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Osprey: A Remarkable Community

Osprey is a beloved community in Sarasota County, Florida. Tranquil scenery, friendly neighbors, diverse real estate and retirement choices (from multimillion-dollar estates to homes sprinkled along the Intracoastal Waterway), and desirable communities (including Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club) contribute to this community's sought-after lifestyle. Though only a few thousand people live in Osprey, those who do enjoy a lifestyle like no other. Discover the amenities—and the dream homes—that await you.

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Discover the Osprey Lifestyle

Here's our essential guide with everything you need to know.

Population

6,931

Zip Code

34229

County

Sarasota

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How to Live Like a Local

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Things to Do & Places to See

Whether you enjoy exploring historic sites or shopping meccas, Osprey has everything you need close to home.

One attraction that this community is well-known for is Historic Spanish Point, a 30-acre outdoor museum that is home to a prehistoric shell mound, preserved pioneer buildings, a restored citrus packing house, and beautiful natural areas. Other outdoor points of interest in Osprey include the Oscar Scherer State Park, Scherer Thaxton Preserve, and the Intracoastal Waterway.

You'll find excellent restaurants in Osprey, too. Anything you want, from fresh gourmet seafood to a slice of pizza, you can find along South Tamiami Trail.

As for shopping, nearby Sarasota features national retailers at Westfield Sarasota Square mall, The Plaza at Palmer Ranch, and Sarasota Pavilion.

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Local Favorites

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Savor the outdoors

Osprey is home to a number of top-notch green spaces, most notably the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Historic Spanish Point campus.

Get on the water

Whether you're looking to work on your tan, go fishing, or relish in white-sand beaches, Osprey offers something for everyone.

Go rowing

Osprey is home to the Sarasota County Rowing Club, a master organization coached by a former Olympic rower.

Explore Tamiami Trail

Countless local businesses call the Taimiami Trail home—favorites include Hoosier Bar & Grill, Pelicans and Flamingos, and Max's Table.

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There's Even More to Love

Schools

Even if you don’t have children, investing in a home with a top-rated school district can boost the value of your property over time. The community of Osprey is served by Sarasota County Schools, a public district responsible for educating over 40,000 students.

Most students in Osprey are currently zoned for Laurel Nokomis School and Venice Senior High.

Healthcare

Some of Western Florida's best healthcare can be found in Sarasota, which is just a few minutes away from Osprey. Options include the Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Venice Regional Bayfront Health, and Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

For more minor injuries and illnesses, try heading to the Gulf Coast Sarasota Walk-In Urgent Care, which is located on Central Sarasota Parkway.

Shopping & Dining

For a taste of what life is really like is Osprey, try exploring the community's thriving downtown district along the Tamiami Trail. Here, you'll find a Walmart Supercenter, as well as smaller retailers like Calico Corners and Daddy O's Record Rack.

Feeling hungry? Sample some of the area's best flavors while relishing in a waterfront view at Casey Key Fish House, or savor surf 'n turf from family-owned Rosebud's.

Communities

Osprey's ideal coastal location makes it a hotspot for Sarasota buyers, especially those looking to embrace a luxurious lifestyle. The Oaks community offers countless amenities, including a golf course and tennis courts. You'll also find a mixture of single-family homes and condos throughout Osprey. Currently, home prices in the Osprey area hover around $579,000.

Find Your Paradise

You've spent countless hours researching the real estate market, comparing home values, and reviewing local resources. Shouldn't you do the same amount of research on your real estate agent? As real estate experts serving Osprey and the greater Sarasota area, we will handle every detail of your transaction. If you're planning to buy or sell a home, contact us at 941.815.6772.

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