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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51 Mac Ewen Dr #10, Osprey, FL 34229

51 Mac Ewen Dr #10

$98,000
SOLD ON
5/3/2021
Condo
1 bath
623 Sq.Ft.
196,823 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 1990
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27.205
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260 Hidden Bay Dr #B=203, Osprey, FL 34229

260 Hidden Bay Dr #B=203

$550,000
SOLD ON
4/5/2021
Condo
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
1,937 Sq.Ft.
Built in 2018
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27.1932
SLD
765 Placid Lake Dr, Osprey, FL 34229

765 Placid Lake Dr

$525,000
SOLD ON
6/30/2021
Single Family Home
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
2,165 Sq.Ft.
10,055 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 2002
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27.1874
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354 Pine Run Dr, Osprey, FL 34229

354 Pine Run Dr

$232,000
SOLD ON
5/11/2021
Condo
2 bedrooms, 2 baths
1,224 Sq.Ft.
Built in 1973
-82.4859
27.1811
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1742 S Creek Ln, Osprey, FL 34229

1742 S Creek Ln

$621,500
SOLD ON
6/25/2021
Single Family Home
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
3,115 Sq.Ft.
11,140 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 2004
-82.4858
27.1702
SLD
1519 Danforth Ln, Osprey, FL 34229

1519 Danforth Ln

$885,000
SOLD ON
4/23/2021
Single Family Home
3 bedrooms, 3 baths
2,830 Sq.Ft.
13,248 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 1986
-82.4839
27.1729
SLD
716 Pine Run Dr #716, Osprey, FL 34229

716 Pine Run Dr #716

$165,000
SOLD ON
7/7/2021
Condo
1 bedroom, 1 bath
586 Sq.Ft.
Built in 1973
-82.4859
27.1811
SLD
270 Sun Air Cir, Osprey, FL 34229

270 Sun Air Cir

$95,000
SOLD ON
7/19/2021
Single Family Home
2 bedrooms, 2 baths
1,222 Sq.Ft.
3,598 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 1988
-82.4827
27.1862
SLD
563 Meadow Sweet Cir, Osprey, FL 34229

563 Meadow Sweet Cir

$450,000
SOLD ON
7/15/2021
Single Family Home
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
1,767 Sq.Ft.
6,105 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 2001
-82.48
27.1828
SLD
241 Lookout Point Dr, Osprey, FL 34229

241 Lookout Point Dr

$650,000
SOLD ON
7/15/2021
Single Family Home
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
1,802 Sq.Ft.
10,800 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 1979
-82.4859
27.1716
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