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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238 Lookout Point Dr, Osprey, FL 34229

238 Lookout Point Dr

$375,000
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3 bedrooms, 2 baths
2,676 Sq.Ft.
12,000 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 1981
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250 Hidden Bay Dr #a504, Osprey, FL 34229

250 Hidden Bay Dr #a504

$620,000
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3 bedrooms, 2 baths
2,166 Sq.Ft.
Built in 2016
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27.1941
SLD
Cordes St, Osprey, FL 34229

Cordes St

$120,000
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23,397 Sq.Ft. lot
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27.2104
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250 Hidden Bay Dr #a404, Osprey, FL 34229

250 Hidden Bay Dr #a404

$590,000
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3 bedrooms, 2 baths
2,166 Sq.Ft.
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250 Hidden Bay Dr #a302, Osprey, FL 34229

250 Hidden Bay Dr #a302

$580,000
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1,937 Sq.Ft.
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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.
Built in 2016
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27.194
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250 Hidden Bay Dr #a-501, Osprey, FL 34229

250 Hidden Bay Dr #a-501

$615,000
Condo
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
2,166 Sq.Ft.
Built in 2016
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27.1941
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913 Scherer Way, Osprey, FL 34229

913 Scherer Way

$433,000
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4 bedrooms, 3 baths
2,290 Sq.Ft.
10,414 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 2003
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27.1921
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229 Saint James Park, Osprey, FL 34229

229 Saint James Park

$750,000
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3 bedrooms, 3 baths
2,270 Sq.Ft.
10,571 Sq.Ft. lot
Built in 1992
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27.2024
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250 Hidden Bay Dr #a-301, Osprey, FL 34229

250 Hidden Bay Dr #a-301

$580,000
Condo
3 bedrooms, 2 baths
2,166 Sq.Ft.
Built in 2016
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27.194
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