Ponce Inlet, FL Real Estate News

By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
I live across the street from the Ocean here in a small quaint town of Ponce Inlet just a mile north of the pride of Ponce Inlet (and Florida) - the tallest and the most beautiful Lighthouse in Florida. As far as I know it is the second tallest in the nation, but I do not know where it is. My idea of vacation is simple: go to the beach when it is not yet very hot, enjoy walking the beach, swimming in the ocean, relaxing. I like watching the waves, the ocean is never the same, and I never get tired of it. A family friend  suggested that we all go to Mexico, and I asked her what we would be doing there. And she told me: "Walk on the beach, swim, enjoy the ocean, the warm weather, just vacation...". Yeap, but I do not need to go to Mexico for that. As long as I do not enjoy visiting the ru...
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By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Last Tuesday my 16-y.o.grandson staying with us for a week, decided to go to the ocean very early, and I suggested that he takes the camera with him, which he did. He went to the beach when it was still dark. And he was lucky. Just a dozen yards from the walkway, he saw a 4' Green Turtle laying eggs in the sand. This was a perfect moment. He had a camera, and turtles do not fly, so he had time to make some interesting photos. He did not take photos of her actually laying eggs, as it was still dark and he did not want to disturb her with the flash light. So, he waited until she was done with laying eggs, and took to the ocean. By that time it got light enough to make a few photos (I made them a bit ligher than it was). Green turtles traditionally come to nest on our beaches. They come at...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
Ponce Inlet Real Estate & Community Events Blog. By Lisa C. Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE" Looking to buy real estate in Ponce Inlet Florida? How about Resort-Style Living in an upscale, secure-entry community, nestled between the Halifax River and the Atlantic Ocean? Try Harbour Village Golf and Yacht Club. Just look at these amenities! Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools, Private, No-Drive Beach Club with Pool Clubhouses, 4 Lighted Tennis Courts, Par 3 Golf Course, Fitness Center, Brand New Oceanfront Club House, Private Restaurant, Exclusive Marina Club, Floating Concrete Docks, Full-Time, On-Site Dockmaster, Deep Water Boat Slips, Bicycle/Walking Paths, Fishing Pier, Nature Preserve, The Marina Club Pub, Much More! I've written many blog posts about the exclusive town of Ponce Inlet and al...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
   Daytona Beach Real Estate & Community Event Report. By Lisa C. Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE!" Coming up next week, July 21-25, 2008, children in grades 4 through 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. can enjoy the Marine Explorer Camp at the Ponce Inlet Marine Science Center. This is going to be a fun-filled week of snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, boating and more. I'm not sure if there are any last minute spaces available, so don't hesitate if you're planning to register your children, grades 4-6, in next week's Marine Explorer Camp. Not only will this be fun, but the children will be learning about Volusia County’s wildlife, habitats, and the importance of preserving our natural resources like, for example, our Sea Turtles since we're now in the Sea Turtle Nesting Season. You might like to Ado...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
Ponce Inlet Real Estate. Houses, Condos and Reports by Lisa Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE!" In continuing with my series of posts about things to do in Volusia County, this post is about the fabulous Ponce Inlet Lighthouse! I've actually blogged about this amazing light house before in my post titled "Memories of Ponce Inlet Florida-The Grand Old Lighthouse". Did you know the Ponce Inlet lighthouse is the 2nd tallest lighthouse in the United States? And if you want to climb to the top, there are 194 stairs! Well, tomorrow is your opportunity to test your stair-stepping abilities. But if you can't make it tomorrow, you won't have an excuse, because you'll have another opportunity on July 18! Actually, you can go almost every day. But these days are special because you'll be able to observe th...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
Ponce Inlet Real Estate. Houses, Condos and Reports by Lisa Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE!" Real estate buyers, sellers and owners in Volusia County, if you're not familiar with the Daytona Beach area, more specifically the town of Ponce Inlet which is just south of Daytona Beach, you may find lots of interesting facts in this post and in the embedded links. I've previously posted articles about the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet, FL, and their program for rehabilitating and releasing washback green sea turtles. Other Ponce Inlet posts included how to Adopt a Sea Turtle Nest to preserve the baby sea turtles during nesting seasons. In that particular post are links to information on Florida's Vanishing Wetlands, Aquifers and Ecosystem. I've also written about my childhood memories of th...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
Ponce Inlet Real Estate. Houses, Condos and Reports by Lisa Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE!" Did you know March 15 through April 15 is Florida Heritage month? I only recently found out, and I'm a 4th generation Florida native, born in Daytona Beach, just a few short miles from Ponce Inlet. There's even a FHM Commemorative Poster. Ponce Inlet Florida hosts a lot of local events, since there are so many fantastic public gathering places there. People who have bought real estate in Ponce Inlet are the biggest advocates of how wonderful it is to live there! But I digress. This post is to encourage everyone to attend Florida Heritage Day this Saturday, March 22, 2008, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the event is being held at the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. Children of all ages (this includes you mom...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
For post number 6 in my 2007 real estate year in review series for the Daytona Beach area, this post will cover Ponce Inlet. In east Volusia County, Ponce Inlet is the premier city and arguably the most desirable location. Even in the worst markets with the slowest sales, the values remain the highest in the area. To find out why, read Buying or Selling Ponce Inlet Real Estate? To continue learning the real estate sales statistics for each city in east Volusia County in 2007, check each city below...Daytona BeachDaytona Beach ShoresPort OrangeOrmond BeachOrmond by the SeaFor Ponce Inlet, as I did in my other posts in this series, I'm going to use an excerpt from my original post on Daytona Beach... "experts in the industry believe that 2008 is the year that the correction period will be...
