Ormond Renaissance – 55+ Condo Living in The Birthplace of Speed

Many people think of Daytona Beach as “The Birthplace of Speed,” but that distinction actually goes to Ormond Beach.

According to the city’s website:

“In 1903, the soft, compact sands of Ormond Beach became a testing ground for automobile inventors and drivers. These first speed tournaments in the US earned Ormond the title of ‘Birthplace of Speed’.

But Ormond is also a great place to consider when you’re ready to slow down.

In fact, people have been doing just that for years, dating back primarily to John D. Rockefeller, who made his winter home in Florida from 1918 until his passing in 1937.

But you don’t have to be a billionaire oil tycoon to live in Ormond Beach. The general cost of living it is right about the national average and slightly less than the average for the rest of Florida.

Ormond Renaissance artist representation through their website

Built on the former site of Ormond Memorial Hospital, the Ormond Renaissance 55+ condos offer a unique combination of luxury, location and lifestyle.

Located in the heart of Ormond Beach, this community offers a great location near shops, restaurants, and a beautiful stretch of beach.

Residents enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle, gated privacy, and exclusive luxury amenities.

Community Features

  • Condo community for over 55s
  • Gated Community Access with Touch Panel Code
  • Plans call for a total of 10 buildings with 28 units each
  • Four different floor plans ranging in size from 1,248 square feet to 1,515 square feet.
  • Each unit includes separate storage (approximately 5’5 “x 7’10”) located near the unit on the same floor

Mod cons

  • 3600 sq. Ft. Fully furnished clubhouse with full-service kitchen
  • zero-entry resort-style pool with hot tub
  • spacious pool terrace
  • Gym with state-of-the-art equipment
  • cardio section and space for stretching, yoga and more

Also, while not exactly part of the Ormond Renaissance community, there is a very nice YMCA just down the street.

Here’s a flyby video from the project community:


Things to do nearby

  • Going to the beach: Ormond Beach is considered by many to be superior to Daytona Beach, and the Latitude Margaritaville The 55+ community even has its own Private beach club here.
  • Do “The Loop” – The Ormond Scenic Loop and Route It is a double loop of more than 30 miles of highways that traverse some of the most beautiful and diverse natural landscapes left on the entire central coast of Florida.
  • The frames – Located on the shore of the Halifax River, and just two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, the late John D. Rockefeller’s winter home is known as “The Jewel of Ormond Beach.”
  • Tomoka State Park – Visitors can stroll a half-mile nature trail through a wooden hammock that was once an indigo field for an 18th-century British landowner.

Favorite local restaurants

  • SoNapa grid – Chef-inspired menu and extensive wine list with a focus on Sonoma County and Napa Valley wines (hence the name)
  • River Grille on the Tomoka – Savor Florida seafood with a hint of Cajun spice in your cozy dining room or on your expansive multi-level outdoor deck.
  • Ormond Garage – A craft brewery and traditional American restaurant inspired by racing history on the beach in Volusia County.
  • Pickled db – amazing stacked sandwiches and don’t miss their famous pickle bar
  • Hull Seafood – Long-standing local fresh seafood market with casual restaurant

Pricing for Ormond Renaissance was not available on the developer’s website at the time of writing, but I was able to inquire on the Volusia County Property Appraiser’s website and it appears that most of the units in Building 1 are They sold in the $ 200k to mid $ 300k.

For more information visit: ormondrenaissance.com