The New York Times published an article recently confirming what I have been saying for the past couple of years. It used to be that exclusive, suburban communities were the most sought-after dwelling choices. This demand also made them the more expensive option.
Well the tables have turned. Now the most expensive and desirable choices are urban dwellings with easy access to entertainment, restaurants, public transportation, schools, and work. Gone are the days when people want to commute a hour to live in their huge McMansion. Many Americans have decided that their time is more valuable then extra space or that the cost of the commute is too great.
This idea was the driving force behind why we chose to live in Celebration, FL. It is a wonderful walkable community that has amenities right here in town? Did we pay more for a home here than a similarly-sized one in another community? Yes, but to us and many other Celebration residents, it was worth it. We have access to great schools; the ability to walk to parks, playgrounds, restaurants, and stores; and a friendly atmosphere that only comes from knowing your neighbors. People don’t generally buy just a home here. They buy a lifestyle.
As we head into the Fall, Celebration will be having more and more fun events, festivals, and concerts. Make sure you check back often to see what is coming up next. In a couple of weeks (September 21-22), the resident-only Family Camp-Out will take place at Spring Park in the South Village.
This year will have a pirate theme with a movie playing on the large inflatable screen, s’mores, and other fun games and activities. The following Saturday morning, from 10 am to 1pm, the Celebration Scouts groups will hold a pirate field day. Families will learn to make knots, follow a pirate map, hunt for treasure, and operate a compass. Spaces are limited, so register soon at 851 Celebration Avenue. Families are asked to bring a container of peanut butter to donate to families in transition.
For more information, contact Celebration Town Hall at 407-566-1200.
If you’re like me and love to spend your Sunday walking around downtown Celebration and enjoying the Farmers Market, then take note of these changes. First off, there will be no Farmers Market the first 2 Sundays in August ( August 5 & August 12), it will return on August 19th.
Secondly, the Farmers Market is moving to a new location beginning September 9. It will be located at Lakeside Park , 631 Sycamore Street, still in downtown Celebration. The time, however, will stay the same, 9 am to 2 pm. So whether you have never been to the Farmers Market or you’re a regular, make sure to stop by its new location in September.
Over the last couple of years, the food truck trend has become increasingly popular. And why not, they are a fun way to experience many different types of cuisine in a casual, family-friendly setting. Well for the first time, they are coming to Celebration, FL on August 10.
From 5-9:30 pm on August 10, there will be multiple food trucks at Celebration Town Hall located at 851 Celebration Avenue. There will be limited seating provided, but you are welcome to bring a blanket or chairs and hang out on the lawn with your entrees.
Participating food trucks will include City Eats, Kona Dog, Crepe Company, The Flattery, Monsta Lobsta, Big Wheel Provisions, 5 Gastronomy, The Crooked Spoon, Sit N Stay Pet Cafe, Yum Yum Cupcake and Ice Cream Social. These are some of the best food trucks around, so bring family and friends and make an evening of it.
For more information, contact Celebration Town Hall at 407-566-1200. See you there!