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The top 10 communities to own in near Disney World

The top 10 communities to own a villa in near Disney World

Looking for the top 10 communities to own a villa or home in near Disney world? Moving to Orlando, or looking to buy an investment home, villa or condo for vacation rentals in Orlando? Now is the perfect time to learn about the top communities to buy or invest in near Disney World, Orlando.

the top 8 communities to invest in near Disney World

The top 10 communities to invest in near Disney World

Why Orlando?

What used to be a destination for families to get away and spend their days at the theme parks has now turned into one of the most desirable locations to live in all of the United States.  Year-round sunshine, relaxed lifestyle, plenty of jobs and no income tax are just some of the reasons people decide to move to Orlando.  Orlando also has some of the world’s best restaurants, a large vegan and vegetarian presence and entertainment to make sure you are never bored.  But where do you want to own? in a tourist location where you will have different neighbors each week or a beautiful lakefront home just 2 miles from Disney in a gated residential community.  You may not know this but Orlando has some of the best chains of lakes in all of America.

Let’s start by looking at investment homes in Orlando.

Orlando, Florida is the vacation home rental capital of the world, attracting over 82 Million Tourists in 2018 with that number looking to increase throughout 2020.

It is estimated that 2.5 million people live in Orlando and this is expected to double in the coming years.

Demand for Orlando is set to grow with the launch of the new theme park attractions such as Volcano Bay at Universal, Toy Storyland and Star Wars land at Disney to name just a few of the ongoing investments into Orlando.  Universal Studios has also just started work on its brand new theme park Universal Epic which is set to open sometime in 2023.

Vacation homes and villas for sale near Disney World, Orlando

Buying a vacation home or villa near Disney World, Florida is one of the simplest and most rewarding purchases you can make. Not only can you come and visit when you like to enjoy everything Orlando has to offer, but when you are not staying, simply let our sister company Top Villas rent your home for you. Not only will this pay for all your bills and upkeep but the majority of our owners make a fantastic profit.

What are the best vacation homes to buy close to Disney World

Only a few areas within Orlando allow for short term vacation rentals, luckily these areas are located close by to Disney, Universal Studio and the Orange County Convention center in the areas of Kissimmee and Davenport. There are many brand new communities being built however it is very important to understand each one and what you can expect when owning a vacation home rental here. Below is our guide to the best 6 vacation rental communities in Orlando.

Reunion Resort Orlando

the top 8 communities to invest in near Disney World

The top 10 communities to invest in near Disney World

Reunion Resort in Kissimmee tops our list for the top 10 communities to invest in near Disney World. It is located just 5.5 miles from Disney is a master-planned development set over 2,300 Acres. The resort includes an incredible Water park, 3 championship golf courses, several pools, restaurants, tennis courts and more. Properties here range from 1 bedroom condos all the way up to 25,000 square foot mega-mansions. Reunion Resort is the only community in Central Florida where you can buy or build a luxury custom vacation home. The most expensive homes in Reunion can rent for upwards of $70,000 per week.

Interested in seeing which homes are available for rental in Reunion Resort?

Bears Den at Reunion Resort


Bears Den Reunion Resort

The Bears Den at Reunion Resort is the newest section of Reunion Resort.  Located on the West Side of Reunion, the Bears Den is a community within a community.  This prestigious neighborhood features its own stunning Jack Nicklaus clubhouse, with a restaurant and outdoor terrace, bar, fitness center and changing rooms.

Purchase a pre-built home or design and build a luxury custom home on some of the best lots available within Reunion Resort.

You may also like to see all the other Reunion resort neighborhoods here.

Windsor Island Resort Orlando

Homes for sale Windsor Island Resort

Homes for sale Windsor Island Resort

Windsor Island Resort is one of the newest resorts to open up in Orlando and is one of the best places to own near Disney World. Carrying on from the extremely successful Windsor at Westside project, Windsor Island Resort is ready to take things to the next level with close proximity to Disney and tourist destinations.  World-class amenities and fantastic projected proformas make this one of our top picks for a rental home.

Margaritaville Resort Orlando

Margaritaville Resort Orlando

Margaritaville Orlando is one of the newest and most exciting resort communities to open up in Orlando. Located just minutes from the gates of Disney World. Margaritaville boasts world-class facilities such as lagoon-style pools, on-site water park, sunset walk shopping, and dining district and H20 music venue. Margaritaville offers you the opportunity to buy a stunning 1 – 8 bedroom Margaritaville Cottages Orlando.

Encore Resort at Reunion

Encore Resort at Reunion

Encore Resort at Reunion is another fantastic community to invest in. The community is one of the closest to Disney at just 5 miles and features a water park, slides, basketball courts, soccer courts, and clubhouse. Homes here range from 4 bedrooms up to 13 bedroom homes each has its own private pool and spa. There are some incredible deals to be had here in Encore especially with re-sell properties. Rent in Encore is kept high as rates are contracted across the board meaning price gouging is kept at a minimum.

