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%).
A relatively large number of people in Osprey telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.62% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Being a small town, Osprey does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.