is a city in Volusia County
, East Central Florida
. Port Orange is considered to be part of the Greater Daytona Beach Area, and Port Orange only recently obtained its own mailing address, separate from Daytona Beach. Tourism marketing continues to tie these two cities together.
The area was first settled in 1804 by 20 families who came to raise indigo and sugar cane. The fertile soil was favorable for citrus and other crops which could be shipped to market on the Halifax River. Port Orange was incorporated in 1926.
Port Orange is made up of some 150 distinct "neighborhoods", each with it's own distinctive flavor. The City encompasses 26.4 square miles speckled with beautiful parks and is home to over 50,000 residents.
One of the largest annual events in Volusia is Port Orange Family Days held in October. This four-day festival which takes place at the City Center Complex focuses on celebration of family and quality of life in Port Orange and features a carnival, business and non-profit expo, children’s games, parade, food court and entertainment.