Established by choice, not by chance, Port Orange is the perfect blend of
nature’s beauty and modern day living enhanced by small town charm.
From upscale dining and shopping, to preservation parks, and awe-inspiring
beaches, Port Orange is the ideal place to live, play and work. This unique
city provides residents and visitors the chance to enjoy the great outdoors
and still revel in the luxury of upscale shopping and an abundance of
restaurants. Port Orange is a 21st century city with a small town appeal.
With 16,916 people calling this community home, real estate within the
26 square miles of Port Orange varies greatly. Ocean penthouses, riverside
condominiums, canal and lakefront properties, mobile parks, traditional
suburban style homes are all available, as well as golf club villages,
gated residences and a fly-in community. Port Orange’s most popular
neighborhoods include Countryside, Town Park, Central Park,
Summer Trees, and Woodlake.
Mobile homes range in price from $40,000 to $65,000. Condominiums
and townhouses can cost between $50,000-$159,000 with penthouse
suites ranging from $750,000 to millions depending upon location and
size. Single family houses can be found for $255,000 to a million. The
median age of homes in Port Orange is nine years, and in 2009 thirty
six Port Orange properties were sold.
Port Orange is committed to developing and fostering quality businesses
and industries; a vast variety of employment opportunities can be found.
The city developed several industrial parks to provide a solid business
base and attract high paying employment to this well established
community. The Community Redevelopment Area consists of 210
acres and is designated as industrial property with Spruce Creek Road
to the west, Commonwealth Boulevard to the south, the Florida East
Coast railroad to the east, and Dunlawton Avenue to the north.
Within the 210 acres is Eastport industrial park. This section consists of
thirty-five acres and has thirteen buildable lots. Versatility exists within
Easport as every lot can either be a free-standing office or warehouse
building, or may be combined with neighboring lots. The city is currently
constructing a second phase to add more twenty acres to the park.
Upscale development can be found at the Northport business park, a
20-acre property at 1401 Reed Canal Road in Port Orange. This business
complex is aimed to towards high-tech industries that will provide
residents with generous wages, training, and career opportunities.
Other business multiplexes include Oak Centre Business Park, Bayside
the Pavilion Business Park, Westport Depot and Williamson Business
Park. Each area provides a generous variety of office/suites, office/warehouse
and industrial sites.
A multitude of shops and restaurants can also be found within this
vibrant city. Port Orange hosts numerous name brand retailers as
well several unique boutiques. Everything from art and household
items to exotic flowers can be found within the city Port Orange, as
well as more than 50 restaurants. From fantastic seafood to a
scrumptious burger, Port Orange can satisfy any appetite. One of the
hot spots is The Pavilion at Port Orange. This open air shopping haven
offers everything from well known retail stores to small unique shops
as well as an innovative movie theater.
The median household income in Port Orange is $70,000. The average
commute from home to work is 15 minutes and seventy five percent of
the city’s population is employed in white collar jobs and twenty five
percent have blue collar jobs. About eighty five percent of the city’s
residents are married and about forty percent of the families within
Port Orange have children.
Located along the central Florida coast, Port Orange is not far from
some of central Florida’s most famous attractions. Daytona Beach can
easily be reached by foot, bike or even a car along the dazzling 500-foot
wide beach. Walt Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios are only
forty five minutes away, and Kennedy Space Center only a twenty minute drive.
From the thrill of world renowned attractions, to the tranquility of small
town southern charm to the enjoyment of recreational activity, Port Orange
has everything for an enriching quality living place. Today 150 distinct
neighborhoods span the 26.7 square miles that make up the core of this
dynamic community and remains a crown jewel of Volusia County Florida.