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Willowbend Homes for Sale – Osprey, Florida 34229

Willowbend Homes for Sale

Willowbend is a community located just off the South Tamiami Trail in Osprey, south Sarasota. Its developer, Lee Wetherington Homes, rendered it as an eco-friendly community, which is quite fitting as its acreage spreads adjacent to the Oscar Scherer State Park.

Willowbend was set on a 128-acre parcel and developed with water conservation designed into its landscaping. This was undertaken through a partnership with the Oscar Scherer State Park. Willowbend’s track of development was pursued following the guideposts of the group Florida Yards & Neighborhoods advocating for the protection and conservation of the state’s water resources.

In the implementation of its ecologically responsible landscaping, Willowbend was developed with extensive greenbelts and nature preserves, trademark of highly coveted Sarasota homes for sale. Likewise included within the property are several lakes around which more than half of the 275 residential lots in Willowbend were platted.

Onsite Amenities

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Willowbend offers recreational facilities nestled amidst the community’s luxurious setting of trees and greenery. These amenities include a swimming pool with cabanas and a spacious, well-furnished deck. Likewise provided are basketball and tennis courts, a fitness room, and a playground.

The homeowners’ association (HOA) fee in Willowbend covers not only the upkeep of these facilities but also the maintenance of common areas and home lawns. Through the HOA, the homeowners are also able to cultivate mutual respect amongst themselves amidst sharing as neighbors, friends, and volunteers in group activities and community governance.

Some of the group activities in Willowbend notably include book clubs and bridge/mahjong sessions, dining out, ladies lunches, and knitting/crochet.

Environmental and architectural harmony are promoted in the community’s covenants, HOA articles of incorporation and by-laws. The HOA board likewise judiciously implements rules and regulations helping to enhance property values in Willowbend.

Market pricing of Willowbend homes for sale typically hover between the $300s and the $600s. The residences in this community consist of single family homes and detached villas. Most of these dwellings were constructed between 2003 and 2005.

Larger Home Choices

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Generally, the Willowbend residences are more spacious than those in other gated Sarasota communities. Choices of Willowbend homes for sale can include market listings with floor areas ranging from 2,100 to up 3,100 square feet designed with three to four bedrooms.

The architectural designs that Lee Wetherington chose for Willowbend are dominantly in the Spanish Mediterranean style. Prospective buyers of Sarasota homes for sale are wont to be impressed in these builds which flaunt tile roofs, gourmet kitchens, and cherry wood cabinetry, amongst other features.

Home hunters could likewise be swayed to strike a deal in Willowbend, with the convenient location of this community. It has two gates off Tamiami Trail, one of which (Habitat Boulevard) is just across a commercial hub anchored by a Publix.

Besides the outdoor delights that the nearby Oscar Scherer State Park offers, water-based recreational activities could easily be accessed at the Gulf Coast beaches just some 5 miles west of Willowbend. Other picks close by include Blackburn Point Park and the Legacy Trail that extends north to Palmer Ranch and Sarasota. Winsome for young families, Willowbend also enjoys proximity to Pine View School, Venice High, and Laurel Nokomis School.

Willowbend Homes For Sale

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