5 Reasons Why Minorca Is Your Next Dream Beach Condo

The condo community of Minorca, located on the north end of the New Smyrna Beach, is a private oasis that instantly transports guests to their own private Mediterranean island the second they step foot on the property. While Minorca is just one of the hundreds of condo communities New Smyrna Beach has to offer, we think Minorca offers amenities that help make New Smyrna Beach one of the best beach communities in the world. Let’s dive in and explore why Minorca might be your next dream condo.

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1) Location, location, location

Minorca is perfectly located between three major waterways; the Atlantic Ocean, Ponce Inlet and the intercostal waterway. This location gives residents the unique opportunity to enjoy all three without ever leaving the north end of the island. Residents can dock and enjoy their boat on the intercostal waterway across the street from Minorca, fish in the inlet next to Minorca or ride the waves on the beach directly in front of Minorca.

Minorca from the sky

The inlet side of Minorca resides next to Smyrna Dunes Park. The park boasts 73 acres of land on the New Smyrna Beach peninsula and holds a treasure trove of wildlife, pristine beach, and two miles of elevated walkways. Dolphins, manatees and fish of all kind can be seen in the water, and fishing is allowed throughout the park. Smyrna Dunes Park is also one of the only dog-friendly beaches in New Smyrna, so Fido can enjoy the beach alongside you (just be sure to keep Fido leashed).

When it’s time to recharge with a good meal, a peaceful 2-mile stroll down the road will take you to the charming area of New Smyrna Beach known as Flagler Avenue. Flagler Ave is filled with quaint shopping, a foodie’s dream of restaurants and several art galleries. Indulge in some of the best pizza in New Smyrna at Third Wave Café and Wine bar and then stop by for a sweet treat at Beachside Candy Co. After that, follow your ears and you will be sure to find a local artists playing at one of the many local Flagler Ave restaurants.

2) Did you say amenities?

At Minorca, there is no shortage of amenities. The property offers several heated pools, a spa and sauna, fitness center, tennis courts, a clubhouse with a pool table and library, under-building parking, a beachside pavilion and 2 gated beach walk-overs, to name a few. Each unit also provides residents with breath taking views from a private balcony. There are seven buildings on the property, with the newest building completed in 2006 and offering the comfort of modern and updated units (310 units on the property to be exact).

3) Views for days

The views at Minorca are one-of-a-kind. Each private balcony provides an oasis to enjoy the unobstructed view of the sunrise or the sunset, as well as the calming sight of the Atlantic Ocean. Views of the famous Ponce Inlet Lighthouse can also be seen, enriching the history and charm of the area. The sprawling 65-acre community means that your view is of the landscape and scenery- not a parking lot.

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4) Peace of mind

There is nothing like the secure feeling of a gated community. Minorca takes security seriously, and every visitor must be approved by a resident of Minorca to enter. The gatehouse entry is staffed 24/7 with a security guard and the property is regularly patrolled throughout the day and night. In addition, management is on-site, providing residents stress-free ownership.

5) Family-friendly

Located only one hour from Orlando, Minorca offers the luxury of beachside living while only a short drive to the mecca of amusement parks. Whether entertaining your own kids, grandkids, or looking for adventure yourself, Orlando offers a full range of entertainment for all ages. With Disney World, Universal Studios, and  Sea World all just a quick drive away, its hard not to see Minorca as the ultimate combination of beachside relaxation and family fun.

 

How long will it take to sell my home in New Smyrna Beach FL?

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New Smyrna Beach Realtor

One of the first questions that sellers typically ask me is “How long will it take for my home to sell?”  This is not a simple question to answer.  There are many factors that go into selling your property.  Homes can sell the week they are listed and others take longer for that right buyer to come along.  Consider the following elements below when estimating how long it will take to sell your New Smyrna Beach home.

1. The Market –  

The most significant factor impacting the length of time it will take for your home to sell is the current condition of the housing market.  If the housing market is strong, your home will sell more quickly than when the housing market is performing poorly.  The good news is, the housing market in New Smyrna Beach is performing well as our inventory is low and demand is high in our city.

