Port Orange : Florida

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What it's Like to Retire in Port Orange

Port Orange is a city of about 55,000 that is on the coast of Florida a few miles below Daytona Beach. The barrier islands and Atlantic Ocean are immediately to the east.  A half of a million people live in the Metro area. Photo of city hall courtesy of Wikipedia and Ebyabe.
 

Where to Retire in Port Orange and Home Prices

Port Orange has 150 distinct neighborhoods. There are many active adult communities in the area (see link at top right).
According to Zillow. com, the median sale price of a home was a little under $149,000 in early 2015.

 

What is special about Port Orange

The Atlantic coast is right here and offers wonderful recreation opportunities, particularly fishing and golf.  Prices are very low here thanks to the battered housing market in Florida. There are a number of beautiful parks.
 

What is not special about Port Orange

The area is prone to hurricanes.  The downtrodden real estate market is a concern.
 

Who will like retirement in Port Orange

People looking for a low-key, inexpensive retirement might enjoy Port Orange. 
 

Local economy is driven by

Port Orange has some industry; government, healthcare, and retirement also contribute to the economy.
 

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is in the high 50's.  It is on the coast near Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach.
 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

We know about 2 festivals in Port Orange: Port Orange Family Day and the Port Orange Jazz Festival. For culture nearby Daytona Beach has many outlets, including a community college. There are a variety of restaurants to choose from.
 

Crime

The crime rate is about half the national average.
 

Medical facilities

There are at least 3 hospitals within 20 miles.
 

Transportation

There is an airport and Amtrak station in nearby Daytona Beach.
 

Valuable Links

Wiki Travel Guide to Port Orange
 

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Facts about PORT ORANGE
  • State: FL
  • Environment: Suburban,Coastal,
  • City Population: 25,001-50,000
  • 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: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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