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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.                           


Police Officer Position Available

Please select the posting link HERE for additional information.



The City is accepting applications for a member on the Planning and Land Development Regulation Commission (Local Planning Board), Historic Preservation Board and Personnel Review Board.

Applications will be accepted through close of business on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Applications will be presented to the City Commission on September 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm. The only specific requirement for membership on City boards is that a board member be a resident of the City.

If you are interested, or know of anyone who might be interested, please contact
Katie Holmes at City Hall
to request an application for membership.



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