Volusia County

Volusia County is located in Central East Florida bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Brevard, Seminole, Lake, Putnam, Marion and Flagler Counties. 

Volusia County was established from a portion of Mosquito (Orange) County in 1854 and named for a landing called "Volusia" near Lake George on the St. Johns River. The origin of the name is unknown, but may be from a Frenchman or Belgian named "Veluche."

Volusia County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
443,343
Population - 2010
494,593
Population - 2015 Est
510,494
Land Area (sq mi)
1,101
Water Area (sq mi)
331
Total Area (sq mi)
1,432
Average Rainfall
54
Temperature - Average High
82
Temperature - Average Low
59

The Addison Blockhouse Historic State Park is home to an historic 19th century plantation that once flourished from 1816 to 1836 until it was burned in the Seminole wars. The Addison Blockhouse lies on the west side of the Tomoka River and is one of the most worthwhile sights in Volusia County.

Marine Science Center is located in Volusia County and offers an experience into Florida's marine environments with a hands on touch tank and more. The main goals of the Marine Science Center is sea turtle rehabilitation and seabird rehabilitation. The center includes educational activites and programs. 

Volusia County School District is Florida’s thirteenth largest school district and 57th largest school district in the United States. The district serves 16 cities.

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The Athens Theatre showcases the best of Central Florida’s talent. They bring their audiences a lot of fun and professional productions. They also instill a love of the theatre in youths and adults every time they open their doors.

Bad Juju Charters is a Charter fishing company located in Ormond Beach. With years of experience, Capt. Jason will put you on the fish! He grew up around the Ormond Daytona area so he knows where they are and how to catch them. All you need to bring is yourself and the attitude to fish.

Bethune-Cookman University is a historically black college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It is in Daytona Beach and offers many undergraduate and a few graduate programs in several fields.

Situated along St. John's River, there's quite a few treasures at Blue Spring State Park. Swimming, diving, snorkeling, and tubing are just a few of the water activities that can be done at Blue Spring State Park. What makes this state park so unique, though, is the ability to see some manatees in their natural habitat. Before the park was established in 1970, researchers found there was only a small number of the sea cows, less than 20. But after 2018 and careful protection efforts, there are now around 485 gentle sea creatures that call Blue Spring their home. Guests can also canoe or kayak, renting these at the park if they wish, or they can take a guided river boat cruise if walking 4.5 miles on Pine Island Trail seems a bit daunting. Bring a picnic and enjoy the day at Blue Spring State Park. 

The Braille and Talking Book Library is a library dedicated to providing reading materials to blind and visually impaired residents. Its headquarters is located in Daytona and it has nine subregional locations in Coca, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, and Lake Worth to serve residents throughout the state.

Captain Brad offers a unique fishing experience in the world famous Daytona Beach. He offers inshore, nearshore, and Shark Fishing trips at a very reasonable price compared to the competition. 

Located on Daytona Beach, the Boardwalk is full of fun games, cool shops, and exhilarating rides that will take your breath away. The Boardwalk is sometimes known as the "Broadwalk" because of the wide width of the walkway and because it's made of cement instead of wooden boards. It includes two arcades full of games that throw out tickets to the winners so they can get prizes for their earnings. There are two small snack shops that provide your regular fair food like French fries, ice cream, burgers, and pizza. The rides include a Ferris wheel, Slingshot, Tilt-O-Whirl, Go-Carts, and a roller coaster. During the summer months, there are free concerts to enjoy at the Bandshell on the north end of the area. And it's all just steps away from the Daytona Beach, so be sure to bring your swim suit for some fun in the sand. 

The Daytona Playhouse is a small community theater in Daytona. It has been putting on plays and musicals to entertain audiences since 1946.

Open to the public every day of the year, there's a lot of nature to enjoy here. De Leon Springs is a naturally round swimming area where guests are more than welcome to swim, snorkel, and scuba dive in the pretty clear waters. The springs used to power a sugar cane mill and later a grist mill that turned corn into flour during the Civil War. Now you'll find trails for hikers, walkers, and runners. Visitors can enjoy viewing the wildlife and subtropical forest that is home to a large, old cypress tree. There is a boat tour that visitors can check out that take you through the De Leon Springs State Park and Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge and a playground for the younger kids as well as picnic pavilions and a restaurant. 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world's largest fully accredited university that specializes in aviation and aerospace. It has two campuses in Prescott, Arizona and Daytona Beach, Florida. The Daytona Beach campus offers about 30 majors in addition to it's most well-known Aeronautical programs.

Embark on an all inclusive inshore fishing adventure with #1 rated TripAdvisor captain Eric Greenstein. Captain Eric has been fishing the Ormond, Daytona, Tomoka area for his entire life. If he can't put you on the fish nobody else will!

