The Ultimate in Prestige at Willowbend
The ultra-prestigious Willowbend community in Osprey was originally founded in 1867 as a quaint fishing hamlet, but Willowbend today is the scenic setting for some of the most impressive homes in southwest Florida. The single-family luxury homes and stately mansions at Willowbend are virtually new, all built by Lee Wetherington Homes since the start of the 21st century. All of the most up-to-the-minute, high-tech amenities are included. The lavish homes at Willowbend are spread over 130 acres of lush Florida foliage and genuinely tasteful landscaping. Willowbend in Osprey is a maintenance-free, deed-restricted community, halfway between Venice and Sarasota, and bordering the renowned Oscar Scherer State Park.
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A Visionary Community
Willowbend is also a visionary community setting an example for master-planned communities in the future. For example, Willowbend was the first certified Florida Yards and Neighborhoods (FYN) community in the state, meaning it was the first community in compliance with Florida Power & Light's “Build Smart” guidelines for water and energy conservation. Water, fertilizer, and pesticide usage are significantly reduced by adhering to the Build Smart principles. It’s just one way that Willowbend sets the example. Willowbend also offers residents and their guests the benefits of the Willowbend Community Center, including a heated community pool, basketball court, a tot playground, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. A full calendar of social events and community activities enhances Willowbend’s proud spirit of neighborly solidarity.
Sophisticated and Exclusive
The Willowbend community is sophisticated and exclusive, yes, yet it’s diverse, too. Growing families, single adults, and active retirees alike are drawn to the many charms of Willowbend. A number of superior schools are nearby including the acclaimed Pine View School, but the big attraction is right next door: Oscar Scherer State Park, 1,400 majestic acres of Florida woodlands, flatlands, streams, and lakes. Oscar Scherer State Park is visited by thousands every year; the park offers canoeing, bicycling, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, picnic facilities, a fishing dock, and so much more. Oscar Scherer State Park is a delightful and educational neighbor for the families at Willowbend and a true Florida treasure.
The location is exceptional.
Willowbend is a mile east of U.S. 41 and a mile west of Interstate 75. Sunny beaches, dozens of prestigious golf courses and country clubs, and scores of lovely parks and nature preserves are within an hour’s drive of Willowbend. With southwest Florida’s average annual temperature of 73 degrees, Willowbend’s residents pursue almost every outdoor recreation that doesn’t require snow, almost every day of the year. Willowbend isn’t for everyone; it’s a genuinely upscale community for those who’ve arrived and those who are ready to live out their dreams. If that’s you, take a closer look at Willowbend in Osprey; it could be your next address.