Osprey is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 6,100 people and just one neighborhood, Osprey is the 254th largest community in Florida.
Real Estate Prices
Osprey home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Osprey real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Osprey is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.85% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Osprey is a town of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Osprey who work in sales jobs (22.68%), management occupations (18.36%) and office and administrative support (13.40%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.62% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Osprey is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Osprey really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Osprey perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One of the nice things about Osprey is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Being a small town, Osprey does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.