Florida Technical College is a two-year college with degree programs in healthcare, food and beverage, beauty, and criminal justice. It has locations in DeLand, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Orlando, Pembroke Pines, and Cutler Bay.

This dog park is a 4.5 acre dog park that is fenced in with two areas for smaller dogs and larger dogs. It has great amenities as well, such as water fountains for dogs and shaded areas.

Hometown News Volusia County provides five editions for the Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Port Orange-South Daytona, Southeast Volusia, Northwest Volusia and Southwest Volusia areas featuring stories of triumphs, generosity, perseverance and uniqueness of Volusia residents as well as detailed reports on business, crime and events. 

Located in the gymnasium on the Children’s Home main campus, provides at-risk student residents with a better chance for educational success.

Stop by for some irresistible french pastries and cakes or try a fresh deli sandwich. The tastes and the staff will keep you coming back for bite after bite.

Oliv Epicurean Grill is an Mediterranean inspired restaurant that has both vegan and meat options for those who enjoy them. They are known to make traditional style dishes with a modern twist.   

Pasha Middle East Café inc. is a restaurant that supports healthy living and only uses the freshest ingredients to cook with. While the cuisine itself is versatile, the café welcomes everyone to try their fresh juices and Middle Eastern dishes ranging from Vegetarian and Vegan to having meat options as well.  

The Red Bug Cafe serves different styles of food from around the world, mainly from Australia and the Balkrans. It is more than just food but allows people of all cultures to enjoy the cuisine under one roof.

Sharkey's Eats and Drinks is a family friendly restaurant that has various types of food and is welcoming to everyone. Sharkey's is the place to go for every occasion, while being an affordable neighborhood restaurant.

Sharkey's Eats and Drinks

Small U Pick Farm that allows anyone to come and pick muscadine grapes from the Vineyard. 

Our mission is to empower each student to achieve academic and moral excellence in a faith-filled environment based on God's Word.

Stetson University is a small private college with its main campus in DeLand. It was founded in 1883 and has since been consistently ranked as one of the best colleges in the country.

With such a unique name like Strippin' Lips, Captain Dave will give you a very unique experience for you, your friends, and family. Serving the Volusia Area for years, they will seriously put you on the fish!

Thai Kitchen is very family friendly and they strive to always make the customer happy. They have lots of options from meat to vegan. Whether it is to make a dish fully vegan, all you have to do is ask and they will gladly do it.

The mission of The Chiles Academy is to combine a community of support and guidance for pregnant and parenting students with the goal of attaining a high school diploma, which will empower them to become independent and responsible citizens.

On your way to or from the beach, stop by The Garlic for great Italian food in a unique atmosphere. Just look for the big tree house!

The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach is a small beachside theatre. It produces 8 shows each season and has been entertaining the community since 1947.

This bookstore has been supporting and promoting local in DeLand since 1980. Lots of different kinds of books can be found here including antiquarian books dating back to the 1700′s.

The Peabody Auditorium is a theater that first opened in Daytona Beach in 1949. Since then, it has hosted some of the worlds most influential musicians, amazing broadway shows, and world class orchestras.

UCF was founded in 1963, and has grown to be one of the largest universities in the nation. With over 64,000 students and offering more than 200 degree programs in 13 colleges, and locations throughout Central Florida (Altamonte Springs, Cocoa, Daytona Beach, Leesburg, Ocala, Palm Bay, Sanford/Lake Mary, South Lake, Valencia East, Valencia Osceola, Valencia West), plus online programs, UCF offers something for everyone. 

Volusia County offers a wide list of activities to dive into, including its Art and Culture, Parks and Trails, and County Attractions.

The Volusia County Public Library has 13 branches. 2 are in Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach, Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, Oak Hill, DeLand, Pierson, Deltona, DeBary, Lake Helen, and Orange City each have one.

The Volusia Mall is Daytona Beach's premier shopping destination. Here you will find all kinds of great shopping, many options for dining, and entertainment for the whole family.

An independent non-commercial educational public television station located in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is owned and operated by Daytona State College.

Wild Rabbit Cafe & Bistro offers a plant based menu that caters to vegans and vegetarians and meat eaters as well. The menu is always evolving and has only the best products either locally bought or organic. 

Zen Bistro is a authentic Thai restaurant that has lots of cuisine options including vegan and vegetarian. The cooks use the freshest produce and finest ingredients they can find so each meal is held to the upmost highest standards.  

Found in a few locations in Florida, Zeno's always seems to be near a beach. This candy store started in 1948 and has since been family owned and operated. While saltwater taffy is their specialty, they also have gourmet popcorn, homemade ice cream, fudge, brittle, and what they call seafoam which is a very light and airy caramel tasting treat. 

A homeschool support network for families in the Volusia Co., Florida area.
This is a Christian group, however; all are welcome. There are park days, and field trips.