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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250 Hidden Bay Dr #a402, Osprey, FL 34229

250 Hidden Bay Dr #a402

$570,000
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3 bedrooms, 2 baths
1,937 Sq.Ft.
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437 E Macewen Dr, Osprey, FL 34229

437 E Macewen Dr

$739,000
Single Family Home
4 bedrooms, 3 baths
3,709 Sq.Ft.
25,304 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 1999
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27.1984
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250 Hidden Bay Dr #a304, Osprey, FL 34229

250 Hidden Bay Dr #a304

$600,694
Condo
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
2,166 Sq.Ft.
Built in 2017
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27.1941
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545 Meadow Sweet Cir, Osprey, FL 34229

545 Meadow Sweet Cir

$340,000
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2 bedrooms, 2 baths
1,715 Sq.Ft.
5,550 Sq.Ft. lot
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863 Macewen Dr, Osprey, FL 34229

863 Macewen Dr

$575,000
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4 bedrooms, 3 baths
2,759 Sq.Ft.
25,981 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 1992
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27.2065
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913 Scherer Way, Osprey, FL 34229

913 Scherer Way

$433,000
Single Family Home
4 bedrooms, 3 baths
2,290 Sq.Ft.
10,414 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 2003
-82.467
27.1921
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651 Rivendell Blvd, Osprey, FL 34229

651 Rivendell Blvd

$435,000
Single Family Home
3 bedrooms, 3 baths
2,303 Sq.Ft.
12,877 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 2001
-82.4739
27.1864
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1104 Millpond Ct, Osprey, FL 34229

1104 Millpond Ct

$525,000
Single Family Home
4 bedrooms, 3 baths
2,517 Sq.Ft.
11,475 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 2003
-82.4734
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238 Lookout Point Dr, Osprey, FL 34229

238 Lookout Point Dr

$375,000
Single Family Home
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
2,676 Sq.Ft.
12,000 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 1981
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27.1721
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81 Navigation Cir #103, Osprey, FL 34229

81 Navigation Cir #103

$247,500
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2 bedrooms, 2 baths
1,449 Sq.Ft.
Built in 2014
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27.1955
SLD
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