New Smyrna Beach
New Smyrna Beach Is an internationally recognized surfing location and arts community with a diverse business profile including hospitality, retail, services, construction, and manufacturing. An area prime for growth is at the Interstate 95/S.R. 44 interchange. A number of outparcels are available at the Wal-Mart site in the NW quadrant, with large tracts to be developed in the other quadrants. The City’s airport has three active runways (the longest is 5,000 feet) with an air traffic control tower, and is classified as a General Aviation-Reliever, Regional Airport. The airport industrial park has several undeveloped lots. Businesses located in New Smyrna Beach include Advanced Machining, Inc. (a CNC precision machine shop); Better Barricades (construction and design services); Reddy Ice (packaged ice); Griswold Water Systems (water filters); Vern’s Insulation; Momentive Performance Materials (caulking); Goss Inc. (gas torch products); American Aero Restoration (vintage aircraft restoration); Baker Aviation (aircraft service work); Daugherty Manufacturing (tornado/hurricane shelters, custom truck bodies); Tiger Composites Inc. (aviation and composite products); Florida Hospital New Smyrna (a 112-bed, acute care hospital); and Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center New Smyrna Health Park (outpatient imaging, rehab, lab and medical offices). The City has a number of incentives to help businesses grow, including a property tax exemption program and on-site “City Ready” staff reviews to expedite permitting.
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.
The unspoiled beauty of rural southeast Florida surrounds you in Oak Hill. This small community borders the Canaveral National Seashore Park, neighbors the Indian River Lagoon and is the second highest elevation in Florida. Over 4,000 plants and animals inhabit the Lagoon with much of the bird life and subtropical flora spilling onto Oak Hill’s shores. Oak Hill holds the smallest population of the three communities with 1,830 residents who enjoy its secluded lifestyle. The town was appropriately named for its many grand Oak trees draped in Spanish moss that give it a unique charm all its own. Very little commercial activity transpires in Oak Hill as it serves predominately as a bedroom community for those headed north or south. In town you’ll find four community parks, several fishing camps, a fishing pier and a bird look-out over the wetlands. As well, a recreation program, civic organizations, local churches and an active Boys & Girls Club offer opportunities to stay out and active. Beautiful 19th century homes add to Oak Hill’s history-rich surroundings. A section of the National Canaveral Seashore Park extends into an Oak Hill historic site called “Seminole Rest”. A visit here will uncover two turn-of-the-century homes and several Timucuan Mounds that are evidence of past generations who lived here.