Top Reasons Your Family Should Consider Moving To Deltona

Are you thinking about relocating to central Florida? If so, we recommend looking into the Deltona area. 

Deltona boasts appealing amenities, short commutes to Orlando and nearby beach towns, and affordable real estate. 

7 Reasons You’ll Never Regret Buying a Home in Deltona

After decades of assisting our clients buy and sell homes in Central Florida, Deltona has become one of our favorite places to show property to prospective buyers.

Here are seven reasons why:

1. Live the Lake Life (with fantastic parks to boot)

Many people relocating to Florida have their sights set on the beach. However, Florida natives know it’s always best to live a bit inland where you’re more protected from heavy storm damage, can opt out of the tourist seasons, but still enjoy beach proximity when you want it. Plus, beachfront properties are high-dollar and challenging to insure.

However, you don’t have to sacrifice a water-centric life. Residents of Deltona enjoy being on the north side of Lake Monroe, one of the largest lakes in the Orlando area. Buying a home in Deltona provides many of the same amenities you’d have at the beach – with more accessible and more affordable access. This includes:

  • Boat launches
  • Fishing
  • Waterfront walking paths
  • Bird watching
  • Exploring the St. John’s River system

And, as if that weren’t enough, the relatively small Deltona has so many incredible parks (23 and counting!) enjoyed by residents of all ages. Deltona parks have something for everyone from waterfront boardwalks to sporting fields, pavilions, and dog parks to hiking trails and top-notch playgrounds.

2. Affordable Houses (For Now!)

Higher interest rates caused Deltona’s one-bedroom home prices to drop a bit this past year, while two- and three-bedroom houses saw a smaller rise than in the past several years of the continuing seller’s market. That’s great for both first-time homebuyers and investors.

You have the opportunity to buy homes at more affordable prices. When interest rates go back down, you’ll be able to refinance for even more competitive mortgage prices while watching the value of your home go up, up, up again. We don’t see these dips lasting any longer than the high interest rates, so now’s the time to take advantage of the lull.

3. You’re Equidistant From Everything

Once you make your home in Deltona, you’ll appreciate the quick access to the I-4 corridor, which gets you anywhere you want to go in about 35 minutes or less. 

  • A trip to Orlando? 34 minutes (or enjoy direct access and a hands-free travel experience via LYNX).
  • Beach day at Daytona? 32 minutes.
  • Lake George State Forest? 37 minutes.
  • Deep Creek Preserve? 23 minutes.

And, if you’re interested in watching the rocket launches, an hour’s drive takes you to the Kennedy Space Center and the Cape Canaveral National Seashore.

4. The Lyonia Preserve

The Lyonia Preserve is a 360-acre tract of land and host to the Lyonia Environmental Center. Both are dedicated to preserving Florida’s natural scrub habitat, which is rapidly disappearing in dismal proportion to development. As a result of the disappearing scrub, several native species are also threatened, including the scrub jay and gopher tortoise – so the preserve focuses on saving the native animals, too.

The Environmental Center is a great place to learn more about their mission. After that, you may find the preserve becomes a favorite place to walk and hike solo or with the family along more than four miles of walking paths and trails.

5. It Still Has a Small-Town Feel

Although Deltona has grown quite a bit in the past ten years, it still has a community-focused, small-town feel. Deltona’s mayor is dedicated to boosting local commerce, so they’re creating three small “downtown hubs” throughout town to connect neighborhoods in a safe, walkable, and likable way. Getting into your home now is smart, as prices will only go up once these town centers are complete.

The small-town vibe is also evidenced by the seasonal festivals, which are annual traditions for all who live here. Examples include:

  • The Deltona Spring Fest.
  • The Street Festival on the Boulevard in late summer.
  • Holiday-theme parades (this year’s theme is “Whoville”).

6. The Schools Are Fantastic

Originally considered a retirement city, Deltona now focuses on multi-generational living. Their public school system services a population of more than 25,000 students from Kindergarten to 12th grade. 

Within the city’s limits, there are:

  • 10 Elementary schools.
  • Three middle schools.
  • Three high schools.

And their high school graduation rate is a very respectable 97%! Once students graduate, students have the option of attending one of the city’s eight neighboring colleges and universities.

7. You can work with Southern Exclusive Reality 

Is buying a home in Deltona a potential reality for 2023? Then, you have the opportunity to work with Southern Exclusive Realty, one of Volusia County’s top real estate agencies. Our agents have decades of experience under our belts, and we’ll walk you through every step of selling and buying a home so you’re never left wondering what’s next.

Contact us to schedule a consultation, and let’s find you the Deltona home of your dreams.