Welcome to Southeast Volusia County Florida
Three waterfront communities comprise Southeast Volusia County, each with its own special flavor to a unique lifestyle. The pace of life is quite relaxed, but the area is rich in culture and history, and nature comes alive at its many natural parks.
New Smyrna Beach
Located at the mouth of the Ponce de Leon Inlet, New Smyrna Beach serves as the gateway to the historic and picturesque Indian River Intracoastal Waterway and 13 miles of Atlantic beachfront. Water sports abound, with some of the best surfing in the area and fishing that is absolutely first-class. Palm trees border Flagler Avenue, a true seaside beach street lined with quaint boutiques, surf shops and restaurants. Historic Canal Street, downtown, has become a boutique shopper’s delight. Third Avenue and South Atlantic Avenue offer wonderful restaurants and shopping. The area is 38 square miles and its population as of 2013 is 22,877.
Edgewater is an Intracoastal waterfront village that offers all the charm you would expect to find in small-town Florida. This is a place where one can enjoy all the comforts of home within a stone’s throw of the best boating and fishing in the state, yet engage in spirited business and commercial activity. Located just south of New Smyrna Beach and at the north end of the renowned Mosquito Lagoon – home of the best Redfish fishing in the world – Edgewater encompasses 22 square miles with 20,829 residents as of 2013.
The City of Oak Hill is the southern-most city in Southeast Volusia County, comprising 10.5 square miles and a population of 1,818 as of 2013. Named for its abundance of trees, the city lies along the beautiful Indian River. The town is rich in history, bird life and subtropical flora. Citrus groves were planted beginning in 1865, and commercial fishing began in 1908. The beauty and charm of the Oak Hill community is enhanced by lovely 19th-century homes and rustic fish camps.