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The City of Lake Helen, known as “The Gem of Florida,” is located in west Volusia County immediately off of Interstate 4 (in between Orlando and Daytona Beach). The city is under 5 square miles and population under 3,000.

Founded by Henry DeLand and named after his daughter, the City was intended as one of the prettiest and most pleasant towns in Florida.  Lake Helen preserves a small-town character, with historic architectures, tree lined roads and lush vegetation.

Lake Helen’s old Florida rural town feel along with its proximity to Interstate 4 makes it the perfect location – within minutes you can have access to head into Orlando or East to the beaches.

Come now, don’t let these be words on a web page – Visit us and experience “The Gem of Florida” for yourself.

What’s Happening Lake Helen:


City of Lake Helen Employment Opportunity: General Maintenance Worker: Public Works

The City of Lake Helen has an employment opportunity for General Maintenance Worker.

Semi-skilled and manual labor involving minor construction, repair, and maintenance of public facilities including roadways, drainage systems (installing and maintaining water lines), parks, and public grounds.

Minimum Qualifications include: High School Diploma/GED, AWS Welding Certificate (at minimum) or ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment , and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in construction, landscaping, field maintenance and equipment operation, or closely related field.

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City of Lake Helen Invites you to…
Ribbon Cutting and Facility Tour

Light Lunch to follow

Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 11am – 1pm 551 Lemon Avenue, Lake Helen, Florida

Weekly Update Historic Style Guide Codes & Ordinances
Weekly Update from City Administrator Gateway Historic Style Guide Codes