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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.42% 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.
Osprey is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Being a small town, Osprey does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.