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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:

November 6, 2018:  Michael Woods Steps Down from City Commissioner Zone 3 to fulfill role AS EXECUTIVE Director of Lake Sumter MPO (attachment)

Zone 3 Appointment Candidates

The City Commission will appoint on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Regular City Commission Meeting.


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