The Area around Hawthorne Hills of DeLand

There's So Much to Do So Close to Home...

Beach or Skydive When you need a beach for cruising or sunning, drive on the sands of Daytona Beach, or seek out a calmer shore in New Smyrna Beach. Still feeling restless?... Skydive DeLand offers instruction on jumping from planes.

Golf Home of US open qualifier Victoria Hills Golf Club, Sand Hill Golf Course -- all within five miles of Hawthorne Hills. Dozens of other top ranked courses are within a short driving distance.

Water/ Marina/ Boating St Johns River and Hontoon Marina within ten minutes driving time from Hawthorne Hills.

Fishing World-class bass fishing within ten minute drive...deep sea fishing within a 30 minute drive to the Atlantic ocean.


City of Deland and Stetson University

The City of DeLand is a charming old-fashioned town with many buildings of character in it's downtown and University districts that are preserved and listed on the National Historical Register. DeLand further distinguishes itself in its abundant and diverse recreational and leisure-time activities to choose from so close to home.

Mainstreet DeLand Association is dedicated to supporting and enhancing the economic development downtown while protecting and promoting DeLand's historic heritage.


Orlando Sentinel readers vote DeLand as Other Best Downtown - Click Here To Read

Local entertainment: DeLand libraries, museums, parks, performing arts halls, theatres, and sports arenas.

DeLand Parks & Recreation: City parks & playgrounds, baseball fields, skateboard parks, tennis centers, community & activities centers.

DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts: Over 200 national artists display and sell their art work in DeLand's historic downtown shopping district, just in time for holiday gift-giving!

Stetson University: The Stetson Hatters provide a full schedule of collegiate sports, numerous lectures, concerts, recitals, and theatrical performances are open to the public for free or for a minimal charge right on campus in DeLand. Click Here for Stetson Hatters Schedule page


Volusia County & Beyond

Explore beautiful Volusia County.

Outdoor activities: Bicycling, kayaking, airboating, fish camps, horseback riding, automobile racing speedways, river tours, short guided eco-hikes, throughout Volusia County.

Explore the local heritage: Historic sites, buildings and Historic Districts in Volusia County.

Cultural events: Fine art and folk art museums, art galleries, and historic settlements.

Enjoy the out-of-doors: Birdwatch, hike, or boat Volusia County's beautiful parks, National Forests, and sparkling waterways. Relax on her world-class oceanfront beaches. Learn first-hand about sea turtle and sea bird rehabilitation at the Marine Science Center.