Location in Volusia County and the state of Florida
|- Mayor||Harry Jennings|
|- City Manager||Michael Booker|
|Area  1|
|- City||0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)|
|- Land||0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)|
|- Water||0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2) 3.19%|
|Elevation  3||9 ft (5 m)|
|Population (2010) 2|
|- Density||4,600/sq mi (1,800/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0281354|
Daytona Beach Shores is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States. The population was 4,299 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 4,586.
Daytona Beach Shores was first organized in 1960 by local business leaders convinced that a smaller community could provide better services to its residents. The City was incorporated on April 22, 1960 and is located between unincorporated Wilbur-by-the-Sea to the south and Daytona Beach to the north.
In the 1970s and the 1980s, the City enjoyed a massive building program. Now about 80 percent of the residents live in high-rise condominiums that stretch along the Atlantic Ocean. In 1997, residents voted in a straw ballot to limit the height of future buildings to 12 stories. The City Council approved the height limit in 1998
A resort and retirement community built on tourism and the service industry, the City has no manufacturing industry, but caters to visitors year-round with miniature golf courses and other types of family entertainment.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 km2 (0.9 mi2). 2.4 km2 (0.9 mi2) of it is land and 0.1 km2 (0.04 mi2) of it (3.19%) is water.
The city of Daytona Beach Shores is located on a barrier island, and sits on the Atlantic Ocean. The other side of the island is bordered on the West by the Halifax River lagoon, part of the Intracoastal Waterway, It is bordered on the north by Daytona Beach and on the south by Wilbur By-The-Sea, and Port Orange. The major highway that serves the city A1A/Atlantic Avenue.
Daytona Beach Shores has a very typical humid subtropical climate for a city in the southeastern U.S. Summers are hot and humid with highs usually in the 90s and a heat index often exceeding 100 degrees. Thunderstorms are frequent in summer afternoons and the hot, humid weather can last right through the fall months. Winters are dry and mild, marked by a constant series of cold fronts and warm-ups. Temperatures dip into the low 30s and upper 20s on occasion, and freezes are not uncommon. Frost rarely occurs a few times a year. Snowfall is very rare. The last time snow flurries fell on the city of Daytona Beach Shores was in December 2007. Temperatures in spring are famously pleasant with warm afternoons, cool evenings, and far less humidity. This beach-going weather attracts tourists back to the beaches usually by early March.
Law and government
Daytona Beach Shores features a City Manager/Council form of government. Residents elect a five-member City Council to four-year terms. The council members are elected at large and represent the entire community. The Mayor is also elected, and serves as one of the five Council members and as chairman of the Council. The City Manager is selected by the Council members and is the City's chief administrator. That individual directs staff, carries out policies set by Council, and provides advice to the Council members, but does not vote.
- Mayor - Harry Jennings
- Vice Mayor - Peggy Rice
- Seat 2 Commissioner - Jennie Celona
- Seat 3 Commissioner- Billie Wheeler
- City Manager (appointed) - Michael Booker
Federal, state and county representation
Daytona Beach Shores is in the 24th Congressional District and is part of Florida's 27th Legislative District. The residents of the 24th district are represented in the United States House of Representatives by Democrat Suzanne Kosmas.
Florida is represented in the Senate by Mel Martinez (R, Orlando) and Bill Nelson (D, Orlando).
The 27th legislative district of the Florida Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Evelyn J. Lynn (R, Ormond Beach) and in the State House of Representatives by Dwayne L. Taylor (D, Daytona Beach). The Governor of Florida is Charlie Crist (R, St. Petersburg). The Lieutenant Governor of Florida is Jeff Kottkamp (R, Cape Coral).
As of the census of 2012, there were approximately 4,253 people residing in Daytona Beach Shores. The median age was 64.7, and the median income was $43,067.
Points of interest
- Teenage home of Gregg and Duane Allman (S. Peninsula Dr.)
- Dahlia Park
- Fornari Park
- Max Samuely Park
- McElroy Park
- Frank Rendon Park
- Sundown Park
- Sunglow Pier
Sunrise at Daytona Beach Shores
Atlantic Avenue (Florida Highway A1A)
Frank Rendon Park
The Sunglow Pier in Daytona Beach Shores
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