2. Interest Rates – 

Interest rates fluctuate daily.  When interest rates are high, buyers will be more hesitant to apply for a new loan.  When they are low, buyers are more likely to shop for a new house and apply for a mortgage.  Buyers can spend more on a home when interest rates are low.  This may bring additional buyers into the price range of your home.

3. Competition – 

Your home may take longer to sell if there is lots of competition in your neighborhood.  For example, if a buyer has made up their mind to buy a home under $275,000 in Venetian Bay and your home is one of three listed in that price range in Venetian Bay, buyers will more than likely consider your home.  However, if there are many homes in the same price range with similar features and amenities, buyers may not be as interested in your home.

4. Marketing – 

If buyers are not aware that your home is on the market, they will not come look at your home.  To sell your home quickly, it must be marketed effectively.  To be sure that your home has the best exposure, you need to find a New Smyrna Beach Realtor that is an expert on this area and who will invest their own money to advertise your property to the right buyers.

Visit my website at http://www.sarahcaudill.com to learn more about me and read my testimonials from buyers and sellers who have worked with me.  Contact me today to learn more about listing your home for sale.

Experience New Smyrna Beach

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New Smyrna Beach | Sarah Caudill

Experience New Smyrna Beach like a local…

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Smyrna Dunes Park | Sarah Caudill

Walk or Jog the 1.5 mile boardwalk at Smyrna Dunes Park located on the northern tip of the New Smyrna Beach peninsula at 2995 N Peninsula Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169.  Parking is $10 and Volusia County residents can purchase an annual pass for $20.  Pets are allowed in certain areas of the park including on the beach surrounding the park.  Enjoy this 73 acre park surrounded by water on 3 sides.

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New Smyrna Beach Fishing | Sarah Caudill

Fish the surf at New Smyrna Beach and catch pompano, jacks, whiting, blue fish, Spanish mackerel, redfish, and flounder.  All of the oceanfront rental properties have fishing access.  It is great to be able to walk out of your back door and cast a line out in the ocean.

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New Smyrna Beach Kayaking | Sarah Caudill

Explore the waters of New Smyrna like a local by kayaking the intracoastal waterway or the backwaters of mosquito lagoon.  You will see lots of fish, birds, dolphin, and perhaps a manatee.  New Smyrna Beach’s Marine Discovery Center offers guided kayak tours.  Click Here to learn more.

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New Smyrna Beach Art Show | Sarah Caudill

The first Saturday of every month is the free Art Stroll on Canal Street from 10am-7pm.  Enjoy local artists work along with live music.  Every February New Smyrna holds the Image Art Festival with artists from around the country displaying their talents with unique pieces of original art.

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New Smyrna Beach Sunset | Sarah Caudill

Watch one of our breathtaking sunsets off the west side of the island as you bask in the peaceful serenity that us locals love in the place you vacation and that we call home.

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New Smyrna Beach Sunset | Sarah Caudill

Find a way to move here so you never have to leave paradise!   New Smyrna Beach Real Estate 

Visit Beaches Close to Orlando

When planning a visit to Central Florida be sure to plan a visit to one of Central Florida’s beaches.  Daytona Beach and New Smyrna Beach are only an hour from Orlando.  Both beaches are gorgeous but have completely different vibes.

New Smyrna Beach | www.sarahcaudill.com

New Smyrna Beach | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

New Smyrna Beach is known for its incredible surfing and it’s clean, quaint, small town feel.  You can drive on New Smyrna’s hard-packed sandy beach from the inlet south to 27th avenue.  The beach south of 27th to Canaveral National Seashore offers car-free beaches.  Enjoy a nice lunch on the beach while watching the waves at the breezy oceanfront Breakers restaurant on Flagler Ave.  New Smyrna also offers great fishing charters, golfing at the courses at Venetian Bay, Turnbull Bay, or Sugar Mill’s courses, and great shopping on Flagler Ave and Canal Street.  Stay at New Smyrna’s brand new Hampton Inn hotel on Flagler Ave or our best bed and breakfast, the Black Dolphin Inn on Riverside Drive.

