Daytona Beach Shores, Florida

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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.[6]

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History

Daytona Beach Shores was first organized in 1960 by local business leaders convinced that a smaller community could provide better services to its residents.[citation needed] 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 saw 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, it has no manufacturing industry, but caters to tourists year-round with miniature golf courses and other types of family entertainment.

Geography

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.

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