As a retired couple,. we located in Orange City because it has a very low crime rate, compared to Deltona and Deland. Lived here 4 years, the Sheriff's website is excellent to use to see what has happened crimewise. West of the highway 17/92 is middle-class neighborhoods, and on the east side is higher class neighborhoods (with higher taxes.) Check on the cost of the water bills for the home you might buy and then consider buying a home with a well, like we did. Orange City is located between the Orlando attractions and Daytona Beach activities - and has a great shopping and restaurants, excellent schools.