While some Millennials like to live in the city, others prefer life on the beach. They enjoy the ocean breeze as well as the warmth of sunshine on their backs and faces as often as possible. At the same time, they want a great investment where they can enjoy a good life. If you’re a Millennial and you find yourself drawn to the ocean, here are four reasons why it’s best to choose Daytona Beach real estate for your first or second property, or perhaps even as a vacation home.
On the average, Daytona Beach, Florida has 230 sunny days- that’s nearly a year of bright days and definitely something to look forward to during rest days. It’s hottest during July and coldest in January. Sperling rates the comfort index at 81 out of 100, which means it feels comfortable to reside in Daytona Beach due to a year-round warm climate.
What’s even better than sunlit days is that the sun is good for your health. At least twenty minutes of sunshine each day can provide your body Vitamin D, which helps you absorb phosphorous and calcium which are fundamental to healthy teeth and bones. Vitamin D has also been linked to lowered risks of breast and colorectal cancers aside from decreasing depressive symptoms and improving blood pressure. Having enough sunshine can improve sleep quality and boost your mood in the morning too. In other words, living in a place of sunshine makes you feel good and may contribute to your longevity. That’s definitely worth noting when preparing for a retirement home in the future.
Car Racing City
Daytona Beach is also known for its car racing events. Its Daytona International Speedway is a world renowned speedway as it hosts the annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series motor race. It also includes the International Speedway Corporation Archives and Research Center where visitors can access a large collection of racing artifacts, awards, race cars, and various other memorabilia. For Millennials who appreciate fast cars and their history, Daytona Beach offers them all.
Museums and the Beach
If you prefer culture and ocean amenities, Daytona Beach has those too. Its Museum of Arts and Science (MOAS) houses more than 30,000 items, making it one of the biggest museums in central Florida. Famous exhibits include Cuban art, Early American furniture and art, Florida history artifacts as well as other art pieces and memorabilia. Daytona Beach has many other local museums too, each boasting of unique exhibits.
Apart from museums, the Daytona Beach Boardwalk on North Ocean Avenue is another must-see place. Lined with numerous bars, restaurants, shops, hotels as well as the City Walk shopping and entertainment complex, it offers the same amenities as other major cities.
Another important place is the Beach at Daytona, a 23-mile long beach. It has hard-packed sand that permits cars to drive in certain areas. In fact, due to the nature of the sand, the beach was once used for car and motorcycle racing which began in 1902. From 1936 to 1958, it hosted the Daytona Beach Road Course until the construction of the Daytona International Speedway.
Nowadays, the beach is a popular hangout for friends, families, and individuals due its numerous picnic areas and boardwalks. Several known beachfront parks are the Michael Crotty Bicentennial Park, the Smyrna Dunes Park, and the Lighthouse Point Park.
Low Cost of Living
The final reason to choose Daytona Beach real estate is the low cost of living which is below the national average. Living expenses are much lower here than the rest of Florida and the U.S. due to below-average housing costs. Daily costs such as utilities tend to be less expensive apart from the fact that there’s no state income tax.
Living in Daytona Beach truly offers many benefits for the young and old alike. To a Millennial who wants a large mix of recreation and sports aside from a great deal of sunlight, Daytona Beach real estate sounds like a gem because it truly is.
If you think it’s time to invest in Daytona Beach real estate, contact an exclusive buyer’s agent who knows all the hottest properties on the market, like Karen Wiles at The Buyer’s Agent of East Florida. Call us at (386) 788-2424