The lifestyle of Southeast Volusia County region is legendary. The weather is spectacular most of the year. The beaches are magnificent. Inland waterways, springs and lakes are beautiful. The fishing is world class. Real estate values are impressive. Land and construction costs are extremely competitive. Health care is exceptional. The public and private schools are highly regarded, as are our many colleges and universities. Air service is convenient.
Area: 68.9 square miles
New Smyrna Beach
In addition to its beautiful beaches, the glistening Intracoastal waterway and charming beachside downtown areas, New Smyrna Beach is also known for its quaint neighborhoods and exceptional restaurants. It’s something of an artists' colony and is the home of the Atlantic Center for the Arts, an artists-in-residence haven known throughout the creative community. It is also the home of Images, an annual juried art show that draws artists and patrons from throughout the South and beyond. No wonder New Smyrna Beach has been named one of the 100 best small art towns in America. There are monthly Art Walks, wine walks car shows, food festivals, music festivals and many other events. FishStock is a fisherman’s dream competition. Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras gets its own parade.
Located along the Indian River Lagoon, Edgewater is popular with birders, who can log 300 species of bird, and fishermen, who can go after 680 species of fish. Its River walk is a magnet for walkers, joggers, runners or bicyclists. This is a place where Southern charm and hospitality are alive and well. In fact, Edgewater is known as The Hospitality City for its small town charm. It also carries the Blue Way Community, a designation granted by the Florida Paddling Trails Association for its many paddling trails. There are also many trails that connect Edgewater to the rest of Volusia County and will soon connect with Brevard County to the south and Flagler and St. Johns counties to the north. Edgewater is the home of he Cuchetti/Conti Family School of Music, an acclaimed music school for aspiring local artists of all ages. Edgewater is also a city known for its growing manufacturing community, especially boat manufacturers, which make thousands of boats each year.
The southernmost city in Volusia County was settled in the 1700s and chartered in 1927. The city occupies 11.7 square miles; population 2,129. Oak Hill is proud of its “old Florida” heritage and plans meticulously for its future, welcoming new businesses while preserving its environment. Historic Seminole Rest preserves ancient shell mounds. The city borders iconic Canaveral National Seashore and Mosquito Lagoon, known for exceptional fishing, kayaking, and camping. Oak Hill is the home of Burns Science and Technology Charter School, a STEM academy supported by the community and Kennedy Space Center. A fly-in community with a 3200’ airstrip is located in Oak Hill. Local steel fabrication manufacturers include Sauer, Atlantic Steel, and Southeast Steel. Oak Hill supports its businesses while serving its residents.
The Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce
Established in 1926 with over 2,000 members, the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce remains an active group of working professionals who promote business and economic development for the communities it serves.
The historic Chamber building located at 115 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach was constructed in 1934 and since then has been through several renovations to reflect the styles of the times. Beginning in 2010, the building underwent complete outside and partial inside restorations with funding from Volusia County ECHO Grant and City of New Smyrna Beach CRA funds to bring the building back to its original 1934 splendor.
The Chamber of Commerce is YOUR business advocate. The Legislative Affairs and Economic Development committees work on your behalf representing our business community on local and state issues. As a group, we can make a considerable impact on the important issues facing our community. We work ON your business while you work IN your business.
Networking is a huge part of growing your business and you’ll have that opportunity at monthly Business After Hours, Weekly Leads Group Meetings, General Membership Luncheons, Business Seminars, by joining committees and more. People buy from people they know, so get to know other businesses in the community through Chamber events and activities.
Additionally, your information will be available to the over 30,000 residents, newcomers and visitors that contact the Chamber each year, for local area information and referrals. You’ll also receive member exclusive advertising opportunities and discount prices at our special events. Contact the Southeast Volusia Chamber office today to find out more about benefits of membership.