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Outdoor Beauty, Quality of Life Draw Residents to Deltona, Florida

This fast-growing city delivers on smart development and family-friendly lifestyle.

By Livability on May 20, 2022

Deltona, Florida
Courtesy of City of Deltona

 What began in 1962 as a planned lakeside community for seniors has become a hub for young professionals and families attracted by Deltona’s beauty, amenities, affordability and proximity to localities throughout Central Florida

Chartered as an independent city in 1995, Deltona has quickly become Volusia County’s largest, boasting a population of nearly 100,000 residents with a median age of 38. 

“We are a vibrant, growing and culturally diverse city and are striving daily to make changes that positively impact residents, businesses and visitors,” says Mayor Heidi Herzberg. 

She adds it’s easy to see why people are drawn to Deltona, an outdoor paradise with wonderful lakes and plenty of green space. 

“We have quality-of-life facilities for every age, including an amazing sports complex, passive parks, nature parks, an all-inclusive playground and an outstanding trail system,” Herzberg explains. “We also have the Lyonia Preserve, which is a natural habitat for the native scrub jay.” 

A focus on fostering smart growth has been central to Deltona’s success. In 2020, Amazon opened a large fulfillment center along Interstate 4, bringing hundreds of high-paying jobs to the city. 

The next phase of Portland Industrial Park is well underway with the build-out of a 150-acre, mixed-use campus. Nearby, the Medical Arts District brings the latest health care technology to the city. 

“We used to be a bedroom community where people left to work, shop and eat. That’s all changing now,” says Herzberg, noting recent growth continues to enhance local restaurant and cultural options. 

The mayor adds that strategic economic development should benefit the entire city. She points to the Center at Deltona as a shining example of how a premier corporate meeting venue also serves as the heart of the community with themed dance nights, a popular comedy showcase and a delicious farm-to-table dinner event. 

“We believe in partnering with those interested in investing in Deltona to make it successful for all,” concludes Herzberg. “We invite you to be part of our efforts to reimagine, redevelop and rediscover Deltona.” 

Visit DeltonaFl.gov or call 386-878-8850 for more information on economic development opportunities and to find additional resources. 

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