I grew up in Ormond. My high school was across the street from Daytona Beach. My mom and sister still live there. My sister's husband is a Lieutenant with the Daytona Beach Police.
Ormond is very nice. It's getting expensive though! Of course, I don't know where you're coming from, maybe you've already got high housing prices. My sister's 3-2 home that they bought new about 6 years ago was around 120, now would sell for 300K. Perhaps there are better deals; I haven't been looking.
I live in Atlanta now, and when I go to Ormond to visit it feels so nice and sloooooow there. Definitely more small-townish, although it's just growing and growing.
It's a pretty nice place to raise kids. There's a little bitty Whole Foods place, and lots of parks, and of course the ocean. Once, my mom and I took my daughter to the park at the Nova Recreation Center, and I saw several slinging mamas. I've thought about moving back there, if I could afford it! :LOL
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