In central Florida, with the beaches and theme parks just a short drive away, DeLand has a relaxed country feel. Agriculture is a major part of the economy; DeLand grows and exports oranges and other citrus fruits. The area is also rich in history and is the location of Florida's first private college. There are plenty of great activities for both residents and visitors alike in and around DeLand. Southern charm and a bustling tourism industry make this Central Florida city a fantastic destination.