By Cassady Quintana
Want to live somewhere where every day feels like a vacation? The charming town of Celebration provides the magic and allure of the theme parks yet still provides a small town community feeling. Let’s jump in to see what the celebration is all about!
What is Celebration?
Celebration, a master-planned community founded by The Walt Disney Company in the mid-'90s, stands as a testament to meticulous planning and a commitment to creating an enchanting living experience. Drawing inspiration from historical American small towns, the area exudes charm with its tree-lined streets, captivating architecture, and civic buildings designed by renowned architects such as Robert A.M. Stern.
This carefully crafted town has evolved into a charming small haven, even being recognized as one of America's 10 prettiest towns. The compact and walkable downtown area invites residents and visitors to explore a welcoming mix of shops and restaurants. Today, Celebration embodies the perfect blend of nostalgia, modern amenities, and a sense of togetherness, making it a truly unique and cherished community.
Where is it?
Conveniently located just minutes away from the enchantment of Walt Disney World, Celebration is situated in Osceola County, just south of Orlando. The town's central location allows for convenient travel to downtown Orlando and its vibrant cultural scene, while the nearby Interstate 4 ensures quick access to the region's beaches, including the Atlantic Coast.
With Orlando International Airport within a reasonable distance, Celebration seamlessly combines the tranquility of a charming small town with the convenience of being well-connected to the broader Central Florida region.
Things to do in Celebration
Shopping and Dining
Check out the enchanting town center, celebrated for its charming boutiques and delicious dining. Renowned for its extensive collection of Christmas-themed merchandise available throughout the year, Market Street Gallery also boasts an extensive selection of home decor, women's accessories, toys, and collectibles.
The store's commitment to providing a delightful shopping experience extends far beyond its festive specialties, offering something for everyone to enjoy and remember. Grab a resort-style fit for the whole family at Soft As A Grape where their unique designs are made of 100% cotton at their own facility in Cape Cod Massachusetts.
Culinary enthusiasts can indulge in a diverse dining scene, ranging from the delectable Mediterranean flavors of Café D'Antonio to the upscale ambiance of Celebration Town Tavern, known for its hearty American fare. For those with a sweet tooth, the Le Macaron French Pastries Celebration is a must-visit, offering an array of authentic French treats.
Parks and Recreation
For the nature lovers, begin your day with a visit to the Lakeside Park, where serene waters and scenic views create a tranquil setting for family picnics or leisurely afternoons. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy the scenic walking trails or challenge themselves at the Celebration Golf Club. For those seeking a touch of Disney magic, the community's calendar is filled with festivals and celebrations.
Neighborhoods and Living
Offering a diverse range of housing options, from grand estate-style homes to cozy condos, Celebration showcases a pedestrian-friendly environment where community spirit thrives. Each part of the town offers a different vibe and price range.
Celebration Village: This area is the original village that started Celebration. It includes the downtown business district that also features condo living and a neighborhood pool at Lakeside Park.
West Village: Nestled between the elementary school and the Celebration Golf Course, this village is favored by residents for its secure streets and convenient proximity to the golf course.
East Village: Comprising 387 single-family homes, condos, and townhomes, this serene neighborhood also features a tot lot and a community pool, enhancing its appeal for residents seeking a peaceful and family-friendly atmosphere.
North Village: In addition to conventional houses, the area offers a variety of condos and townhomes. Residents benefit from convenient connectivity to 192, I-4, and 417, allowing for easy access during their daily commute.
South Village: Situated just beyond Downtown Avenue, this location can be spotted on the right-hand side when traveling along Celebration Avenue. Beyond the traditional homes found in the original four villages, this area also features bungalows and condos. Spring Park, within this neighborhood, boasts amenities such as a playground, clubhouse, and pool for residents to enjoy.
Artisan Park: Situated at the end of Celebration Avenue, Artisan Park was made by Arvida instead of the Celebration Company. Presently, the community comprises 300 condos, 300 single-family homes, and 50 townhomes. Residents have access to exclusive amenities within the neighborhood, including a private pool and clubhouse for their enjoyment.
From its enchanting tree-lined streets and architecture to the social scene in the downtown area, this meticulously planned community offers a unique blend of charm and convenience.
So, why not make life a celebration? If you’re interested in making this town your home, our team would love to help you out!
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