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De Land Travel Guide: 40 reviews and 91 photos
DeLand is the county seat of Volusia County, Florida. In 2006, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated DeLand's population to be 24,375. It is part of the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had an estimated population of 436,575 in 2006.
DeLand, nicknamed the "Athens of Florida," is the home of Stetson University. The downtown area, including the Downtown DeLand Historic District has been undergoing extensive renovations in recent years.
Driving through De Land seems so orderly and peaceful to me. It's a town where people actually observe the speed limits when they are in the business district and the way the streets are arranged with "no turns" at many intersections, you are kept in an orderly progression without a lot of unnecessary delays for turns across traffic. The traffic signals seem to be red for a longer time, which also keeps people sort of settled down. You may as well relax and go slow. They are going to guarantee that you take it easy and have time to enjoy their little town.
There are several wonderful old buildings on the Stetson Campus. I wish I could have toured each one of them. One that... more travel advice
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