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Volusia County Communities

Volusia County is a truly unique portion of Florida. You’ll find beaches, rural areas, forests, lakes and cities. You name it, Volusia County probably has it. Due to this diversity, you’ll find that the area is an amazing place to live. There are a wide variety of Volusia County communities that all exhibit different qualities. These differences lead to an exciting environment and vibrant group of people.

Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach is the most well known city and community in Volusia County. “The World’s Most Famous Beach” is known across the world for many things, not just the beach. From Bike Week to the Daytona 500, Daytona is home to some of the most popular events in the world. However, there is much more to Daytona than being a tourist destination. Daytona is home to wide range of people in which you’ll find many different activities and restaurants. The melting pot that is Daytona is one of the most unique places in the country.


DeLand is the county seat of Volusia County and the home of Stetson University. Being a college town, DeLand has a hometown feel but is extremely lively. Downtown DeLand is known across the country as one of the best small town, downtown areas you’ll find. From live music, farm-to-table restaurants and vibrant bars, DeLand is a place that will stick with you.

New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach is the surfing capital of Volusia County. This quaint surfing community has been recognized throughout the years as one of the best surfing destinations in America. Flagler Avenue is lined with fun places to grab a drink as well as a wide variety of restaurants. New Smyrna is a true coastal community which has a vibe like no other.

Volusia County communities are alive and have so much to offer. Whether you’re just visiting or coming to stay for good, you will love what you find.

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Daytona Beach Surrounding Area

The amazing city of Daytona Beach and all of its wonders are well-known throughout the world. “The World’s Most Famous Beach” has achieved legendary status for its biker events, beach activities and NASCAR racing. What many people don’t know is that the Daytona Beach surrounding area is equally fun and engaging. Our goal is to provide you with some information on these great cities so you can get the most out of your stay.

New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach is a surfing town with one of the most charming atmospheres you’ll find anywhere. If you’re looking for a place to visit that offers a laid back vibe, New Smyrna is your place. Rent a surfboard and hit the waves for a bit, then walk up to Flagler Avenue. There you will find local restaurants, bars and shops with goods that you won’t find anywhere else. In 2012, New Smyrna Beach was named one of the “World’s Top 20 Surf Towns” by National Geographic magazine. We have no doubt, you will fall in love with New Smyrna.


DeLand is a quaint town, just a short drive southwest of Daytona Beach. The town of DeLand is the county seat of Volusia County and features one of the best downtown areas in the country. In 2014, DeLand was a finalist in Parade Magazine’s “Best Main Street In America” competition, finishing in the top eight. Walking downtown will take you back to an earlier time. Visit some of the locally owned businesses that make this area so unique. DeLand is also home to Stetson University, which was established in 1883. Stetson’s campus is one of the most beautiful in the country. The architecture and groundskeeping is absolutely stunning (visit Elizabeth Hall, you won’t regret it). It’s amazing to see the structures from so early in this area’s history.

You could keep yourself entertained in Daytona Beach for a very long time. We’d recommend venturing to the Daytona Beach surrounding area for a full experience of the area.