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'''Ormond Beach''' is a city in [[Volusia County]], [[East Central Florida]]. It is located at the north end of the ''Greater [[Daytona Beach]] area''. Ormond Beach was once home to the Rockefellers and the Flaglers, as well as the early automotive pioneers who tested their inventions on the hard-packed beach.  
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'''Ormond Beach''' is a city in [[Volusia County]], [[East Central Florida]]. Ormond Beach is adjacent to the north of [[Daytona Beach]].
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==Understand==
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Ormond Beach is located at the north end of the ''Greater Daytona Beach area''. Ormond Beach was once home to the Rockefellers and the Flaglers, as well as the early automotive pioneers who tested their inventions on the hard-packed beach.  
 
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It is home to the Casements, 25 Riverside Dr. [http://www.thecasements.org/], the former home of John D. Rockefeller. It is also the rightful owner of the nickname "The Birthplace of Speed" as it hosted car races in 1903 and then migrated towards Daytona Beach later becoming NASCAR.
 
It is home to the Casements, 25 Riverside Dr. [http://www.thecasements.org/], the former home of John D. Rockefeller. It is also the rightful owner of the nickname "The Birthplace of Speed" as it hosted car races in 1903 and then migrated towards Daytona Beach later becoming NASCAR.
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Ormond Beach has varying crime intensity by neighborhood. In certain parts of the city it may not be safe to walk alone or even in small groups at night. Tourist areas rarely have violent crimes, but theft is an occasional occurrence. The 911 number for fire and police emergencies is in effect in Ormond Beach.
 
Ormond Beach has varying crime intensity by neighborhood. In certain parts of the city it may not be safe to walk alone or even in small groups at night. Tourist areas rarely have violent crimes, but theft is an occasional occurrence. The 911 number for fire and police emergencies is in effect in Ormond Beach.
  
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=== Churches ===
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* '''Cavalry Christian Center''', 1687 West Granada Avenue. Phone: ''+1 386'' 672-5571.
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* '''Riverbend Community Center''', 2080 West Granada Avenue. Phone: ''+1 386'' 672-1821.
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* '''Church of God''', 433 North Ridgewood Avenue. Phone: ''+1 386'' 258-6074.
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* '''Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses''', 801 Hand Avenue. Phone: ''+1 386'' 672-8733.
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* '''First United Methodist Church of Ormond''', 336 South Halifax Drive. Phone: ''+1 386'' 677-3581.
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* '''Unitarian Universalist Society''', 56 North Halifax Drive. Phone: ''+1 386'' 677-6172.
  
 
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Revision as of 10:06, 7 September 2008

Ormond Beach is a city in Volusia County, East Central Florida. Ormond Beach is adjacent to the north of Daytona Beach.

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Understand

Ormond Beach is located at the north end of the Greater Daytona Beach area. Ormond Beach was once home to the Rockefellers and the Flaglers, as well as the early automotive pioneers who tested their inventions on the hard-packed beach. Today, Ormond Beach features attractions like the Casements and Tomoka State Park. Visitors seeking a quieter part of the beach can find it in the Ormond Beach area. In fact, beach driving is not allowed at the northern end of Ormond Beach.

Get in

Map of Ormond Beach, relative to Volusia County and Florida, with locations of nearby Cities.

By plane

Although Ormond Beach has a Municipal Airport, it is chiefly used by private aircraft. Commercial flights to this area should be sought arriving to either Daytona Beach International Airport, Orlando International Airport, or Jacksonville International Airport.

By train

Amtrak offers the Amtrak Auto Train service with its southern Terminus located in Sanford (Florida), about 35 miles west of Ormond Beach. The Amtrak Auto Train carries passengers and automobiles between Sanford and Lorton, Virginia, effectively serving as a car-rail link from Florida to the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. You can easily drive your car into Ormond Beach after departing from the Auto Train.

Amtrak offers regular passenger service with the closest stop being near the city of DeLand. This stop is rather remote and is not recommended as an option.

By bus

Greyhound Bus Lines offers bus service to nearby Daytona Beach. Upon arrival at the Daytona Beach Greyhound station, you will need to either transfer to a local Volusia County bus or take a taxicab to complete your trip to Ormond Beach.

By car

Ormond Beach is easily accessible by car. Both I-95 and U.S. Highway 1 pass through Ormond Beach. A1A is a scenic North/South route along the beach.

Get around

By car

Getting around by car is very easy and convenient in Ormond Beach. The major roads are all wide and easy to drive on with all the major areas signposted, but traffic jams around major intersections are common in the afternoons, and around the tourist areas on Saturday nights.

The main tourism area is Atlantic Avenue (North and South), a strip of road that runs parallel to the beach.

By Bus

  • VOTRAN [1]is the name of the local Volusia County bus service. It is a cheap way to get around and is handicap accessible. The website provides maps and timetables. Buses travel to most sites and places of interest. A one-day Votran bus pass costs $3.
  • A1A Beachside Trolley operates from January to Labor Day (September) along Atlantic Avenue on the beachside. They are air-conditioned and handicapped accessible.

See

Arts

  • Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, 399 North US Highway 1, +1 386 676-3378 [2]. A 23,000 square foot theatre that seats 600 patrons in a stadium-styled setting.

Parks

  • Bulow Creek State Park, [3]
  • North Peninsula State Park, [4]
  • Tomoka State Park, [5]
  • Highbridge (County) Park, 39 Highbridge Road, [6]. Open daily sunrise to sunset. Free.

