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Get to know Reunion

There’s really no point in pretending that Reunion is about anything other than resort living. It’s packed with the amenities (and attitude) that make a resort vacation so appealing, and there are quite a few people who want to enjoy that lifestyle more often than their two weeks of PTO. Reunion is the only place in the world to feature three separate golf courses designed by (and then named for) Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, and Arnold Palmer. Obviously, that makes it a destination for duffers, but for plenty of others, besides. A large percentage of homes and suites are available for rent for at least part of the year, and though there is an increasing number of year-round residents, and a new enclave of Reunion — part of a Nicklaus-branded “The Bear’s Den Park” — will be residential only.

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Reunion History & Culture

Reunion is a resort, and every square inch of it is devoted to recreation and relaxation. Near the tower, there is a five-acre water park with a lazy river and a two-story water slide. There’s another, more refined pool area on top of the building, and pools scattered through the neighborhoods. There’s a tennis complex (with pickleball), a spa and fitness center with classes, and camp for the kids. Biking and walking trails wind through the property and alongside the golf courses. Those golf courses define the culture here. With such a pedigree — and with the occasional PGA tournament — it's a dream location for anyone with a handicap. There’s even a separate course for "footgolf," a version played by kicking soccer balls into appropriately sized holes.

Reunion Dining & Shopping

Reunion is instantly recognizable by its hotel tower, which is the centerpiece of the resort experience there. There are 11 restaurants on-site, in the resort tower and in clubhouses, and they cover the bases from grab-and-go to full white-tablecloth luxury. Reunion is a bit isolated, so residents venture out to surrounding communities via the interstate or some winding backroads. Many have made friends enough to visit other clubhouses in the area or venture up toward Disney Springs or Orlando’s Restaurant Row. (That said, most have large gourmet kitchens, and don’t need to venture forth.) Shopping, likewise, is an afterthought, and retail therapy takes a back seat to resort activities. Orlando, though it has a family-first reputation, attracts the well-heeled from all over the world, and there are copious opportunities for shopping from quaint antiquing in Old Florida downtowns to chic boutiques in upscale shopping malls and downtown avenues.