A little further down the coast finds you in Daytona Beach, the “Birthplace of Speed.”
Site of the world famous Daytona International Speedway, race enthusiasts gather at the track year-round to watch the Daytona 500 and other popular car races or visit the attractions associated with the speedway, including the opportunity to be a race car driver for a day at the Richard Petty Driving Experience. Daytona Beach is also a rarity in that you can actually drive along the beaches, something everybody should experience. A 23-mile stretch of gorgeous beaches running along the ocean make for a great drive. The Daytona Beach Bandshell is an iconic outdoor theater where free concerts are held right along the beach. Daytona Beach waterfront real estate includes properties right along the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Halifax River. There are 55+ communities, fly-in communities, gated communities and everything in between. The average annual temperature in Daytona Beach is approximately 70 degrees.
The climate is very mild, with an average annual temperature of 79.9 degrees and Jacksonville is in a humid subtropical zone, making the winters mostly dry and usually sunny. Winters that are mostly sunny. Doesn’t that sound good? Jacksonville real estate is on fire right now and according to the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors, home sales in Northeast Florida set a record last month. The temperate climate and beautiful location make Jacksonville a must-see for anybody thinking of relocating.
A little further south of Daytona Beach on Florida’s east coast is what is considered the “Space Coast.”
The site of Kennedy Space Center, residents here can literally walk out their front door to see rockets blasting off or tour the facilities and discover all there is to know about America’s space programs. This area is very popular with retirees who love the active lifestyle, living on the Atlantic Ocean and the close-knit community.
Cocoa Beach, a six-mile barrier island, is a popular waterside town where surfing, swimming, boating, fishing and all types of water activities are plentiful. Dolphin watching cruises and shelling are other activities people often do. Surfers, young and old, take to some of the best waves found in the state. There is also an 800-foot pier that is a hotspot for fishing and watching the dolphins and fish play in the water. Cocoa Beach holds the title of being the closest beach to Orlando, and, conversely, that hour drive to Orlando ensures Cocoa Beach residents are not far from airports, theme parks and the perks of a large city. Cocoa Beach homes are considered affordable in comparison to other beach towns. The outlying areas including Melbourne, Indian Harbor and Satellite.