West Volusia Properties was established in 2001 by native Floridian, Maggi Hall, Owner/Broker. Located in historic downtown DeLand in a restored 1920's Spanish Revival at 717 N Amelia Avenue, Hall prides herself on offering a full-service real estate company that gives "a personal touch" to its clients.
WVP was established in order to restore a five-building complex of historic properties in downtown DeLand left in decay for decades. During this time Hall also sold hundreds of derelict buildings from St. Augustine to Orlando. The desolate neighborhood that Hall was instrumental in redeveloping has been steadily filled with the laughter of children and productive adults as urban residential living returned to historic downtown DeLand. Front porches were restored, sidewalks re-poured, homes painted, and picket fences built. Residents walk to work, the library, to the best restaurants in the county, to art galleries, and antique shops. A small art galley, neighborhood museum, and antique shop are open in the Garden District as well as the award-winning preservation project, FloridaWild Veterinary Hospital, completed by Hall in 2006. DeLand's Intermodal Transportation Center is in the works as well as the Alabama Greenway which will link a variety of sporting venues to residential areas and Stetson University.
Located adjacent to downtown DeLand between Howry and Euclid Avenues (north and south) and Woodland Boulevard and Amelia Avenue (east and west) the Garden District, once a neglected 4-square block of over 90 dilapidated buildings sporting drugs, prostitutes, and decay, was featured in the April 2004 issue of Southern Living. This New Urbanism Movement reinforced a sense of community, safety, and enthusiasm for downtown DeLand. The enhancement of a once neglected area adjacent to Town Center brought renewed pride and commitment to its citizens. There is still work to be done in the neighborhood as restoration efforts continue.
WVP also established the West Volusia Properties Restoration Award given quarterly to honor restoration efforts of those who restored homes or businesses. The award, the first of its kind in the county, was accompanied by a yard sign announcing the award, a photo and story in newspapers, a gift certificate, copy of Images of America: DeLand, and a framed certificate with a photograph of the winning building.
Maggi believes she can make a difference in the quality of life for the area and its citizens. If YOU want to be a part of a very special real estate experience and assist in furthering the quality of life in the community please contact Maggi Hall, Broker.