Where to Get Your Caffeine Fix Near Plantation Bay

Where to Get Your Caffeine Fix Near Plantation Bay - cappuccino

According to Statistic Brain, 54% of Americans over the age of 18 drink coffee on a daily basis.

Of those approximately 100 million coffee drinkers, 63% get their coffee from places outside their own homes.

Whether we are talking about a cup of Dunkin’ Donuts original to start your day or a Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccino while meeting friends in the evening, coffee has become an essential aspect of many of our lives.

Luckily for Plantation Bay residents, we are surrounded by plenty of great options. Read More »

Ormond Beach Is One of the Top Ten Budget Retirement Cities

Ormond Beach Is One of the Top Ten Budget Retirement Cities - ormond sunrise

The sun rises over Ormond Beach
The sun rises over Ormond Beach

For most people who are looking for a place to retire, cost of living is pretty high on their list of priorities.

According to a recent study published by AARP Magazine, Ormond Beach is at the top of the list when it comes to great places to retire on a budget. Not only was Ormond Beach listed first in the article, it was also the only place in Florida to make the cut. Read More »

Ormond Beach Area Farmer’s Markets

Ormond Beach Area Farmer's Markets - farmers market

Florida is a great state for farmers to grow many types of produce that simply couldn’t survive further north. That means that the farmers markets around Plantation Bay are always packed full of great produce.

Buzzwords like “organic” and “farm-to-table” have really created quite a stir around the country in recent years. People are more concerned than ever about the quality of the food they are consuming, and many are going far out of their way to purchase better quality products. Read More »

Summer Fun for Plantation Bay Dog Owners

Summer Fun for Plantation Bay Dog Owners - summer dog

Plantation Bay is a dog owner’s paradise that is filled with lots of room for your dog to roam and play, but the dog-friendly fun isn’t isolated to just the Plantation Bay community! There are dog parks and dog-friendly restaurants located throughout the entire Ormond Beach area.

Whether you are looking for a great local park to get your dog some exercise or a local restaurant that won’t mind you bringing a four-legged companion, there are plenty of options to pick from in and around Plantation Bay. Here are some resident favorites: Read More »

Exploring the City of Ormond Beach Website

Exploring the City of Ormond Beach Website - ormondbeachdotorg

One of the most undervalued resources available to Plantation Bay residents is the city of Ormond Beach’s website, which is absolutely loaded with information.

When I speak with people about how to choose the best area in which to move, I always tell them to visit the website of the local government to see what they can learn and ask themselves a few questions. By the looks of things, are they up-to-date technologically? Does the local government seem prepared to manage the growth their area may be experiencing? Read More »

Ormond Beach Nurseries and Garden Centers

Ormond Beach Nurseries and Garden Centers - landscaping flowers

Everyone knows that April showers bring May flowers, and now that May is here, it’s time to get to work on those flowers!

The beginning of May through Memorial Day is high season for all flower and garden enthusiasts, which makes now the perfect time to get to work on yours.

Whether you have a green thumb and an elaborate garden to match or just want a few pots of flowers to set on your deck, there are quite a few local nurseries and garden supply stores that can help you with whatever you need. Read More »

Local Landmark: The Ormond Scenic Loop

Local Landmark: The Ormond Scenic Loop - loop photo

The Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail, which locals refer to simply as “The Loop,” is a double loop of roadways that runs from Ormond Beach almost all the way up to Flagler Beach.

The Loop includes stretches of Ocean Shore Boulevard, John Anderson Drive, Old Dixie Highway, and North Beach Street. This gives visitors access to great Florida beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, three different state parks that all offer something unique to experience, and all of the historic beauty of Ormond Beach. Read More »

Best Bars and Pubs in Ormond Beach

Best Bars and Pubs in Ormond Beach - bar scene

The areas around Plantation Bay and Ormond Beach are filled with great places to relax with an evening cocktail. Some of the best bars and pubs in all of Florida are located right in this area. Many of them are well known by local residents, but there are also some hidden gems that you might not have heard about.

Here are some of the most popular bars and pubs in the Ormond Beach area: Read More »

Cooking Classes at Frappe’s in Ormond Beach

Cooking Classes at Frappe's in Ormond Beach - cooking

One of the great aspects of life in Plantation Bay is all of the exceptional dining options available in nearby Ormond Beach. One option just a quick 15-minute drive away is Frappe’s North. Located on Granada, Frappe’s North is a popular local restaurant that serves “organically groovy” food made from all fresh ingredients. The ever-changing Read More »