Sun, Fun, & You!

Deland is at the Heart of it all.

Imagine the ideal small town - like the ones most of us grew up in - with numerous shade trees and a vibrant main street. Then imagine that the weather is near perfect year-round. Then imagine that there are cultural opportunities galore, including a major university in your backyard. Then imagine living just a short drive to beautiful beaches, theme parks, and other world-famous attractions.

There's no imagining...Deland is just that special.


The downtown area is filled with notable gift shops, fine restaurants, and art and antique galleries. In fact, the historic downtown buildings themselves are so attractive, a virtual tour has been created just for them.

Stetson University

The scenic downtown campus of Florida's oldest private college, Stetson University, boasts tree-shaded streets adorned with handsome homes, and has been classified as a National Historic District. Stetson's presence enhances the community's rich cultural offerings with theater, recitals, museums and a vibrant speakers program, all adding spice to the sweetness of small town life.

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You need not travel far to have fun boating, camping, picnicking, swimming, scuba diving, or fishing on the wonderful St. Johns River, or at one of the nearby state parks. Click here to visit the DeLand Chamber of Commerce, which offers a variety of links to recreation and other features of the area. And with the warm climate, golfers will love the championship courses in Volusia County. Within a short drive are some of the best destinations in Florida, if not the entire world. Daytona Beach's glorious Atlantic shores and auto-racing attractions are a mere 25 minutes away. A little further up the coast is St. Augustine, America's oldest city. About an hour south of DeLand, you'll find the theme parks and world-class attractions of Orlando.