in Volusia County, including the Port Orange area, number in the thousands. From high-rise condominiums to single family homes, waterfront living is available from Ponce Inlet on the south peninsula to Flager Beach in the north. There are many beautiful beachside properties from town homes and smaller condo communities to luxurious homes on a much grander scale. Prices range from under $100,000 to well over $1,000,000, depending on many factors, including location.
Living on the waterfront is different for everyone, but most will agree itís a very desirable location; although it may not be for everyone, especially families with small children. However, imagine waking up in the morning and being able to walk on the beach. Sunrises and sunsets are spectacular and a favorite reason for those seeking a waterfront property. Views include ocean views, river views, or both.
Waterfront living is also a great lifestyle for a second home or vacation home. Beachside condos are an especially favorite option for vacation homes, as you can comfortably lock and leave until your next visit. All the building maintenance, landscaping, pool care and many other services is taken care of for you. Many people find year-round living on the waterfront to be great. Many of the coastal towns maintain the unique combination of a small town feel with many of the benefits of big town living.
The most important thing when considering a waterfront property is to carefully think about your own personal wants and needs and how often you plan on being there. Some issues that might present themselves, especially in a rural area, is to make sure you have access to utilities, roads and an adequate septic system. Some oceanfront properties donít have these things. For oceanfront properties, itís often best to buy a property that already has a seawall and a dock, as obtaining permission to build these structures can be difficult. There is a lot to consider, so having
a real estate agent who specializes in waterfront properties is advised. An agent can help you sort through the complex issues and get you on the right track to finding the perfect waterfront home for you.