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 90.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Osprey is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Osprey who work in sales jobs (19.29%), office and administrative support (14.73%) and management occupations (14.07%).
Of important note, Osprey is also a town of artists. Osprey has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Osprey’s character.
Also of interest is that Osprey has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.42% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
Osprey is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.
Being a small town, Osprey does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.