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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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, Foreign Language Immersion School, Celebration K-8 and Celebration High School.
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 AdventHealth facility and comprehensive Fitness Centre located within the community further support Celebration’s commitment to health and well-being.
|Official Groundbreaking||Spring 1994|
|First Residents||Summer 1996|
|Town Center||November 1996|
|Celebration School||August 1997|
|South Village Expansion||Winter 2000|
|East Village Expansion||Spring 2001|
|Artisan Park Expansion||Spring 2003|
|Celebration High School||August 2003|
|Water Tower Place||Fall 2005|
|Spring Lake Expansion||Spring 2012|
|Shoppes at Celebration Place||Summer 2016|
|Celebration Unleashed Dog Park||Spring 2017|
|Celebration Community Field Complex||Fall 2018|
|Island Village Expansion||Spring 2021|
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