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Bradenton Real Estate Analysis

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

13604 Messina Loop, Unit 103 BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 13604 Messina Loop, Unit 103, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # A4471455)
2 beds 2 baths 1,528 sqft $239,900
6511 Moorings Point Circle, Unit 101 BRADENTON, FL 34202
Photo of 6511 Moorings Point Circle, Unit 101, BRADENTON, FL 34202 (MLS # A4471435)
2 beds 3 baths 2,007 sqft $465,000
1402 56th Street W, Unit 1402 BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 1402 56th Street W, Unit 1402, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4471451)
1 bed 1 bath 812 sqft $119,900
7424 Vista Way, Unit 208 BRADENTON, FL 34202
Photo of 7424 Vista Way, Unit 208, BRADENTON, FL 34202 (MLS # A4471433)
3 beds 2 baths 1,324 sqft $199,900
227 Cape Harbour Loop, Unit 105 BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 227 Cape Harbour Loop, Unit 105, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # A4471439)
2 beds 3 baths 1,429 sqft $1,300
5812 4th Avenue Nw BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 5812 4th Avenue Nw, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4471431)
3 beds 2 baths 1,392 sqft $239,900
711 Dogwood Run BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 711 Dogwood Run, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # A4470970)
4 beds 3 baths 2,721 sqft $549,000
2537 River Preserve Court, Unit 00 BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 2537 River Preserve Court, Unit 00, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # A4471417)
3 beds 2 baths 1,260 sqft $134,900
620 25th Avenue W BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 620 25th Avenue W, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # A4468146)
1 bed 1 bath 329 sqft $79,997
1820 Palma Sola Boulevard BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 1820 Palma Sola Boulevard, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4470846)
3 beds 3 baths 2,306 sqft $1,875,000
2004 42nd Street W BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 2004 42nd Street W, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # A4471317)
3 beds 2 baths 1,741 sqft $249,900
7607 Grand Estuary Trail, Unit 102 BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 7607 Grand Estuary Trail, Unit 102, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # A4471011)
2 beds 2 baths 1,156 sqft $174,500
6311 Cormorant Court BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 6311 Cormorant Court, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4471193)
4 beds 3 baths 2,267 sqft $439,000
7240 Hamilton Road BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 7240 Hamilton Road, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4471370)
3 beds 3 baths 1,627 sqft $260,000
6815 49th Drive E BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 6815 49th Drive E, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4466918)
3 beds 2 baths 1,911 sqft $396,000

Sold Listings in Bradenton

941 Tidewater Shores Loop, Unit 941 BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 941 Tidewater Shores Loop, Unit 941, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # A4460426)
3 beds 2 baths 1,741 sqft $2,200
3711 Azurite Way BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 3711 Azurite Way, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # J915272)
3 beds 2 baths 1,764 sqft $383,341
756 Hillcrest Drive BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 756 Hillcrest Drive, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4471281)
3 beds 3 baths 1,743 sqft $2,300
4751 Raintree Street Circle E BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 4751 Raintree Street Circle E, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # J915438)
2 beds 2 baths 1,438 sqft $200,000
2107 Palma Sola Boulevard, Unit 88 BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 2107 Palma Sola Boulevard, Unit 88, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4471210)
3 beds 2 baths 1,680 sqft $1,200
MLS # J915393 BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # J915393)
4 beds 3 baths 2,489 sqft $624,489
MLS # A4469325 BRADENTON, FL 34210
Photo of BRADENTON, FL 34210 (MLS # A4469325)
3 beds 4 baths 2,976 sqft $450,000
1207 43rd Street W BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 1207 43rd Street W, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # J915388)
3 beds 3 baths 2,760 sqft $155,000
7122 Whittlebury Trail BRADENTON, FL 34202
Photo of 7122 Whittlebury Trail, BRADENTON, FL 34202 (MLS # J915376)
4 beds 3 baths 2,724 sqft $570,000
5005 79th Street E BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 5005 79th Street E, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4467364)
3 beds 2 baths 1,649 sqft $315,000
MLS # A4461000 BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4461000)
4 beds 2 baths 2,177 sqft $350,000
17238 Polo Trail BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 17238 Polo Trail, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # J915342)
3 beds 4 baths 2,796 sqft $537,000
6009 Amberly Drive BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 6009 Amberly Drive, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # J915355)
2 beds 2 baths 1,619 sqft $311,815
1419 22nd Avenue E BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 1419 22nd Avenue E, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # A4471098)
2 beds 1 bath 880 sqft $1,100
3412 79th Street Circle W, Unit 301 BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 3412 79th Street Circle W, Unit 301, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4471095)
3 beds 3 baths 1,857 sqft $445,000

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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
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