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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828 Golden Pond Ct, Osprey, FL 34229

828 Golden Pond Ct

$405,500
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4 bedrooms, 3 baths
2,444 Sq.Ft.
10,107 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 2004
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808 Golden Pond Ct, Osprey, FL 34229

808 Golden Pond Ct

$425,000
Single Family Home
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
2,401 Sq.Ft.
10,010 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 2004
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545 Meadow Sweet Cir, Osprey, FL 34229

545 Meadow Sweet Cir

$340,000
Single Family Home
2 bedrooms, 2 baths
1,715 Sq.Ft.
5,550 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 2002
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1365 Thornapple Dr, Osprey, FL 34229

1365 Thornapple Dr

$370,000
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3 bedrooms, 2 baths
2,259 Sq.Ft.
8,702 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 2003
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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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51 Mac Ewen Dr #7, Osprey, FL 34229

51 Mac Ewen Dr #7

$87,500
Condo
1 bedroom, 1 bath
595 Sq.Ft.
Built in 1990
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27.2052
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1010 Oak Preserve Ln, Osprey, FL 34229

1010 Oak Preserve Ln

$418,000
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3 bedrooms, 3 baths
2,303 Sq.Ft.
8,798 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 2000
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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
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27.1802
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5340 Greenbrook Dr, Sarasota, FL 34238

5340 Greenbrook Dr

$1,063,072
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3 bedrooms, 3 baths
3,276 Sq.Ft.
18,637 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 2018
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27.2103
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1219 Yacht Harbor Dr, Osprey, FL 34229

1219 Yacht Harbor Dr

$520,000
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3 bedrooms, 2 baths
2,890 Sq.Ft.
13,782 Sq.Ft. lot
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