Port Orange’s aggressive commercial and industrial development policies have resulted in broad shopping and professional facilities along the major roadways with quiet, easy commute neighborhoods away from the bustle.
Port Orange: Residential Town with Much to See, Do, and Taste!
|The busiest sections of Port Orange are found along Dunlawton Avenue, and Nova Road. Here visitors can find ample choices for restaurants and shopping. Many popular eateries, trendy favorites and local establishments are the cornerstone of this friendly city.
Residential areas also border Spruce Creek Road and City Center Circle, where there are abundant recreation, sport and entertainment venues abound, all of which are accessible from New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach at Ridgewood Avenue (U.S.-1) to Nova Road, and the Port Orange exit (256), heading toward Daytona Beach, from I-95.
Gamble Place Tours 1819 Taylor Road (386) 255-0285
The Gamble Place Tour is an educational Florida tour leading through the historic nineteenth century home of James N. Gamble, of the Proctor and Gamble Company. The historic home is situated adjacent to the Spruce Creek Preserve and Recreation Area, one of Florida’s last remaining natural black-water streams. The tour is sponsored by the Museum of Arts and Sciences and Cracker Creek Canoeing, which offers canoe rentals, pontoon boats and more on the creek. Visit their website for more information about the tour and creek recreation. To get to Gamble Place and Cracker Creek Canoeing, take I-95 to exit 256. Head west on Taylor Road, which becomes S.R.-421, and look for the Florida Historic Site sign, then turn left.
Port Orange City Center
1000 City Center Circle
Located on City Center Circle, this is a beautiful setting with events distinctly unique to Port Orange. Situated among the Kenneth Parker Amphitheater and the City Center Lake, there is an indoor facility for meetings and events, called the Lakeside Community Center. Outside is the amphitheater, part of the Kenneth W. Parker Performing Arts Center; a covered stage, with stadium seating, home of the Lakeside Jazz Festival, and situated in the city center. Films are shown here and comedy events as well, especially during annual festivities. The city center is easily accessible from Dunlawton Avenue, and is in the heart of town. This area is situated among three fountains, and in the vicinity of the Port Orange Police Department, the YMCA, and library, with the scenic walking trail. Annual events include Port Orange Family Days in October. The amphitheater is the place during this time to view various concerts. There are also carnival rides, and vendor booths. This yearly event draws in around 60,000 people! Check out the Family Days website for current scheduled events. The Amphitheater and City Center are located off Dunlawton Avenue, between Nova Road and Clyde Morris Boulevard. From I-95, exit 256 (Dunlawton Ave).
Port Orange Causeway Park, 93 Dunlawton Avenue
Dogs on leashes allowed, must cleanup after dogs. Located by the Port Orange Bridge, on the lovely Halifax River. This is a local Port Orange angler’s paradise, for there are seven boat ramps, three fishing piers and grills in the picnic areas, so if you want to fry up your fresh catch, you can. Please observe proper disposal of fish and tackle. There is ample room for boat trailers as well.
Buschman Park, 4575 Spruce Creek Road
Dogs on leashes allowed, must cleanup after dogs. Has twenty-three acres of scenic beauty; with a walking path, lake, playground and more.
Memorial Park 3801 Jackson Street
Dogs on leashes allowed at this park, must cleanup after dogs. Nice walking area around a lighted lake, one of many Port Orange is known for. There is also a boardwalk and piers for fishing.
Come visit – see the Dunlawton Sugar Mill Ruins & Botanical Gardens and stroll through the extensive Botanical Gardens, home of stunning ancient trees, shrubs, exotic plants and flowers. 386-767-1735
Racing’s North Turn 386-322-3258
New Life Martial Arts 386-846-7348
Antha’s Flowers & More 386-322-8280
Aunt Catfish’s on the River 767-4768
Pet Supplies Plus 386-322-1200
Flair Air Conditioning & Heating 386-767-3900
Premium Events 386-763-1979
Halifax Health Hospice 386-322-4701
Riverside Pavilion Park
3431 South Ridgewood Avenue
Five acre park on the Halifax River. Gorgeous old-Florida scenery, complete with a pier for fishing, and rest areas.
Run Park, 1351 School House Drive
Tennis is the name of the game at Willow Run Park, with the city’s tennis leagues practicing and playing in this location, along with baseball practice for leagues of all ages. There are lighted courts for night practice, including basketball.
