Sarasota Real Estate – Rivendell


Pictured: 800 Shadow Bay Way - MLS#: A3953778

Enveloped by nature and nestled among nearly 400 acres of lakes, preserves and open spaces, Rivendell is one of the hidden gems of Sarasota County. Located in Osprey—midway between Venice and Sarasota on what was the southern most tip of Palmer Ranch—winding roads, a wooded walking trail, a scenic land bridge and proximity to Oscar Scherer State Park make this community one of the most beautiful in the county.

The carefully planned neighborhood of 498 homes focuses on protecting the natural resources that enhance its unique character. Rivendell gives you easy access to all necessities and amenities while making you feel away from it all.

Market Activity – Rivendell

The Cottages of Rivendell is a small area comprised of 84 maintenance-free homes and has the feel of an old New England neighborhood—with charming front porches, lovely landscaping and friendly greetings from neighbors. It has its own clubhouse and community pool and offers residents an opportunity to meet neighbors at regularly planned events.

The patio and villa homes in the Woodlands of Rivendell are also maintenance-free, while the rest of Rivendell offers a non-maintenance-free alternative and its own community pool. Like to bike? Take advantage of the proximity to the Legacy Trail, a protected pathway that stretches from Palmer Ranch in Sarasota down to Venice—about 12 miles long.

In the last 30 days, there have been 11 actively marketed homes out of the 498 in Rivendell. In this time, we have seen eight pending sales and two closed sales. A proven specialist in the community, Barbara Gahry of Michael Saunders & Company’s Palmer Ranch office represented both the buyer and seller for the sale of 714 Shadow Bay Way, which closed for $388,000. She also has a pending sale at 1017 Oak Preserve and an active listing at 800 Shadow Bay.

Why Choose Rivendell?

One reason that Rivendell attracts many people is Pine View School, which is a freestanding Sarasota County public school for gifted children from grades 2-12. The school is within walking or biking distance from most of the homes. Residents may use the school’s tennis courts, track and basketball court when school is not in session.

Other reasons for Rivendell’s desirability include:

• Deed restricted community with underground utilities and water irrigation system
• Central water and sewer
• Minutes from Gulf beaches
• Close to a variety of golf courses, tennis courts and marinas
• Community park with playground and gazebo
• Ease of accessibility to US-41 and I-75
• Minutes to downtown Sarasota or downtown Venice
• Close to some of the best cultural, social and recreational activities around
• An active homeowners association with opportunities to volunteer on committees
• Variety of homes and prices to meet your needs

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