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 6,378 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Osprey a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Osprey has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Osprey’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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.
As is often the case in a small town, Osprey doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.