Introduction to South Daytona, Florida
South Daytona, Florida, in Volusia county, is 3 miles S of Daytona Beach, Florida (center to center) and 89 miles SE of Jacksonville, Florida. The city is located in the Daytona Beach metropolitan area. South Daytona has a population of 13,177.
South Daytona History
The City of South Daytona was originally known as Blake. The residents were mostly involved in vegetable gardening and orange culture. The town had its first post office in 1878. In 1926, the City of Daytona Beach was formed after consolidating Daytona Beach and Seabreeze. Daytona Beach then attached Blake, but the inhabitants of Blake did not agree to the new taxes and appraisals, and filed a case to break away from Daytona. They succeeded, and in 1938 the town of Blake was incorporated as South Daytona. It developed well and was incorporated as a city in 1951.
South Daytona and nearby Attractions
- Bigtree Park
- Coach Pigotte Community Center
- South Daytona City Hall Complex
- Magnolia Park
- Riverfront Veterans Memorial Park
Things To Do In South Daytona
The great Atlantic Ocean Beaches which are nearby make South Daytona a haven for beach lovers. Apart from that, the city has a number of well maintained parks and offers wonderful shopping and dining opportunities. Fishing is a very popular activity. A range of cultural, recreational and educational activities are regularly organized in the city.
South Daytona Transportation
The city is served by the Daytona Beach International Airport.
South Daytona Higher Education
Adult Education opportunities are provided by Daytona Beach Community College.