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Here is some information on Osprey that we hope will be valuable to you. Osprey Florida is located north of Venice Florida and south of Sarasota Florida. The recreational attractions of Oscar Scherer State Park and Historic Spanish Point enable this area to preserve its natural beauty.
The Legacy Trail has several access points from Osprey. Whether you like shopping in the unique stores of the downtown Venice Avenue district or prefer golfing, boating, fishing, or just lying on the beach you will find that Osprey is very convenienly located and that the nearby areas offer a little bit of everything.
We’ve done the research for you and here’s what you need to know about Osprey.
Osprey, is located in Sarasota County, Florida. Osprey is home to 6,169 (as of July 1, 2016) people and is a suburban community. The median household income is $74,804. The average household income is $113,835. 63% of residents of Osprey are married and 19% are families with children.
Half the residents in Osprey commute just 20 minutes or less to work, with 37% of working residents holding white collar jobs and 63% residents holding blue collar jobs. The median age of homes is 14 years. Many retired and what we happily call ‘Sno-birds’ call Osprey home.
In Osprey, 76% of homes are owned, 18% are rented, and 6% are not occupied. Last year, 342 Osprey properties were sold and the median sale price of a home was $424.552. The average home value is $503,736.
The primary coordinate point for Osprey is located at latitude 27.1904 and longitude -82.4757 in Sarasota County. The formal boundaries for Osprey encompass a land area of 5.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.84 sq. miles. Sarasota County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5).
The elevation is 16 feet. Weather is a mix of ‘perfect’ to ‘almost perfect’. Temperature averages for January is 54* for low and 73* for high. July average is 72* low and 91* for high. The rainy season is June to September averaging 7 inches monthly. Average annual snowfall is “0”!
Historically, Osprey is a secret treasure of an adventurous past. With an archaeological record that encompasses approximately 5,000 years of Florida prehistory, a wonderful attraction is Historic Spanish Point. On the National Register of Historic Places, Spanish Point has a museum referred to as one of the largest intact actively preserved archaeological sites of the prehistoric period on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
The rich heritage of human habitation at Historic Spanish Point entered a new phase in 1867 when John Greene Webb and his family from Utica, New York, established a homestead on the shores of Little Sarasota Bay. Florida owes its success to people like John Webb and his intrepid family, who braved heat, humidity, insects, illness, fires, and risk of hurricanes to settle and build up the Gulf Coast region.
In 1910, Bertha Palmer made her first impact on Sarasota history and on the Spanish Point homestead. The Chicago socialite and widow of Potter Palmer came to Sarasota to establish a Winter estate. The Webb homestead was part of the land she chose for her 350-acre estate, which she named “Osprey Point.” She preserved the pioneer buildings and connected them with lavish formal gardens and lawns.
Three of the gardens of Mrs. Potter Palmer – the Sunken Garden, Duchene Lawn, and Jungle Walk – are enjoyed by visitors today. The classical styled Pergola overlooking Little Sarasota Bay was restored in the 1980s and is the site of wedding ceremonies and living history drama performances.
Oscar Scherer State Park has a large acreage of scrubby flatwoods and is one of the best places in southwest Florida to view Florida scrub-jays, an imperiled species found only in Florida. The birds are abundant in this 1,381-acre park. In addition to viewing wildlife, an array of other land-based and water-based recreational activities awaits you. There is always something to do at Oscar Scherer State Park.
The park provides opportunities for canoeing, fishing, swimming, picnicking, hiking, bicycling, camping and wildlife viewing. Canoeists and kayakers can paddle along South Creek, a tidal stream, which flows to a nearby bay. Fifteen miles of trails provide solitude, beauty, challenge and a healthy adventure for everyone.
The park also has access to the Legacy Trail; a paved rails to trails; suitable for walking, biking, jogging, or rollerblading which runs from Venice, Florida to Sarasota, Florida passing through Osprey’s Oscar Scherer State Park.
Sarasota County schools are consistently rated amongst the top in the state. Osprey is the home of Pine View School – a highly acclaimed public school for intellectually gifted students.
Discover Osprey homes for sale – Osprey is blessed with natural beauty and we would love to help you find your piece of our paradise. Osprey homes for sale will include condos, single family homes and maintenance free homes. We have exclusive gated golf communities, waterfront homes, and homes with water access.
Choose the lifestyle that fits you – you can be as active as you choose. Give us a call and we will make it happen for you.