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Nice Place to Live - 9/7/2009
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Robert
DeLand, FL

De Land is a small town with lots to offer in and around the town. The small town atmosphere is kept with street side parking, old restored buildings and a friendly smile for those you pass. Within minutes from De Land, you will find the Daytona Speedway and the beaches.

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tj
DeLand, FL

DeLand Police - 2/22/2012

~ DeLand Police 'Killed' Teenage Girl ~ « Thread Started on Feb 19, 2008, 1:38am » Mom: Police Told Daughter To Stop Calling Before Murder-Suicide-- 'The Day She Died, She Knew She Couldn't Talk To Police,' Mom Says February 18, 2008 DELAND, Fla. -- A Central Florida woman whose 17-year-old daughter was killed in a murder-suicide apparently committed by her ex-boyfriend said the teen was told by police to stop calling for help or she'd be arrested. Police said Clay Coffner shot his estranged girlfriend, Natasha Hall, in the head outside her DeLand home Friday before turning the gun on himself. Hall's mother, Sherry, said her daughter was concerned about Coffner and informed police. In fact, Hall said her daughter called police so much that on Jan. 15 they threatened her. "The police officer said if you call us one more time on him, I'm going to arrest you both," Sherry Hall said. "So, the day she died, she knew she couldn't talk to police. So, she handled it herself." Michele Karpowicz said everyone noticed the warning signs before the homicide -- except police. "I was going crazy," Hall's best friend said. "He was psycho, jealous and abusive." Local 6 is trying to obtain a police call log to determine how many times the teen called police. DeLand police officials have not responded to the allegations. Source: WKMG, Orlando ------------- Everyone who sees these words should call the DeLand lawdogs up and cuss them out over allowing this girl's murder... ;) 24 Hours/7 days a week call (386) 734-1711

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tj
DeLand, FL

crime in deland - 11/17/2010

DON'T MOVE TO DELAND,DELEON SPRINGS! The Deland Police department have some type of dirty dealings with the mexican criminals in Deland. They can do anything illegal and the deland p.d. will NOT arrest them mexicans for nothing! I think they have a relative in the department! I think they could get away with murder. Ten of the ramirez family members and friends with their Pit bull attacked a husband and wife at their home in deland and was on the husband and wife in their front yard when the Deland Police pulled up on the seen after the ramirez commanded the pit bull to bite the wife in the face! **THE DELAND POLICE DID NOTHING (no arrest were made at that time) ** After Three of the Hispanics attacked the Police officer the three was arrested for resisting arrest. Not assaulting an officer.After that that the same gang (They call their self's SUR13)Attacked another person whjle he was on his job. Again none of that gang was arrested! But guess what the deland pd arrested the worker for defending him self. I would have never guess that in a million years! HA HA

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Charles
DeLand, FL

DeLand, FL - 11/16/2009

Home of Stetson, University(the Harvard of the South), St. John's River(beauty beyond description, teaming with every sort of fish and wildlife), compassionate rednecks, strong religious foundation, friendly, retired, young, yuppie, and laid-back paradise, chock-full of huge, 100 year-old oak trees. The downtown area is a thriving, economic and artistic-oriented award-winning Main Street U.S.A. The kind of town you go out of your way to drive thru and not around. Traffic volume is very livable. Centrally located between Daytona and Orlando, with easy access to I-4 and I-95, you can get anywhere in Florida rather quickly. Real estate is a real bargain compared to other parts of the country. Better be self-employed or be willing to work your way up in service oriented industries. All in all, the perfect place for friendly, young, retired down-to-earth God-fearing, Nascar lovin', lovers of nature and year-around sunshine! Come on down!

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Robert
DeLand, FL

Nice Place to Live - 9/7/2009

De Land is a small town with lots to offer in and around the town. The small town atmosphere is kept with street side parking, old restored buildings and a friendly smile for those you pass. Within minutes from De Land, you will find the Daytona Speedway and the beaches.

