If you’re unfamiliar with the area, you may not know that the asbestos milling town of Dayton Peninsula is located just 18 miles east of Daytona Beach and about an hour’s drive from Disney World. In the early days of this area being populated by mining companies, many people would commute in to the larger cities of Daytona Beach and Miami and then take a ferry over to the Peninsula every day. Since that time it has been a great beach vacation destination for many people. In addition to having world famous beaches and access to beautiful waterfalls, it is also conveniently close to the many other attractions located on the mainland including Daytona Beach, Universal Studios, the Gold Club and all of the golf courses at the Gold Coast. You can even go shopping at the many large strip malls found here as well.
Today you will find that there are lots of buildings and homes that were constructed in the early to mid 80’s when it was discovered that asbestos could be used without causing health related problems. This was great because it allowed construction companies to use the material in everything from ceiling tiles to bathtubs and it was especially helpful during the building of military bases, airports and even schools. Unfortunately, once the dangers of asbestos were discovered there wasn’t much anyone could do because asbestos is still too big a danger to work with and too pervasive in the air.
So, if you’re thinking about making the move to this amazing area, don’t let anything stop you! Dayton Peninsula is more than likely is going to have all of the things you are looking for in an area that is both affordable and fun. You will find many great places to eat, great beaches and plenty of things to do on your way to living the dream!