Floridians seek beachfront upgrade in ‘American Dream Home’
In this week’s episode of Fox Business Prime’s new show “American Dream Home,” two Florida natives seek to improve their oceanfront property on the state’s Atlantic coast.
Tim and Sarah told Fox Business host Cheryl Casone that they chose New Smyrna Beach for their search for their American dream home.
Located in Volusia County, the area is known both as a landmark for surfing and motorsports.
A few miles north is the World Center of Racing – Daytona International Speedway – which is home to the famous Daytona 500 each year in February, as well as the CokeZero 400 in the summer.
While NASCAR founder Bill France used to promote Volusia County sand racing in the 1930s, these beaches are now more famous for their surfing, Casone said.
National Geographic has named New Smyrna Beach one of the top 20 cities for surfing in the world, while the community also includes Canaveral National Seashore, she noted.
Ponce Inlet, home to “the tallest lighthouse in the United States that has not been moved” – compared to that in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina – essentially separates Daytona from New Smyrna.
On the south side of the inlet, Tim and Sarah began their search for their new home:
As the couple walked their dog along the shore in New Smyrna, Tim remarked that the town would be “the perfect fit” for his new home.
Sarah explained that Tim is from Miami and she’s originally from Tampa – but their search for their dream home didn’t really work out until they reached the other end of Interstate 4. .
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“We actually traveled all over the state of Florida for about six months, really trying to decide where the right place was for our family,” Tim said. “[N]ew Smyrna Beach had a small town feel, and we really liked it. “
Watch American Dream Home Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET for more on Tim and Sarah’s search for the perfect home in New Smyrna Beach.