New Smyrna Beach | www.sarahcaudill.com

New Smyrna Beach | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

Daytona Beach is a city known for fast cars, art, and its beautiful beaches.  Stop by Daytona’s International Speedway and take the daily tour of our famous speedway.  Daytona offers go-kart racing, golfing, fishing, water sports, great food, and shopping.  There are plenty of dining options and overnight accommodations directly on the ocean!

Where is New Smyrna Beach in the Current Real Estate Cycle?

New Smyrna Beach's Minorca Condos

New Smyrna Beach’s Minorca Condos

With the volume of single family home sales up 17.9% in February 2015 and condo sales up 15.6% compared to February 2014, it is easy to see that the real estate scene in New Smyrna Beach is seeing an unprecedented real estate boom not seen since the real estate market tanked.

The 2015 real estate market overall here in New Smyrna Beach is seeing less inventory evident by 7.9% less single family homes on the market and 3.3% less condos and townhouses on the market in February 2015 than February 2014.

This time, the market is being fueled by rich Central Floridians and out-of-town investors who are looking and eager to purchase in financially solid regions and to be part of projects established by experienced developers. New Smyrna is being recognized as an exciting place to own a condo or beach side home, and a great location in the county to get out of the rough northern winters.

The current real estate cycle differs drastically from the pre-market crash cycle in that it is much healthier as no one is taking big risks.  Investors are only looking to support financially strong projects with experienced developers in the drivers seat.

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February 2015 NSB Board Stats | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

February 2015 Single Family Homes NSB Board of Realtors Statistics

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February 2015 NSB Board Stats | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

February 2015 Condo and Townhome NSB Statistics

To search the current MLS listings in Volusia county directly:  Click Here

Why New Smyrna Beach FL is a Great Place to Retire

Retire in New Smyrna Beach | www.sarahcaudill.com

Retire in New Smyrna Beach | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

New Smyrna Beach FL is a great place to live and it is also a good place to retire!

PROS:

  • We have a strong small town economy here in Central Florida.
  • The average home price is $185,000
  • Population of about 23,000 people
  • Warm winters
  • High number of doctors per capita
  • Good ratings for bicycling, walkability
  • Average tax climate
  • Big outdoor recreation scene with boating, golfing, fishing, paddle boarding, and bicycling
  • Low serious crime rate

ABOUT NEW SMYNRA BEACH:

New Smyrna Beach is 50 miles East of Orlando, FL and 89 miles south of Jacksonville, FL.  The white sand runs for 13 miles along our coast with driving permitted on portions of the beach.  New Smyrna’s beachside is a barrier island with the Atlantic Ocean bordering the East side and the Intra-coastal waterway bordering the West side.   The elevation is on average 9 feet.  Tides change every 6 hours and average 3 feet.

Year around temperatures in New Smyrna Beach, FL are very mild and pleasant.  The average annual temperature is 71 degrees Fahrenheit with highs averaging in the 80’s in the summer and lows averaging in the 60’s in the winter.  Afternoon showers are common throughout the summer months.

Find a home in New Smyrna Beach:

Real Estate in New Smyrna Beach FL

To learn more about New Smyrna Beach, check out my other related blog posts:

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Prestigous New Smyrna Beach Condos

7 Ways to Have the Best Weekend Ever in New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

Have you been dreaming of warm weather, seafood, and salt air?  New Smyrna Beach is calling your name!!

New Smyrna has everything you have been dreaming of from fabulous oceanfront condos to waterfront restaurants to gorgeous white sandy beaches.

