Last month, we shared 8 popular Central Florida neighborhoods with you and announced our new series, a monthly neighborhood feature. We’ve decided to start with a Central Florida favorite by many—Celebration, Florida.
Celebration is a master planned community in the outskirts of Osceola County located a hop, skip and a jump from Walt Disney World. It was originally developed by The Walt Disney World Company and still hosts many Disney operated businesses. Celebration was designed to mirror Walt Disney’s vision of the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT).
Today, Celebration has become known to many as an example of new urbanism thanks to its safe, walkable community life. The downtown area is home to shops, restaurants and other commercial establishments. The Celebration Hotel and Celebration Golf Club are two other key staples of this community.
Residents of Celebration live in one of the many “villages” or neighborhoods, each with its own unique flair ranging from Georgetown style condos to Victorian style estates and more. Residents enjoy the use of five large parks with indoor and outdoor spaces available such as the community pool, tennis and volleyball courts, recreational fields and various pavilions. When it comes to everyday needs, there is a local post office, bank, fire department and hospital. Celebration’s motto is “Live. Work. Play.” and residents here are able to do just that.
Another amenity of this community is its tie to education. Celebration is home to its own K-8 school and high school. Both of which are part of the School District of Osceola County. For those furthering their education, The Stetson University Center offers master’s degree programs in business administration, marriage and family therapy, educational leadership and information technology.
While Celebration residents are not the only ones to enjoy the luxuries of this community, local residents of Osceola County and others around Central Florida do too. Celebration hosts many events throughout the year such as their community-wide yard sales, 4th of July parade and fireworks, Oktoberfest, falling leaves and snow, exotic car show and much more.
If you are looking to relocate to Central Florida, Celebration may be the place for you. Stay tuned for next month when we take a closer look at another popular neighborhood in Central Florida.