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Doug
DeLand, FL

Great Winters, Nearly Intolerable Summers - 7/30/2009

I moved here a little over a year ago after living in Miami Beach, New Orleans and Los Angeles. I wanted to try living in a smaller community with more nature around and a lower cost of living. DeLand is a good place in many respects because it has a walkable grid and a central downtown area. Rent is cheap and the university and the skydiving keep the atmosphere a little more diverse than what you might experience in other areas of Central Florida. However, the climate has been a little less impressive than I'd originally expected. The winters are mostly wonderful; however on a few nights, you can expect lows of about 25 degrees Fahrenheit, which kills bougainvillea and other tropical plants that thrive in South Florida. In the summers, rain is a near daily phenomenon; in fact, sometimes the skies can appear threatening the entire afternoon, and the mugginess is more severe than South Florida, which is more temperate and has refreshing sea breezes. Central air is a great way to deal with these fluctuations, but unfortunately the local electric/gas utility, Progess Energy, is a for-profit company with no competition, and their exorbitant rates reflect this. The Florida Utility Commission is all too happy to approve their frequent rate increase requests because they create additional tax revenue for the state. I rent a 2 bedroom bungalow built in 1925 for $795 a month, water included. It's not uncommon for me to experience electric bills of $175 in the summer and $220 in the winter, even though I use the heat only an average of one week per month at set the inside temperature at 78-80 degrees. Therefore, as you find yourself wooed by the reasonable rents, be sure to plan on spending a lot on electric and gas! The payoff is that you're close to many natural springs and the Ocala National Forest. The ocean is about 30 minutes away, and orlando is a 45 minute drive. The unemployment rate is in the double digits, so it's good to either be retired or have an independent income.

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Denise
DeLand, FL

We Love DeLand! - 8/31/2007

Having personally lived all over the U.S.and in foreign countries, also, DeLand is a total delight. People sincerely care about one another. People living here are truly happy. Stetson University (a private and historical university), restaurants, shopping and quality medical facilities are all within a 5 minute drive. The YMCA has lots of activities and after school care. The Art Museum has many classes. The Theater puts on many plays. Downtown is thriving with beautiful historical buildings including great coffee shops, art galleries, yoga studios, antique shops, etc. Hand painted murals adorn the downtown buildings. Festivals, wine tasting, dog parades are just a few of the downtown activites. The St. John's River and the numerous State Parks offer boating, fishing, watching manatees, swimming in the springs, etc. Ocala National Forest is nearby. Typically we go to Daytona Beach, a 20 minute drive, for movies, a walk on the beach and dinner out once a week minimum. Orlando has an International Airport 45 minutes away that we use regularly. The theme parks in Orlando offer special deals to those living in Florida; thus, that is a one day activity of fun for all ages. Our friends here are college level professionals in their work; our neighbors watch out for one another (mow each other's lawns, etc. when one is away). Crime is minimal. Life here in DeLand is what one makes of it: Like Atrracts Like. For us, it is the "All American Small Town" that we have not seen duplicated elsewhere, yet. DeLand is a "best kept secret", as stated in Southern Living Magazine. We are self employed and can work anywhere in or out of the country. DeLand has been a real gem and a wonderful life experience for us personally.

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jeanne
Deland, FL

Highest population of public assistance in the cou - 6/13/2007

I have never seen so many people on welfare in my life. Generations of them, one after the other, having more and more babies. I don't think any one bothers to get married in Deland. Just read the birth announcements. It is unbelievable. Very low class of people make up a huge percentage of this part of Florida.

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jeanne
Deland, FL

bubble market about to burst - 1/30/2007

Reading the stats on Deland Florida, you would have to be a fool to invest in the housing market which at the moment is inflated. The income or job market is not anywhere near this town that warrants these over priced homes. This will lead to a collapse according to all the experts. South Florida, California, and the Northeast have already begun to see home prices fall and those areas at least have an average income that can support it. There is nothing, absolutely nothing in Deland, unless you want to pick ferns for the fern industry. Daytona isn't a great job hub, and Orlando, well, everyone knows what Orlando is. I suppose you can work for Micky Mouse.

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jeanne
Deland, FL

Better learn to speak Spanish before moving here - 1/29/2007

Deland is a pretty city as far as Florida goes, there is a slight roll to the terrain but is over run with illegals from Mexico. The US census figures are not accurate as there are so many that are unaccounted for. Some days while out and about I don't hear one word of English being spoken. I saw the same thing happen in Miami & San Antonio. Give Deland 10 more years, The weather is unbelievably hot and muggy, much worse than South Florida and the snakes, roaches and alligators thrive. There is a lot of crime for such a small town as well, and the medical situation is real bad. I think you must learn Spanish before moving to this little part of our State.

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Abhd
Winter Park, FL

A city in transition - 10/2/2006

DeLand is a beautiful city with much to offer residents. Development is knocking at the door though, and most people already recognize it as the northern most suburb of Orlando. After the light rail system is complete in 5-10 years, DeLand's fate will be forever tied to Orlando. There is a lot of small town charm remaining in DeLand - perhaps the last in the region with the exception of some areas in Lake County. Hopefully, city and county officials will preserve this precious resource and not sqwander it for political gain as has happened throughout much of Central Florida.

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Gwyneth
Deltona, FL

General - 7/28/2005

Small,home town atmosphere. Several good restaurants. Excellent liberal arts collage(Stetson U.)

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