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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.

City of Lake Helen namesake lake - Lake HelenFounded 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 Notice of Municipal Elections

Lake Helen qualifying period for Mayor, Zone 1 and Zone 3 ended at noon today.  The following candidates will be on the November 5, 2019 Lake Helen General Election:


City of Lake Helen 2019 City Elections – Mayor, Zone 1 and Zone 3
Mayor General Election November 5, 2019
Vernon Burton PO Box 938 Lake Helen, FL 32744 386-801-0330 vburton@lakehelen.com
Daisy Raisler 891 McKenzie Rd Lake Helen, FL 32744 407-366-3999 draisler@lakehelen.com
Commissioner Zone 1 General Election November 5, 2019
Kelly Frasca 616 John Street Lake Helen, FL 32744 305-793-3303 kelly.frasca@gmail.com
Tom Wilson 191 N. Summit Avenue Lake Helen, FL 32744 386-228-2295 twilson@lakehelen.com
Commissioner Zone 3 Elected without opposition.
Rick Basso 1017 Lake Helen Osteen Road Lake Helen, FL 32744 407-467-277 rbasso@lakehelen.com


Commissioner Rick Basso was re-elected without opposition.  He will not be on the November 5th ballot.


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