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MANATEE COUNTY

AT A GLANCE

LAND AREA: 743 SQUARE MILES

PERSONS PER SQUARE MILE (2010): 435

POPULATION (2012 ESTIMATE): 333,895

COLLEGE GRADUATES: 26 PERCENT

MEAN TRAVEL TIME TO WORK: 23.6 MINUTES

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

If you’re searching for the laid-back, old-Florida atmosphere that’s fast disappearing in other parts of the state, look no further than Manatee County.

Here, life revolves around the great outdoors—the white-sand beaches of Anna Maria Island; fishing, hiking, bicycling and kayaking at beautifully  maintained public parks like 365-acre Emerson Point Preserve and 487-acre Robinson Preserve, located at the mouth of the Manatee River; and the fabulous new $6.2-million Riverwalk that meanders along a mile-and-a-quarter of the Manatee River in downtown Bradenton, with its own children’s splash park, fishing pier, tidal discovery zone and amphitheater that hosts live concerts and outdoor movie screenings.

Way, way back in 1539, Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto and his crew of 600 landed on the banks of the Manatee River to start their infamous 4,000-mile journey across the southeastern United States. That spot is now commemorated by the De Soto National Monument, with its guided mangrove trail walks and living history demonstrations.

Old-timey McKechnie Field, where the Pittsburgh Pirates have held spring training for 91 years, was built in 1923. A $10 million facelift in 2013 expanded seating to 8,500. More than 100,000 attend summer league games there to cheer on the Pirates’ minor league team, the Bradenton Marauders. Youth sports are thriving, too, thanks to complexes like the 140-acre Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch, whose 22 playing fields host major soccer, lacrosse, youth football and other tourneys.

Shopping is also considered a sport in Manatee County. Ellenton Premier Outlets, with 130 brand-name outlet stores, is a powerhouse regional shopping magnet. And the new University Town Center, slated to open in October 2014, is on University Parkway just south of the Manatee County line.

The arts thrive here, too. The award-winning Manatee Players community theater troupe opened its long-awaited Manatee Performing Arts Center in downtown Bradenton in 2013 to rave reviews; State College of Florida mounts rotating exhibits in its Fine Arts Gallery and plays host to the Sarasota Orchestra in its 837-seat Neel Performing Arts Center. A family-friendly Art Slam each spring draws thousands to downtown Bradenton to watch visual artists in action and to create their own future masterpieces. And the popular new Bradenton Blues Festival brings famous performers to town.

Source:  Sarasota Magazine, Illene Denton

Bradenton Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Bradenton

1212 68th Avenue Drive W, Unit 1212 BRADENTON, FL 34207
Photo of 1212 68th Avenue Drive W, Unit 1212, BRADENTON, FL 34207 (MLS # A4408457)
2 beds 1 bath 840 sqft $69,900
5507 Title Row Drive BRADENTON, FL 34210
Photo of 5507 Title Row Drive, BRADENTON, FL 34210 (MLS # A4408361)
3 beds 3 baths 2,619 sqft $500,000
8015 Haven Harbour Way BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 8015 Haven Harbour Way, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # A4408466)
2 beds 2 baths 1,947 sqft $317,000
302 W 108th Street W, Unit 109 BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 302 W 108th Street W, Unit 109, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4408453)
3 beds 3 baths 1,708 sqft $310,000
7158 Chatum Light Run BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 7158 Chatum Light Run, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # O5718716)
3 beds 3 baths 1,837 sqft $244,900
5061 Lake Overlook Ave BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 5061 Lake Overlook Ave, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # A4408011)
3 beds 2 baths 2,034 sqft $375,000
7911 Grand Estuary Trail, Unit 205 BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 7911 Grand Estuary Trail, Unit 205, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # A4408447)
2 beds 2 baths 1,121 sqft $175,900
4613 Park Acres Drive, Unit 78 BRADENTON, FL 34207
Photo of 4613 Park Acres Drive, Unit 78, BRADENTON, FL 34207 (MLS # A4408406)
2 beds 2 baths 1,080 sqft $1,095
3309 22nd Avenue W BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 3309 22nd Avenue W, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # A4408433)
3 beds 2 baths 1,728 sqft $239,900
507 Woodview Way BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 507 Woodview Way, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # U8009333)
3 beds 3 baths 2,646 sqft $419,900
4480 Ironwood Circle, Unit 114A BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 4480 Ironwood Circle, Unit 114A, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4408441)
1 bed 1 bath 600 sqft $79,900
5011 47th Street W BRADENTON, FL 34210
Photo of 5011 47th Street W, BRADENTON, FL 34210 (MLS # A4408437)
3 beds 2 baths 1,969 sqft $320,000
6005 Ferndell Street BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 6005 Ferndell Street, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4408331)
3 beds 2 baths 1,796 sqft $243,500
5627 29th Street E BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 5627 29th Street E, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4408421)
3 beds 2 baths 2,028 sqft $1,700
1207 Dartmouth Drive BRADENTON, FL 34207
Photo of 1207 Dartmouth Drive, BRADENTON, FL 34207 (MLS # A4408401)
3 beds 2 baths 1,220 sqft $180,000

