The Disney Built Community! There’s a reason Celebration is not a town, but a community in every positive sense of the word. While the population is diverse, the residents share a strong community spirit and a desire for a friendship with their neighbors.
If you’ve visited Celebration, it’s likely that our residents have already helped you feel part of the community. Perhaps it was a simple smile someone shared as they passed by on the street. Maybe it was a friendly chat you had with a stranger while shopping.
There’s a reason Celebration is not a town, but a community in every positive sense of the word. While the population is diverse, the residents share a strong community spirit and a desire for a friendship with their neighbors.
Relationships develop in the many programs, activities and opportunities offered within the community. Residents get to know their neighbors while taking part in local school and sports programs; enjoying the walking trails, parks and amenities; enjoying our restaurants and shops; participating in organizations, civic and social groups; and playing an active role on the committees and Boards responsible for operating Celebration.
Celebration has successfully combined education, health, community, technology and architecture into a community with a strong sense of self. World-renowned architects designed Celebration to be a new and exciting place to live, work and play.
Celebration Village, West Village and Lake Evalyn were Celebration’s first phase of development, with a total of approximately 500 home sites, including 76 townhomes, and nearly 700 condominiums. The second phase of residential development was North Village, with more than 300 homes sites and 300 condominiums, followed by South Village with over 600 home sites and townhomes and nearly 500 condominiums. Phase four was East Village and Aquila Reserve with a combined 500 homes and townhomes and 70 condominiums. Artisan Park, Celebration’s last residential phase to date, is a 160-acre village built by St. Joe Company and contains more than 600 homes and condominiums.
The architecture blends traditional, Southeastern exteriors with floor plans and interiors that are designed for modern lifestyles and tastes. Homes, most with welcoming front porches, encourage activity in the front yard. Most residences have rear access to the garage by means of a service alley. Community and architectural guidelines were developed by Urban Design Associates, in conjunction with Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Cooper.