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By Jon Zolsky, your Daytona Condo Agent
(FunCoast Realty 386-405-4408)
Oceanquest Condominium is at 4641 South Atlantic Ave, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127.This 53-unit condo building was built in 1991. 4 units are for sale on MLS as of November 23, 2007. 2 units are 2 bedroom/2 baths. The prices are $375,000  and to $469,900.Two 3 bdr/ 3 baths units are for sale at $699,900 and $799,000.There were 3sales in 2007. A 2 bdr unit sold for $390,000 in July, and two 3 bdr/ baths units for $565,000, and a unit for $699,000 in February 2007.There are 45 two-bedroom units for sale in condo buildings right on the east side of Atlantic Ave. They start from $284,900 for a 1,100 sq. ft. unit in East Wind Condo and to $665,000 in Towers Nine for a 1,672 sq. ft. Sales were sluggish. Only 12 two-bedroom condominiums units in direct oceanfront condo buildings sold in 2007 ranging ...
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By Jon Zolsky, your Daytona Condo Agent
(FunCoast Realty 386-405-4408)
The Atlantica Condominium is at 4601 South Atlantic Ave, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127. This 52-unit condo building was built in 1989. 7 units are for sale on MLS as of November 23, 2007. All units are 2 bedroom/2 baths. The price starts from $394,900 for a 5th floor direct oceanfront unit with 1,383 sq. ft. living and to $499,900 for a seventh floor 1,383- sq. ft. direct oceanfront unit with hurricane shutters. There were no sales in 2007. In 2006 three units changed hands from $470K to $550K. There are 45 two-bedroom units for sale in condo buildings right on the east side of Atlantic Ave. They start from $284,900 for a 1,100 sq. ft. unit in East Wind Condo and to $665,000 in Towers Nine for a 1,672 sq. ft. Sales were sluggish. Only 12 two-bedroom condominiums units in direct oceanfront condo...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
I'm continuing with my report of real estate listings and sales for the Daytona Beach area, this post will cover Ponce Inlet. If you're not familiar with the layout of the cities in East Volusia County, view this map of the Daytona Beach area. You'll see Ponce Inlet on the far south end of the map, only on the beachside.  As a sales comparison, read my post with the real estate sales and listing data for Port Orange.(I have posts covering the other cities in this area as well.)  There are currently 299 active listings in the city of Ponce Inlet, found in the Daytona Beach Area Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Here's the breakdown for those listings...Condos 29Houses 74Single Family Attached 14View the chart on the right side of this post to see the sales history for each year in the mont...
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By Jon Zolsky, your Daytona Condo Agent
(FunCoast Realty 386-405-4408)
Towers Nine is at 4631 South Atlantic Ave, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127.This condo building was built in 2000. 3 units are for sale on MLS as of November 23, 2007. Two units are 2 bedroom/2 bath. The price starts from $599,999 for a 7th floor direct oceanfront unit with 1,672 sq. ft. living and to $665,000 for a 2nd floor direct oceanfront 1,672 sq. ft. unit. The 3 bdr/3 baths unit is a 2,064 sq. ft. on the 3rd floor for $890K.Two 3 bdr/3 baths units were sold in 2007 for $731K and $800K.There are 40 three-bedroom units for sale in condo buildings right on the Atlantic Ave. They start from  $439,900 for a 1,477 sq. ft. unit and to $1.3 Mil in Towers Seven for a 2,064 sq. ft. Sales were sluggish. Only 10 three bedroom condominiums units in direct oceanfront condo buildings sold in 2007 ranging ...
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By Jon Zolsky, your Daytona Condo Agent
(FunCoast Realty 386-405-4408)
Towers Seven is at 4621 South Atlantic Ave, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127.This 40-unit condo building was built in 1999. 6 units are for sale on MLS as of November 23, 2007. Four units are 2 bedroom/2 bath. The price starts from $599,900 for a 2nd floor direct oceanfront unit with 1,672 sq. ft. living and to $649,956 for a seventh floor 1,600- sq. ft. direct oceanfront unit with top of the line designer furniture.Two units are 3 bdr/ 3 baths for $749,900 and $894,350.One Two bedroom/Two Baths unit sold in June 2007 for $575K, $100K less than asking price. Two 3 bdr/3baths units were sold in July 2006 for $835K and in April for $947.500. There are 40 three-bedroom units for sale in condo buildings right on the Atlantic Ave. They start from  $439,900 for a 1,477 sq. ft. unit and to $1.3 Mil in To...
