Ormond Beach's Rich History
In 1965 English settlers landed on the shores of Ormond Beach and started the first Sugar Mill Plantations that later lined Ormond's riverbanks. Some of the last remains from these plantations can be seen at Ormond's Three Chimneys on Granada Blvd. In 1880 Ormond was incorporated as a city and its name changed from New Britain to Ormond Beach. In 1880 two young settlers John Anderson and James Downing built the Ormond Hotel to house new settlers in Ormond Beach. The hotel was later sold to Henri Flagler in 1890. Henri Flagler also purchased the railroad and constructed the Granada Bridge, which connected Ormond’s mainland to the peninsula. In the early 1900’s the first motor car was invented and that later led to the first motor car races on the beach. Car races started in Ormond Beach and went as far as Ponce Inlet. Ormond Beach now celebrates its 107th Anniversary as the Birth Place of Speed.
Ormond Beach's Real Estate Market
The city of Ormond Beach offers the perfect balance of culture, quality schools, industry, events, and residential communities. Ormond has been voted one of the most desirable places to live due to its close proximity to Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tampa all while providing excellent schools, exquisite dining, premier shops, and relatively low housing prices. Today's real estate market offers luxury homes at record low prices and waterfront property for sale at a fraction of the cost of similar real estate only hours north of Ormond Beach.
Let us help you find the best deal for luxury waterfront estate homes, golf course homes, gated community homes with resort-style amenities or historical homes nestled among the canopy of 500-year-old oak trees. Buying a home in Ormond Beach may be one of the best investments you ever make but it is important to use a real estate professional who knows the area will help you find the home of your dreams.
Ormond Beach also offers the maintenance-free lifestyle of condo living. Many of Ormond Beach's Condominiums are located on the ocean, but a few can be found on the river such as the Ormond Heritage. Purchasing a condo either as an investment, vacation home, or as your residence can be rewarding, but it is important to know which condos offer the best qualities for your situation. If your not sure if Ormond Beach is the city for you take a look at some of the neighboring cities such as Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Ponce Inlet, Palm Coast, and New Smyrna Beach.