Introduction to Eustis, Florida
Eustis, Florida, in Lake county, is 25 miles W of Deltona, Florida (center to center) and 78 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. The city is located in the Orlando metropolitan area. Eustis has a population of 15,106.
The city was named after General Abraham Eustis, an important figure in the Seminole Wars. Earlier, it was known as Lake Eustis. In 1883, ‘Lake’ was dropped from the name and the city came to be known only as Eustis. It was incorporated in 1883 and the first mayor was D.W. Herrick.
Eustis and nearby Attractions
- Eustis Historical Museum
- Ferran Park
- Alice McClelland Memorial Bandshell
- Clifford House
- Purdy Villa
- Gould Hyde Norton House
- Eustis Commercial Historic District
- Moses J. Taylor House
- Purdy Villa
- William Kimbrough Pendleton House
- Black Bear Golf Club
- The Citrus Museum
Eustis is a beautiful and peaceful place. It offers a lot of opportunities for having a good, relaxing time. There are many scenic parks in Eustis. Also, there are a number of art museums and theaters which ensure a continuous flow of interesting activities. The city hosts many local events and festivals. These include the Antique Boat Convention, nationally ranked art festivals, sailing regattas, and many others.
Mid Florida Air Service is the closest airport.
Eustis Higher Education
Stetson University is located just a few miles away in DeLand.