The Best Waterfront Properties in New Smyrna Beach

The Best Waterfront Properties in New Smyrna Beach

The small coastal city of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, is nestled along the Atlantic coast, perfectly situated between Miami and Savannah, GA. The seaside hamlet only boasts around 30,000 residents, but beach tourism makes it seem bigger and busier. New Smyrna Beach offers many amenities across a wide spectrum of arts and entertainment interests.

Known as an “artist in residence” city, New Smyrna Beach is widely known as one of the friendliest cities for fine art in the United States. It’s also home to the New Smyrna Speedway, a paved, half-mile racetrack that hosts numerous racing events throughout the year. New Smyrna Beach's cultural amenities are only part of why people love to call it home. It also hosts many beachfront neighborhoods that cater to the ultimate life on the water.

Buena Vista

This neighborhood sits on the shores of the Indian River, with many of the homes giving residents access to the water. Buena Vista is only minutes from the North Beach Community Park, promising easy traveling to life on the beach for those looking for it.

The homes in this neighborhood are a good mix of mid-century modern and newer architectural styles. Most are modest in size, though some have luxury-like square footage and amenities. With median home prices in this neighborhood a bit less than the $530K for New Smyrna Beach, it’s a great neighborhood to look for bargains.

Locals and tourists alike make Buena Vista Park a busy destination. The park is a popular fishing spot with plenty of space for picnicking. It’s also a dog-friendly park, and the playground makes it a perfect place to spend an afternoon off with your family.

Bethune Beach

Just south of New Smyrna Beach is the unincorporated waterfront community of Bethune Beach. It’s a fairly isolated location, with the only road in and out being County Road A1A taking residents and visitors to and from. Bethune Beach is on a barrier island, boarded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Indian River on the other. The homes here offer their occupants stunning sunrise and sunset views and lend for a quieter life on the water.

Some of the best waterfront properties in New Smyrna Beach are here in Bethune. And though many are owner-occupied, vacationers will discover that many of them are listed on house share websites like VRBO. There are also great restaurants and hotels here, and the beach is rated as one of the best on Florida’s Atlantic coastline.

Venetian Bay

The Venetian Bay Town and Country Club gives one of the most luxurious lives for anyone seeking waterfront properties in New Smyrna Beach. Recently listed as one of the top 20 spots to retire in Florida, the micro-community is known as a welcoming place that blends a strong sense of community with the amenities of a luxury neighborhood.

With nearly two dozen neighborhoods built to suit different architectural styles, you will find a home in Venetian Bay that suits your liking. The neighborhoods are situated around an 18-hole Championship golf course, allowing you and your guests to hit the links where many golf legends have played.

The Beach and Swim Club is the perfect spot for taking in a day with friends and family, soaking in the Florida sunshine with other members of the Venetian Bay community. The lagoon-style swimming pool is a terrific place to cool off before grabbing a hand-crafted cocktail from the popular tiki bar. Plenty of other recreational opportunities include miles of hiking and biking trails and a fully equipped, modern fitness center.

Venetian Bay’s Town Center serves as residents' and guests' main community hub. You’ll find great restaurants and community spaces for private parties here. The neighborhood also hosts numerous events for its residents throughout the year, truly giving Venetian Bay a community feel.

Venetian Bay is a “family-oriented, dog-friendly, walkabout town.” Those who call this place home will soon agree that it gives a life like no other in Florida.

Minorca Condos

The buildings that make up the Minorca Condos are located at the northern tip of New Smyrna Beach. These are highly sought-after properties, offering many amenities to those who stay on the property.

The balconies from these units offer breathtaking views of the water. But staying here means more than just seeing the ocean while you relax. Minorca Condos has an on-site heated pool, fitness centers, a sauna, tennis courts, and more.

You’ll find an abundance of highly-rated restaurants on the property, as well. In fact, you’ll dine on some of the best seafood in the area during your stay. The Flagler Tavern is known to be the spot for a wide variety of ocean-caught fare, which guests can enjoy paired with a cocktail while listening to the live music hosted by the venue.

Your next moves

Securing New Smyrna Beach's waterfront properties can take some legwork and planning. The high demand for these beautiful homes can make purchasing a bit tricky, especially if you are going at it alone. If you are considering buying a home here, it’s highly recommended to consult with a well-versed real estate agent in these types of properties.

The agents at Local Living Realty Group have years of experience and vast knowledge of the New Smyrna Beach area to help you identify the waterfront home of your dreams, taking the hassle and stress out of the complicated process. Consider them before beginning your home search in this beautiful waterfront community.

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