Here are some fun things to do while here in the best beach town on the East Coast…

1.  Go to Outriggers and eat the freshest seafood.

Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grill

Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grill | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

2.  Hang out at the Black Dolphin Inn and wake up to one their fabulous breakfasts.

Black Dolphin Inn Bed and Breakfast  | New Smyrna Beach

Black Dolphin Inn Bed and Breakfast | New Smyrna Beach | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

3.  Visit our beach and soak up the sun.  Be sure to send pictures to all of your friends up North who are freezing in the cold.

New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach | Sarah Caudill | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

4.  Go fishing on one of the charter boats out of the New Smyrna Beach Marina or fish the backwaters of Mosquito Lagoon.

New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

5.  Stop what you are doing and just admire our ocean views.

New Smyrna Beach | Sarah Caudill

New Smyrna Beach | Sarah Caudill | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

6.  Dine at Breakers on Flagler Avenue overlooking the Atlantic ocean.

The Breakers Restaurant | New Smyrna Beach | Sarah Caudill

The Breakers Restaurant | New Smyrna Beach | Sarah Caudill | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

7.  Check out our gorgeous sunsets over the intracoastal waterway and plot a strategy to move here because you love the Florida Sunshine.

New Smyrna Beach Sunset | Sarah Caudill

New Smyrna Beach Sunset | Sarah Caudill | http://www.sarahcaudill.com

NSB Condos

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live on the beach?  Your dream can become reality because living on the beachside in New Smyrna Beach is affordable!  New Smyrna’s Real Estate has condos to meet your desires to live on the intracoastal waterway or directly on our white sandy beaches.

Bouchelle Island Condos

Bouchelle Island Condo

Bouchelle Island Condo – http://www.sarahcaudill.com

http://sarahcaudill.idxbroker.com/idx/details/listing/a096/1019133/458-Bouchelle-Dr-303

Oceania Beach Club Condos

Oceania Beach Club Condo

Oceania Beach Club Condo – http://www.sarahcaudill.com

http://sarahcaudill.idxbroker.com/idx/details/listing/a096/1022780/421-Atlantic-Ave-701

Minorca Condos – Currently the lowest priced Minorca unit

Minorca Condo

Minorca Condo – http://www.sarahcaudill.com

http://sarahcaudill.idxbroker.com/idx/details/listing/a096/1022292/250-Minorca-Beach-Way-203

To see all of the current condos for sale in New Smyrna Beach, be sure to visit http://sarahcaudill.idxbroker.com/i/beach-condos

To see all of the current beachside homes for sale in New Smyrna, visit http://sarahcaudill.idxbroker.com/i/beachside-homes

New Smyrna Beach - www.sarahcaudill.com

New Smyrna Beach – http://www.sarahcaudill.com

Where to Stay in New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach offers a wide array of overnight accommodations including Hotels and quaint Bed and Breakfast Inns for short term stays and Condos and beach cottages for longer stays.  Come explore our miles of white sandy beaches, Canaveral National Seashore, Venetian Golf Courses, Daytona International Speedway, Marine Discovery Center, artsy shops, and culturally diverse cuisine.

Black Dolphin Inn Bed and Breakfast  | New Smyrna Beach

Black Dolphin Inn Bed and Breakfast | New Smyrna Beach

The Black Dolphin Inn is a recently renovated historic Spanish style bed and breakfast in the artsy section of Riverside Drive here in New Smyrna Beach with views of the intra-coastal waterway.   The Black Dolphin Inn offers 14 unique rooms with vintage furniture and custom decor.  They offer pet friendly rooms and are only minutes to the beaches.  Visit their website here to plan your visit:  http://www.blackdolphininn.com

New Smyrna Beach Hampton Inn

New Smyrna Beach – Hampton Inn

New Smyrna Beach’s Key West style Hampton Inn was just opened on Flagler Avenue on the beachside.  Walk to restaurants, explore nearby boutiques, entertainment, and steps to our beaches.

Visit their website to plan your visit:  http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-new-smyrna-beach-DABNSHX/

VRBO currently has over 800 different privately owned condo units and homes to rent.  Read reviews and check availability today at:  http://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/usa/florida/central-east/new-smyrna-beach