About Ormond Beach
Ormond Beach homes for sale include Luxury Waterfront Estate Homes, Golf Course Homes, and Single Family Communities with resort style amenities. Historical Homes both on the waterfront or nestled in a canopy of 500 year old oak trees that were around when The Timucuan Indians made this area their home in the early 1500s. There are a variety of homes, condos, and communities in every price range in this area. Some of the communities include: Plantation Bay, Halifax Plantation, Breakaways Trails, Ormond Lakes, The Trails, Tomoka Oaks and Hunter’s Ridge.
Ormond Beach offers a beautiful setting while enjoying a rich history. The City of Ormond Beach offers the perfect balance of culture, quality schools, industry, events, and residential communities. Ormond has been voted one of the most desirable places to live because of its climate, and close proximity to Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tampa. The invention of the first automobile in the early 1900s sparked the first motor car races on the packed sands of Ormond Beach in 1903. Car races started in Ormond Beach and went as far south as Ponce Inlet. Record-breaking speeds ensued with some being fatal. Driving on the beach is still permitted today on some stretches at a safe 10 mph. In 1914, John D. Rockefeller (founder of the Standard Oil Company), arrived and stayed as a guest at the famous “Ormond Hotel”. After four seasons, he bought an estate across the street which was called the Casements. The mansion was built in 1910 and was named for its many “Casement Windows” placed throughout its design. Rockefeller spent his early winters there, and then made it his permanent residence through the remainder of his life. It was sold by his family in 1939, and then purchased by the city of Ormond Beach in 1973. Today, it serves as a cultural center and is the community’s best-known historical structure.
Ormond Beach has a climate typical of the southeastern United States. Summers are usually hot and humid with highs usually in the 90s with frequent afternoon thunderstorms. The hot, humid weather can last right through the fall months. Winters are usually dry and mild, but can be interrupted with series of cold fronts dropping temperatures into the 30sF, but only occurring occasionally. The year round average temperature (tracked between 1981-2010), was recorded at 70.44F, having an average high of 80.35F and average low of 61.53. Visitors have found this climate to be ideal and choose to make Ormond Beach their home. Many are attracted to a business opportunity, or decide to attend one of its many Colleges or Universities including Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, considered by many to be the premiere Flight School in the World.