Edgewater : Florida


What It Is Like to Retire in Edgewater

Edgewater is a small coastal town of about 21,000 near New Smyrna, Florida (there are actually 3 Edgewaters in FL -here, in Broward County, and a part of Miami).  Hollywood is to the south.  This is a quiet town with an average age of about 42; crime is very low.  The town has great barrier islands on the Atlantic with many wonderful beaches.  Edgewater is a sleeper town - you don't hear much about it but it seems like a nice place to live. Photo of Aerial view of Indian River Lagoon courtesy of Wikipedia and U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Where to Retire in Edgewater and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in the area (see link at top left).
The median home selling price was $251,730 in mid-2021, up 23.7% over the past year, according to Zillow.


What Is Special about Edgewater

Edgewater isn't fancy which is part of its charm. It has a great location in south Florida near the Atlantic, along with low crime, and a solid industrial and commercial base. The surrounding Cape Canaveral National Seashore is a wonderful resource.

What Is Not Special about Edgewater

South Florida is crowded and traffic is often heavy.

Who Will Like Retirement in Edgewater

People who wan to retire in the warmest part of Florida and on the East Coast will probably like Edgewater. It is one of the lower key communities in the area.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Boat building and retail are important to the local economy.

Climate and Physical Environment

This Edgewater is near New Smyrna Beach and The average July high temperature is 91 and the average January low is 47. The wettest month is September (7")

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Edgewater has parks and trails, a summer farmers market and music in the park, along with hosting events throughout the year.  More cultural opportunities are in Orlando and Daytona Beach.



Crime in Edgewater is just under the national average.

Medical Facilities

A hospital is in nearby New Smyrna Beach. 



The nearest airport is in Daytona Beach, about 25 miles away.


Valuable Links

City of Edgewater

What people are saying about Edgewater

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