Waterfront is the word for Daytona Beach, a city split in two by the Halifax River Lagoon. The city's total area is about 65 square miles, with water composing almost 10 percent of the space. Daytona Beach contains just six neighborhoods. The Indigo neighborhood is popular with golfers, thanks to the spacious and upscale Indigo Lakes Golf Club. Another popular residential area is the Pelican Bay neighborhood, a gated community with more than 900 acres, 110 of them waterways.
When it comes to housing, Daytona Beach offers something for everyone. The area features an eclectic mix of housing styles, from historic buildings and neighborhoods to ultra-modern high-rise buildings. Of course, there are plenty of vacation and resort housing developments, but residents of Daytona Beach enjoy stylish living that combines charm with convenience. The downtown area is replete with historic buildings, and two-story residences make up the bulk of the area's homes, mingling with tiny cottages and grand mansions.
Water sports and swimming aren't all Daytona Beach has to offer. The official home of NASCAR, the city has a rich racing history that includes the distinction of hosting the first stock car race on its hard-packed sand beaches. In fact, Daytona Beach is one of the few places in the world where motorists are allowed to drive on the beach.