Located in south DeLand near the Saddlebrook community is another beautiful subdivision that complements the area well. Wellington Woods has only recently been completely built and offers upscale homes that are perfect for families or those that want to enjoy all of the local conveniences and attractions, as well as close proximity to beautiful Downtown DeLand.
It is no secret that the buzz around DeLand has been the commercial development along S. Woodland Blvd near the Publix shopping center at Country Club Corners. With the new Starbucks, soon-to-be Chick-fil-A, and other establishments to come, the area is becoming a popular hub with a lot to offer. Now, a new residential subdivision is within a short walk of these new retail outlets and restaurants.
One of the biggest draws for families when finding a new place to live is close proximity to their child’s school. When thinking of Small Town, USA, many think of images of television towns like Mayberry where walking to school was common and safe. Although there probably aren’t many places like Mayberry left, DeLand has a few communities that provide children a safe walking distance to school.
Back in the 1990s, Victoria Park was the inspiration of development company Arvida. Since that time, it changed the landscape of residential homes in South DeLand. Victoria Park's signature community, Victoria Hills, offers a golf course lifestyle among several other amenities that position this community with some of the best that Central Florida has to offer.
Even if you are not a literary fan, you have likely heard of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings or are familiar with her work. In 1939 she won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her novel "The Yearling." The book was later adapted into a movie staring Gregory Peck. The setting of the book and movie put North Central Florida on the map as the author gave insight into what life was like in the rugged days of Florida's past.
DeLand contains many fabulous communities and subdivisions throughout town. Some of the communities on the south side of town (Victoria Park, Saddlebrook, etc.) are convenient for many residents, providing easy access to Interstate 4. However, if you are looking for more of a laid back and rural atmosphere, North DeLand has a community that might be the perfect place for you to hang your hat.
The DeLand area offers a lot versatility when it comes to community options. For some, a traditional subdivision is the ideal place to live and raise a family. Areas such as Victoria Park and Saddlebrook have the traditional benefits of subdivisions and have easy access to Interstate 4, while being close to town. For others, a rural setting with more land is preferable. If more acreage and space is your ideal place to live, West Volusia contains the perfect community that is within close proximity to Downtown DeLand.
An older community that is very spread out, but is still 10 minutes away from downtown is Glenwood. The Glenwood area reaches from State Road 44 (New York Ave.) all the way to Deleon Springs along Grand Avenue. This is approximately an eight mile stretch that is decorated by beautiful live oak and water oak trees.
Glenwood has a lot of benefits that suite those who may be seeking a more scenic and laid back lifestyle. Some of the highlights include:
1. Scenic bicycle path. Stretching most of the Glenwood area along Grand Avenue, this path is great for serious bicyclists or family riders alike. The path is part of the Spring-to-Spring Trail, stretching from Deleon Springs to Blue Springs State Park and beyond. It is the perfect place to burn some extra calories before sunset.
Florida offers plenty of opportunities for those looking to retire in the Sunshine State, offering some of the best retirement communities in the world. In fact, you've probably heard of one community over the rest, The Villages.
The Villages is a mega-retirement community located in sections of Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. The population is more than 114,000. The community is popular because of its numerous golf courses, recreation centers, restaurants and shopping.
However, you don't have to live in The Villages to enjoy retirement life at its finest in Florida. We have an amazing retirement center in DeLand that offers a different experience. Cresswind at Victoria Gardens is a 55+ community located as part of the larger Victoria Park development in DeLand, Fla. The community has a lot to offer and is a completely different experience than The Villages.
Below are 7 reasons why Cresswind at Victoria Gardens might be the place to hang your hat instead of the Villages.
1) Conveniently located 20 minutes from New Smyrna Beach.
2) Only 45 minutes away from the Orlando theme parks.
3) Close to the St. Johns River and some of the best scenery that Central Florida has to offer.
DeLand is a very unique city. It has a warm, small-town feel in the downtown area, but also has many great subdivisions that echo a neighborly town with southern charm.
One of those subdivisions is Saddlebrook. Once someone steps foot into the Saddlebrook community, it feels like stepping back in time, when life moved at a slower pace. The brains behind the community is well-know developer, Taylor Morrison. In other nearby areas like Heathrow, Taylor Morrison homes are a premium. However, this subdivision in DeLand is an excellent value for the potential homebuyer.
Swann Real Estate
Swann Real Estate has been an established part of the local community since 1987.