- Does Spruce Creek Fly-In Realty only sell property inside Spruce Creek?
No! While we specialize in the Spruce Creek Community, we are a full service firm serving Daytona Beach, Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach and the surrounding area. For information about Real Estate in the Daytona Beach, Port Orange and New Smyrna Areas, take a look at our web site design specifically for that, www.greatdaytonahomes.com.
- What is it about Spruce Creek that makes it the “World’s Finest” anything?
First of all, it is time to equivocate: Being the “Finest” of anything is a matter of perspective. And, we understand that each person has different needs and resources. For us, Spruce Creek is the finest residential Airpark in the world due to its convenient location, its size, its “maturity”, its amenities, but most of all, its people.
- Where is Spruce Creek?
Spruce Creek is located 7 miles south of Daytona Beach, Florida.
- How do I get there?
Check our “Directions” page for information on how to get here by air or automobile.
- What is a “Fly-In”?
We define a “Fly-In” as an airpark or airport that offers residential properties with access to the homes by aircraft. This is not to be confused with a “Fly-In” as meaning a gathering of aircraft and people.
- What is there to do at Spruce Creek?
Championship Golfing, Fishing, Swimming, Learn to Fly, Community social events, Bridge, Canoeing, Bicycling, Garden Club, Jogging & Walking, Or just enjoy the solitude.
- Tell me about the aviation facilities.
4000′ paved lighted runway, 6/24, and fourteen miles of paved taxiways. There are several repair stations and 2 self serve fueling operations offering 100LL an JetA. Home delivery of fuel is available as well.
- What’s the frequency?
The “Unicom” or CTAF is 122.725. There is also a AWOS: 121.725
- How high are the Real Estate taxes?
Taxes run approximately $24 per thousand dollars. The first $25,000 of assessed value may qualify for Homestead Exemption. There is more information on the Volusia County Property Appraiser’s web site.
- Is there a Property Owners Association? What is their fee? What does it cover?
Any property owner in Spruce Creek is required to be a member of the Spruce Creek Property Owners Association (POA). For each parcel owned, regardless of size, shape, or value, a yearly POA fee shall be due. For 2014, the fee payable at the beginning of the year, is $1350.00. This pays for maintenance of the roadways, taxiways, runway, and common area, as well as 24 hour security and insurance.
- Is Spruce Creek a secure community?
Spruce Creek is a gated community with full time security at the gates and with roving patrols.
- What if I’m not a pilot? How will I fit in?
Many of our residents are not pilots nor do they have pilots in the family. They move here because of the great sense of community and all of the other things Spruce Creek has to offer including great schools, golf, tennis, lots of clubs and activities as well as the “World’s Most Famous Beach”.
- How far is it to the beach?
Less than fifteen minutes (Seven miles as the crow flies, assuming the crow wanted to go to the beach).
- Tell me about the golf course?
It is green and grassy and has holes in it. All seriousness aside, it is a good course that is challenging but not daunting. Click here for Spruce Creek Country Club’s web site.
- Is there an instrument approach to Spruce Creek?
Yes. The GPS approach is available to properly qualified Spruce Creek residents. You need a LOA to use the approach (letter of authorization) which is limited to daytime use only.
- Please tell me about the local schools
The local schools are excellent. Several local schools have been named several times as top schools in the country. Cypress Creek Elementary is “A” rated by the State of Florida and opened in 2007. Creekside Middle School, just outside the back gate of Spruce Creek, opened in August, 2001. Spruce Creek High School boasts the International Baccalaureate program which allows students to graduate from high school with as much as a full year of college credit.
- Is Spruce Creek a retirement community?
No, the demographics of Spruce Creek portray the community as one with an average age lower than Florida’s average age. There are many young families with children.
- What if I don’t like airplane noise?
There is no such thing. The sounds that airplanes make is music to the ears of Spruce Creek residents. Seriously, Spruce Creek is an airport community. Any person considering a purchase or lease of a property at Spruce Creek should be aware of the airport, the airplanes, the air-traffic, the sounds of the aircraft, and the activities associated with aircraft as well as their impact on living at Spruce Creek and their impact on property use and value. This is, was, and will be a Fly-In community.
- When did Spruce Creek start?
Spruce Creek, as a residential airpark, was conceived in the late sixties. The runway was part of a practice field built during World War II. No aircraft or personnel were ever based here. Construction on the community began in the mid seventies. More information can be found on our History page.
- What is a taxiway?
No, it is not a place to park cabs. It is the “roadway” designated for aircraft ground movements.
- Are there any other fees I have to pay to live at Spruce Creek?
If the property owned is a condominium or zero lot line parcel, or if the section of Spruce Creek has an additional Owners Association, there will also be dues, usually payable monthly, to that Association. There are no landing fees.
- What is the weather like in Daytona Beach?
The weather here is great. While it does get hot during the summer, being close to the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream tempers the climate.
- Is there a Flying Club at Spruce Creek?
Yes, there is a social flying club with over 300 member families. The Flying Club sponsors many community events including the Christmas Parade. We call it the Toy Parade.
- Who owns the airport? Who controls the airport?
The owners of property at Spruce Creek, through the Property Owners Association, own, control, and maintain the airport.
- If I don’t have a hangar, is there somewhere else I can keep my airplane?
In addition to tie downs (available for a very reasonable fee from the POA) there are rental hangars as well as the occasional private hangar available for rent. Occasionally, one of the condominium hangars will come on the market.