Florida became a state in 1845. Just prior to that, the Timucuan Indians were the original inhabitants of what is now known as the City of Delton in Volusia County. Fish and fresh water was plentiful. When Florida became a state, Steamboats began making regular trips up and down the St. Johns River to Lake Monroe. Soon, visitors began settling in the state and a community developed on the shores of Lake Monroe near the steamboat landing. The City of Delton was founded in 1962. It is the largest city in Volusia County and is located east of Interstate 4 and north of Lake Monroe. Deltona, Florida is the twenty-ninth largest city in Florida with an estimated population in 2009 of 84,264. It is North of Orlando, Florida and is considered a suburb of Orlando. The City of Deltona is almost entirely residential. The city's economy is largely a state and regional economy depending on neighborhood communities for work, shopping and entertainment. The economy in Delton is mostly service oriented.
There are 7 elementary schools, 3 middle schools and 2 high schools in Deltona, and approximately 4 private schools. A campus of Daytona State College is within the city limits. So nearby there is Seminole State College and the University of Central Florida.
Delton is served by Central Florida Regional Hospital, Fish Memorial, Florida Hospital / Deland, Florida Hospital Altamonte, and Florida Hospital at Lake Mary. Florida Hospital Medical Center and Orlando Regional Healthcare System (ORMC) are less than 45 minutes south of Deltona via I-4. Travel a bit farther and you'll find Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World. Recently opened in Orlando is the new Amway Arena, home of the champion NBA Orlando Magic. Just east of Delton are miles of pristine beaches on the Atlantic Ocean including the World's Most Famous Beach, Daytona Beach.
The name, Deltona, comes from a combination of two nearby cities: DeLand and Daytona. It has grown steadily since it was officially incorporated as a city on December 31, 1995.
Deltonas Parks & Recreation Department consists of 18 neighborhoods and community parks and provides recreation for all ages. One of the parks, Tom Hoffman Park, now has a butterfly garden, a walking trail, and an open-field play area. Campbell Park has a floating dock, lighted tennis courts, beach volleyball courts, picnic areas, gazebos, a playground and the Lake Monroe Boat Ramp. There is also a fitness trail. Future projects include a new 122-acre sports complex in the Alexander / Providence area. The city continues to stride towards the nature trails in the city parks. They are currently working with Volunteers and Seminole Counties and the St. Patrick's Church. The Johns River Trail system connects to the Seminole County Lake Monroe Loop and the East / West trail.
Previous, current and planned park improvements have improved the city environment. The city plans to continue recreational and environmental improvements for years to come. Deltona is a community that cares for its residents.
The average sales price of a house in Deltona, FL was $ 86,865 in June 2010. The median home value was $ 143,910. There are currently 1767 households in Deltona. This is a family oriented community minutes from major entertainment, beaches, playgrounds, and healthcare facilities in a natural setting. Come home to Deltona.
-Andy C Rivera-bjk
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