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Old 07-17-2016, 08:49 PM
 
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I have a job lined up in Deltona. But, with such short notice, I haven't been able to find a suitable apartment near the town.

So, my plan is to do the commute via SR 415. A 40 minute commute isn't an issue. I just don't have any interest in the I-4 traffic.

My question is does anyone have any apartment recommendations for Port Orange? I've read previous threads. But, they all appear to be several years old, and things change. Looking for an affordable, safe, and quiet apartment (1 BR is fine) for $1000 or less.

Any thoughts on Ocean Oaks Apartments? Hawthorne? Legacy at Crystal Lake? The Groves?
Would love to hear your recommendations for other apartments in the area as well.
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Old 07-18-2016, 02:00 PM
 
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The traffic on I-4 is not that bad in Volusia County( between Daytona and Deltona) the traffic doesnt get to stop and go until you get around Lake Mary generally.

You may want to consider Lake Mary or Sanford unless your heart is set on Port Orange. There are a lot of apartments in Seminole County
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Old 07-18-2016, 11:19 PM
 
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You won't have any problem at all getting a nice place at that price. Just avoid Ridgewood Ave and you'll avoid all the bad areas. There's a few spots here and there as you head toward Ridgewood, but you'll notice you're in a low rent area right away. Most of the town is pretty new and mostly OK, although Port Orange does have some crime now and again.

We lived in South Daytona for 4 years right at the Port Orange city limits mark on Nova Rd. Can't say that I like P.O. In fact, it was one of my least favorite areas. Too redneck in some places, very conservative, wasn't what we liked at all, so we moved to St Pete last November. If you like that sort of thing, you'll feel comfortable there. There's also a LOT of New Jersey people for some reason in P.O. Up by the Publix area on Nova is convenient to most things, and it's a short drive down Dunlawton to the beach. The view as you come over the bridge to Daytona Beach Shores is beautiful. THAT is where I would live. Not much going on, but the beach is right there.
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:31 AM
 
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Thanks for the info and good to know about I-4.

I did look for apartments in LM and Sanford. Unfortunately, this is a short notice move, and the apartments in LM and Sanford are either too expensive or have no current availability. And, I don't want to live any further south of LM because I don't want to be caught in I-4 traffic. I'm coming from an area that doesn't have traffic congestion at all.

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Old 03-07-2017, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Cedar Creek, TX
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Hope you found something. I'm looking for a place to rent in Port Orange as well. Unfortunately, I don't have as much to spend - $750 at the most. I've seen a place called Coral Bay advertised. I wish there was a way to talk to people who live there before you commit to a place - to find out what the neighbors are like, mgmt, etc.
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Old 03-08-2017, 06:54 PM
 
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Hope you found something. I'm looking for a place to rent in Port Orange as well. Unfortunately, I don't have as much to spend - $750 at the most. I've seen a place called Coral Bay advertised. I wish there was a way to talk to people who live there before you commit to a place - to find out what the neighbors are like, mgmt, etc.
try apartmentratings.com
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Cedar Creek, TX
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Thanks, I've tried that. It's too bad there isn't a way to verify unsatisfactory things that are said about an apt complex or to be able to ask questions of the person who said it. People can embellish things for instance. When I read some of the things that are said about apt complexes, I can't believe some of the things that an apt manager supposedly has done. And if they did do such things, aren't they accountable to someone?
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Old 03-09-2017, 02:56 PM
 
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Thanks, I've tried that. It's too bad there isn't a way to verify unsatisfactory things that are said about an apt complex or to be able to ask questions of the person who said it. People can embellish things for instance. When I read some of the things that are said about apt complexes, I can't believe some of the things that an apt manager supposedly has done. And if they did do such things, aren't they accountable to someone?
typically I read all the comments. if you see a common theme, then its more than likely a real problem. I would be skeptical of the rave reviews of everything being perfect and 100% excellent. also if you go on google maps and type in the name of the complex, it will also give you some ratings. an example is I went on there an for this particular complex most people complained about maintenance taking months to sometimes over a year to fix issues, I saw about 15 reviews with the same theme. that's probably an issue vs 1 person upset they got a noise violation b/c of their barking dog. I wouldn't be too up in arms about that. another most people complained about the parking situation and cars being towed, that's probably an issue. you get the picture.
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Old 03-09-2017, 05:41 PM
 
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Thank you.
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