Do

Golf

  • Halifax Plantation Golf Club, 3400 Halifax Club House Drive, +1 386 676-9600, [7]. Golf course nestled within a lush and magnificent canopy of century-old oaks, tall pines and natural vegetation on high rolling terrain.
  • River Bend Golf Club, 730 Airport Road, +1 386 673-6000.
  • Riviera Country Club, 500 Calle Grande Street, +1 386 677-2464.
  • Tomoka Oaks Golf & Country Club, 20 Tomoka Oaks Blvd., +1 386 677-5931, [8]. Features a full range of country club amenities including: golf, tennis, pool, health club, and dining facilities. Located among picturesque oaks.

Horseback Riding

  • Horseshoe Farms, 2499 Durrance Lane, +1 386 672-1496. Situated on 5,000 acres of woodlands filled with native wildlife, this farm offers trail rides and hay rides by appointment; riding lessons.

Tennis

  • Ormond Beach Tennis Center, 38 East Granada Boulevard, +1 386 676-3285, [9]. Tennis center offers eight clay, lighted tennis courts and a tennis pro is on site and available for instructions and lessons.
  • Trails Raquet Club, 300 Main Trail, +1 386 677-8081. Offers eight lighted clay tennis courts; includes a pro shop and lessons by a professional.

Learn

Buy

Shopping

  • Ormond Mall
  • Ormond Town Square
  • River Gate Shopping Center
  • South Forty Shopping Center
  • Trails Shopping Center
  • Wal-Mart Super Center

Eat

Budget

Mid-range

  • Billy’s Tap Room and Grill, 58 East Granada Blvd., +1 386 672-1910, [10].
  • Takeya Japanese Steak House and Shrimp, 437 South Nova Road, +1 386 615-7600.

Splurge

  • Julian's Restaurant, 88 South Atlantic Avenue, +1 386 677-6767.
  • Ormond Steakhouse, 324 North Nova Road, +1 386 671-9992.
  • Stonewood Tavern & Grill, 100 South Atlantic Avenue, +1 386 671-1200 [11].

Drink

  • Iron Horse Saloon, 1068 North US 1, +1 386 677-1550, [12]. Biker bar popular during Bike Week and Biketoberfest.

Sleep

Budget

  • A1A Travel Inn, 342 S. Atlantic Ave, +1 386 676-1606, [13]. Across street from beach. Small pets permitted. Affordable daily, weekly, and monthly packages. All rooms have a micro-fridge.
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1614 N. U.S. 1, +1 386 615-1280.
  • Aqua Terrace Motel, 599 South Atlantic Ave, +1 386 677-2517, [14]. Room amenities include cable TV and refrigerators in every room. Guest laundry on property. Enjoy our oceanfront pool and generous beachfront covered picnic table area.

Mid-range

  • Best Western Mainsail, 281 South Atlantic Ave., +1 386 677-2131 [15]. 44 rooms.
  • Comfort Inn on the Beach, 507 South Atlantic Ave., +1 386 677-8550 [16]. 47 rooms.
  • Driftwood Beach Motel, 657 South Atlantic Ave., +1 386 677-1331 [17]. 44 rooms.
  • La Breeze Inn and Suites, 505 South Atlantic Ave., +1 386 677-3353 [18]. 41 rooms.
  • Makai Beach Lodge, 707 South Atlantic Ave., +1 386 677-8060 [19]. 108 rooms.
  • Quality Inn on the Beach, 295 South Atlantic Ave., +1 386 672-2652 [20]. 54 rooms.

Splurge

  • Aquarius Condo Rental Association, 1575 Ocean Shore Blvd, 1-877-441-2050. Oceanfront condo. Two bedroom or studio apartments. Heated pool, full kitchens, guest laundry, oceanfront, ocean view underground parking, traffic free beach.

Contact

  • Seven digit dialing is in effect for local calls in Ormond Beach. The local area code is (386).

Agencies

  • The Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, 126 East Orange Avenue, Daytona Beach. +1 386 255-0415 (fax: +1 386 255-5478), [21]. The official sales and marketing organization for the Greater Daytona Beach Area, including Ormond Beach.
  • Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce, 165 W. Granada Blvd., +1 386 677-3454, [22]. Another clearinghouse for local information about Ormond Beach.

Internet

It is common for many of the larger hotels and lodgings in the area to offer free internet access for their guests.

Public Libraries

Public libraries in the area offer free computer internet access to Volusia County residents. There is a small charge for non-residents.

  • Ormond Beach Public Library, 30 South Beach Street, +1 386 676-4191 [23].

Stay safe

Florida has a high occurrence of hurricanes. You might want to check the Hurricane safety page if you are visiting Florida. Beware of lightning in the central part of the state. Ormond Beach is known for a high number of shark attacks, so be careful when surfing. Also, there is a high occurrence of tornadoes in Florida, so check the Tornado safety page.

Ormond Beach has varying crime intensity by neighborhood. In certain parts of the city it may not be safe to walk alone or even in small groups at night. Tourist areas rarely have violent crimes, but theft is an occasional occurrence. The 911 number for fire and police emergencies is in effect in Ormond Beach.

Cope

Churches

  • Cavalry Christian Center, 1687 West Granada Avenue. Phone: +1 386 672-5571.
  • Riverbend Community Center, 2080 West Granada Avenue. Phone: +1 386 672-1821.
  • Church of God, 433 North Ridgewood Avenue. Phone: +1 386 258-6074.
  • Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 801 Hand Avenue. Phone: +1 386 672-8733.
  • First United Methodist Church of Ormond, 336 South Halifax Drive. Phone: +1 386 677-3581.
  • Unitarian Universalist Society, 56 North Halifax Drive. Phone: +1 386 677-6172.

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