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If you’re deciding to find your place in the sun by purchasing one of the splendid luxury homes for sale in southwest Florida, you’ll want to check out the enchanting waterfront community of Osprey, only 10 minutes south of Sarasota. Osprey was settled in the 1880s by retired Judge John Webb, who came here from Utica, New York. He named the community after the beautiful large seabird that inhabits so many of the area’s tall pines and majestic oaks. Judge Webb established Osprey’s first Post Office in 1884.

It’s a captivating community that offers potential and prospective homebuyers a wide variety of luxury real estate options, from delightful single-family homes to charming condos and villas, magnificent waterfront mansions featuring deepwater docks, and even a few choice lots remaining for those ambitious buyers who want to build for themselves. Whatever your choice, if you choose a home in Osprey, you’ll become part of a tradition of gracious waterfront living that dates back more than 125 years.


Several distinctive neighborhoods are part of the Osprey community, including Park Trace, Pine Ranch, The Oaks Bayside, The Woodlands at Rivendell, and Willowbend. Each neighborhood has its own identity, character, and architectural style; if you spend the day touring Osprey, you’ll see luxurious Mediterranean homes, Florida ranch-style houses, Colonial, Georgian, and elegant contemporary designs. With luxury homes available in several sizes and price ranges, there’s something in Osprey for everyone seeking to find a place in the sun.

Set on Little Sarasota Bay, Osprey is a magnet for fishing and boating buffs. They have quick and easy access to the Gulf of Mexico and a community dock where Main Street meets the water. While boating and fishing are popular, the biggest draw in Osprey is probably golf. At the heart of Osprey, the legendary Oaks Club offers 2 championship 18-hole courses, a courteous staff, and a superlative pro shop. The Oaks Club’s state-of- the-art tennis facility features 12 Har-Tru tennis courts, professional instructors, and a full calendar of scheduled tennis events.


Osprey is the location of Historic Spanish Point, which includes an intriguing museum and 30 acres of remarkable gardens and nature trails. Osprey is also adjacent to Oscar Scherer State Park, 1,384 magnificent Florida acres of pine and flatwoods that provides canoeing, swimming, camping, nature trails, and complete picnic facilities. And did we mention that Osprey is only 10 minutes south of Sarasota, southwest Florida’s vibrant leader in commerce and culture? Sarasota offers seemingly unlimited upscale shopping and dining options as well as a number of acclaimed cultural attractions including the prestigious Ringling Museum of Art, the Historic Asolo Theater, and the lovely Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Sarasota’s beautiful barrier islands, only 15 minutes away, feature 35 sunny miles of sparkling white beaches on the Gulf of Mexico just north of Osprey. The charming neighborhoods of Osprey await you. This community might just be your place in the sun.

Park Trace
Pine Ranch
The Oaks Clubside
The Woodlands at Rivendell

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