Volusia County is located on the eastern edge of the Florida peninsula. Origins of the name Volusia are uncertain. The county was founded in 1854, and the county seat is DeLand. The county stretches from Saint Johns River to the Atlantic Ocean. At the time of the 2010 census, Volusia County had a population of 494,593. Volusia County has a total area of 1,432 square miles of which 1,101 square miles is land in 331 square miles is water. Volusia County is in the Deltona-Daytona-Beach-Ormond Beach metropolitan area. Interstate 95 runs north to south along the entire eastern edge of the county.
The original inhabitants of the area were indigenous Timucua and Mayaca people whose populations were decimated by war and disease after contact with early European settlers. The remains of their civilization can still be seen in areas of Volusia County such as the large shell “middens”, or refuse heaps, at Tomoka State Park. Seminole Indians, descendants of the Creek tribe of Alabama and Georgia also lived in the area for a period. Volusia County has a very active Cultural Council along with museums theaters, concerts, and arts center. Volusia County has a program, “‘Art in Public Places”. where art from 76 different artists are displayed on walls in county facilities. One of the most famous attractions in the area is the Daytona International Speedway which is home to the Daytona 500, the most prestigious race in NASCAR. Volusia County is famous for its near-perfect weather, beautiful forest, quiet towns, sparkling rivers, and miles of gorgeous beaches.
Newly constructed condominiums and single-family homes are available in the Volusia County real estate market. Condos in Volusia County start at about $169,900 and go up in price to $607,000. Single-family homes in Volusia County come in a wide variety of sizes and styles. The price for a new home in Volusia County starts around $152,650 and go up to about $1,698,480. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to see any properties listed in the Volusia County area.