Nestled along the Indian River Lagoon, Edgewater welcomes a variety of residents including 300 species of birds, 680 species of fish, dolphins, manatees and of course the 20,748 human residents. The town covers 22.59 square miles with 142 acres designated as parkland. For those who enjoy a pleasant walk, jog or bike ride in the famously fabulous weather, the scenic Riverwalk beckons. Edgewater’s inviting personality and small town charm has earned it the name “The Hospitality City”. The community’s roots date back to the early 1800s when Dr. John Milton Hawks founded it. Today, the boat building industry is a large part of the business in Edgewater. Several international and domestic companies enjoy the benefits of its thriving economy, as Edgewater is the center for manufacturing in Southeast Volusia.
About the Area
Edgewater, Florida is a community nestled alongside the Indian River, adjacent to the famous Mosquito Lagoon. It is an Intracoastal waterfront community that offers all the appeal you would expect to find in a small town, yet engages in spirited business and commercial activity. Edgewater is home to the most internationally recognized boat manufactures; Boston Whaler, Brunswick, EdgeWater and Everglades Power Boats. The growing riverfront city is one of the principal municipalities in southeast Volusia County.
The City has a population of over 21,700 and is home to many species of birds, fish, dolphins, manatees and other wildlife. Edgewater’s roots date back to the early 1800’s when Dr. John Milton Hawks founded this intriguing riverside settlement.
The City is over 22 square miles with over 150 acres of parks, including a Riverwalk that is great for walking, jogging or biking along the Intracoastal Waterway, which includes walking trails, paddling trails, fishing, boating, paddling and bird watching.
Not only does Edgewater offer the quiet, tranquil riverside living, Edgewater has a thriving manufacturing base, business parks and industrial centers. Every year additional businesses and manufacturers stake their claim here, reaping the benefits of this emerging area. Adjacent to Edgewater’s ParkTowne Industrial Center, which is the largest industrial park in Volusia County, is an airport that accommodates a residential fly-in community.
Its convenient East Central Florida location is minutes from the Kennedy Space Center, Port Canaveral, Jacksonville Ports, Daytona Beach International Airport, Orlando International Airport and beautiful beaches.
With convenient access to Highways, Interstate 95 and Interstate 4, as well as, toll roads which give you almost direct access to Walt Disney World. With all the Positives of this community you will find Edgewater is truly “Open for Business”.
New Smyrna Beach Named One of World’s Top Surf Towns
New Smyrna Beach may add another mention to its long list of accolades. In November 2013, “Travel & Leisure Magazine” placed our city on its list of the top 15 “World’s Coolest Surf Towns.” In fact, New Smyrna Beach was the only city on the east coast of the United States to make the top 15 list.
New Smyrna Beach Named a “10 Best Beach Town in Florida
For more than 22 years, Dr. Beach has reviewed, evaluated and rated beaches and coastal areas throughout the world. The Florida International University professor's annual rankings of "Best Beaches" are based upon 50 criteria ranging from water temps, to sand and water qualities, to safety and amenities. For the full story, visit the Press Release Distribution website.
Tides, Daily Forecasts & Beach Safety Tips
For more beach information including tides, daily forecasts, beachcams and beach safety tips, please visit the Volusia County website.
Quality of Life
A new series of public service announcements, developed by the Florida League of Cities for use by Florida cities, illustrates how cities are vital to our state's quality of life. This series of video messages is intended to remind Floridians of all the ways cities, and the public services they provide, enrich their lives daily.
"Most people focus their political energies on what's happening in Washington, D.C. or in Tallahassee, but in fact it is our cities that have the most direct impact on our daily lives," said Joy Cooper, president, Florida League of Cities and Mayor of Hallandale Beach. "Service delivery sometimes goes unnoticed by the general public. Everything from effective police and fire safety and efficient garbage collection to well-maintained roads designed with well-timed traffic lights are among the most important City services provided to citizens.