Originally Posted by Buckethead47
im going to go to school there and would like to know what to expect. anything bad?
Inside of about an hour you will learn all you need to know about Daytona. The rundown neighborhoods are pretty obvious. One thing, don't stop a girl on Ridgewood (US1) to ask for directions. She may be a hospitality worker, but she's probably not employed by a hotel or restaurant.
Watch out for the drug culture. It's worse than some places, but better than others, and you do not
want to attract the attention of the local LEO's. They never give up.
All in all it's a good town, kind of a fun place, but there is an opportunity to get caught up in things you don't want to get caught up in. My advice if you can afford it is to live outside of the actual city limits.
As far as the bikers go I wouldn't sweat it. They're not anywhere near as bad as you have heard. For the most part they adopt a live and let live attitude. When I was down there I did stay out of biker bars, but not because of any specific threat. They just like to party a little too hard for my taste.
Don't be afraid to enjoy Bike Week or Biketoberfest. They are a lot of fun. Just remember to watch out for the bikers while driving. For what it's worth Spring Break and BCR have a lot more criminal activity than Bike Week.