Willowbend features luxurious homes close to some of the best outdoor recreations!
Willowbend is a deed-restricted, maintenance-free community with some of the most beautiful, top-of-the-line homes in Osprey. Lee Wetherington, a well-respected builder in Sarasota County, left his mark on many of these homes, instilling in them a sense of luxury by including high tray ceilings and spacious open-concept living spaces into his architectural masterpieces. The residences of Willowbend typically feature these attributes and other high-end, updated finishes.
This community offers a variety of amenities including a recreational building, tennis and basketball courts, a community pool, a spa, and a fitness center. School-age residents have the added benefit of being able to attend some great schools in the area, including Laurel Nokomis Elementary, Laurel Nokomis Middle, and Venice Senior High School. Also, Pine View School, a college-preparatory school for the gifted, is just minutes away. The community, located close to both Venice and Sarasota, allows residents the opportunity to take advantage of the excellent dining, shopping, and cultural destinations of both cities, and the fabulous beaches of both areas as well. Historic Spanish Point is just around the corner.
Another great aspect about living at Willowbend is the central location to many fantastic outdoor venues. One great attraction located nearby is Oscar Scherer State Park, which features an endless array of outdoor activities suited for the whole family. With fifteen miles of nature trails suited for hiking and biking, there are endless amounts of wildlife to view. Other activities that might be enjoyed at the state park are fishing, barbequing with the family, and kayaking through the black water stream that leads to the Gulf of Mexico. There are many native Floridian species to encounter there, including the threatened Scrub Jay, a threatened species rarely seen outside of Florida. Another great outdoor activity, only a short walk from Willowbend, is the Legacy Trail. However, you will definitely want to bring your bike! Featuring over 10 miles of almost untouched Florida wildlife, this preserved land is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and view the beauty of Florida’s natural history.
Close to Sarasota, Willowbend is not far from exciting shopping destinations, fabulous restaurants, and art and cultural venues, including downtown Sarasota and the Sarasota Square Mall. You are also only a short drive from some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida, including Siesta Beach on Siesta Key, constantly recognized for its beautiful quartz-sand beaches.