Move to Port Orange? I've Found Another Great Reason!

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Brittany and LisaI never have to look very far to find something great about Port Orange, which is why so many people choose to buy real estate here. But yesterday, we gained another fantastic reason for people to move to Port Orange FL.

This weekend was graduation weekend for high school seniors all over Volusia county. My daughter was one of those graduating seniors.

Oblige me with a brief history of my daughter's school years in Port Orange. If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that I'm a Daytona Beach native. You probably also know that the Daytona Beach area actually includes 8 cities... Ormond Beach, Ormond by the Sea, Daytona Beach, Holly Hill, Daytona Beach Shores, Wilbur by the Sea, Ponce Inlet, South Daytona and Port Orange. I've lived in 5 of these cities at one time or another during my life.

Fast forward to 10 years ago. At that time, our family moved from South Daytona to Port Orange and my daughter Brittany began attending Sweetwater Elementary School. Sweetwater Elementary is a fabulous school with many specialized programs for the children, including a computer lab, music lessons and an art program. Brittany even won an award from Art Haus while she was there, for the drawing she submitted, of the school mascot. She then had the privilege of attending Creekside Middle School in the first year it was built, making her among the first class to attend all of their middle school years at Creekside, beginning at it's inception. She then, after years of anticipation, began high school at the enviable Spruce Creek High School.Brittany and Rachel

At the Spruce Creek High School graduation ceremony, held at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center on Sunday morning, I heard some spectacular news and statistics...

  1. Of this year's graduating class, 51% graduated with honors! I thought that was an incredible number! (My daughter graduated Magna Cum Laude- of course I'm bragging!) =D Click here to read about the recent Spruce Creek High School Honor's Banquet.
  2. SCHS is once again, among the top 100 schools in the nation, as determined by Newsweek.
  3. SCHS has the highest attendance rate in Volusia county, averaging over 96%.
  4. It's once again, an A rated school!
  5. It's ranked 2nd in the state by the Florida High School Athletic Association in the All Sports Category.

I could continue to tout the Spruce Creek High School accolades, but I think you get the idea. Port Orange has fantastic schools, which is a great incentive to buy real estate here.

If you're interested in buying or selling real estate in Port Orange FL, make a Smart Choice and contact Lisa Hill for all your real estate needs.

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Comments (11)

Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes


Congratulations are in order for your daughter doing such a fantastic job in high school and to her mon and dad.  GREAT JOB.

Don R.

May 26, 2008 08:25 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

What a nice picture of both of you, you must be very proud.  Congratulations on raising such a fine daughter.

May 26, 2008 10:00 PM
Susie Blackmon
Ocala, FL
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

Awww, what a great 'story' and a beautiful, Magna Cum Laude-smart daughter to boot!  Quite a milestone for you too. I actually was thinking about the graduation ceremony this weekend as you mentioned it in your comments, and a big congratulations to both of you!

May 26, 2008 10:10 PM
Scott Daniels Florida Real Estate 2.0. Agents Earn 100% Commission.
Florida List For Less Realty, Inc. Broker/Owner. - Cooper City, FL


PO is a beautiful area to raise the family.

You`re very lucky to live there...

In the picture above you look like your daughters sister,not her Mom!

May 26, 2008 10:30 PM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Lisa - Congrats to you and your daughter. You are a proud mom and rightfully proud of your town!

May 26, 2008 11:10 PM
Nancy Brenner
Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc. - Roswell, GA
Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent

Con-GRAD-ulations!   WOW - Magna Cum Laude....    You must be one very proud mom!

May 26, 2008 11:32 PM
Rob Muller
ReMax Town & Country - Canton, GA
Cherokee County Real Estate

Congratulations to both you and your daughter! What an exciting time.

May 26, 2008 11:55 PM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

You have a beautiful daughter and that picture of you two sure shows the caring and love .... great info for schools and from experience. :) Congratulations!

May 27, 2008 05:10 AM
Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

Congratulations on your daughters graduation, Lisa!!!

I remember so LONG ago when I graduated.....

OH....soooooo long ago!!!


May 27, 2008 07:38 AM
Thesa Chambers
Fred Real Estate Group - Bend, OR
Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon

Lisa - how proud you must be - thanks for sharing this part of you with us and your clients

May 27, 2008 04:55 PM
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

Hey everyone! Thanks for all the comments and congratulatory messages =) And I forgot to mention, SCHS has an IB (International Baccealaureate) program. IB students can practicallly choose from ANY college in the nation.

May 27, 2008 05:12 PM

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