Central Florida is a quiet region of small farming communities dominated by one town that hit the big time very, very hard: Orlando. That city is now the single most popular destination in Florida, due to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, and a host of other attractions, large and small.
The economy of the region has boomed as a result, and many of the smaller communities have benefited from the boom while retaining the quiet, rural character that makes them so livable. Others have experienced considerable growth, especially in the Orlando-Tampa corridor along I-4.
Central Florida touches the Atlantic coast in just one area, but that area is a doozy: the Volusia County shoreline includes Daytona Beach, sometimes referred to as "the world's most popular beach," attracting an estimated 8 million visitors annually. The region's Gulf coast is in complete contrast: the southern part of what is known as "the Nature Coast," it is sparsely inhabited in comparison.
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Sign Grants Available
Oct 13, 2016 11:32 am
Businesses, including hotels and timeshares, considering to replace downed, damaged or older nonconforming pole/pylon signs with a conforming monument sign are advised that the Daytona Beach Shores No...
Oceans Racquet Club Closed
Oct 10, 2016 6:35 pm
Oceans Racquet Club is closed until further notice.
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New Senior Center & Community Center Activities
Jan 21, 2015 6:54 pm
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First look at Walt Disney World's Pandora: The World of Avatar
Apr 29, 2017 8:55 pm
Walt Disney World for decades has brought us face-to-face with our favorite movie characters. But in its new ?Avatar?-themed land at Disney?s Animal Kingdom, the stars of the show are the stunning vis...
For Trump in White House, conflicts of interest range widely
Apr 29, 2017 7:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) ? When it comes to avoiding conflicts of interest in the White House, President Donald Trump has ripped up the playbook in his first 100 days. Most presidents have taken pains to avoid e...
Puerto Rican leaders, culture celebrated in downtown Orlando
Apr 29, 2017 6:35 pm
Hundreds of parade-goers clad in Puerto Rican-flag T-shirts, hats, towels and dresses danced and screamed as floats carrying Puerto Rican celebrities and community leaders went down Orange Avenue on S...
It's too early to say the Magic will offer David Griffin their top basketball ops job
Apr 29, 2017 6:15 pm
No one questions that David Griffin is on the Orlando Magic?s radar, but an ESPN report saying the Magic ?intend to offer? their top basketball operations job to Griffin at the end of the Cleveland Ca...
Donald Trump makes satire great again
Apr 29, 2017 5:15 pm
After 100 days in the White House, Donald Trump has been very good for certain people. Stock owners, editorial writers and comedians all owe a great deal to the president. Trump?s supporters have been...
Lake high school students to be challenged with rigorous AP Capstone course
Apr 29, 2017 2:00 pm
Aiming to improve the C-rated district, Lake County school officials are planning to offer ?a class like no other? to sharpen college-bound students? critical-thinking skills and add another notch to ...
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