Four reasons to move to DeLand, Florida

Posted on June 28, 2022 by Brooke Jones

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If you’re looking for a place to live that offers sunshine all year long and activities for the whole family, you should consider adding DeLand, Florida, to your list of potential places to relocate. With outdoor adventures, great shopping and highly-rated school districts, it’s easy to see why so many people love to call DeLand home. This historic town truly has something for everyone and is known as one of the best places to live in Florida. Here are four reasons to move to DeLand this year.

Location, location, location

DeLand is in the ideal location to help you experience all the best things that Florida has to offer. While DeLand has its own unique, small-town feel, if you want to experience the city for a day, you’re only 30 minutes away from bustling downtown Orlando. Want to visit one of Florida’s famous beaches? You have New Smyrna and Daytona Beach just a 30-minute drive east.

Superior educational options

DeLand, known as the “Athens of Florida,” has amazing educational options for kids of all ages and is even home to Stetson University. A top-rated school district drives families to move to DeLand every year and the education their children receive doesn’t disappoint. Children can start a high-quality education journey at Woodward Avenue Elementary and graduate from DeLand High School. In an amazing school district like this one, with some of the best schools in Florida, you can ensure that your children are fully prepared for college. And if they decide to stay close to home, they could be a proud Hatter at Stetson!

Perfect for nature lovers

There’s no shortage of ways to spend the day outside in DeLand. If you don’t want to make the drive to the beach, there are plenty of parks in DeLand and lakes to enjoy nearby. Lake Beresford Park is a 210-acre park that offers a 1.8-mile trail for hiking or biking. It even connects to one of Florida’s most well-known state parks, Blue Spring State Park, where you can view manatees. You can also experience beautiful scenery and wildlife at Lake Woodruff and Lake Monroe, just a short drive away.

Rich history and vibrant entertainment

You can always find something new to learn and do while living in DeLand. Its award-winning Main Street business district has unique shopping and dining, as well as entertainment at the Athens Theater. If you want to learn more about DeLand’s history, you can explore the town’s many murals and sculptures.

A Better Place community living

If DeLand sounds like a place you’d like to call home, A Better Place is just the community for you. A Better Place is an idyllic, all-age community with resort-style amenities for the whole family including a heated swimming pool, clubhouse, library and reading room, billiards room, firepit and more. This manufactured home community is known for its welcoming environment and friendly neighbors. Previously at 100 percent capacity, a large expansion is underway and there’s a variety of new home models for you to choose from.

Are you ready to make the move to DeLand? To learn more about Garber Communities’ available homes at A Better Place, click here or call 407-949-8629.