City Center Sports Complex
4625 City Center Drive
Home to unisex softball games, and open to the public during non-games. There are lighted baseball and soccer fields, a playground for children, batting cages and more.
4655 City Center Circle
Volusia County has all the bases covered when it comes to teenage recreation, and this one acre skate park in Port Orange serves the purpose for all types of skate boarders; from old-school to current.
Spruce Creek Recreational Facility
5959 South Spruce Creek Road
Excellent facility, host of the city’s baseball program, for unisex ball players and girls league. Two professional ball fields, lighted for night games as well.
Southwinds Soccer Complex
1200 Richel Road
Southwinds Soccer Complex is soccer heaven, a must for the Beckham enthusiasts, or anyone who likes the sport. Home to the city’s youth soccer program and open to the public, there are two large soccer fields.
Crane Lakes Golf Course
1790 Crane Lakes Boulevard
(386) 767-4653 or 1-888-325-2537
An eighteen hole, semi-private golf course. Part of a 55 and over retirement community. The golf course goes through the 324 acre community.
Golf Club at Cyprus Head
6231 Palm Vista Street
Public golf, with eighteen holes, lighted driving range and full amenities. There are also dining and banquet options, and a clubhouse.
Spruce Creek Country Club
1900 Country Club Drive
A challenging eighteen hole golf course. A fly-in country club community, with a unique history, dating back to World War II. Check out their website for information.
Nova Family Campground
1190 Herbert Street
Much to do around this campsite, where people can bring their R.V.’s, or pitch a tent. There are individual cabin rentals, a store on the premises, and various amenities and recreational options.
Port Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3282
5810 South Williamson Boulevard
American Legion Post 270
119 Howes Street
Port Orange Elks Lodge 2723
5702 Ridgewood Avenue
Aunt Catfish’s on the River
4009 Halifax Drive
A self described “southern seafood joint on the river,” with a full bar, buffet, handicap accessible, outdoor waterfront dining and more. Menu items range from seafood dishes including your grilled and fried favorites, always providing cinnamon rolls, a southern favorite at the table, as well as their absolutely fabulous salad bar with their homemade heavenly croutons and much more! Take your loved ones there for their birthdays, as they will treat them with an extra special surprise! Check out their cool website for more information.
Pat’s Riverfront Café
3300 South Peninsula Drive
Pat’s Riverfront Café is known for their breakfasts, including the popular jumbo-sized blueberry pancakes, specialty omelets, even spinach. Lunches include hand-formed burgers, homemade soups and more. They’re open during regular breakfast and lunch hours. They provide nice views of river and passing boats for your pleasure.
Stonewood Grill & Tavern
1078 Dunlawton Avenue
Stonewood Grill & Tavern is a popular local place to get a juicy steak for dinner in Port Orange. Full bar, children’s menu, and banquet facilities are available. Hours are Monday to Thursday 4:00 pm-10:00 pm, Friday to Saturday 4:00 pm-11:00 pm, and Sundays 4:00 pm-10:00 pm.
Port Orange Steakhouse
Dunlawton and Nova Road
A favorite of the locals, known far and wide for their wood-fired grill, Port Orange Steakhouse meats are served up juicy and wood smoked. Voted Star of the South award for best steaks and ribs, with a daily happy hour, kids menu, fresh seafood, chicken and chops. Check out their website for the complete menu. Located in the Publix and Kmart Shopping Center.
Fantastic shopping on Dunlawton, from the I-95 exit, to cross-sections of Nova Road. There is a Super Target store, Super Wal-Mart, Lowes, Home Depot, and a plethora of specialty shops also on Nova Road; in the Riverwood Plaza, on South Clyde Morris Boulevard, Spruce Creek Road and Ridgewood Avenue. The Pavilion at Port Orange is an open air pavilion with a state-of-the-art movie theatre, restaurants, clothing stores, beauty salons, department stores, speciality shops and more.
Port Orange Adult Center
4790 Ridgewood Avenue
The Port Orange Adult Center is a learning and social establishment, with educational and creative programs. There are language lessons, dance, paint, clubs, senior dances and much more.
3738 Halifax Drive
This senior center is located in a nice-sized facility, which is used for meetings, exercise classes and more. At this senior center there are various social events for seniors. With a full kitchen, there are holiday dinners and dances.
The Happy Wanderers Walking Club
A walking club that meets early evenings at the Port Orange Presbyterian Church, located at 4662 S. Clyde Morris Boulevard. They may also meet at other Port Orange locales. Check out the club website for up-to-date information.