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Welcome to Lake Helen, Florida.  Take a step back in time and experience true tranquility.  Incorporated in 1888, our town was founded by Henry DeLand and named after his daughter, Helen.  We have no stop lights and ask all drivers to give way to pedestrians, horseback riders and wildlife.  A short stroll will get you across town in minutes. Our family friendly town boasts several outdoor parks and lakes; an equestrian facility; historic areas and venues; a museum; a library; public, private, charter schools and so much more.  We have an active city calendar with events galore!  Click ‘City Calendar’ to plan your next trip to Lake Helen.  We’re the tiny dot on the map.  Quietly located in West Volusia County off I-4 at exit 116 . Come for a visit and discover why Lake Helen is called ‘The Gem of Florida’.

If you are a new resident, “Welcome to Lake Helen” Please visit our “neighborhood” page and learn more about our history and community opportunities. The “search tool” is located on the top right of this page.


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City of Lake Helen, “The Gem of Florida”

What’s HAPPENING in Lake Helen, Florida

We Want Your Thoughts

Recently, the Federal Government gave the City of Lake Helen approximately $1,000,000 to use as we believe best. This gift is an extraordinary, unprecedented, and unique opportunity to enhance our city, but it suggests the need for direction and goals.

As you consider and prioritize your suggestions, please consider the following:

  • The funding should provide for the enhancement of what makes Lake Helen special
  • The funding should be used for enhancements that benefit all citizens equally
  • The funding should be used as broadly as possible and not just on one big project

Please click here to take a brief survey.

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