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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717 Pine Run Dr, Osprey, FL 34229

717 Pine Run Dr

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260 Hidden Bay Dr #b-402, Osprey, FL 34229

260 Hidden Bay Dr #b-402

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790 Lytham Cir, Osprey, FL 34229

790 Lytham Cir

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583 Meadow Sweet Cir, Osprey, FL 34229

583 Meadow Sweet Cir

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765 Pine Run Dr, Osprey, FL 34229

765 Pine Run Dr

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51 Mac Ewen Dr #10, Osprey, FL 34229

51 Mac Ewen Dr #10

$100,000
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623 Sq.Ft.
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752 Pine Run Dr, Osprey, FL 34229

752 Pine Run Dr

$200,000
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2 bedrooms, 2 baths
1,305 Sq.Ft.
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260 Hidden Bay Drive #b 405, Osprey, FL 34229

260 Hidden Bay Drive #b 405

$665,000
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3 bedrooms, 2 baths
2,166 Sq.Ft.
Built in 2018
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260 Hidden Bay Dr #b303, Osprey, FL 34229

260 Hidden Bay Dr #b303

$610,000
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1,937 Sq.Ft.
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260 Hidden Bay Drive #b 501, Osprey, FL 34229

260 Hidden Bay Drive #b 501

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2,166 Sq.Ft.
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