Because this is a master-planned community, there are several home properties, but not any apartment complexes. Your best bet is to look at the rental condos and townhouses for places to rent in Celebration, although there should be some homes available for rent as well. Several local real estate agencies handle the listings for the town. Contact one of them a few months -- about three should be ideal -- before your move to expedite the process of looking for places for rent.
Celebration is divided into villages. The original one, Celebration, is considered the Town Center and is also the downtown area.
Celebration: Many community holiday events occur in the town center, including the July 4th fireworks display. In the fall, leaf-shaped confetti rains down from the light posts to simulate falling leaves, while in the winter, bubbles pour out to replicate snow. In addition to the shops and restaurants of the Celebration neighborhood, several different groupings of condos, including the Water Street Condos and the Carlyle Condos, offer rental options. There is also a dedicated home business district here where renting an apartment might be possible.
You might not even need to leave Celebration -- the town has so much to offer. It has its own post office, fire department, and even a hospital that has a decidedly spa-like feel to it. The town has plenty of restaurants -- Columbia and Celebration Town Tavern are extremely popular -- and shops to keep you fully stocked and well-fed (or you can stop by Goodies Supermarket to pick up some groceries). You can stay entertained by going to the movies at the cinema overlooking one of the town's lakes, or jogging in one of the many parks, or even taking a dip in one of the community pools.
While you'll need a car to drive into Orlando or commute outside of town, many residents tool around town by foot, bike, or even golf cart! You might even want to do as some residents have and invest in a smart car for commuting around Celebration.