Wednesday, January 19, 2011

20 More Years..

I found it.  My future home.  The place that I plan to live when I retire (in 20 years).  But, since Golden Oaks, Walt Disney World’s new multi-million dollar home community is out of the question, I’m going to stick to my plans of moving to Celebration.

For years, I’ve said that I wanted to retire to Celebration and work at Walt Disney World.  I said that before Disney sold the property and than for years after until I actually knew that Disney had sold the community.  I had looked up pictures and knew about the town celebrations (parades, snow, etc…), but had never stopped by.  I didn’t really know what to expect.

After the half marathon, I took my parents, husband, and son to see the place I had been curious about for years.  We drove in to find lunch, only to see streets lined with beautiful houses of all different styles.  

Perfectly manicured lawns, prestine lawns – we were basically driving through Pleasantville.  And, I LOVED it.

We found the town square fairly easily and it was absolutely adorable.  A beautiful city center, with a pond, 
hotel, and several stores and restaurants, they have created a small town that appears to be a combination of Walt’s Progress City and Stepford.  It’s basically like everything my current Virginia neighborhood would be if our shopping center would have survived (we’ve had our grocery store and 2 restaurants die.. the rest is hanging on by a thread!), but close to WDW!

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Celebration, I highly recommend taking a drive through the neighborhood or stroll through the town square during your next trip.  If for nothing more, it’s a nice serene place to check out if you need a break from the hustle and bustle of Walt Disney World!

Have you been to Celebration before?  I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions!  Leave a comment here, on our facebook page, or find me at twitter @DisneyBabiesBlg.  And - make sure to check out our facebook page to see more pictures from this trip!

Thanks for stopping by,
~Jenn

3 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing! I've never been to celebration, but have always been curious!

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  2. I have never been there. I think a nice town home in Celebration would suit me nicely. I have no desire to maintain a pristine lawn. I will hopefully be heading that way in about 12 years!

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  3. Never been before Jenn, but after reading your post I think I'll be visiting one day! Thanks!

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