Once upon a time, John D. Rockefeller called Ormond Beach home during the winter months. He saw the value of this community in both amenities and personality. Legend has it that “Neighbor John” (as he was called), used to walk the streets and give shiny nickels to the kids and young at heart folks he’d meet. When he traveled to the Northern states, he’d always speak highly of the area.
In fact, many of the leading minds of the time were visitors to his residence. That includes Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Thomas Edison, and others. Today, Ormond Beach retains both family-friendly values, and an appreciation and focus on the arts and sciences. Read on to learn more about how you can experience both in this growing and thriving coastal locale.
Science and History Attractions
While the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach houses historical artifacts and early scientific discoveries, Ormond Beach is no stranger to technological advancement and involvement. For instance, the Ormond Beach Environmental Discovery Center (located in Central Park) offers both nature views and the stories behind local wildlife.
When you get a guided tour of the Three Chimneys Historic Site, you can learn how one of the state’s earliest sugar mills operated. This attraction is currently only available through a bus tour booked with the Ormond Beach Historical Society.
Along the its many state parks and natural areas, people of all ages can get up close and personal with native wildlife and vegetation throughout town. That includes Ormond Tomb Park, Ormond Burial Mound, Addison Blockhouse Historic State Park, the Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail, and similar.
You can also mix learning and fun at places such as Andy Romano Beachfront Park, the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center, and more.
Science Centers and Art Galleries
The Ormond Beach area is also home to some world-class art galleries. People from all over flock to this area to view and even purchase unique artwork that you can’t find anywhere else.
Popular art hot spots include the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens, Ocean Art Gallery, Arts on Granada, and others. You might also choose to simply walk the streets and explore all that this quaint hometown has to offer.
As mentioned, Ormond Beach is nestled in the heart of nature, but still close enough to world-class amenities and top-notch attractions. Here, you’re close to such inviting venues as Bulow Creek State Park — home of the globally-famous Fairchild Oak. You could also tour nearby Tomoka State Park, which features the Nocoroco Historic Site. This is where early Timucuan Indians lived and worked.
You could also relax amid the peaceful ambiance of Bailey Riverbridge Gardens. Or, spend a laid-back afternoon taking a paddle board down the Tomoka River Paddling Trail. When you live in a high-quality Ormond Beach custom home, every day can be one where you commune with nature and find your center.
In fact, for more than three decades we’ve helped countless people just like you realize their dream of custom home ownership. We build in some of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Central Florida. That includes Halifax Plantation, Il Villaggio, Westland Village, Southern Pines, and throughout the City of Palm Coast. Contact us today to learn more about how simple, straight-forward, and affordable it is to build and own a stand-out custom home.