The city of Edgewater is an Intracoastal waterfront community that sits alongside the Indian River adjacent to Mosquito Lagoon. It is located just south of New Smyrna Beach and east of Deltona and DeLand.
The city is over 22 square miles and maintains over 150 acres of parks, including a Riverwalk area alongside the Intracoastal Waterway. Several small, undeveloped islands separate the shoreline and river’s channel from the accessible backwaters and the Atlantic Ocean.
Although Edgewater sustains numerous manufacturing facilities, business parks and industrial centers, the city is proud of its quaint, small town charm and pristine natural parks. For this reason, it has earned the title of The Hospitality City.
Some of the most breath-taking estuaries and wild life in the country are located in Edgewater. For example, around 300 different species of birds, 680 species of fish, dolphins and manatees take refuge in the waters and forests surrounding the city.
Edgewater also has 146 acres of parkland, ranging from areas for picnicking and recreation to those for leisure activities and open space. For many residents and visitors alike, The Riverwalk located along scenic Riverside Drive has become a popular facility for walking, bicycling and taking a nature hike.
Other recreational activities available to residents of Edgewater include golfing, shopping and water sports. For those who want to venture outside of the city, Edgewater maintains easy access to both Interstate 95 and Interstate 4 and is just minutes from some of Volusia County’s famous beaches.
Below are some of the Edgewater events and organizations Rue & Ziffra has been proud to sponsor.
Rue & Ziffra was proud to sponsor the 2011 School Supply Project, coordinated by the Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties. This program, which has been in existence for over 14 years, provides support for elementary, middle and high school students by supplying them with backpacks. Each backpack is filled with the necessary school supplies each student will need for the upcoming school year. The packs are then delivered to the counselors at 76 Title 1 Schools.
Over the 14 years that this project has been executed, 47,376 quality backpacks have been donated so far (figure is from early 2011) to economically disadvantaged youths, regardless of race or religion. Among some of the schools in our community who have received help through the School Supply Project include DeLand Middle, DeLand High, Deltona High, Edgewater Public, Creekside Middle, Holly Hill Elementary, Holly Hill Middle, Horizon Elementary, Longstreet Elementary, New Smyrna Beach High, Orange City Elementary, Ormond Beach Middle and Spruce Creek High.