Understated Beauty and Charm at Rivendell

Tucked away from the urban noise and spread across 400 fabulous acres of lakes, woodlands, and preserves, Rivendell is a newer, upscale community in Osprey, which puts it halfway between Sarasota and Venice. It’s a scenic community of understated beauty with mature trees and foliage, charming winding roads and walking trails, and lavish, desirable single-family luxury homes. Rivendell is a community surrounded by parks and preserves, and it’s immediately adjacent to Oscar Scherer State Park, so the great Florida outdoors is a significant element in the Rivendell lifestyle. The community is dedicated to environmental preservation and efficient use of resources. All the utilities at Rivendell are underground. An historical note: Rivendell is at the southern tip of the original “Palmer Ranch.” It was part of the original 80,000 acres purchased by Sarasota pioneer Bertha Honoré Palmer in 1910. Rivendell today is a master-planned, deed-restricted community, growing in popularity and prestige, with a delightful year-round climate and an ideal setting.


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Careful Design Makes Rivendell Paradise

Most of Rivendell’s 498 luxury homes were designed in the Mediterranean architectural style and were set carefully into each lot to maximize natural lighting and shade. Genuinely elegant homes are the result. Maintenance-free living is available is several subdivisions, the Cottages of Rivendell and the Woodlands of Rivendell. The Cottages of Rivendell features 84 New England-style, maintenance-free homes, its own clubhouse, a heated community pool, and a full schedule of community and social events. The Woodlands of Rivendell offers enchanting, maintenance-free, luxury villa and patio homes.

Various Reason To Call Rivendell Home

Growing and active families are drawn to Rivendell for several reasons. The Pine View School, for gifted children grades 2 through 12, is just across Old Venice Road, and Rivendell is literally next door to Oscar Scherer State Park. Scherer Park is 1,400 primeval Florida acres of majestic pines, enchanting streams, and lovely lakes. The park offers canoeing, bicycling, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, picnicking, a fishing dock, restrooms, showers, and much more. Oscar Scherer State Park is visited by thousands of residents and tourists every year. It’s a fabulous educational resource for the families at Rivendell, a true joy and delight for everyone else. Rivendell also provides its own community park with a state-of-the-art playground the kids and an elegant, shady gazebo for the adults.


Rivendell’s location is ideal.

It’s only minutes from the always-alluring Gulf of Mexico and a world of boating, fishing, and popular water sports. Dozens of golf courses, including several acclaimed and prestigious country clubs, are within an hour’s drive. Rivendell is right on Highway 41, so it’s a straight drive to Venice, Bradenton, or Sarasota. Rivendell in Osprey is gaining accolades and acclaim. It may just be the southwest Florida community where you find your own dream home in the sun.