Living in New Smyrna Beach

Living in New Smyrna Beach FL

In addition to excellent working and living conditions in Southeast Volusia County, employers find a diverse labor supply, a variety of transportation services, adequate utilities and a relatively low cost of living. Single-family homes, duplexes, condominiums and small apartments are plentiful. Most single-family residences cost less than $100,000. Average rent for a two-bedroom apartment is $600 per month; three bedrooms, about $900.

Location and Transportation

Southeast Volusia County is served by several airports, including Daytona Beach International Airport, located 20 miles north; Orlando International Airport, located 70 miles west of New Smyrna Beach; the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport, which has lighted runways to accommodate corporate and private aircraft; and Edgewater’s Massey Ranch Airpark, a paved, lighted airport accepting single- and twin-engine planes.

The area is easily accessible from several major highways. Interstate 95 runs north and south close to the east coast, and drivers need to exit at 249 and drive east on State Road 44 to the beach. Coming from Central Florida, take I-4 east to I-95 south, again exiting at 84A and heading east to the beach. U.S. 1 is a major mainland thoroughfare running north and south.


Schools include three private grade schools, preschool/kindergarten institutions and public schools – seven elementary, a middle school and a senior high school. Other educational centers contributing to the industrial and business pools of the area include Daytona Beach Community College/Southeast Volusia Center in Edgewater, Bethune-Cookman College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, the Daytona Beach Campus of the University of Central Florida and Stetson University in DeLand.