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Stetson University land

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.
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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.

Home of Stetson University

  • Last visit to De Land: Apr 2007
  • Intro Updated Jan 7, 2008
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2009 at 11:26 AM

    Nice countryside, historical backgrounds, and a safe place... why not visit?

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Places like this have such beautiful charm. I really enjoyed the tour, thank you!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Dec 4, 2008 at 10:28 PM

    Beautiful pictures ! I learned about Spanish moss, which I had never heard of. Thanks for sharing!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2008 at 9:54 AM

    Nice look at your College Town I do like big trees & the spanish moss is interesting

  • Michael_D's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2007 at 7:42 AM

    I taught at Stetson for a summer in the Business School and later gave acting lessons at the Volusia Cty Center for the Arts. If I didnt live near MT Dora,,,id live in Deland(founded by a Rochestarian BTW LOL)Mike

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2007 at 1:27 AM

    This looks a pleasant town (and maybe not always so quiet with the college there?). Pls drop me a line when the page is finished. :))

  • 850prc's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2007 at 4:51 PM

    Did you know that Stetson's athletic teams are called "The Hatters" as in Stetson hats? And BTW, my daughter is in DeLand tonight. Headed to Key West tomorrow with a friend and her family.

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2007 at 6:59 AM

    I had an old college friend who was from Deland. Look forward to seeing more when this page is finished.

  • Jenniflower's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2007 at 3:18 PM

    Beautiful photos as as always Janet, look forward to reading the rest sometime x

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