Known as the “Gem of Florida”, Lake Helen was founded
by Henry DeLand and named after his daughter.
Intended as one of the prettiest and most
pleasant towns in Florida, the residents are
proud of the well preserved Victorian
architecture and small-town atmosphere.
Incorporated as the Town of Lake Helen on
October 24, 1888.
With a population of 2700, Lake
Helen's land area is
approximately 4 square miles. There are 20 miles of paved roads
and 4 miles of unpaved
roads. The City's recreational facilities
Park, Royal Park, Lake Macy Park, Melissa Park,
Mitchell Sports Complex. Equestrian Center/Trailhead,
as well as Asa Gray Park.
News, Events and
11, 2016 -
Regular City Commission Meeting at
February 15, 2016 -
Planning and Land Development Regulation
Commission at 7:00pm
The Charter Review
Committee will met every Wednesday at City Hall
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