Real estate experts agree that location should always be the priority of every homebuyer. After all, investing in a seemingly perfect home would be for naught if it’s not located in a place that readily caters to your lifestyle and your needs. That’s why if you’re looking for prime locations, you can never go wrong by shopping through homes for sale in Port Orange, FL.
Even if you’re settling in, Port Orange has much to offer as a city with a small town feel. It also boasts an abundance of attractions, too, that are normally found in a big city.
Speaking of attractions, you have an array to choose from: water sports, parks, some sights and landmarks.
Are water sports your thing? You have rental choices for kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, deck boats, and even charter fishing.
Rose Bay in Daytona Beach allows for kayaking, canoeing, and－get ready for this－boat renting to watch dolphins and manatees. Generally, rentals there are for a half day or a full day. You can go solo or with a group depending on your budget, preference, and time.
Charter fishing, inshore or offshore, is also available in Rose Bay. Either way, charter fishing still lets you enjoy the Bay’s beautiful backwaters.
How about going to a park? Take your pick (and your time) among places such as Cracker Creek, Spruce Creek Park, Port Orange City Center Municipal Complex, Port Orange Memorial Park, and Buschman Park.
Located on the Spruce Creek River, Cracker Creek offers boat tours and watercraft rentals plus a pole barn pavilion for group events. A nearby alternative, Spruce Creek Park, also offers boating and camping.
Port Orange City Center Municipal Complex is a community park circling a scenic lake. It offers a walking trail around the lake, a blanket-picnic area, and an 18,000 square-foot community center with a covered patio and landscaped lawns－all of which contribute as an outdoor place.
If you have a dog, then Port Orange Memorial Park is the place to walk your pet along a 7 to 10-mile lighted walkway, a boardwalk and fishing pier, or some picnic tables and benches.
Buschman Park is perhaps a perfect choice if you’re into observing wildlife. Nature trails, a three-quarter mile walkway surrounding a lake, and some pavilions and picnic areas await you and those who venture into the park. It is also a Halifax River Audubon Bird Sanctuary, with animals ranging from otters to warblers.
Sights and Landmarks
There are plenty of sights and landmarks to choose from as well, from an amphitheater to churches and historic districts.
You can attend some events, some of them free such as Halloween and the Christmas Tree Lighting, at the Kenneth W. Parker Amphitheater. A special events venue with a stage and 700 seats, the facility hosts concerts, festivals, and more. For churches, two of the more renowned ones in Port Orange are the Catholic Church of the Epiphany and the Port Orange United Church of Christ.
If you’re into history, then check out the Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens. The landmark features ruins of a mill and plantation destroyed during the Second Seminole Indian War, and a botanical garden with remnants of assorted figures built into the property by different owners through the decades.
A piece of local history you can also visit is the Gamble Place Historic District by the family of James N. Gamble. This 175-acre landmark features a “historic home, cottage, and Citrus Packing House” aside from a glimpse to the late 1800’s. Once privately-owned, the Citrus Packing House is the only one of its kind in its original location.
These are just quick glances of places you (and your loved ones) can visit should you make Port Orange your place to stay. From beach-side cottages to waterfront condos to luxury oceanfront homes for sale that Port Orange, FL has to offer, the city has practically everything covered for you.
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