About

Celebration

The Celebration Community was formed with the concept of building a better place and a better way to live. There’s a reason Celebration is not a town, but a community in every positive sense of the word.

Cornerstones

In order to draft a blueprint for fulfilling such a vision and oversee its creation, the Walt Disney Company founded The Celebration Company. Utilizing the combined experience of a specialized group of world-renowned city and social planners, as well as the best architects of our time, The Celebration Company conceived five principles that would guide every aspect of the community’s creation. Those five guiding principles known as the Celebration Cornerstones, consist of…

Sense of Community

More than anything else, what the residents of Celebration have in common is a shared vision for what life could be, with the ability to become as personally involved as they want in making it happen. This leads to a deep level of interaction between friends and neighbors that provides the very heartbeat of the community. Whether in public spaces, at community events, Town Meetings or simply on a neighbor’s front porch, you’ll find an unmistakable sense of community and feeling of togetherness throughout Celebration. The memories and bonds of friendship that result are the glue that holds Celebration together, ensuring a bright, long-lasting future.

Sense of Place

All people have a universal need for stimulating experiences and social interaction. Providing a variety of unique “places” throughout Celebration, where this type of activity would continually occur, was an important Cornerstone behind its creation. “Places” take on many forms at Celebration. A comprehensive master plan provides the foundation for place-making throughout town. Signature buildings designed in some of the world’s greatest architectural styles provide timeless character to residential neighborhoods.

Focus on Technology

From the beginning, Celebration has embraced technology as an essential means of connecting people. To accommodate future advancements, Celebration is prepared to evolve with technology as it changes, helping to ensure that technology will continue to do exactly what it is intended, to bring people together.

Focus on Education

Celebration has placed education at the heart of its vision in the belief that lifelong learning provides an essential key to higher quality life. In 1995 education began at The Learning Academy, a public education system recognized by the Florida Department of Education with a 2000-2001 Five Star School Award. Currently educational opportunities include KinderCare, a Montessori School, Stetson University Center at Celebration, Celebration K-8 and Celebration High School.

Focus on Health

Good health is the key to a good life. So, at Celebration, the Cornerstone of Health focuses first on prevention and caring for the whole person – mind, body and spirit. Numerous amenities, parks, and trails encourage people to get out and stay active. A state-of-the-art Florida Hospital facility and comprehensive Fitness Centre located within the community further support Celebration’s commitment to health and well-being.

Quick Facts

  • Masterplan community situated in northwest Osceola County, Florida
  • The homes and condominiums are a cross-pollination of Classical,Colonial, French, Coastal, Mediterranean, and Victorian exteriors with modern floor plans. Most homes have a welcoming front porch and access to rear garages via a service alley.
  • Residential offerings include single family terrace, bungalow, garden, cottage, village, manor and estate homes along with townhomes and condominiums.
  • Residents enjoy five large recreational areas with multiple amenities, a Community Center, over 40 neighborhood parks and more than 26 miles of walking trails.
  • Commercial areas include Downtown Celebration and Water Tower Shoppes with multiple restaurants and shops. Within the Community’s boundaries residents benefit from schools (Celebration K-8, Celebration High School, Stetson University Extension), Osceola County Fire Station,office complexes, a boutique hotel, gas station, churches and Celebration Health Hospital and Fitness Centre.
  • Celebration has approximately 10,000 residents and 4,300 homes and condos.
  • Downtown Orlando is 30 minutes northeast, and Orlando International Airport is 20 minutes east

Milestones:

First Residents Summer 1996
Town Center November 1996
Celebration School August 1997
Stetson University Center August 2001
Celebration High School August 2003
Water Tower Place Fall 2005

Awards & Recognition:

Osceola Board of County Commissioners Certificate of Appreciation for Distinguished Community Service, 2011
Recognized by the American Cancer Society for ranking in the top 25 in Florida for raising in excess of $145, 000.00
2010 Community of Excellence Finalist in the Community Relations for the Communications Category, The Florida Journal of Community Association Management Award of Appreciation
The Poinciana Villages, Inc. for invaluable assistance during the 2004 Hurricane Season
Clean Air Award, Central Florida Clean Air Team of Metropolitan Orlando, 2001
Urban Land Institute’s Award for Excellence as Best New Community, 2001
Frederick B. Stresau Award, 1998 – Celebration Town Center
American Society of Landscape Architects 1998 Award of Excellence – Celebration Town Center
Grand Project Excellence Award, 1997 Large/Design/Civil – Surveying – Celebration Infrastructure Development Phase
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Excellence Awards, 1996 Development of the Year

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