Deland FL Real Estate
DeLand, located in Volusia County, Florida, may be one
of Florida's best kept secrets. Imagine a college campus classified as a
National Historic District. Add to that a downtown brimming with notable gift
shops and restaurants. Then place it between the shores of the St. Johns River
and the silvery surf of the Atlantic Ocean. Finally, picture all this only 25
minutes from Daytona Beach and about 40 minutes from Orlando.
DeLand delights visitors with all the possibilities
and hospitality a small Southern town can offer. Tree shaded streets adorned
with handsome homes cocoon the campus of Florida's oldest private college,
Stetson University. Stetson's presence enhances the community's rich cultural
offerings with theater, recitals, museums and a vibrant speakers program. Nearby
parks offer camping, picnicking, swimming, scuba diving and canoeing. Get a peek
at Manatees in Blue Springs, or boat over to Hontoon Island State Park to see a
cypress swamp on the St. Johns River.
Explore the early settler's history at DeLeon Springs
State Park, where you can griddle your own pancakes at The Old Spanish Sugar
Mill, then paddle a canoe through the wilderness.
This comfortable, oak-shaded city with its enviable
quality of life has it made! Located north of Orlando's theme parks and west of
the post-card-perfect beaches, DeLand has plenty of attractions of its own! Only
here will you find Skydive DeLand, a world-recognized leader in parachuting. The
Central Florida Hot Air Balloon Rally and the winter home of the Clyde
Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus are here. Community festivals, a sports complex,
Hontoon Island State Park and the St. Johns River provide great outdoor fun.
Rent a houseboat, join the "Anything That Floats Raft Race" or fill your
stringer with some of the best bass fishing around!
The Cultural Arts Center houses an art museum, a
symphony and theatrical troops. Stetson University, the state's oldest private
university, has concerts, galleries, theatrical and sporting events as well as
the Gillespie Museum of Minerals.
DeLand's revitalized downtown is listed as a National
Historical District. As the county seat, DeLand employs many in governmental
businesses, in addition to manufacturing, agribusiness, marine products, and
tourism. Housing is affordable, with single family homes, homes along the
water, ample acreage and horse ranches offered.
A few other Inland Communities Deltona, the
county's second-largest city, and DeBary are blossoming towns just across the
border of bursting-at-the-seams Seminole County. They are easily accessible to
Interstate 4 and Orlando. Orange City is where the large, friendly manatee
spends its winters in the waters of Blue Springs State Park.