DeBary, a city known for its warm and friendly hometown atmosphere, is in Southwest Volusia County. It is situated on the northern shore of the beautiful St. Johns River near Lake Monroe. Connected by U.S. Highway 17/92, it is the gateway between West Volusia and Seminole Counties. DeBary has a total area of approximately 25 square miles which includes several bodies of water, thousands of oak trees, is a Bird Sanctuary, and has an extensive park system.
The City of DeBary, incorporated in 1993, is named for its noted settler, Samuel Frederick deBary, a wealthy wine merchant from New York City. In 1871 deBary built an 8,000 square foot hunting lodge on 400 acres acquired from Oliver and Amanda Arnett of Enterprise. Today that property, reduced to 10 acres, is called “DeBary Hall”. It is open to the public with artists displays, multimedia programs, and docent-led tours and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
DeBary offers a diversity of lifestyles, which include upscale country clubs and championship golf courses, rural acreage with horses, and riverside homes. Parks located in the City vary from neighborhood playgrounds and baseball parks to Gemini Springs, a large 108-acre park which remains in its natural state.
DeBary is served by SunRail, the Central Florida commuter rail system and VOTRAN public Bus System. It has easy access to I-4 connecting it with Metro Orlando as well as the Beaches of Daytona and New Smyrna. DeBary enjoys one of the lowest ad valorem tax rates in Volusia County.
DeBary's distinctive qualities motivate people and businesses to VISIT DeBary, to WORK in DeBary, and to LIVE in DeBary…come find out why we call DeBary a great place to live!
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