Sold Listings in Bradenton

523 Wildlife Glen BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 523 Wildlife Glen, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4408266)
3 beds 3 baths 2,427 sqft $639,096
3908 61st Avenue E BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 3908 61st Avenue E, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4213535)
3 beds 2 baths 2,081 sqft $289,000
8319 Summer Greens Terrace BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 8319 Summer Greens Terrace, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # U7853308)
2 beds 2 baths 1,870 sqft $255,000
511 167th Boulevard E BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 511 167th Boulevard E, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # T3118149)
4 beds 5 baths 4,056 sqft $683,158
17103 Blue Ridge Place BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 17103 Blue Ridge Place, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # A4406298)
4 beds 3 baths 2,032 sqft $387,500
MLS # A4407435 BRADENTON, FL 34202
Photo of BRADENTON, FL 34202 (MLS # A4407435)
3 beds 4 baths 3,136 sqft $842,848
11902 Blue Hill Trail BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 11902 Blue Hill Trail, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # A4407413)
4 beds 4 baths 4,242 sqft $491,450
676 Park Circle, Unit 67 BRADENTON, FL 34207
Photo of 676 Park Circle, Unit 67, BRADENTON, FL 34207 (MLS # A4210405)
2 beds 2 baths 918 sqft $83,000
1802 2nd Avenue E BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 1802 2nd Avenue E, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # A4407365)
3 beds 2 baths 1,652 sqft $1,500
12113 Trailhead Drive BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 12113 Trailhead Drive, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # A4405906)
3 beds 3 baths 1,683 sqft $2,100
10005 Clubhouse Drive BRADENTON, FL 34202
Photo of 10005 Clubhouse Drive, BRADENTON, FL 34202 (MLS # A4214089)
3 beds 4 baths 3,440 sqft $572,000
306 Compass Point Drive, Unit 201 BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 306 Compass Point Drive, Unit 201, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4205890)
3 beds 3 baths 2,188 sqft $775,000
7032 Whittlebury Trail BRADENTON, FL 34202
Photo of 7032 Whittlebury Trail, BRADENTON, FL 34202 (MLS # N6101055)
3 beds 3 baths 2,445 sqft $540,000
220 Cape Harbour Loop, Unit 103 BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 220 Cape Harbour Loop, Unit 103, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # A4407183)
2 beds 2 baths 1,429 sqft $1,375
4230 Midnight Blue Run BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 4230 Midnight Blue Run, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # A4407023)
3 beds 2 baths 1,509 sqft $329,733

Bradenton School Data

Bradenton School Districts

Bradenton Schools

Tara Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us
Ballard Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us
Bayshore Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us
Bayshore High School
9-12, public
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us
Manatee Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us
Manatee High School
PK, 9-12, public
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us
Jessie P. Miller Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us
Oneco Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us
Orange Ridge-Bullock Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us
Palma Sola Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.edline.net/pages/sdmcpalmasolaes
Robert H. Prine Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us
Blanche H. Daughtrey Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us
Samoset Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us
Southeast High School
9-12, public
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us
Frances Wakeland Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us
W. D. Sugg Middle School
6-8, public
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us
Sara Scott Harllee Middle School
6-8, public
http://www.edline.net/pages/sdmcharlleems
H. S. Moody Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us
Martha B. King Middle School
6-8, public
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us
Ida M. Stewart Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us
William H. Bashaw Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us
Louise R. Johnson Middle School
6-8, public
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us
Braden River Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us
Gene Witt Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us
Braden River Middle School
6-8, public
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us