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Old 04-16-2012, 03:07 PM
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My guy and i are looking to move here. He is recently going to be getting out of the navy and the school that he wants to go to is located in this town. Ive looked up a lot of things including rent and the beach... we are both from California and Florida seems nice. Anybody have suggestions on what to look for or not to? i work in the restaurant business, any jobs in this town? We are pretty mellow, he likes his bikes, i surf. Seems like a good place??? Thanks!
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:00 PM
Location: Alabama
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I grew up in Ormond Beach. It is definitely a nice town. There really aren't any bad parts within the city limits. There are some restaurants in Ormond, but the majority of them are in Daytona Beach, which is an easy commute.

He will definitely find plenty of people with similar motorcycle interests, and there are plenty of surfers too. But, be preprared for some disappointment because the waves are nothing compared to California.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:24 PM
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
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Ormond is mostly older and suburban. Downtown Daytona has more going on and worth checking out. You might find local restaurant jobs seasonal, so you might consider checking out chains in this area that you can land in CA, then transfer here.

Here's my post on local surfing info w/links:
Good areas for surfing?

Good Luck!
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:09 PM
Location: Pittsford, NY
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I lived in Ormond Beach for awhile. It is basically a quiet place to have kids, not so much a place to do lots of things really, but not far from other things too. There are a few resturants, but that whole area is not exactly a huge restaurant area. I don't know anybody that disliked Ormond Beach after living there. We might have stayed because we liked it, but of course jobs kind of caused us to move. Ormond is the quiet area of Volusia county, it is nothing like its neighbor Daytona in some ways but then it is smaller. I stopped in there the other day and there are a lot of newer developments since we lived there but it is never going to be a big place. It stays quiet because people want it that way I guess.
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:13 PM
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I live in Ormond. What everyone has said is pretty much true. It's a quieter alternative to Daytona Beach. There are a normal amount of restaurants here for the size city. There is a Joes Crab Shack that will be opening in Daytona Beach later this year so they will be hiring a lot of people. In fact they've already started looking: www.simplyhired.com
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:00 PM
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Hey! thanks everybody! Yeah i know the waves arent gonna be as good, ive accepted that LOL. We are relly excited. Everyone seems to be positive about ormond! thanks for all your input!
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