Judge John G. Webb of Utica, New York was the first man to settle in the area he later named Osprey, after the large bird that nests in the loftiest branches of the town's indigenous pines, live oaks and gumbo limbo trees. The Osprey Post Office was established in 1884 with Webb as its first postmaster. ... more.Today's Osprey, located on Little Sarasota Bay, is a thriving community with abundant residential opportunities. Osprey is noteworthy for being the site selected in 1910 by Bertha Honore Palmer, widow of Chicago magnate Potter Palmer and an early Sarasota visionary, for her winter estate and gardens.

At Spanish Point, site of the estate, she designed elaborate gardens while preserving early pioneer dwellings and the remains of the area's prehistoric past. Historic Spanish Point remained in the Palmer family until 1980, when the site was donated to Gulf Coast Heritage Association.

Osprey is also home to Oscar Scherer State Park, 1,384 acres of pine and scrub flatwoods located on the banks of a small tidal creek. The park offers canoeing, a swimming lake, campgrounds, nature trails, bicycle paths and picnic areas.

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225 Pine Ranch Trl, Osprey, FL 34229

225 Pine Ranch Trl

$720,000
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4 bedrooms, 3 baths
2,971 Sq.Ft.
41,641 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 2000
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462 E Macewen Dr, Osprey, FL 34229

462 E Macewen Dr

$530,000
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3 bedrooms, 2 baths
2,611 Sq.Ft.
37,311 Sq.Ft. lot
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147 Osprey Point Dr, Osprey, FL 34229

147 Osprey Point Dr

$40,000
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287 Park Trace Blvd, Osprey, FL 34229

287 Park Trace Blvd

$505,000
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3 bedrooms, 3 baths
2,511 Sq.Ft.
10,140 Sq.Ft. lot
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105 Woodland Pl #105, Osprey, FL 34229

105 Woodland Pl #105

$165,000
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2 bedrooms, 2 baths
1,325 Sq.Ft.
191,005 Sq.Ft. lot
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328 Woods Point Rd, Osprey, FL 34229

328 Woods Point Rd

$415,000
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2 bedrooms, 2 baths
1,862 Sq.Ft.
7,661 Sq.Ft. lot
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1031 Scherer Way, Osprey, FL 34229

1031 Scherer Way

$527,500
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4 bedrooms, 3 baths
2,408 Sq.Ft.
12,112 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 2004
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579 Meadow Sweet Cir, Osprey, FL 34229

579 Meadow Sweet Cir

$389,000
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3 bedrooms, 2 baths
1,590 Sq.Ft.
9,502 Sq.Ft. lot
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260 Hidden Bay Dr #302, Osprey, FL 34229

260 Hidden Bay Dr #302

$600,000
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1,948 Sq.Ft.
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260 Hidden Bay Drive #B201, Osprey, FL 34229

260 Hidden Bay Drive #B201

$560,000
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2,166 Sq.Ft.
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