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Old 05-04-2009, 03:55 PM
 
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My family and I are looking to purchase a home and wanted local advice on Mt. Dora vs. De Land.
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Kissimmee, Fl/Guntersville, AL Soon
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I am familar with both places. Mt. Dora is a very nice place, great walkable downtown, what I would call "artsy" with many speciality stores and several nice restaurants. It is a very nice small town. Deland is a bigger town, does have historic downtown, Deland is the county seat for Volusia County so several of the buildings in downtown are government buildings. Deland has grown so much in the past 10-20 years, it use to be more like Mt. Dora. I would refer to Deland as more of a full service city at a 27k population for 2008 vs. Mt. Dora is really quite a bit smaller in comparison with like 11k population estimate for 2008. I also think Mt. Dora has attracted more retirees than Deland but, if you like being closer to the beach, Deland does that, also Stetson University is in Deland so you also have a mix of college students too. Hope this helps you.
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Old 05-05-2009, 02:05 PM
 
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If you have kids in school I'd take a close look at school systems. I think you might find a pretty big disparity between them. Unfortunately Volusia county isn't known for it's great schools.
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:20 PM
 
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How is the area around Lake St. Claire and Lake Road in Deland to live?
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:51 PM
 
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:59 PM
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Check out either Stoneybrook or Sulivan Ranch (Rt 46a - Rt 441 just up the road from Mt Dora) both nice neighborhoods in the Orange County side.

Like Orange City / Debary over Deland.

Hope this helps,
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Thornton Park, Orlando
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That intersection is not Deland or Volusia County. It is Lake County, no matter what the address is listed as. In the middle of nowhere. I do NOT recommend living out there. It might seem nice and quiet, but when you have to drive 20+ minutes to a gas station and 30+ minutes to the closest grocery store, it gets old.
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