Retro Living Communties

The Truman Town
Seaside, Florida

Seaside is an unincorporated master-planned community on the Florida panhandle roughly midway between Fort Walton Beach and Panama City.

This real old-fashioned small town, built from scratch since 1981. Developer Robert Davis and planners Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk have laid down simple, thoughtful rules derived from epicenters of charm such as Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, with their narrow streets, porches, alleys, wood siding, pitched roofs and absence of picture windows. On this master plan they let individual owners (148 so far) execute their own versions of the Seaside housing code with personal architects. The heterogeneity is real; the harmony is deep. Seaside could be the most astounding design achievement of its era and, one might hope, the most influential.

Seaside is often cited as an example of successful implementation of New Urbanism. Time magazine has called it "the most astounding design achievement of its era and, one might hope, the most influential". It has been used as a model for other new urbanist developments in the United States and abroad. However, some have criticized Seaside as being overly rigid (the community's architectural standards provide strict limitations on the external aesthetics of the houses), resulting in conformity of style rather than creativity, which some people call a manufactured fantasy.

Many scenes of the 1998 film The Truman Show were shot at Seaside. The movie's director Peter Weir was planning on building a movie set town for the movie when his wife happened to see Seaside featured in an architect's magazine and thought it would be perfect for the film. The former superintendent of Okaloosa Schools, and now a member of the Florida Senate, state Senator Don Gaetz, was one of the original property owners of Seaside, and his personal cottage was utilized as the Burbanks' house in the film.

Location: Seaside is located on the Florida panhandle in Walton County roughly midway between Fort Walton Beach and Panama City.

Seaside Website: Seaside Fl

Event Calendar: To Find out more information more Seaside events you can visit:


Contact: If you have any questions you can write at:

Post Office Box 4730.

County Road 30-A.

Seaside, Florida 32459


City Of Celebration/ Florida

Step into a retro living with Disney Celebration Town. It is the first planned community developed by The Walt Disney Company. If you are a fan of The Truman Show, Pleasantville and Stepford Wives, you are going to love Celebration. Walking through the streets of Celebration your will sense of that Old Americana Living.

The Concept: for this town is a reproduction of 40's and 50's era. The town has a classic feel, though with different design building concepts: Victorian, Colonial Revival, Mediterranean, Coastal and French. Unlike most planned communities, where different uses and housing types a developed in separate "zones", Celebration will blend townhouses, apartments and Estate Homes in the same neighborhoods, which makes it more unique.

The Downtown Includes: The Celebration Hotel, Town Hall, Post Office, Bank, Theater, Amc Cinema, Specialty Shops, Bookstore, Restaurants, Health Facility, School and they even have a Farmers Market available on every Sunday's. And like any other small American town Celebration host many events throughout the year. They have events like: Movie Under the Stars, Art Workshops, Ball Room Dancing Classes and much more!

Celebration is located on the south side of Route 192, five miles south of Walt Disney World at the intersection of I-4 and U.S. Highway 192 East.

Community Website: To find more information on Event Schedule you can visit:

Communications Department/Celebration Town Hall:
851 Celebration Ave. • Celebration, FL 34747 • (407) 566-1200

Celebration Hotel: 700 Bloom St. Celebration, FL 34747 | Tel: 407.566.6000 | Fax: 407.566.1844 | Toll-free: 888.499.3800 •