Port Orange's aggressive commercial and industrial development policies have resulted in broad shopping and professional facilities along the major roadways with quiet, easy commute neighborhoods away from the bustle.
A Tale of Two Cities
Vital Statistics about Port Orange
The City of Port Orange Web Site
Port Orange - South Daytona Chamber of Commerce
Map of area
Port Orange: Residential Town with Much to See, Do, and Taste!
The busiest sections of Port Orange are found along Dunlawton Avenue, and Nova Road. Here visitors can find ample choices for restaurants and shopping. Many popular eateries, trendy favorites and local establishments are the cornerstone of this friendly city.
Residential areas also border Spruce Creek Road and City Center Circle, where there are abundant recreation, sport and entertainment venues abound, all of which are accessible from New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach at Ridgewood Avenue (U.S.-1) to Nova Road, and the Port Orange exit (256), heading toward Daytona Beach, from I-95.
Gamble Place Tours
1819 Taylor Road
The Gamble Place Tour is an educational Florida tour leading through the historic nineteenth century home of James N. Gamble, of the Proctor and Gamble Company. The historic home is situated adjacent to the Spruce Creek Preserve and Recreation Area, one of Florida's last remaining natural black-water streams. The tour is sponsored by the Museum of Arts and Sciences and Cracker Creek Canoeing, which offers canoe rentals, pontoon boats and more on the creek. Visit their website for more information about the tour and creek recreation. To get to Gamble Place and Cracker Creek Canoeing, take I-95 to exit 256. Head west on Taylor Road, which becomes S.R.-421, and look for the Florida Historic Site sign, then turn left.
Port Orange City Center
1000 City Center Circle
Located on City Center Circle, this is a beautiful setting with events distinctly unique to Port Orange. Situated among the Kenneth Parker Amphitheater and the City Center Lake, there is an indoor facility for meetings and events, called the Lakeside Community Center. Outside is the amphitheater, part of the Kenneth W. Parker Performing Arts Center; a covered stage, with stadium seating, home of the Lakeside Jazz Festival, and situated in the city center. Films are shown here and comedy events as well, especially during annual festivities. The city center is easily accessible from Dunlawton Avenue, and is in the heart of town. This area is situated among three fountains, and in the vicinity of the Port Orange Police Department, the YMCA, and library, with the scenic walking trail. Annual events include Port Orange Family Days in October. The amphitheater is the place during this time to view various concerts. There are also carnival rides, and vendor booths. This yearly event draws in around 60,000 people! Check out the Family Days website for current scheduled events. The Amphitheater and City Center are located off Dunlawton Avenue, between Nova Road and Clyde Morris Boulevard. From I-95, exit 256 (Dunlawton Ave).
Port Orange Causeway Park
93 Dunlawton Avenue
Dogs on leashes allowed, must cleanup after dogs. Located by the Port Orange Bridge, on the lovely Halifax River. This is a local Port Orange angler's paradise, for there are seven boat ramps, three fishing piers and grills in the picnic areas, so if you want to fry up your fresh catch, you can. Please observe proper disposal of fish and tackle. There is ample room for boat trailers as well.
4575 Spruce Creek Road
Dogs on leashes allowed, must cleanup after dogs. Has twenty-three acres of scenic beauty; with a walking path, lake, playground and more.
3801 Jackson Street
Dogs on leashes allowed at this park, must cleanup after dogs. Nice walking area around a lighted lake, one of many Port Orange is known for. There is also a boardwalk and piers for fishing.
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