Living in Osprey

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 an enchanting waterfront community only 10 minutes south of Sarasota. Osprey was settled in the 1880s by retired Judge John Webb, who came there 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.