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Want to Live at Disneyland? This Might Be the Next Best Thing

If you love Disney and wish you never had to leave, here's some good news: Soon, you won't have to.


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Disney is spearheading a residential development in Rancho Mirage, California, with plans for one community exclusively for residents 55 and up. It is Disney's first planned community on the West Coast. The company's 5,000-acre planned community of Celebration, Florida, near Disney World, was built in the 1990s, but Disney no longer owns most of the development.


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The new community, which is being developed in collaboration with Arizona-based DMB Development, will be called Cotino. In addition to a section for older residents, it will feature estates, single-family homes, and condominiums situated around a 24-acre lagoon that will be sustainably built with low water consumption and energy usage. 


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As a buyer might expect from Disney, owning property in Cotino will have its perks. Residents will be able to get a membership that provides access to a waterfront clubhouse, a club-only beach, and recreational water activities. There will also be Disney programming, entertainment, and activities throughout the year.


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Wondering about the price tag? Disney isn't releasing numbers yet, but if it's anything like the continually rising ticket prices at Disney's theme parks, this master-planned community from the mouse most certainly won't come cheap. 


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