We humans are rediscovering the simple fact that we thrive in nature. And Sunbridge is a place where nature — honest-to-goodness, awe-inspiring, health-giving Florida nature — is woven right into the community and therefore right into your everyday. It’s nature in the neighborhood. Or as we like to say, naturehood.
For decades, this land was part of the Deseret Ranch. And under the superb management of the ranch, the land flourished. In Tavistock, the owners of Deseret Ranch recognized a kindred spirit: an organization with a near-obsessive approach to planning and a deep sense of responsibility for Central Florida.
our promise to the land
As stewards of this land, we see Sunbridge as an opportunity to pioneer new kinds of best practices, to allow community and nature to coexist and thrive together, and to do more for our wildlife, water and climate. It’s a big promise.
Which is why we’re working in partnership with the Sustainable Floridians Benchmarking and Monitoring Program at the University of Florida, University of Central Florida, Life Soils, The Nature Conservancy, Toho Water Authority, Cherrylake and the OUTSIDE Sustainable Landscapes Collaborative in five key areas:
Water quality preservation
Water resource conservation
Renewable energy & efficiency
digging for treasure
A huge oak tree is one of nature’s most valuable works of art. That’s why we’re in the course of preserving and relocating over 150 mature trees. The whole process, from selection to pruning to digging and relocating, can take well over a year. But it’s worth it.
byobb (bring your own boots & bikes)
We believe nature should be loved, cared for and explored. We’ve already created two miles of fun, windy trails in Basecamp. And this is just the beginning of what will grow into miles and miles of walkways, wide multi-use pathways and natural single-track trails that stretch throughout Sunbridge.
have lakes, will paddle
It’s a funny thing. So much of the Central Florida landscape is actually water. And yet very few communities let you really experience it. Sunbridge will be different. With its chain of natural lakes, a canal network and planned access points, Sunbridge will offer up an invitation to do a little fishing, take an after-dinner canoe ride, or simply walk along a beautiful shoreline … any time you like.
every adventure has to start somewhere
And whether you’re craving a new home or a nice long hike, your adventure starts at Basecamp, our information center.