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Where To Live Close To Disney World

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Dreaming of living close to the magic? If your idea of a perfect Friday night is hopping to Epcot for dinner or visiting Magic Kingdom to watch fireworks, you’ll naturally want to live as close to Walt Disney World as possible. Looking for where YOU should live close to Disney? These communities not only offer close proximity to Walt Disney World, they represent some of the top areas on in the Orlando area.


Developed by the Walt Disney Company, Celebration is a master-planned community with a charming, small-town atmosphere. As one of the closest neighborhoods to Disney, the community features beautiful homes, parks, lakes, and a vibrant downtown area with shops, restaurants, and entertainment options.

The Celebration Town Center is located approximately 5 miles from the Walt Disney World entrance making an ideal location making it easy for a quick Disney pop-in at anytime!

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Nestled amongst the pristine Butler Chain of Lakes, Windermere is an upscale, family-friendly neighborhood known for its beautiful lakes, golf courses, and luxury homes. It offers a peaceful and serene environment with excellent schools and recreational amenities. Many lakefront homes feature their own dock providing easy access to the water.

Windermere is 9 miles from the Walt Disney World entrance and also close to Universal Studios.

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Winter Garden

Winter Garden combines the charm of historic downtown with modern amenities and beautiful residential communities. It offers a range of housing options, from single-family homes to townhouses, and is known for its excellent schools, parks, and recreational facilities. Known for it’s golf cart neighborhoods, in Winter Garden you can find residents strolling on a Friday evening through the historic downtown to grab a bite or on a Saturday morning to catch the Farmer’s Market.

A unique quality of Winter Garden is that you can find both historic homes and many new construction communities making it one of the most desirable communities in the Orlando area. Downtown Winter Garden is 19 miles from the Walt Disney World entrance.
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Horizon West

Horizon West is a rapidly growing master-planned community near Disney World, offering a variety of housing options and amenities, including parks, shopping centers, and excellent schools. The growing community has risen in popularity over the past few years with many new construction communities populating the area.

Most home that you’ll find in Horizon West are newer and you can expect to see construction continue in this popular new area over coming years.

Golden Oak

Located on Walt Disney World property, Golden Oak is not only the closest community, it is also the most expensive on our list. Designed by Walt Disney Imagineering, this luxury resort-style community provides residents with a wealth of amenities including a private social and recreational club, events and access to the Four Seasons Resort.

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Lake Nona

A bit farther from Disney World, Lake Nona is a master-planned community known for its focus on health and sustainability. It features beautiful homes, parks, and recreational amenities, as well as a thriving Medical City with world-class healthcare facilities. Featuring self-driving shuttles and CISCO’s first iconic Smart+Connected city in the U.S., Lake Nona is also considered as the most technologically advanced community in Central Florida.

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Kissimmee is a popular choice for vacation rentals due to its proximity to Disney World and other attractions. The area offers a range of housing options and is home to numerous shopping centers, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Kissimmee is a more economical option as home prices are typically less than you will find in other areas.

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Hunters Creek

Hunters Creek is a well-planned community with a variety of housing options, parks, and recreational facilities. It has been recognized as one of the best places to live in the United States and is known for its excellent schools and family-friendly atmosphere. At Hunters Creek, you can find an abundance of restaurants and shopping all within close proximity to the 417 toll road which leads you directly to Disney.

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Reunion is a resort-style community that offers luxury homes, vacation rentals, and various amenities, including golf courses, swimming pools, and a water park. Its proximity to Disney World and other attractions makes it a popular choice for both residents and visitors. If you want to feel like you’re on vacation all the time, Reunion may be the perfect spot for you!
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Located in Polk County, Davenport is a more affordable option for those looking to live close to Disney World. The area offers a mix of residential communities, vacation rentals, and amenities, such as golf courses and shopping centers.
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Each of these neighborhoods offers its own unique atmosphere and amenities, so it’s essential to consider your priorities and preferences when choosing the right community for your needs.

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