Reasons to Retire in the Daytona Beach Area
For most people, the top reason for retiring in the Daytona Beach area is encompassed in the city’s name: the beach. As a matter of fact, when you retire in the Daytona Beach area, you’ll be able to easily visit not only a single beautiful beach but several, which together stretch for more than 20 miles along the Atlantic Ocean. The packed sand of these beaches once beckoned racecar drivers to test their skills, which led to the area being nicknamed the “Birthplace of Speed.” But today, this stretch of shoreline creates the ideal setting for leisurely strolls, shell hunting, or the simple pleasure of watching the morning sunrise.
Beyond that, though, Daytona Beach has long been one of Florida’s top retirement destinations, and here are a few of the reasons why:
A Favorable Tax Climate for Seniors
Like other Florida homeowners, Daytona residents pay no state income taxes, and their property taxes are remarkably low. Each municipality has its own sales tax rate, however, and Daytona’s is one of the lowest in the state and nation.
A Terrific Central Florida Location
With so much to do in the Daytona Beach area, you may think you’ll never want to explore other parts of the Sunshine State. But if you do venture out, you’ll find many adventures waiting for you only a short drive away. These include theme parks, dinner theaters, historic sites, nature parks, casinos, and many other attractions. Plus, Daytona Beach is home to some of the best regional medical centers in Florida, and world-class research hospitals are only about an hour’s drive away.
Affordable Housing Costs
Low housing prices are among the reasons why Daytona Beach lands on many “best places to retire” lists year after year. At Bear Creek, a 55+ community just north of Daytona Beach, we’re proud to offer affordable manufactured homes in a beautiful, gated setting with a wealth of on-site amenities just 5 miles from the Atlantic Ocean.
If you’re thinking about retiring in the Daytona Beach area, we’ll be happy to tell you more about Bear Creek and even schedule a community tour for you whenever you’re visiting Central Florida. Contact us today to make the arrangements.