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Osprey is a thriving community located on “Little Sarasota Bay”. North of Nokomis and south of Sarasota, Osprey in Florida is surrounded by water.  Consequently, a lot of homes have Bay- or Water views.From old Florida cracker-barrel homes  to multi-million dollar mansions, Waterfront Condos and Gulf Course homes- everything is available in Osprey.  

Historic Spanish Point

Osprey is also home to the “Historic Spanish Point.” On this historic complex, you will find a prehistoric shell mound, the pioneer homestead museum, an old chapel, a citrus packing house, an old boatyard and several nature trails. 

If you are interested in history, Historic Spanish Point provides a glimpse back in time. It is interesting how the housing needs have changed over the years. Back then, all family members lived together in an 800 sq. ft cottage (or less) and were happy to have a roof over their head.  Today this is considered a two-car garage.  

Oscar Scherer Park 

If you are more interested in nature, the Oscar Scherer State Park may be the place where you want to be. The State Park is a habitat for the threatened Florida scrub jay and is located at the southern border of Osprey, just before you leave Osprey and enter the Nokomis area. They even have a large camping area where you can park your RV in a shady area under huge Oak trees. Amenities include restrooms a meeting room with WiFi and a lake for swimming. The park has beautiful walking trails along the creek.

Blackburn Point Bridge 

On the National Register of Historic Places is another item listed, which also belongs to the Osprey area: It is the one-lane swing bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway called “Blackburn Point Bridge.” This bridge was built in 1925 and belongs to a small number of  “swing truss bridges” in Florida that have survived the modernization. 

 

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      941-486-2001
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