Welcome to DeLand
While much of Florida seems frantic to cover itself in neon and high-rises, stoic DeLand shrugs that off as nonsense. The quaint, walkable Woodland Blvd, bisecting the east side of town from the west, is home to independent shops and restaurants – modern yet thoroughly small town. Ancient oaks lean in to hug each other over city streets, Spanish moss dribbles from their branches, and picture-perfect Stetson University forms the town's heart. The whole scene screams Old Florida, although ironically, DeLand was the first town in the state to enjoy electricity.