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Located between the touristy Orlando and Jacksonville areas, Ormond Beach does get its fair share of tourism, but not nearly as much as its neighbors. Many residents of Ormond Beach commute to the nearby cities for work, allowing Ormond Beach to stay more affordable and less busy than most coastal Florida towns. Sister city Daytona Beach, home of the Daytona International Speedway, is often viewed as an extension of Ormond Beach and offers a great deal of history and activities for citizens to enjoy. In the early 1900s, the smooth and hard-packed sand of area beaches made those beaches ideal for automotive racing. The first speed tournaments in the state took place in Ormond Beach, securing its nickname "Birthplace of Speed". To this day, Ormond Beach pays tribute to this tradition with the Birthplace of Speed Park, complete with a replica of the Ormond Garage, a gasoline alley built in 1905 to accommodate drivers and mechanics during beach races.



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The exciting and balmy city of Ormond Beach, Florida, attracts visitors and residents from every walk of life. Neighborhoods in the area range from sandy, beachfront properties to residential developments, each with the friendly demeanor and charming style typical of a Florida coastal city. Education in particular is a draw for the area where graduation rates well outrank the rest of the country. Families, young professionals and retirees all enjoy the beautiful weather and sunny outlook of this sweet city and benefit from the many local attractions.
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