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The Best Breakfast in Daytona Beach

Now that summer is in full swing, you’re going to need all of your energy to get out there and have fun! Eating a good breakfast gives you the energy you need, kickstarts your metabolism, and helps improve your memory and concentration. It can also lower your risk of getting diabetes and heart disease. Knowing how important it is to start your day right, we’ve created a list of our favorite breakfast spots just for you!

The Cracked Egg Diner

Owned by brothers Chris and Kevin Purucker, the Cracked Egg Diner is a great spot for both breakfast and lunch. Their most popular menu items include homemade apple fritters, Eggs Benedict, and their french toast. Breakfast is served all day, and lunch is served from 11 to close. The Cracked Egg Diner is located right next to the beach, so this is a great choice for breakfast before enjoying a day by the ocean.

Hours: Sunday-Saturday 7am-3pm


Steve’s Famous Diner 

Steve Mavronas opened his first diner in 1986, and now his son Chris runs the business to bring great comfort food to the hungry citizens of Daytona Beach. Steve’s Famous Diner is known for their large portions, fast service, and their authentic Greek fare. Definitely be sure to check out their huge display case of muffins! They also serve lunch and dinner, but if you’re looking for a hardy breakfast, Steve’s Famous Diner is a great choice.

Hours: Sunday-Saturday 7am-9pm


Vittoria’s Italian Coffee & Pastry 

If you’re in the mood for some authentic Italian, Vittoria’s is the place to be. Stop by for some espresso, cappuccino, lattes, and traditional Italian pastry. Vittoria prides herself in the fantastic service, beautiful desserts, and authentic Italian coffee offered at her bakery. After breakfast, you can also get lunch, gelato, and a huge array of other baked goods.

Hours: Sunday-Saturday 7:30am-5pm

Rosie’s Italian Bakery and Cafe 

If you’re spending the morning walking Beach Street, Rosie’s Italian Bakery and Cafe is a perfect stop for a breakfast sandwich and an espresso. Owned by Frank and Rosemarie “Rosie” Mirino, this bakery stemmed from their passion for their Italian heritage and authentic Italian food. Try their pastries, “create your own” coffee bar, or some freshly brewed tea. It wouldn’t hurt to grab some goodies for later either.

Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8am-6pm Wednesday: 8am-3pm Saturday: 9-4pm Sunday: Closed



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Why Condo Living Is Great For Newlyweds

If you’re newlyweds and looking for your first home, condo living could take away a lot of the hassle of finding somewhere safe, comfortable, and cost-efficient to live. With all the benefits that come with living in a condominium, it’s no surprise that this choice is rising in popularity with both young couples and retirees. Could this be the right choice for your new family?

1. Spend More Time Together

Instead of spending your precious time doing yard work, spend that time with your new spouse. Living in a condominium means that condo personnel take care of your chores for you. No more yard work or house repairs to eat up your time.  No need to worry about buying a fixer-upper because condominiums are made to be modern and well kept.

2. Stay Fit and Healthy

The Marina Grande’s 24 hour waterfront gym is state of the art. Now you and your partner can team up and encourage each other be stronger and healthier. Most condos also have pools and other sports amenities to help get your blood pumping. Practice yoga before work, or go for a run within the safety of your gated community.

3. Unwinding is Easy

After you and your partner hit the gym, what better way to cool off and unwind then to go swimming? Marina Grande has two luxurious swimming pools and a Jacuzzi spa to help you relax. Or you could lay around on the sundecks together with a good book. If you prefer to watch movies together, you could try Marina Grande’s 18 seat THX movie theater to watch your favorite box office hit in 7.1 surround sound. No matter how you like to relax, condo living makes it easier. If you don’t want to stay in, most condominiums are built next to thriving towns and cities so finding somewhere to hangout or go out to eat should be a piece of cake.

4. Make New Friends

Since the concept of condo-living is becoming a popular choice for young couples, making friends in your new neighborhood is easy. The Marina Grande is a tight knit community with events and gatherings created by it’s very own social committee. You could hang out at the gardens, pools, and fitness centers and get to know your new neighbors.

5. Feel Safe and Secure

Peace of mind is practically guaranteed with 24/7 security everywhere from the main gates and into the common areas.  Safety and security should never be taken for granted, so feel more at ease with your home with one less thing to worry about.



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Simplify Your Life

It’s probably safe to say we all share the goal of living a simplified retirement. We’ve worked our entire lives to ensure a successful future; retirement is the time to live it, not the time to put more work on ourselves. However, that notion is all too often perceived as boring or disreputable. In reality, retirement encompasses many pleasant aspects, like recreation, relaxation, and socialization, as well as important ones, like financial stability and health maintenance. Merely having access to these things in one centralized place is where the simplifying part comes in, and condominiums are an ideal centralized place offering a dream retirement.

Unavoidably, the largest concern regarding retirement is funding it. But during nearly every conversation about the topic, the word “downsizing” is thrown around in a way that conveys empty nesters should save their money by moving into a tiny, isolated box. Obviously, that doesn’t sound very appealing, and it’s definitely not the only solution. Generally speaking, condominiums are much less expensive than comparable single-family properties. The difference between the sales price for a larger home and the money required for down payment on a condominium is a considerable amount of cash that can be used for everyday expenses during retirement.

For several reasons, the property value of a condominium is much higher than that of a house as well. For one, your neighbors aren’t able to do things like paint the exterior of their home neon purple or let their yard go unkept for months. Frequent improvements to and the desirability of general condo building also drives the sales value up, rewarding you with a more competitive market for higher prices.

Notice how condominium developments are typically on or near the water, beaches, or golf courses. They tend to be located in prime living areas where single dwelling homes may be too expensive. As a retiree, you want to stay active, engage in your favorite hobbies, and pursue new activities, and living in a condominium not only situates you near venues that allow such, but also provides those opportunities on property. Condominium residences often offer things like media rooms, tennis courts, swimming pools, walking and biking paths, and fitness centers so you can choose to enjoy your day from the comfort of your home.

While homeowner’s association fees pay for condominium amenities, they only amount to a fraction of the cost of the total benefits received from condo ownership. Maintenance crews are available to fix things like leaky faucets, damaged roofing, burned-out street lamps, and landscaping, which translates to lower utility and maintenance fees and less physical labor on your part. Your safety and security are also taken care of, as many condominium residences are gated, require verified entrance access, or employ 24-hour security or lobby managers.

Retiring in a condominium community simplifies life so you can relax and spend your time and energy meeting new people, trying new things, and doing the things you love without feeling isolated or financially stressed. You’ll find no shortage of entertainment, nor will you lack the time and perfect space to just unwind. Visit to find your retirement dream home today!