Located 25 minutes or so from Sarasota, Florida, is the master-planned community of Osprey Landing located in the suburban city of Bradenton. This quaint gated community is comprised of 40 acres with around 30 or so home-sites. The city of Bradenton is steeped in history which can be traced as far back as the early to mid-16th century when Spanish conquistador Hernando De Soto landed in southern part of Tampa Bay. Nevertheless, the Spanish would relinquish control over the Florida territory when they signed the Adams–Onís Treaty in 1819. Then in 1842, two brothers, Joseph and Hector Braden, who owned several plantations in the northern part of Florida, moved to the area of the Manatee River. The two brothers saw the great potential in the Manatee area and had plans of establishing a plantation in the area. But as fate would have it, Hector Braden was caught in a hurricane and drowned as he attempted to ride his horse through a part of the river he thought was shallow enough. Joseph Braden never allowed his brother’s tragic death to stop him from continuing on with their dream and by 1851 had built a sugar plantation near to where the Braden River and Manatee River meet, as well as a plantation home close to the sugar mill. After debt caused him to lose his home and business, he moved away but the town would be named Bradenton for the two brothers.
Potential home buyers are attracted to Osprey Landing real estate due to its affordability and all the amenities provided by the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. Residents enjoy such places like Lake Manatee State Park, offering a wide range of outdoor activities such as camping, boating, fishing, swimming, kayaking, and picnicking. For those looking to see some unique wildlife, the area is a natural habitat for osprey, turtles, and alligators. Furthermore, when it comes to family-oriented fun, this area is home to a number of educational museums. One such example is the South Florida Museum, which is the largest natural and cultural history museum on the Florida Gulf Coast, with exhibits from prehistoric times up until the present day. Another great attribute adding to the allure of owning Osprey Landing property is Siesta Beach, with sand that is 99 percent quartz and is amazingly soft and cool on the feet as you walk. It also offers guests playgrounds for children, tennis courts, and lifeguards all year round. In addition to that, Sarasota Bay is only 25 minutes away via 14th Street West and US-41 South.
Homes for sale in Osprey Landing represent the style of Spanish residential architecture commonly found throughout the state of Florida. They range in size from three bedrooms, two baths, and 1,800 square feet to five bedrooms, four baths, and 3,300 square feet. Depending on the model, Osprey Landing properties are two-story or split level single-family homes with one to three garages. If you’re interested in learning more about available real estate in Osprey Landing, please contact us today so we may assist you.