Is Ormond Beach, FL, a Good Place to Live?
Many Central Florida insiders consider Ormond Beach to be one of the Sunshine State’s hidden gems, especially for retirees. It’s located just north of its better-known but noisier cousin, Daytona Beach, and offers the same easy access to long stretches of sand where the Atlantic Ocean laps the shore, deposits a vast array of seashells, and provides ample habitat for fish and birds. The sand is so hard-packed that you can drive or bike on it. And, no matter what type of beach activity beckons, you’ll have plenty of great weather to answer the call. Despite the jokes about Florida’s liquid sunshine, Ormond Beach averages 225 sunny days a year, which is 20 days more than the national average. Of course, snowfall is practically unheard of.
Things to Do In and Around Ormond Beach
Even when it’s not a good beach day, retirees will find no shortage of activities to pursue in the Ormond Beach area. There are plenty of places to go boating, fishing, and golfing. And whether you’re craving fresh seafood right off the boat or a fine dining experience by candlelight, you’ll be able to find exactly the cuisine and ambiance you’re looking for. Shopping opportunities abound as well, ranging from well-known national retailers to quaint little specialty shops. Moreover, with several major tourist destinations less than an hour’s drive away, you’ll be able to reach many additional attractions without wasting a lot of time in your car.
An Affordable Retirement Lifestyle
Florida has long been known as a tax-friendly state for retirees, and Ormond Beach home prices have historically been among the lowest in the state. However, real estate prices have been climbing and threatening to put an enjoyable Florida lifestyle out of reach of many older adults.
Fortunately, Bear Creek is here to help. Our gated and landscaped community for active adults 55 and older boasts attractive manufactured homes and three clubhouse complexes, all of which add up to resort-style living without breaking the bank for many retirees.
If you’re retired or nearing retirement and thinking of moving to Ormond Beach, make sure you explore the many benefits of relocating to Bear Creek. Contact us today for more information and to schedule a community tour.