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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There's no Ann Coulter speech planned. But protesters converged on Berkeley.
Apr 28, 2017 4:33 am
Ann Coulter's speech at the University of California at Berkeley was canceled. But the debate and hostility that were unleashed by the controversy over the conservative commentator's planned event con...
Bucs see rise in expectations with O.J. Howard pick
Apr 28, 2017 3:10 am
O.J. Howard was not the popular pick for the Tampa Bay Bucs. But he was the prudent one. As Facebook and cyberspace general managers screamed and typed ?Dalvin Cook? across their timelines, Jason Lich...
Coast Guard rescues sailor and his dog in Gulf of Mexico
Apr 28, 2017 1:25 am
Thanks to the Coast Guard, Freddy the dog is OK. Coast Guard officials say they rescued a 50-year-old man and his dog Thursday after the man?s sailboat became disabled in the Gulf of Mexico off Horses...
Employers can pay women less than men based on past salaries, court rules
Apr 28, 2017 12:30 am
Employers can legally pay women less than men for the same work based on differences in the workers' previous salaries, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Cou...
Crews examining possible sinkhole on I-4 south of Disney
Apr 27, 2017 11:03 pm
A possible sinkhole opened Thursday in the median of Interstate 4, south of Walt Disney World, officials said. A contractor with the Florida Department of Transportation discovered the ?depression? i...
Pentagon to investigate ousted Trump adviser Michael Flynn over foreign payments
Apr 27, 2017 10:41 pm
Investigations intensified into President Donald Trump's ousted national security adviser, Michael Flynn, on Thursday as the Pentagon watchdog joined lawmakers in probing payments he accepted from for...
Passenger dragged from United plane at O'Hare reaches settlement with airline
Apr 27, 2017 10:36 pm
The United Airlines passenger who was bloodied and dragged down the aisle of a plane after refusing to give up his seat has reached a settlement with the carrier and will not sue the city, attorneys f...
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