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    Ormond Beach is located in Northeast Florida on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. With a white sandy beach and serene nature parks, there are many opportunities for outdoor recreation in this city. In addition, Ormond Beach hosts several festivals and events throughout the year and provides a variety of dining and entertainment options to its residents.

    Climate & Geography

    Ormond Beach, located on the northeast Atlantic coast of Florida, experiences more sunny days and more rainfall than average as well as no snow.

    Just north of Daytona Beach and south of Jacksonville, Ormond Beach is located along the Coastal Plain which is characterized by low-lying land, swamps, and marshes.

    Recreation, Culture & Entertainment

    There are plenty of restaurants and entertainment options available in Ormond Beach. Main Street hosts several community events each year, including the Taste of Ormond and the Celtic Festival. Besides that, there is a farmers market each week for residents to purchase fresh produce. Shopping opportunities are available at the Volusia Mall in nearby Daytona Beach.

    The Ormond Beach is a popular destination for locals to swim in the ocean or lounge in the sun. The city is also home to several parks that offer outdoor recreational activities such as kayaking, fishing, and hiking while viewing the area’s wildlife.

    Those interested in history will appreciate the Casements, John D. Rockefeller’s winter mansion, which now operates as the Cultural Center for the City of Ormond Beach. Visitors can learn about the history of the mansion on one of the tours offered. The Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens commemorates World War II veterans and offers galleries, art classes, and events throughout the year. 

    Cost of Living & Taxes

    The overall cost of living in Ormond Beach is lower than the state average and higher than the national average. The high cost of housing in Ormond Beach makes the biggest impact on the overall cost of living. Grocery and health care costs, on the other hand, are lower than both the state and national average.

    The sales tax in Ormond Beach is slightly lower than the national average at 6.5 percent. Florida does not impose an income tax, meaning all forms of retirement income are untaxed. 

    Health Care

    The Daytona Beach metro area ranks in the top 110 communities on Gallup’s Well-Being Index, and Florida ranks in the top 20 states.

    There are no hospitals in Ormond Beach, but there are several hospitals in the surrounding area that are rated high performing by U.S News. These include AdventHealth Daytona Beach and Halifax Health Medical Center, both located in Daytona Beach, and AdventHealth Palm Coast.

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