New Smyrna Beach : Florida

Follow Me on Pinterest
What New Smyrna Beach is like for active adults
New Smyrna Beach is a peaceful beach community of 23,000 located in the northern portion of Florida’s east coast. It prides itself on being a laid back coastal community, free of crowds and pollution. The city incorporates the city of Coronado Beach. New Smyrna Beach was the center of intense real estate speculation during the 1920’s; about 800 buildings from that era survive. After the boom a severe depression lasted until after WW II, from which time the area has steadily grown. New Smyrna Beach is located in Volusia County

Photo of New Smyrna Beach City Hall courtesy of Wikipedia and Ebyabe.
Edit  |  History
Where to Live & Real Estate Values

New Smyrna Beach gives retirees an alternative to living in the big city or in a very affluent community. Active adults can choose from beachfront living on the barrier island, or more traditional housing and adult communities on the mainland and across the intracoastal waterway. There are some condos and homes on the market, as well as many high rise apartments overlooking the ocean at much higher prices.
The median sale price was a little over $180,000 in mid-2013, according to City-data.com.

Edit  |  History
What is special about this retirement community
• Marineland • Marine Discovery Center • Wonderful Atlantic beaches on the barrier island • Many residential options for retirees • The Casements – former home of John D. Rockefeller  • Atlantic Center for the Arts • Canaveral National Seashore
Edit  |  History
What is not special about this retirement community
• Volusia County Florida had more confirmed shark bites than any other region in the world in 2007  • Hurricane season • Not for those looking for hustle and bustle
Edit  |  History
What kinds of people like retiring here

New Smyrna Beach attracts a community of retirees who want to live in an understated community, but who have a strong interest in nature, or an outdoor lifestyle

Edit  |  History
Local economy is driven by
Tourism, retail, services, and real estate are important to the economy. New Smyrna Beach Airport/Industrial Park is located within a foreign trade zone. New Smyrna Beach Tourist Information
Edit  |  History
Climate and Physical Environment
New Smyrna Beach is in the northern portion of the east coast of Florida. It features a barrier island with beaches that are connected to the mainland. Winters are temperate and summers hot.
Edit  |  History
Restaurants & Cultural Scene
The Atlantic Center for the Arts is a community arts education center that includes the Harris House, the Little Theatre and Arts on Douglas. It has frequent arts shows and an active artists-in-residence program that works with students in music, literary arts, performance, and visual arts. Nearby Deland and Daytona Beach also offer many cultural opportunities.
Edit  |  History
Crime
Crime in New Smyrna beach is just under the national average.
Edit  |  History
Medical facilities
Bert Fish Medical Center is here, with other hospitals in nearby Daytona Beach (15 miles)
Edit  |  History
Transportation
Daytona Beach International Airport is 13 miles away.
Edit  |  History
Valuable Links
New Smyrna Beach on Wikipedia
Edit  |  History

What people are saying about New Smyrna Beach

No Comments

Leave a Comment

To comment you must be a registered member of Topretirements.com

Login Here

 
OR

Create Your Free Membership Account

 
Suggest a community we want to know about your top retirement spots
Please note that all contributions to Topretirements may be edited, altered, or removed by other contributors. If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly, then don't submit it here. By submitting content and/or photographs here you agree to give Topretirements.com the rights to use them in any manner without cost or attribution.You are also promising us that you wrote this yourself, or copied it from a public domain or similar free resource (see Project:Copyrights for details). DO NOT SUBMIT COPYRIGHTED WORK WITHOUT PERMISSION!
Forward to a Friend | print
Bookmark and Share
Facts about NEW SMYRNA BEACH
  • State: FL
  • Environment: Suburban,Coastal,Small Town,Boating Community,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 45-64
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 111-120 (high)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide:

Can you add to or correct these Facts? Or do you have a photo of this community we could use? If so, please click on Edit these facts

Vote on the Ratings for New Smyrna Beach
Update Your Ratings
1. Overall Retirement Ratings Discuss

1. Rating: 3.2/5 ( 6 votes cast)

2. Expense:
Inexpensive to Luxury Discuss

2. Rating: 3.0/5 ( 3 votes cast)

3. Taxes:
Inexpensive to Expensive Discuss

3. Rating: 3.0/5 ( 1 vote cast)

4. Culture:
None to Cosmopolitan Discuss

4. Rating: 3.3/5 ( 6 votes cast)

5.Recreation:
None to Summer camp Discuss

5. Rating: 4.0/5 ( 2 votes cast)

6. Transportation:
Boondocks to World Hub Discuss

6. Rating: 3.3/5 ( 4 votes cast)

7. Security:
Dangerous to Ft. Knox Discuss

7. Rating: 3.7/5 ( 3 votes cast)

8. Medical Facilities:
None to Excellent Discuss

8. Rating: 2.0/5 ( 1 vote cast)

9. Political Situation:
Conservative to Liberal Discuss

9. Rating: 2.0/5 ( 2 votes cast)

10. Environmental:
Oblivious to Ultra-Green Discuss

10. Rating: 2.0/5 ( 1 vote cast)