Moving to Daytona Beach?
Craig

Cocoa Beach, FL

#1 Jun 11, 2014
Hello everyone, My wife and I are thinking of moving from (outside) Orlando to Daytona Beach. I am very good at remodeling old houses and we see quite a few deals on the beach side. My question is, does anybody see change in real estate values or demographic shifts in the future. Basically, whats happening over in Daytona now? I'd ask a real estate agent, but would I get a bias opinion?
I grew up in Cocoa Beach and Orlando, back in the 80s my opinion of DB was not great, but we have visited a few times recently and the city appears to be having a resurgence of some sort.

Does any one have any comments or opinions? Thanks in advance, Craig
Dragonfly Hummingbird

Oviedo, FL

#2 Jun 11, 2014
There's a lot to consider when moving to Daytona. The gang activity is brutal. I suggest you look at this map before you move into a fixer upper. The great old houses are surrounded by rentals full of dopers.
http://www.crimemapping.com/map/fl/volusiacou...
Joe

Leesburg, FL

#3 Jun 11, 2014
The crime activity is a reflection of raised tax zones. Areas around International Speedway Boulevard [beachside] have not only been subjected to raised tax it's also the focus in an accumulation of code enforcement violations. One business shut down by a city commissioner another business was the focus of a police raid. A hotel on the corner that involved theft by a former employee. The property lines on the beachside are controlled from a general vicinity of Jasmine down to Harvey Avenue. Between the two points are private voting districts. There was also a resent although lengthy real estate fraud case. Investments in Daytona Beach are advertised with a minimum for private concerns, It's not just a bad investment its dangerous proposition at this point.
Bogan Hunter

United States

#4 Jun 13, 2014
Your too late,

Daytona is today,

Morbidly Obese Welfare Ghetto Queens from the big three Urban Cesspools, NYC, Chicago, & the cream of the crop Washington D.C.

Drugged up & Tatted out 20 something Thugs riding bicycles built for a 5 year old.

Skateboard Maggots (not to be confused with 'Smart Mouthed Surfer')

Bald Bikers with little ponytails, you know the type, riding a ape hanger bagger with an obnoxious exhaust that is illegal in any other of the 49 states.(also has a severe case of "Dinky Do").

3/4 of the entire State of Ohio.(losers)

Every Sexual Offender from the East Coast.

Inbreed Hickbilly Jackwagons from Appalachia, although they come and go as fast as our tides.

Then there is the "New Breed of Greed" that has a 'Vision' to turn Daytona Beach into they're own little "Mini Miami".(are you one of them?)

Shall I go on?

Anybody with half a brain left when the turned out the lights at G.E.
Joe

Leesburg, FL

#5 Jun 20, 2014
Drugged up tattooed out twenty something's & sex offenders are the only people that [You] can find? really ? Then you don't have a point except that you're hanging around the wrong people you don't like people from NYC Chicago D.C. or the Appalachians you think they're transient so you don't have to make friends with them anyway. Miami? don't insult people by guessing f you don't know what the previous comment is about [it's not about Miami by the way] just admit you don't know you're the only on the post that doesn't think you're stupid. Bikers are a private concern used to steal money from the tax base and launder the funds through religious organizations by donating a monetary percentage t the cause. In return they vote-[out of town votes that are given privileges G.E. was forced out along with Bray & Gillespie G.E. lost there control through the hostile take over of Florida Power & Light Volusia County does not want big business [unfortunately] The hillbillies and the hayseeds make up he voting districts- The major stockholder of F.P.&.L is Roy Johnson the Mayor of Holly Hill

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