Daytona Area

Thinking of making the move to the Daytona Beach area? Learn more about the happenings and housing options at the world’s most famous beach. Information includes the nearby cities of Port Orange, Ormond Beach, Palm Coast and St. Augustine.

Cool Ways to Get on the Water in St. Augustine

Unless you’re allergic to water — is there such a thing? — one reason you may be planning a move to Florida is so you can dwell near an ocean.

Or, a cool, calming river, lake or creek within view of your backyard. And there are few places to better enjoy Florida’s watery riches than the metro Jacksonville area, where the St. Johns River flows through its downtown, and the Atlantic Ocean is only a few miles east.

But you don’t have to live in Jacksonville proper to find the water. Nocatee, the master-planned community south of “JAX” that’s one of […]

How to Enjoy St. Augustine’s Beaches

St. Augustine is one of the United States’ most historic cities — the nation’s oldest, in fact — and offers enough historical sites, tourist attractions, unique adventures and experiences to keep you coming back for more.

But those aren’t the only reasons folks come to St. Augustine. The beaching is spectacular too, with municipal beaches, an immense state park and a nature preserve among the biggest options.

Read on to discover how to enjoy St. Augustine’s beaches.
Anastasia State Park
It’s one of Florida’s most popular state parks and a favorite among locals and day-trippers who live inland.

The barrier island across Matanzas Bay […]

Make a Splash in Daytona Beach

You may have moved to the Daytona Beach area for any number of reasons. A job change. Long-awaited retirement. To build your dream home.

But you can’t move to the “World’s Most Famous Beach” without enjoying its vast watery playgrounds!

At least we hope you won’t. Daytona Beach is ICI Homes’ hometown, so allow us to give you a quick rundown on how to make a splash here.
Go to the beach
There are 23 miles of beach in greater Daytona Beach. Add those in surrounding towns — Ormond Beach, Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna Beach — and you have more than 47 […]

Let’s Explore the Outdoors in Daytona Beach

If you’re a new Daytona Beach-area resident, you might not realize how easy it is to explore conservation lands here.

Sounds contradictory, doesn’t it? Especially when the “World’s Most Famous Beach” is home to some of the state’s highest-powered tourist attractions? Daytona Beach’s home county of Volusia also contains some of the most remarkable natural resources on Florida’s Atlantic Coast. The county’s Explore Volusia program helps visitors access and enjoy these conservation lands.

Spanning approximately 38,000 acres, eight nature preserves are located all over Volusia County. They’re open from sunrise to sunset and offer different types of terrain. Discover new adventures on hikes, bicycles, […]

Kids Will Love These Five Fun Places in Daytona Beach

Once you move to a pre-eminent vacation destination like Daytona Beach, realizations you might’ve shoved back-of-mind in the hubris of home-selling and buying, suddenly crystallize.

Like, you now can do the fun things you’d normally reserve for vacation, all the time!

That’s definitely true for kids’ activities. The same distractions that entertained youngsters on rainy beach days now make great year-round options for birthday parties, achievement rewards, sleepovers and more.

So if you’re happily ensconced in your new ICI Homes community and pondering how to occupy the kids, we’ll get you started.

Here’s a look at five fun places for kids in Daytona […]

Three Fun Ways to Get Your Vitamin D in Daytona Beach

You’re a new Florida resident and you want to get outside and enjoy living in the Sunshine State.

We agree! We at ICI Homes count the Daytona Beach area as our hometown, and we’re here with locals’ tips and tricks to help you do just that.

Here are three fun, easy ways to get outside and soak in that natural Vitamin D.
Get on the water
You now live within minutes of the Atlantic Ocean, plus east central Florida lakes and natural springs. Hint: take at least one winter trip to Blue Springs State Park in Orange City to see the manatees.

Of course […]

A Workout Guide to Daytona Beach’s Bridges

If you’ve moved to the east central Florida coast from hillier terrain and require some workout elevation, local bridges are your solution.

The Daytona Beach area offers five tall, multiple-lane bridges across the Intracoastal Waterway. Each bridge’s height guarantees huffing and puffing without drawbridge interruptions, and one bonus of incorporating a bridge into your cardio routine is the splendid views.

It’s hard to top the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop. And, depending which bridge you’re climbing, glance north or south and you’ll spot at least one other Daytona Beach-area high bridge.

Remember to be aware of automotive traffic when you cross a […]

National Report Ranks Daytona Area #8 in Markets Poised for Growth

DAYTONA BEACH — For the sixth time in recent months, a national report has ranked the Volusia-Flagler area as one of the country’s top real estate markets to watch.

Read the full News Journal Article here.

Mosaic Development Featured in the News Journal

DAYTONA BEACH — Another big piece is being added to the white hot development puzzle already taking shape just west of Interstate 95.

On Saturday, ICI Homes will hold a grand opening event to celebrate the completion of five model homes at its planned 1,200-home Mosaic “full life” community off LPGA Boulevard, just west of the Florida Tennis Center.

Click here to read the full Mosaic News Journal article.

Interested in a Daytona Beach Home? Here’s Where We Can Build It

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Ready for a new custom Florida home in the Daytona Beach area? Come on over! It’s our hometown and we at ICI Homes are happy to guide you through the communities where we do our thing.

Although we’ve built all over the state for almost four decades, we’re always excited about growth in our own backyard. And we heartily recommend the Daytona Beach area as a cool place to live, work or retire.

Hopefully you’ve downloaded our handy brochure about the communities where we’re active. It’s quick and helpful look at each’s communities features. If you haven’t grabbed it using […]