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Daytona Beach Shores

The State of Florida is a state in the southeastern United States. Florida is situated mostly on a large peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. It extends to the northwest into a panhandle, extending along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Florida's nickname is the Sunshine State but severe weather is a common occurrence in the state. It is bordered on the north by the states of Georgia and Alabama, and on the west, at the end of the panhandle, by Alabama.

Daytona Beach Shores is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States. The population was 4,299 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 4,586. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square kilometers.

Daytona Beach Shores was first organized in 1960 by local business leaders convinced that a smaller community could provide better services to its residents. The city was incorporated on April 22, 1960 and is located between unincorporated Wilbur by the sea to the south and Daytona Beach to the north. In the 1970s and the 1980s, the city enjoyed a massive building program. Now about 80 percent of the residents live in high-rise condominiums that stretch along the Atlantic Ocean. In 1997, residents voted in a straw ballot to limit the height of future buildings to 12 stories. The city council approved the height limit in 1998.

A resort and retirement community, the city has no schools or manufacturing industry, but caters to visitors year-round with miniature golf courses and other types of family entertainment.

Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Daytona Beach Shores enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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