The Daytona International Speedway, Bike Week, driving on the beach –– you probably already know the scene.
Or, do you?
Just waiting to be discovered is a new, improved, and totally reimagined Daytona Beach. Still steeped in its ‘playground to the world’ roots and motorsports history is a casual downhome charm drenched with eco-adventures and a forever-evolving array of entertainment venues.
With so much to experience –– it’s no surprise that many people plan their next Daytona Beach stay before their first one ends.
The Daytona Beach region is experiencing groundbreaking growth. A definite advantage for personal and business relocation –– the area is home to six universities and colleges, a nationally recognized K-12 system, a nationally accredited museum, an international airport, and two major interstate highways.
Branded as ‘The World’s Most Famous Beach’ and ‘The World Center of Racing’ –– it’s easy to understand why Daytona Beach has long been the location of choice among tourists as well as a business. NASCAR, International Speedway Corporation, Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) have all selected Daytona Beach for their corporate headquarters.
With a current enrollment of 62,000 students, the Volusia County School District is the county’s largest employer. There are 45 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, 9 high schools, 4 colleges/universities, 2 combination schools (K-8 / 6-12), 13 alternative/special centers, and 8 charter schools in Volusia County. What’s most impressive –– our student to teacher ratio is 11:1, which is 32.7% less than Florida and 28.5% less than National ratios.
Daytona Beach’s roots date back to the early 1870’s when Mathias Day purchased the old Spanish Land Grant from the Williams Orange Plantation, plotted the area, and then sold it as an early Florida planned community. Growth was slow until industrialist Henry Flagler brought his railroad to town in the 1890’s.
At first glance, the Daytona Beach area is a typical Central Florida east coast community with a barrier island, wide white sandy beaches, and an inland town and residential area. What individualizes the quality of life in Daytona Beach –– woven within the motorsports, a beach you can still drive on, and the Daytona International Speedway is a rich diversity of arts, culture, and heritage.