Considering Moving to Florida? Here are the Top Cities to Live in! - Article Banner

Florida has always been a great place to visit, and lately it’s also become a popular place to live, especially for people who are relocating from elsewhere. Moving to Florida is a great idea. There’s lots of sunshine, year-round golf, beautiful beaches, plenty of hiking and nature, and endless sources of entertainment, from theme parks to theaters to museums. 

If you know you want to move to Florida but you’re not sure where you should settle, we have some great ideas. Check out these communities along the Atlantic coast.

Moving to Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach is best known for its international speedway, its astonishing coastline, and its reputation as a hotspot for spring breakers in March and family vacations in August.

With twenty-three miles of sand and surf available in Daytona Beach, there is ample opportunity for swimming, surfing, fishing, boating, and simply soaking up the Vitamin D. In Daytona Beach, you’ll also find Bike Week, the Daytona 500 NASCAR Race, and museums and galleries like the Southwest Museum of Photography. Great restaurants, good shopping, and a diverse real estate market await newcomers. You can live in a high-rise condo with a view of the water or a quiet neighborhood in a gated community. 

Daytona Beach Shores

Daytona Beach Shores is just south of Daytona Beach and a quieter option for people moving to Florida with families or to pursue rest and relaxation. You’re still close to all the fun when you settle in Daytona Beach Shores, but you’re less hindered by traffic and tourism. 

Living in Historic Ponce Inlet 

If you love nature, historic lighthouses, and quiet marinas with bobbing boats, Ponce Inlet may be the place for you. The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is Florida’s tallest lighthouse and there’s more learning to be done in this serene community through exhibits at the Marine Science Center. Near the lighthouse visitors and residents enjoy nature trails, a boardwalk, and abundant wildlife.

Moving to Port Orange 

Port Orange is one of the fastest growing cities in Volusia County. It’s a great place to live if you are hoping to be close to the beach and the general attractions that are available in Florida, but you don’t want those things to get in the way of your daily life. Port Orange has good schools, a thriving economy, and a diverse population of friendly people. When you’re looking for a home, you’ll find lots of residential neighborhoods, gated communities, and low-maintenance condos.

Living in Ormond Beach

When you want to move to the beach but Daytona Beach seems a bit overwhelming, try Ormond Beach. It’s just north of Daytona and doesn’t attract the same crowds. 

Historic homes, art galleries, and a generally creative community can be found in Ormond Beach, making it an ideal place for artists, writers, and seashell collectors. Tomoka State Park is also in Ormond Beach, and a great place to bird watch and hike.


Ormond-by-the-Sea is growing in popularity among retirees. If you’re thinking about a Florida retirement, you can find some beautiful homes and economical condominiums in this area. You’re close to the beach but you’re also well within the suburbs. 

Moving to New Smyrna Beach

Surfing ManIf surfing is your thing, you should definitely plan to relocate to New Smyrna Beach, which offers some of the best waves on Florida’s Atlantic coast and 17 miles of fine, white sand. The coastal Smyrna Dunes Park has breathtaking views of Ponce Inlet, and residents also love exploring downtown. Canal Street is a historic area with restaurants, shops, and art galleries. There’s the New Smyrna Museum of History and the Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum, which makes its home in an 1899 church.

We would love to help welcome you to Florida. When you’re thinking about relocating to any of these cities or other locations within Volusia County, we hope you’ll contact us at Oceans Managing Group at (386) 255-8585 or email with any questions or concerns you may have at