Daytona North, Florida
Daytona North is an unincorporated community in Flagler County, Florida, United States. It is located south of State Road 100 and west of County Road 305, west of Bunnell. The community is part of the Deltona–Daytona Beach–Ormond Beach, FL metropolitan statistical area. Its population was around 2,800 in 2010. Population data is difficult to find publicly, because the population data for this community is aggregated with all of the data for Flagler County's unincorporated data. Using Census Block data, one can count the population for the specific area to arrive at the general population of 2,800, which appears to be growing.
The lot sizes in the area vary between a half acre to an acre and a half. The community contains a mixture of low to medium income families. Some of the housing structures in the area include single-wide, double-wide and triple-wide trailers; manufactured homes; concrete-stucco homes; and wood-frame homes with vinyl siding. Other than the main county roads, the residential roads in this area are unpaved dirt with the exception of about five streets. There is ample farm land surrounding the area, much of which produces sod and some cattle. Cabbage and potatoes are common crops in the region.
There is a small strip of business along the County Road 305. The businesses include a gas station on the corner of Mahogany and CR 305, a drive-through convenience store called The Country Cooler, a Dollar General as of March 17, 2016, and a small hardware and feed store. The Hidden Trails Park and Community Center is located on Mahogany Boulevard. The park includes a playground, a fitness obstacle course, a basketball court, a volleyball court, and a free water well with filtered water. Weather permitting, the business owners at the corner of C.R. 305 and C.R.302 permit the residents to lay out there wares on tables or blankets; items sold range from old fishing poles to secondhand baby clothes. On occasion, produce sellers will sell a variety of produce at this location.
There are two churches within the immediate region of Daytona North. The Westside Baptist Church is located on the paved portion of Canal Avenue, which extends off of C.R. 302. Flagler West Community Church is located on C.R. 305, slightly west of the community. Grace Community Food Pantry visits the Hidden Trails Community Center on certain Saturdays of the month to bring food to many of the lower-income citizens of this community.
Daytona North, as an unincorporated community, has representation at the county level. As such, the area once had an advisory board to act as a liaison between the people and the county government; however, the advisory board dissolved and the county commissioner began Town Hall meetings to meet directly with the people.
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