A Southern Community with Charming Porches
Dave and I visited the enchanting town of DeLand FL located in Volusia County midway between Orlando and Daytona Beach. Deland is often referred to as "the Athens of Florida".
Deland's lively and vibrant downtown area has been the recipient of the "Great American Main Street Award".
Known as one of Florida's "small town treasures", we enjoyed visiting their historic downtown - which is lined with all kinds of fun gift and artsy shops as well as inviting local restaurants.
Downtown Deland is a delight
The Porches of Deland FLDave and I enjoyed the porches here. You will see - they are all-American with a southern flair!
This lovely home is graced with colorful landscaping
Notice the beauty of native plants around the small porch
An all-American beauty
The full front porch and roof lines are echoed nicely in the second story
A very inviting open porch
Striking colors and gorgeous vintage screen door and trim
Another view of this charming springtime porch in Deland FL
About DelandThis small Southern town with a population of 27,000 was founded in 1876 by Henry DeLand. Because of its wonderful year-round climate and southern location with nearby beaches, it is a mecca for outdoor activities.
Not only did we find many beautiful porches, but we also got a peek at Manatees, blue herons, turtles, eagles in their nests and many alligators and their young. Did you know that the St. John's River is the longest river in Florida?
Deland is the home of Stetson University. This historical campus is surrounded by tree-lined streets and beautiful homes. Nearby parks offer camping, picnicking, swimming, scuba diving and canoeing.
Deland has three area golf courses including one of the top ten courses in Florida: Victoria Hills. We found it to be a charming town for residents and tourists alike. There is plenty of culture, art and outdoor entertainment in Deland year round!
More Deland Porch Pictures
Home is where the heart is
Love the angles of this craftsman-style home
Pretty in pink
The porch curtains add whimsy to this pretty porch
Lovely yellow and green on this inviting home and porch
Curb appeal galore!
Fantastic wrap around porch complete with porch swing
Notice how the pretty spring wreath and vibrant red geraniums
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