A lot of people think that Daytona Beach is “The Birthplace of Speed” but that distinction actually goes to Ormond Beach.
According to the city’s website:
“In 1903, the smooth, hard-packed sands of Ormond Beach became a proving ground for automobile inventors and drivers. These first speed tournaments in the US earned Ormond the title “Birthplace of Speed”.”
But Ormond is also a great place to consider when you are ready to slow down.
In fact, people have been doing just that for years, dating back most famously to John D. Rockefeller who made his winter home in Florida from 1918 until his passing in 1937.
But you don’t have to be a billionaire oil magnate to afford living in Ormond Beach. The overall cost of living is right about the national average, and slightly less than the average for the rest of Florida.
Being built on the former site of the Ormond Memorial Hospital, the Ormond Renaissance 55+ Condominiums offer a unique combination of luxury, location and lifestyle.
Located in the heart of Ormond Beach, this community offers a great location near shopping, restaurants and a beautiful stretch of beach.
Residents enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle, gated privacy and exclusive luxury amenities.
- Condo community for those age 55-plus
- Gated community access with touchpad code
- Plans call for a total of 10 buildings with 28 units each
- Four different floorplans ranging in size from 1,248 sq. ft. to 1,515 sq. ft.
- Each unit includes separate storage (approximately 5’5” x 7’10”) located close to the unit on the same floor
- 3,600-square-foot fully-furnished Clubhouse w/ full-service kitchen
- zero-entry resort-style swimming pool with hot tub
- spacious pool deck
- Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment
- cardio section and space for stretching, yoga and more
Also, while not exactly part of the Ormond Renaissance community, a very nice YMCA is right down the street.
Here’s a community flyover video of the project:
- 10 mins to the beach
- 10 mins to I-95
- Daytona Beach – 7 miles
- Jacksonville – 83 miles
- Orlando – 60 miles
- Map it
Things To Do Nearby
- Go to the beach – Many consider Ormond Beach to be superior to Daytona Beach, and the Latitude Margaritaville 55+ community even has their Private Beach Club here.
- Do “The Loop” – The Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail is a 30+ mile double loop of roadways traversing some of the most beautiful and diverse natural scenery remaining in all of coastal central Florida.
- The Casements – Set on the shore of the Halifax River, and just two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, the late John D. Rockefeller’s winter home is known as “The Jewel of Ormond Beach.”
- Tomoka State Park – Visitors can stroll a half-mile nature trail through a hardwood hammock that was once an indigo field for an 18th-century British landowner.
Local Favorite Restaurants
- SoNapa Grille – Chef inspired menu, and extensive wine list with a focus on wines from Sonoma County and Napa Valley (hence the name)
- River Grille on the Tomoka – Savor Florida seafood with a touch of Cajun spice in their cozy dining room or expansive multi-level outdoor deck.
- Ormond Garage – A craft beer brewery and traditional American eatery themed to Volusia County beach racing history.
- D.B. Pickles – incredible stacked sandwiches and don’t miss their famous pickle bar
- Hull’s Seafood – a long-time, local, fresh seafood market with a casual dining restaurant
Prices for Ormond Renaissance were unavailable on the developer’s website at the time of this writing but I was able to dig through the Volusia County Property Appraiser’s website and it appears most units in building 1 sold in the high $200k’s to mid $300k’s.
For more info, visit: ormondrenaissance.com