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Daytona Beach Shores
Volusia County, Florida

ZipCodes
32118

Motto
Life is Better Here



Page Contents for Daytona Beach Shores, Florida

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.
The population of Daytona Beach Shores is approximately 4,299 2000.
The approximate number of families is 2,423 2000.
The amount of land area in Daytona Beach Shores is 2.211 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.082 sq kilometers.
The distance from Daytona Beach Shores to Washington DC is 711 miles.
The distance to the Florida state capital is 220 miles. (as the crow flies)
Daytona Beach Shores is positioned 29.17 degrees north of the equator and 80.98 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

on a barrier island on the Florida Coast. The area is only a few hundred yards wide and just 5.5 miles long.
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Weather


beautiful year-round! Here is a weather page for the area.
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History & History Related Items

Daytona Beach Shores is a fairly young community. It was organized in 1960 by business leaders who felt a smaller community would provide better services to residents. Incorporation came about on 22 April 1960. The city limits go from Wilbur-by-the-Sea an unincorporated community to the south and Daytona Beach to the north.

Here is a good history page for Daytona Beach Shores.

The racing tradition began early on here. The hard-packed sand of the local beaches seemed to be perfect for testing out "just how fast" those new autos could go. First to try was Fred Marriot in 1907 who raced at a top speed of 197 mph setting a land-speed record! Bear in mind this was only 11 years after Ford built the first car which topped out at 20 mph. More famous, though, was Malcolm Campbell, who, in his car, the Bluebird, broke the land-speed record four times. He last raced at Daytona in 1935, reaching 277 mph. Beach racing continued for many years until the Daytona International Speedway was built in 1959 by Bill France.
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Attractions

Because the city caters to the retirement set, there are no schools or manufacturing here, but there are many activities for all ages in the area. Daytona Beach Shores features the beach where famed race car drivers once vied to set world speed records

The Court of Flags
a rotating display of 12 flags representing the national origins of Shores residents

Legends Walk of Fame
Bricks dedicated to famous car racing participants.

Things to do in the area.
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Daytona Beach Shores City Government

The City of Daytona Beach Shores

Daytona Beach Shores City Hall
3050 S Atlantic Ave
Daytona Beach, FL 32118-6102
Phone: 386-322-5000

Daytona Beach Shores is governed by a five-member City Council and a City Manager.

Daytona Beach Shores Chamber

Daytona Beach Shores Chamber of Commerce
3048 S. Atlantic Ave
Daytona Beach Shores 32118
Phone: 386 761-7163
Fax: 386 788-9497
Email

Daytona Beach Shores Organizations

Daytona Beach Shores Chamber of Commerce
3048 S. Atlantic Ave
Daytona Beach Shores 32118
Phone: 386 761-7163
Fax: 386 788-9497
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Miscellany

The population of Daytona Beach Shores was:
1980 - 1,324
1990 - 2,335
1996 - 2,870
1997 - 2,901
1998 - 2,926
2000 - 4,299
The 1990 and 2000 figures are from US Census data. All other figures are from other sources.

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