Daytona Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida. It’s located approximately 50 miles northeast of Orlando. It’s best known for the hard-packed sand beach and motorsports. Retirees seeking a beach town with warm to moderate weather year round will surely appreciate Daytona Beach.
Climate & Geography
Daytona Beach has a humid subtropical climate. The average annual high temperature is in the low 80s and the average annual low temperature is in the mid 60s. The average annual precipitation is roughly 50 inches of rainfall.
Daytona Beach is approximately 85 miles southeast of Jacksonville. Holly Hill and Ormond Beach border Daytona Beach to the north. Daytona Beach Shores, South Daytona, and Port Orange border the city to the south.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Daytona Beach has a large selection of outdoor and indoor activities. The city is also the headquarters for NASCAR. Active adults frequently take a stroll and bike ride through Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier, Sunglow Fishing Pier, and Beach Street. Shopping ranges from farmers markets to fashion malls. There are theatres, art galleries, and brewing companies scattered throughout the city.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The median home cost is right at the national median. Florida is one of the few states with no income tax. Florida residents ages 65 and older who meet certain income limits can receive an extra homestead exemption equal to the assessed value of property.
Social Security and other retirement income is not taxed.
There are three highly ranked medical centers and hospitals located within 20 miles of Daytona Beach. They are Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach, AdventHealth Daytona Beach, and AdventHealth DeLand. Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach is ranked high performing in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure. AdventHealth Daytona Beach is regionally ranked and ranked high performing in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, COPD, and heart failure.