New Smyrna Beach, Florida homes for sale
New Smyrna Beach Riverside, Florida Real Estate and Community Info.
Just south of Daytona and 65 miles north of Orlando, the community of New Smyrna Beach, alongside the Indian River, lives up to its charming motto, “Swan Among Ducks.” The river is part of the Indian River Lagoon system, which is in turn part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and includes Mosquito Lagoon and Ponce inlet. The riverside of New Smyrna Beach is known for its beautiful riverfront homes. These outstanding riverfront homes are often specifically designed by architects, and can be found on the mainland or on the beachside, usually including a dock and riparian rights, not to mention the beautiful views.
Shopping and Dining
While New Smyrna Beach has major shopping centers for everyday needs, residents love its unique “Old Florida” commercial districts on the beach and downtown. Flagler Avenue’s boardwalk has an eclectic array of beach attire and surf gear shops, including Island Collection, Nejma’s Boutique, Nichol’s Surf Shop, and Quiet Flight Surf Shop. There are several bars and restaurants with great food and even better views, including Riverview Charlie’s, The Breakers, and Ocean’s Seafood Beachside. Downtown New Smyrna Beach has a variety of clothing stores, art galleries, nurseries, and specialty shops as well as restaurants that showcase Florida’s fresh seafood. Riverview Charlie and Dolphin View Restaurant are two local riverfront favorites.
Parks and Recreation
New Smyrna Beach’s exceptional riverside location makes for equally exceptional outdoor living. Several parks are on the river: Buena Vista Park and Riverside Park offer docking facilities and fishing piers. There are boat ramps, mainly on the North Causeway, and a City Marina. For golfers, there are several private and public courses to choose from, including Sugar Mill Country Club, Hidden Lakes Golf Club, Turnbull Bay Golf, and New Smyrna Beach Municipal. Whether you love to fish, kayak, canoe, play ball, or just take in the wildlife, there are a plethora parks in and around the area, including Indian River Lagoon Park, Detwiler Park, Callalisa Park, and Grayce Kenemer Barck North Beach Community Park. Just south is Canaveral National Seashore, a 57,000-acre long barrier island, protected by NASA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, which is home to over 250 species of birds and land animals, including loggerhead sea turtles, and serves as a refuge for endangered and protected wildlife. The Marine Discovery Center is a marine research and educational facility that offers sightseeing boat tours. St. Augustine, Disney World and Kennedy Space Center are all a short drive away.
New Smyrna Beach has been recognized as 100 Best Small Art Towns in America and is home to the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Riverside homes for sale in New Smyrna Beach showcase Florida’s architectural history, from palm-lined plantation-style homes to Key West bungalows on mature lots. Area real estate bridges the gap between the past and the future by paying homage to tradition while including all the amenities of modern living.
Schools, Health, Transportation
Volusia County Schools service New Smyrna Beach. Coronado Elementary, Read-Pattillo Elementary, New Smyrna Beach Middle School, and New Smyrna Beach High School have all received excellent GreatSchools ratings. There are private and parochial schools including Sacred Heart Catholic School and Faith Christian Academy.
Residents have access to a wide array of medical services locally at Bert Fish Medical Center and at nearby Florida Hospital-Oceanside and Florida Hospita-Ormond Memorial. The Hospice of Volusia/Flagler offers compassionate care and services.
In transportation, Votran offers affordable and handicap-accessible public transit and the major highways and arterials connected to the area include Interstates 95 and 4, and SR44. New Smyrna Beach also has a municipal airport, New Smyrna Beach/Jack Bolt Field.