Daytona Beach Shores is a charming, friendly, oceanfront community of 4,300 residents located on the barrier island directly south of Daytona Beach, Florida.
Just 5.5 miles long, the city features the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Intracoastal Waterway on the west. Residents and visitors alike take advantage of the pristine beach – whether for sunrise walks or bicycling, frolicking in the sand and surf, or enjoying the quiet solitude of the setting sun. Boats sail and cruise along the waterway, making the views from either the east or the west particularly scenic.
Daytona Beach Shores is a unique community, which serves as a beachside retreat and a vibrant municipality. It is proud of its heritage, yet it looks toward the future. Whether it is the beach, parks, recreational opportunities, or restaurants, Daytona Beach Shores has something for everyone.
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. It 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 City 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, the City has no schools or manufacturing industry, but caters to visitors year-round with miniature golf courses and other family entertainment, including a private par 3 golf course and tennis club. According to the Census Bureau, the City has about 5500 residents. (The description taken from Daytona Beach Shores official site)