A few weeks ago, we posted a poll asking folks to tell us which area they preferred – Celebration or Horizon West, and the results are in:
We received 1013 votes and by a slight majority, Celebration was the preferred choice of 53% of those who responded.
If you’re wondering why it’s so close, there are a few reasons. Celebration has a direct connection to Disney. It is literally the town that Disney built, and lessons learned from that experience were instrumental in the development of the other ‘town that Disney built’, Golden Oak.
As the popularity of Celebration increased, so did the median price of homes which have led many to start looking for alternative neighborhoods. Enter Horizon West. It’s important to note that Horizon West is not a “town” – it’s an unincorporated area that encompasses parts of Winter Garden and Windermere. It’s ‘downtown area’, called Hamlin, is very popular with a great variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Given its proximity to Disney (just as close as Celebration), it has become a real alternative for those who want to be close to the parks, but find homes in Celebration out of their budget.