In 2019, it was home to 12,300 people. The town's population has almost doubled since 2000, and more than quadrupled since 1980.
Volusia Ave is the main road to Orange City, connecting it with DeLand to the north and DeBary to the south. Many businesses face the street although it is a major route, so given the dense traffic it can be slower than most main roads in the area. Graves Ave is the main road from the east with access to the historic district and Volusia Ave. FL-472 is the exit from I-4 that provides the nearest access to Orange City.
Sites on the National Register of Historic Places in Orange City include:
- Dickinson Memorial Library and Park.
- 1 Louis P. Thursby House.
- Orange City Colored School.
- 2 Orange City Historic District.
- 3 Orange City Town Hall.
- 4 Seth French House (Fairview Cottage) (319 E French Ave). The house was built in 1876 and remodeled in 1905, 1915, and 1925 and remained within the French family. It was added to the National Register in 2003.
Parks and gardens
- 5 Mill Lake Park, South Orange Ave. With multiple access points and a picnic area, Mill Lake Park natural preserve is an ideal destination for family gatherings. The 20-acre (8-ha) park is comprised of wooded areas and a small lake.
- 6 Blue Spring State Park, 2100 West French Avenue (west of Orange City; turn west from Volusia Ave and follow French Ave all the way to the park), ☏ . This state-run park is open year round from 8AM until sundown. History is a big part of the park, and there are structures and artifacts that reveal to visitors Florida's past.
- 7 Valentine Park, 1511 West French Ave (two blocks east of Blue Springs State Park). A nature trail, picnic pavilions, a beach volleyball court and a multipurpose sporting field.
- Marshall Park, 352 South Carpenter Ave. This 3-acre (0.5-ha) park features nature trails, a picnic area and a boardwalk overlooking a wetland area. Visitors have the opportunity to view wildlife in the park.
- St. Johns River Cruises, 2100 West French Ave, ☏ . Operating out of Blue Spring State Park, St. Johns River Cruises offers daily nature tours of the St. Johns River at 10AM and 1PM. During May and June an additional sunset cruise, which departs at 5PM is offered. Visitors aboard the cruise have the opportunity to see turtles, alligators, manatees and a myriad of birds. $15-26.
- 1 Orange City Shuffleboard Complex, 220 North Holly Avenue, ☏ . Offers 16 lighted shuffleboard courts and a clubhouse where members practice and compete in local and regional tournaments. In addition, social functions and card games are coordinated on a regular basis by the Club. No cooking permitted on-site.
- 1 Gram's Kitchen, 1501 S Volusia Ave, ☏ . 7AM–6PM. Two additional locations in DeLand to the north.
- 2 Lelo's BBQ, 1270 Saxon Blvd, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 1 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1330 Saxon Boulevard, toll-free: . Guests can enjoy complimentary continental breakfast. Pool, outdoor breakfast, and complimentary private bathrooms.
- 2 1876 Heritage Inn Orange City, 300 S Volusia Ave, ☏ . This inn, which opened in 1876, offers amenities that include refrigerators, microwaves, cable television, air-conditioning and more. Some rooms offer access for the disabled.
- 3 Days Inn by Wyndham Orange City/Deland, 2501 N. Volusia Avenue, ☏ . Offering 24-hour front desk, breakfast, disabled access, non-smoking rooms, a pool, and cable TV. $76 (Mar 2022).
- Quality Inn Near Blue Spring, 445 S. Volusia Ave, ☏ . Offering breakfast, disabled access, non-smoking rooms, a pool, microwave, refrigerator, cable tv and more. $79 (Mar 2022).
Bed & Breakfasts
- 4 The Alling House Orange City, 215 E French Ave, ☏ . Guest rooms at the Alling House in Orange City feature a private bathroom and cable television. In addition to offering three standard guest rooms, the property also features a fully-equipped cottage that accommodates four. Guests have access to bicycles and kayaks and can take advantage of discount coupons for area amenities and attractions.
- Luna Sands Resort, 1440 East Minnesota Ave, toll-free: . This shady spot offers a pond, mature oaks, native palms and lots of fun for humans, too, including a pool, basketball, volleyball and a host of activities. Be creative with the Anything That Floats Regatta or enter a golf tournament. Get the kids involved in nature crafts.
See the Deltona article, under Sleep, for additional listings along Interstate 4 through Deltona.
|Routes through Orange City|
|Orlando ← Blue Spring State Park ←||S/W N/E||→ DeLand → Jacksonville/Daytona Beach|