Osprey is a Southwest Florida community where home shoppers tend to flock when they are ready for a larger home in a more tranquil setting. Osprey is a historical town nestled between North Venice and the Southern Sarasota suburbs; it encases plenty of nature, history and spectacular real estate within six square miles. Ten percent of Osprey consists of lakes, ponds, creeks, and canals, which means that house hunters looking for waterfront properties have more than just the Gulf of Mexico to choose from.
When real estate pioneer Bertha Palmer moved to Florida from Chicago in 1910, she chose Osprey as her new settlement. Since then, this housing market has been known to feature some of the most elegant properties in the area. Osprey is home to gated communities developed by home builders who wish to elevate the status of real estate in Southwest Florida. To this end, home shoppers will find plenty of gorgeous architectural design; from country club estates to carriage houses to elegant condominiums and Old Florida homes, Osprey has real estate for everyone.
In the past, Osprey used to attract seasonal residents and retirees; in recent years, however, many families and single professionals have discovered this town. One of the reasons for this residential trend is the Pine View School, one of Florida’s most prestigious public schools for gifted students. Other public and private schools in Osprey essentially serve as preparatory academies for Pine View, and this has caught the attention of many families who also enjoy the numerous amenities herein.
Osprey’s Historic Spanish Point is a 30-acre waterfront park filled with archeological sites as well as buildings and monuments that illustrate Old Florida from an era dating back to the Spanish Conquistadors. Nature lovers tend to look for neighborhoods close to Oscar Scherer State Park, where plenty of Florida flora and fauna awaits. Some of the most pristine and secluded beaches in the Gulf of Mexico can be accessed from the Blackburn Point Bridge on the barrier island of Casey Key.
House hunters looking for sumptuous real estate will certainly find it in Osprey, but charming single-family homes and townhouses under $200K can still be found from time to time. As expected, these lower-priced listings do not last too long once they hit the market, and thus it really pays to work with a real estate agent who really knows Osprey.
Many neighborhoods in Osprey feel secluded and shielded by lush nature, but this is a town that is filled with amenities and suburban comforts. The commercial and business districts along the Tamiami Trail run across Osprey, and residents are never far from parks, golf courses, shopping centers, fitness centers, restaurants, and pubs. Furthermore, Osprey is less than 30 minutes away from the cities of Sarasota and Venice.
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