A new Storyliving by Disney residential community has been announced for the state of North Carolina, near Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, and here’s what we know so far.
The name of this new Storyliving by Disney residential community is Asteria, and Disney says the name pays homage to the native North Carolina aster flower.
The flower is also the namesake of the goddess Asteria, and in Greek mythology, Asteria’s tears of stardust fell to the Earth and sprouted the first aster flowers.
Disney Imagineers chose the community’s name to honor North Carolina’s natural beauty from the Earth to the sky.
The community will come to life on approximately 1,500 acres in picturesque Chatham County, in the town of Pittsboro, just outside the state’s capital of Raleigh to the west.
The Asteria community is envisioned as a campus of discovery – where future residents can learn and grow, bringing a touch of Disney magic into their everyday lives.
The Storyliving by Disney team says it has been working closely with Disney Imagineers and DMB Development to develop a unique vision for this community inspired by Walt Disney’s innate curiosity and passion for learning.
Asteria community homeowners will become part of a club with amenities and programming designed to encourage learning and connectivity.
The club is planned to include a variety of spaces for residents to gather and pursue new interests including a wellness and recreation center, a restaurant, sport courts, swimming pools, a community garden, and plenty of outdoor space for lawn games, events, and fire pits.
Beyond beautiful gathering spaces, the club will feature enrichment programming only Disney can deliver.
Disney says some of the experiences the team is dreaming up include family fun days with Disney-themed games and activities, storytelling dinners inspired by classic Disney tales and classes with Disney artists.
A range of home styles will line the streets leading to a mix of community amenities specifically designed to showcase the area’s surrounding natural beauty.
There are plans for more than 4,000 residential units, including single-family and multi-family homes, with some home sites specifically designated for 55+ adults.
Homes in the community will be built by select homebuilders with sales anticipated to begin by 2027.
The Asteria community will be part of the larger, award-winning Chatham Park master-planned community for the area.
Additional details including an option to join the community’s email list can be found by visiting StoryLivingByDisney.com/Asteria.
The Asteria community is the second announced Storyliving by Disney community in the U.S., following the Cotino community, which is currently under development in Rancho Mirage, California, though more locations are being considered for future communities.