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Buying a House in Celebration Florida

No other suburb of Orlando elicits stronger reactions than Celebration. Celebration was built on the principles of a modern community with traditional styling and clearly delivers: the streets are spotless, the homes are beautiful, and the attention to detail is astounding. The city itself exudes uniformity, much in the same fashion as Disney itself. This isn’t surprising, seeing as this is one of two communities in Orlando conceived and created by Disney (The other is Golden Oak.) While not directly on Disney property, Celebration is only a few miles away. In fact, World Drive connects from Celebration to Disney property without ever traveling by way of the highway.

Location & History

Celebration is located in Osceola County, between Hwy-192 and I-4. The community was originally developed by The Celebration Company, a subsidiary of Disney. Disney took over 10,000 acres and developed half of the land into an upscale community, while the other half was to remain natural and untouched. Even today, it’s common to see deer and rabbits roaming through the preserves.

In 1995, Disney announced a lottery for the opportunity to buy a home in Celebration. In November, a drawing was held to decide who would get first dibs. Demand was so high that the original 351 platted lots were quickly sold. There are now over 5,000 homes in Celebration and over 12,000 residents.


In the late 90s and early 2000s, Celebration was fully governed by The Celebration Company — not the homeowners — which resulted in decisions made based on profit more so than resident needs. An example of such was no gas station or fast food restaurants on site, but instead, Disney merchandise shops. Celebration was sold to a property management company in 2004, and has since made those necessary changes. Even though Celebration is no longer officially affiliated with Disney, the town center and community are well-maintained.

Map and relative location to theme parks



Homes in Celebration, FL

Homes are built in various pre-approved styles including Victorian, Mediterranean, French, Coastal, and Colonial Revival, and there are seven general sizes of homes ranging from cozy bungalows to larger estates. Most homes in Celebration have alleyways behind them. The lots don’t offer large yards, but most neighborhoods have generous common green space sprinkled throughout the many “villages” or neighborhoods. The homes are architecturally interesting, well-maintained, and the landscaping is impeccable. There is a town center that offers various restaurants and shops. Large oak trees line most streets, and the golf course is top notch.

On the other hand, the pain points of buying in Celebration include the covenants that come with ownership. There are many. For example, there are rules regarding For Sale signs, the height of your grass, political signs, birdbath, and lawn gnomes. When painting your home, you must have prior approval from the Celebration architecture board regarding paint color. However, enforcing these rules means that home values hold strong in Celebration. Price points are the highest in Osceola County.

Why Live in Celebration?

Property value, Disney-influence, location and living in a beautiful neighborhood are the main selling points for Celebration. If you’re interested in living close to Disney in a community designed by Disney, this is the neighborhood for you. The neighborhoods are well-planned, beautiful, and fun to walk around. The strong sense of community in Celebration is hard to find elsewhere.

Homes for sale in Celebration, FL

If you have questions about moving to Central Florida and would like to speak with a real estate professional, please contact us. You can also review the listings below and contact us regarding a property you’re interested in.

$199,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
792
SQFT
770 Siena Palm Drive #106
Celebration, FL 34747
Siena At Celebr Condo A Subdivision
$280,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,003
SQFT
518 Water Street #518
Celebration, FL 34747
Water Street Condo Ph 04 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$284,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,380
SQFT
215 Longview Avenue #304
Celebration, FL 34747
Georgetown At Celebration Subdivision
$285,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,064
SQFT
501 Mirasol Circle #104
Celebration, FL 34747
Mirasol At Celebr A Condo Subdivision
$299,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,435
SQFT
1401 Celebration Avenue #307
Celebration, FL 34747
Artisan Club Condo Ph 04 Subdivision
$310,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,073
SQFT
513 Mirasol Circle #306
Celebration, FL 34747
Mirasol/Celebration Condo Subdivision
$310,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,360
SQFT
660 Celebration Avenue #240
Celebration, FL 34747
Town Ctr Condo Subdivision
$320,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,603
SQFT
1410 Celebration Avenue #305
Celebration, FL 34747
Artisan Club A Condo Ph 01 Subdivision
$375,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,603
SQFT
1210 Ironsmith Drive #310
Celebration, FL 34747
Artisan Club Condo Ph 05 Subdivision
$389,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,834
SQFT
1211 Olmstead Boulevard #301
Celebration, FL 34747
Artisan Club Condo Ph 05 Subdivision
$399,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,736
SQFT
1231 Wright Circle #203
Celebration, FL 34747
Artisan Club Condo P2 Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$420,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,655
SQFT
1530 Resolute Street
Celebration, FL 34747
Celebration South Village Un 4 Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$425,000
Condo For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,100
SQFT
308 Grand Magnolia Avenue #308
Celebration, FL 34747
Georgetown At Celebration Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$430,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,721
SQFT
1200 Ironsmith Drive #506
Celebration, FL 34747
Artisan Club Condo Ph 05 Subdivision
Price Change - 7 days ago
$434,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,136
SQFT
1411 Celebration Avenue #310
Celebration, FL 34747
Artisan Club Condo P3 Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$480,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,702
SQFT
1254 Celebration Avenue
Celebration, FL 34747
Celebration Roseville Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$520,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,898
SQFT
764 Celebration Avenue #2303
Celebration, FL 34747
Carlyle Residence S Celebr Condo Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$549,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,875
SQFT
1560 Castile Street
Celebration, FL 34747
Celebration South Village Un 4 Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$549,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,681
SQFT
600 Edwards Street #7204
Celebration, FL 34747
Carlyle Residences/Celebration Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$549,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,416
SQFT
1018 Nash Drive
Celebration, FL 34747
Celebration Roseville Subdivision

Pete Werner

I'm an Orlando local and owner of The DIS (wdwinfo.com), DVCfan.com, DCLfan.com, and host of the DIS Unplugged podcast.

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