, other government buildings, and private businesses facilities. The search for a larger space ended this year when we reached an agreement with Dr. Wahba W. Whaba, a well-known local physician in Daytona Beach, to use space in a building he owned in downtown Daytona Beach. His generous offer allowed us to relocate to the upstairs of Tic Toc Enterprises located at 166 South Beach St.

A dedication and A Grand Opening of the museum was held on Saturday August 6 with nearly 250 people in attendance. Guest speakers included Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry and Lt. Colonel Garret Messner, U.S. Army retired.

The museum is now open on Tuesday and Thursday 1PM-5PM and 12PM-4PM on Saturday. There is no charge for the museum and donations are accepted and appreciated, and the museum is looking for volunteers to act as hosts and guides.

A feature of the museum is a Veteran of the Month which spotlights an individual who has served in the Armed Forces. We encourage veterans, or families of veterans to submit information that can be used in this feature.

The Veterans Museum & Education Center has a membership requirement and meets the first Tuesday of the month in room 4 of the Ormond Beach Library, however “Visitors are welcome at the monthly meetings”.

The Museum is directed by a Board of Directors and has an Advisory Board consisting of retired officers and enlisted persons who held the rank of First Sgt. to Lt. General.

Membership annual fee in the organization is as follows, Individual $25.00, Family $30.00, and Businesses $100.00.

In addition, individuals or businesses who make a donation of ($20.00 or more) in support of the museum will have their name or business displayed on the Donor Honor Roll plaque.

All donations are tax deductible.
The success of the museum will depend on the support of the citizens and the veterans of our community.