Orange City, Florida 2024

orange-city,FloridaOrange City is a small town located in Volusia County, Florida, with a population of around 1,500 people, according to the 2020 United States Census. It was founded in 1870 and was named after the citrus fruit orange.

Orange City holds various festivals and activities throughout the year, including the annual

Orange City Car Show and the Orange City Light Up the Night Christmas Parade.

The city is also home to several parks, including the 36-acre DeBary Hall Historic Site, which holds significant historical and cultural value.

Orange City has a humid subtropical climate, with hot and humid summers and mild winters. It is not directly adjacent to the ocean, but several beaches are a short drive away.

The People'I technicalInstitute, a post-secondary technical training school, is located in Orange City.

The town was previously known as "DeBary" before being renamed Orange City in 1883.

Bryce B. Riddle, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, was born in Orange City.

Orange City has several local eateries, including Johnny's BBQ, which serves classic barbecue dishes, and the family-owned Backyard BBQ, which offers outdoor seating and live music.

Orange City is in the Eastern Daylight Time time zone (EDT), which is four hours behind Coordinated Universal Time.

The Orange City Elementary School, located on Enterprise Road, serves kindergarten through fifth-grade students.

The city is served by Votran, a public transit system that provides transportation throughout Volusia County.

Orange City's distance from the Atlantic Ocean is approximately 30 miles.

The Volusia County Parks and Recreation Department operates the kids' attraction, Gemini Springs Park, which offers picnic areas and walking trails.

The Volusia County Fair and Youth Show, held annually in Orange City, showcases the area's agricultural history and features amusement rides and 4-H exhibits.

Orange City has a total area of 1.9 square miles, with 0.08 square miles of water.

The Volusia Speedway Park, a dirt race track, is a popular attraction in Orange City and has hosted stock car racing events since 1965.

Orange City is 376 feet above sea level, making it one of the highest points in Florida.

The Old Spanish Sugar Mill, a popular pancake house in nearby DeLand, has been serving breakfast since 1935.

Out of 262 areas qualified for races, Orange City has the highest number of residents of Polish ancestry.

The city's oldest person, Helen Viola Jackson, lived to 114 years, making her one of the oldest people in history.

Orange City includes six protected sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the DeBary Hall Historic Site and the Wells and Company Building.