Nestled among the lakes in Windermere, Florida, the idyllic little town on the outskirts
of Orlando is a beautiful parcel of land. For many years this land was a top producing
orange grove, enriched by sandy soil that citrus trees love and an abundance of lakes to
provide the necessary water for irrigation.
In 1998, two great companies, Castle and Cooke and Jack Nicklaus’ Golden Bear
Enterprises partnered to develop this land into one of the outstanding private golf
club communities in the state of Florida. Taking what Mother Nature provided, the
developers shaped and enhanced the land into something that is really special. The first
resident moved into Keenes Pointe in 1999 and now, 12 years later, approximately 900
families call this wonderful community home.
With approximately 1,000 acres of land, 250 of which is golf course, this community was
designed so that residents and golfers aren’t on top of each other. Many home sites boast
beautiful views of the golf course, ponds, preserve or lakes. There are approximately 100
home sites remaining on which to build a beautiful custom home. At the rate of building
currently in place, the opportunity to design and build the home of your dreams in
Keene’s Pointe will be gone within two to three years. Remaining home sites in Keene’s
Pointe range from about one third acre to an acre and a half and prices start in the low
$200,000s. New custom home and lot packages are available from the $600,000s.
Active families’ best describes the majority of home owners in Keene’s Pointe. With
membership in the Golden Bear Club, families have the opportunity to play golf, tennis,
swim and exercise in the fitness center. Additionally, the community contains four play
grounds where children and families can go to enjoy the great facilities and beautiful
surroundings. There is also a roofed open air community pavilion complete with picnic
tables, bar-b-que grills, a kitchen and rest rooms. Next to the pavilion are an outdoor
basketball court and a non motorized boat ramp to launch canoes or kayaks. If that’s not
enough, the community has two board walks which lead to viewing/fishing platforms, a
1,000 foot board walk through a wooded conservation area and a boat launch onto Lake
Burden, a beautiful 300 acre skiing/fishing lake.
The magnet which draws discerning upscale buyers to Keenes Pointe is the Butler Chain
of Lakes. The state of Florida has given this chain of 11 lakes the designation of “one of
Florida’s outstanding waterways.” This distinction is given to only a handful of bodies of
water throughout the state and the reason the Butler Chain has received this designation
is because of the unusual beauty of the lakes and the purity of the water. There are only
a few remaining lots on the Butler Chain in Keene’s Pointe and there simply won’t be
another gated, golf community that has frontage on the Butler Chain of Lakes. Lots on
the Butler Chain of Lakes in Keenes Pointe range from the $700,000s to over one million
dollars. Home lot packages start about $2,000,000.
you feel like you are in the country. There is little or no road noise, horns, or airplane
sounds. At night the most noise you hear are the crickets chirping or the frogs croaking.
Despite the peace and tranquility found inside the gates of Keenes Pointe, grocery stores,
restaurants, and shopping are only five to 15 minutes away. You’re also only 30 minutes
to the airport and 30 minutes to down town Orlando. Disney, Universal and Sea World
are only 10 to 20 minutes by car.
Last, but not least, Keenes Pointe is safe. Unfortunately, safety is always a concern this
day and time. With two gates which are manned 24/7 and a security car which patrols the
community, sufficient deterrents are in place to keep out those who may want to do harm.
Add to this the fact that neighbors know neighbors and look out for each other and you
have a community where parents feel safe letting children go out on their own.
If you are looking to buy or build a home in Central Florida and the description of
Keenes Pointe sounds appealing to you, contact Wayne Weger at Keenes Pointe Realty
and he will provide for you all the information you want. Better yet, give Wayne a call
and set up an appointment for a tour of this great community.