Champions gate Resort

Championsgate Resort

The reserve at Champions gate Florida is located within the large Champions gate development which includes the Omni hotel and golf resort. Champions gate is located a little further away from Disney at around 10 miles. Champions gate is still being developed and many restaurants and shops are being opened in this area. Champions gate is one of our most popular rental communities. Homes here range from 5 – 9 Bedroom homes and by owning and staying here you have full access to the Oasis club and waterpark which includes a lazy river.

Windsor Hills Resort

Windsor Hills Resort

Windsor Hills Resort, Kissimmee is the oldest community on our list however there is an incredible opportunity to buy these older homes for little money, renovate them and either sell them or rent them for a premium. As the majority of homes in Windsor Hills Resort are over 17 years old, by simply upgrading the home will mean your home will stand out amongst the crowd. Windsor Hills Resort is located just 2 miles away from Disney’s Animal Kingdom and has recently had an upgrade to its waterpark. See here if you are looking for a great Windsor Hills Resort vacation rental.

Solterra Resort, Davenport

Solterra Resort, Davenport

Solterra Resort in Davenport is located just minutes from Disney World and has easy access to the I4 where you will find Universal Studios and SeaWorld. Solterra Resort features 4 to 10 bedrooms homes that can be built off-plan or re-sells are also an option. The community features a community exclusive clubhouse, zero-entry resort-style pool complete with a relaxing lazy river, playground, and newly opened restaurant. Solterra Resort location to Disney, on-site amenities and style of homes, makes it an ideal place not only for a second home but as a great investment property.

Solara Resort

Solara Resort

Solara Resort is one of the newest developments in central Florida and is currently offering some of the best deals available currently in the market. Solara Resort is a gated community located just 8 miles from Disney. Resort amenities include a splash park, heated resort pool, clubhouse, and a Flowrider Surf and wake simulator. Homes here range from 4 – 9 bedroom homes.

The best place to buy condos in Florida

Many of the communities listed below offer homes as well as condos for sale in Orlando near Disney World.  Reunion Resort offers multiple choices for Condo living with multiple condo units built within the resort or own a condo within the Reunion hotel itself.  Bella Collina has also just built its Sienna at Bella Collina, a luxury hotel-style condo complex built directly on the shores of Lake Sienna.

The best condo communities to own in near Disney are:

Windsor Hills condos

Bahama Bay condos

Reunion Resort condos

Celebration condos

Tuscana condos

Bella Piazza condos

The Grove condos

Windsor Palms condos

Top home communities to own and live in Orlando

As with most people, moving to Orlando is a dream, no doubt you have visited here throughout your life and visited the parks and have enjoyed the friendly vacation atmosphere you find yourself in.  Most people when in vacation mode all in love with the destination as they have no stress of work to think about, so is Orlando really a great place to live?

The answer is yes, it is the reason why so many people call Orlando home and you will also be surprised by just who lives or has a home here in Orlando, from movie stars, sports stars, and some of the world’s top Ceo’s.  But where should I buy a house in Orlando?

Orlando’s Top residential home communities

Windermere homes for sale, Orlando


Windermere homes for sale

Windermere is one of the nicest places to live in all of Florida, home to some of the most famous communities in all of America as well as home to America’s largest private residence.  You may have heard of Isleworth, the golf and country club community Tiger Woods and Shaq O’Neill once called home. Or Bay Hill where they host the Arnold Palmer invitational each year.

Isleworth Golf and Country Club

homes for sale near disney world

homes for sale near Disney world

At the top of our list is Isleworth, it doesn’t really get any more prestigious than this.  Offering some of the largest homes in central Florida, Isleworth is the community people aspire to live in. Most homes will have golf course views or sit on the shore of Lake Butler, Lake Tibet or Lake Louise.  Experience country club life in Isleworth, Orlando.

Keenes Pointe homes for sale


Keene’s Pointe home for sale

Keenes Pointe offers homes for sale starting at around $600,000 and going up to over $6 million.  This incredible neighborhood is made up of 1500 single-family homes and located in Windermere Florida just along the road from Isleworth Country Club.  Keenes Pointe is a golfing community with its signature Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear course.  Also on-site is a clubhouse, restaurant, tennis courts, swimming pool, basketball half-court, and boat ramps that give you access to the famous Butler Chain of Lakes.

Winter Garden Homes for sale


Winter Garden homes for sale

Winter Garden is one of the most up and coming places to live in Orlando, several communities such as Oakland Park are amongst our top choices or residential communities to own in.  Winter Garden is full of old town charm mixed with modern yet in keeping buildings such as the Plant Street market where you will find the local Orlando brewery the Crooked Can.

Homes for sale in Celebration, Fl


Celebration homes for sale

Celebration is a stunning town located in Kissimmee, Florida, and is ranked as one of the best places to live in Orlando.  Originally designed and developed by Disney, this stunning town features beautiful residential homes, recreational parks, picturesque lakes, and a lively town center that includes restaurants, bars, and local shops.  Celebration should certainly be high on your list of places to live in Orlando.

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