Orange City is a small town located off I-4, approximately half-way between the outskirts of Orlando and Daytona Beach. It’s a quiet area with a rural feel, laid-back and peaceful.
We came to the Orange City RV Resort because it was considerably less expensive than our Orlando KOA. Like – less than half the price! I was a little nervous because it was so much cheaper, a bit afraid it would be a dump. But I have been pleasantly surprised. Although dirt/sand, our shady site is level, solid and reasonably spacious with a concrete patio, full hook ups, and a picnic table. The bath house is modern and clean. There is a decent pool and hot tub area. It’s quite nice, especially considering the price!
The resort is fairly large with several hundred sites. Many are “annual” rentals, with either RVs or park model trailers permanently located onsite. There is quite a population of Canadian snowbirds, down for the season (I hear French spoken more than English!), but some annual sites undoubtedly house permanent, year-round residents. Some of the units have obviously been there for quite some time, while others are newer. And interspersed are RVs of all types and sizes, including not a few expensive big rigs. The permanent sites give the resort almost a residential feel, like walking down a suburban street. There are paved roads, streetlights, and tiny homes with mature landscaping and front porches. It’s quite pleasant actually.
The primary downside is that Orange City isn’t really close anything. It’s about 45 minutes drive to Sean’s place and at least an hour to Disney. Daytona is about a half hour away, which will be convenient for bike week. But otherwise, there’s not so much around here. The RV park has an activities director and a calendar of planned events, but I haven’t engaged in any – yet. Some of the activities don’t interest me (like, chair yoga) and events I have been interested in have either occurred at times that conflicted with work or other plans, or were cancelled. There’s a craft session later in the week, so hopefully I can give it a go. I really got integrated quickly into the activities at the Orlando KOA and miss that camaraderie.
We’ll see how it goes!