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By Jon Zolsky, your Daytona Condo Agent
(FunCoast Realty 386-405-4408)
Towers Seven is at 4651 South Atlantic Ave, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127.This 40-unit condo building was built in 1998. 6 units are for sale on MLS as of November 23, 2007. All units are 3 bedroom/3 bath. The price starts from $739K for a 2nd floor direct oceanfront unit with 2,165 sq. ft. living and to $1,300,000 for a first floor south-east corner 2,064 sq. ft. former developer's unit with 800 sf fully enclosed garage.No units sold in 2007, one unit was sold in June 2006 for $808,500. In todays market the units are overpriced. It is unlikely that at these prices we would see any sales in the nearest future. There are 40 three-bedroom units for sale in condo buildings right on the Atlantic Ave. They start from  $439,900 for a 1,477 sq. ft. unit and to $1.3 Mil in Towers Seven for a 2,064 sq. ...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
                      Ponce Inlet Real Estate and Local Events on Lisa Hill's Real Estate Blog A few weeks ago I spent a leisurely afternoon at Ponce Inlet. I walked through the nature trails, climbed the lookout tower, spent some time on the jetty, watched the sunset, and took lots of great pictures. Ponce Inlet is an absolutely beautiful, popular place to live. It's near Daytona Beach, but not in the thick of all the tourist trappings. The local residents love living there!   On my outing that afternoon, I wanted to visit the Ponce Inlet Marine Science Center but I didn't have time then. So I'm planning an afternoon there soon and I thought I'd share some of the cool information I've gathered so far. As you may have gathered, the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet is located within...
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
If you're buying or selling real estate in Ponce Inlet, you'll be interested in this information. For those of you who are not familiar with Ponce Inlet Florida, let me start with a little bit of information about the city. Ponce Inlet is an exclusive, coastal town in the Daytona Beach area, but it's very different from the rest of east Volusia county for quite a few reasons. While many cities in the Daytona Beach area extend from the ocean to the mainland, Ponce Inlet is only found on the beachside/peninsula side of the Halifax River, aka Intracoastal Waterway. It's located south of the Dunlawton Bridge, past Wilbur-by-the-Sea. There are only 2 roads that go all the way to the far edge of Ponce Inlet; A1A and Peninsula Drive. There is no outlet on the south end of Ponce Inlet unless yo...
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By David Kelso
(Century 21 Sundance Realty)
I first discovered the sleepy little fishing village of Ponce Inlet in 1980.  I was totally enamored with the lighthouse, the sand dunes and the lack of people on the beach.  Civilization had not yet reared it's ugly head in this quaint little village. Located at the end of the Daytona Beach Peninsula. It is home to a working lighthouse that many of my guests have climbed.  I usually waved to them from the ground as they huff and puff up the 265 steps.   The grounds surrounding the lighthouse contain the restored home of the original lighthouse keeper along with some other outbuildings and a gift shop. Across the street is a marina where you can watch the fishermen bring in the fresh catch of the day every afternoon. I can remember running my German Shepherd on the beach for hours and n...
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By Team Gagliardi Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Re/Max Signature)
                                     Unfortunately the New Smyna Water Taxi is no loner in business. AT one time the New Smyrna's Water Taxi provided daily service between New Smyrna Beach and Ponce Inlet and departed daily 7 days a week.  
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By Team Gagliardi Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Re/Max Signature)
Ponce Inlet Lighthouse will celebrate Lighthouse Day on Sept. 15th! Governor Charlie Crist has proclaimed September 15,2007 as FLorida Lighthouse Day.Ponce Inlet lighthouse will be open from 10AM to 2PM on the 15th for family fun, demonstrations, and kid's crafts. Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is 175 ft. tall and is the tallest lighthouse in Florida.Of the 59 lighthhouses in FLorida, 30 are still standing.Of the 30, six are open to the public: St. Augustine, Ponce de Leon Inlet, Jupiter, Cape FLorida, Key West and Boca Grande lighthouses!!Come and visit this beautiful landmark that symbolizes safe harbor to ships and communities such as Ponce Inlet, FL! Call Marty or Janis for more information about Ponce Inlet waterfront luxury homes and condos! 386-316-5968.
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By Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate
(Florida Property Experts)
Ponce Inlet Real Estate. Houses, Condos and Reports by Lisa Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE!" As I've stated in previous posts, I'm a native of the Daytona Beach area, and am knowledgeable about many fascinating historical facts. But I still enjoy researching and sharing the new things I learn.  In a recent post, I was sharing some childhood memories of the time my family spent in Tomoka State Park, in Ormond Beach. As I let my mind wander to other pleasant memories of my childhood, I found fond memories of the lighthouse and park at Ponce Inlet. The best part about these memories are not just of my own childhood, but from a parental perspective as well. You haven't truly enjoyed life until you've witnessed something through the eyes of a child. While I have fond memories of my own childhood d...
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