Welcome to DeLand, "The Athens of Florida"

Located in Central Florida between Orlando and Daytona Beach, the city of DeLand was founded in 1876 and was named for its founder, Henry Addison DeLand. DeLand is home to Stetson University, Florida’s oldest college and boasts an impressive array of culture, attractions and natural habitats.

Downtown DeLand is an award winning MainStreet community and was the first in Florida to receive the MainStreet designation. To learn more visit www.MainStreetDeland.org.

Historic Sites

• Stetson Mansion

• Stockton-Lindquist House



• DeLand Naval Air Station Museum

• African-American Museum of Arts

• Light House Children’s Museum

• Gillespie Museum of Minerals

• DeLand Museum of Art

• Hand Art Center



• Sandhill Golf Course

• Victoria Hills Golf Club




• Athens Theatre

• Sands Theater Center


Parks & Recreation

• Woodruff Wildlife Sanctuary

• Blue Springs State Park

• DeLand Springs State Park

• Hontoon Island State Park

• Barkley Square Dog Park

• Ed Stone Park

• Bill Dreggors Park

• DeLand Skate Park

• Sylvester Bruten Park

• Cypress Lake Park

• Chisholm Center Playground

• Freedom Playground

• Wayne G. Sanborn Activities Center

• Skydive DeLand

• St. Johns Boat Ramp

• Reptile Discovery Center

• Highland Park Fish Camp


Sports Facilities

• Melching Field

• Spec Martin Municipal Stadium

• Chipper Jones Little League Complex

• Sperling Sports Complex

• Lake Beresford Yacht Club

Elementary Schools

• Saint Peters Catholic School

• Blue Lake Elementary

• Freedom Elementary

• George W. Marks Elementary

• Edith I. Starke Elementary

• Woodward Avenue Elementary

• Citrus Grove Elementary

• Saint Barnabas Episcopal School

• Children’s House Montessori


Middle Schools

• DeLand Middle School

• Southwestern Middle School

• Saint Barnabas Episcopal School

• Saint Peters Catholic School


High Schools

• DeLand High School


Colleges & Universities

• Stetson University

• Daytona State College

• Florida Technical College


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