DeLand is an exciting and diverse town. From its Nationally registered Historic Mainstreet to the natural wonders of its many parks and springs, there is something for everyone. The great variety of fine restaurants and pubs and monthly street fairs keep the Mainstreet district bustling. Our superb Cultural Arts Center and newly restored Athens Theater run continuous shows and exhibits to be rivaled by any big city. Skydivers from around the world find the weather perfect for year round skydiving and the North flowing St. Johns River offers the perfect glimpse of Florida`s natural wonders. The student body and professors of Stetson University, founded in 1885, add an academic flair to DeLand`s historic nature. There are many families that have called DeLand home for generations and their children continue to return home after college to become our bank presidents, attorneys, doctors and local business owners. One visit to DeLand and you will know why.