Situated along the Indian River, Edgewater is located betwen New Smyrna Beach and Oak Hill near famed Mosquito Lagoon. Its River walk is a popular place for a scenic stroll or a waterside festival. With a front row seat along one of the most biologically diverse estuaries in North America, the city of Edgewater could not be in a better location to delight lovers of nature and the outdoors. Fortunately, Edgewater doesn't squander its prime spot near the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon. Anglers need only bring their favorite gear, a smattering of ambition, and a bit of patience on a tour with charter operators like Captain Mike Savedow of Edgewater River Guides - Captain Mike will supply specialty equipment and tips on where to land a redfish or flounder.
When the day of fishing is over, head to an eatery like JC's Riptides, 30th Street Eatery & Pub, and the new Florida Roadhouse that offer up seafood and other fare. It's almost as good as catching your own. And, Edgewater is home to many leading-edge manufacturers, such as Boston Whaler, Dougherty Manufacturing, Schultz Engineered Products and others. The community's interest in aviation and aerospace is underscored by the plnned launch of the Southeast Volusia School of Science & Technology in 2019. The current population is 22,077.
Edgewater is a unique Intracaostal waterfront community located along a diverse ecosystem, the Indian River Lagoon, known as the underwater rain forest. Several small, undeveloped islands separate the shoreline and river’s channel from the accessible backwaters and the Atlantic Ocean. To the north is the city of New Smyrna Beach. South is unincorporated Volusia County and the small city of Oak Hill. To the west is pristine hardwood hammocks, rural, agricultural areas and Interstate 95. Edgewater has a variety of accommodations to suit the need of every traveler from hotel names you know and love to motels and RV Campgrounds. The Edgewater area boasts a beautiful gateway to the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon and is also a member of the Florida Paddling Trails Blueway Community. All of Edgewater’s Paddling Trails use the beach area at Menard-May Park as a launch point. Edgewater is also home to boat manufacturers Boston Whaler, Everglades Boats and EdgeWater Power Boats. During your stay, be sure to check out all of the events going on in the area.