I've lived in Port Orange over ten years. It's a growing city with good restaurants, parks, lots of trees, 15 minutes or less to the beach over the bridge, not far from I-95 + 7 miles from Daytona Int'l Speedway, the large mall, & Airport. Crime is everywhere & also gangs but being a smaller city our police are on top of most of what happens. Housing anywhere isn't cheap anymore. Taxes & insurance are out of sight in FL however..retirees do get a break with property taxes if income is lower. Everyone has $25,000 Homestead exemption also in our State if you live in your home. Port Orange is the best area I think in the Daytona Beach area to live. Smaller, cleaner, good people all around. NO slums. Main hospital is in Daytona about 5-6 miles north of here. Urgent Care is in Port Orange.