Disney Building Sprawling 1,500 Acre ‘Storyliving’ Utopia Just Outside Raleigh


Disney has just announced plans to build one of their first utopian ‘Storyliving by Disney’ experiments.

Welcome to ‘Asteria‘, a 1,500-acre bubble where 4,000 homes will be packed together within the larger Chatham Park mixed-use development in a gloriously self-contained live-work-play concept. Because who needs the real world when you can live in a Disney fantasy?

In these early stages of development, Disney, in partnership with Arizona’s DMB Development, is crafting a community that’s less about living and more about storytelling. Imagineers are hard at work, spinning tales to shape the blueprint of this wonderland, with home sales set to commence by 2027 – just enough time for you to reconsider your life choices.

Asteria, named after a Greek goddess whose tears supposedly sprouted the first aster flowers, is Disney’s tribute to North Carolina’s natural beauty – from the Earth to the sky. It’s poetic, really, if you’re into that sort of thing.

This community, nestled in picturesque Chatham County, is envisioned as a campus of discovery. Here, future residents can learn and grow, basking in the ever-present touch of Disney magic. Think of it as a perpetual childhood, but with property taxes.

The amenities sound like something out of a Disney brochure: a wellness and recreation center, a restaurant, sport courts, swimming pools, and a community garden. Because nothing says ‘Disney magic’ like tending to your own carrots. And let’s not forget the outdoor spaces for lawn games, events, and fire pits – perfect for those who enjoy a controlled version of the great outdoors.

But wait, there’s more! Disney-themed family fun days, storytelling dinners inspired by classic Disney tales, and classes with Disney artists. It’s like living in a theme park, minus the long lines and overpriced food.

And for those worried about diversity in housing, fear not! Asteria will offer a range of home styles, from single-family to multi-family units, and even some designated for the 55+ crowd. Because inclusivity is key in a Disney-controlled utopia.

So, as Asteria takes shape Raleigh’s growing housing market, prepare to witness the birth of a community where every day is a Disney day, whether you like it or not. After all, in the world of Disney, who needs reality?”