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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

1872 Restful Drive, Unit K34 BRADENTON, FL 34207
Photo of 1872 Restful Drive, Unit K34, BRADENTON, FL 34207 (MLS # A4211461)
2 beds 1 bath 733 sqft $59,900
5752 43rd Court E BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 5752 43rd Court E, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4211449)
4 beds 3 baths 2,182 sqft $325,000
1609 14th Avenue W BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 1609 14th Avenue W, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # A4211373)
3 beds 2 baths 1,319 sqft $219,000
4706 Independence Drive, Unit 4706 BRADENTON, FL 34210
Photo of 4706 Independence Drive, Unit 4706, BRADENTON, FL 34210 (MLS # A4211234)
2 beds 2 baths 1,287 sqft $329,000
2018 25th Avenue W BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 2018 25th Avenue W, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # A4211409)
3 beds 2 baths 1,088 sqft $199,000
6127 36th Lane E BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 6127 36th Lane E, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4211329)
4 beds 3 baths 1,957 sqft $329,999
6507 Dakota Street BRADENTON, FL 34207
Photo of 6507 Dakota Street, BRADENTON, FL 34207 (MLS # A4211473)
3 beds 2 baths 672 sqft $75,000
MLS # A4211370 BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # A4211370)
1 bed 1 bath 600 sqft $45,000
1020 Ibis Court BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 1020 Ibis Court, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4211282)
3 beds 2 baths 1,547 sqft $359,000
3707 18th St E BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 3707 18th St E, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # A4211146)
3 beds 2 baths 1,098 sqft $160,000
8309 Grand Estuary Trail, Unit 202 BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 8309 Grand Estuary Trail, Unit 202, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # A4211367)
2 beds 2 baths 1,156 sqft $175,000
9008 61st Avenue Drive E BRADENTON, FL 34202
Photo of 9008 61st Avenue Drive E, BRADENTON, FL 34202 (MLS # A4211417)
5 beds 3 baths 2,950 sqft $469,000
658 Rosemary Circle BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 658 Rosemary Circle, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # A4211345)
5 beds 5 baths 3,926 sqft $649,800
6868 Wild Lake Terrace BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 6868 Wild Lake Terrace, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # A4211448)
6 beds 5 baths 3,948 sqft $519,888
11231 Spring Gate Trail, Unit 416 BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 11231 Spring Gate Trail, Unit 416, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # T2930905)
4 beds 3 baths 2,115 sqft $361,155

Sold Listings in Bradenton

8107 Desoto Memorial Highway BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 8107 Desoto Memorial Highway, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4211366)
4 beds 3 baths 5,084 sqft $1,150,000
11417 Sweetgrass Drive BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 11417 Sweetgrass Drive, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # A4210740)
4 beds 3 baths 2,032 sqft $314,097
4740 Benito Court BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 4740 Benito Court, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # A4210503)
3 beds 3 baths 2,862 sqft $687,238
2040 Crystal Lake Trail BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 2040 Crystal Lake Trail, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # A4210302)
2 beds 2 baths 1,500 sqft $239,711
16804 Vardon Terrace, Unit 108 BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 16804 Vardon Terrace, Unit 108, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # A4210287)
2 beds 2 baths 1,284 sqft $190,000
5546 8th Street Court W BRADENTON, FL 34207
Photo of 5546 8th Street Court W, BRADENTON, FL 34207 (MLS # A4210125)
2 beds 2 baths 900 sqft $895
4916 21st Street W, Unit A BRADENTON, FL 34207
Photo of 4916 21st Street W, Unit A, BRADENTON, FL 34207 (MLS # A4209541)
4 beds 2 baths 1,512 sqft $180,100
2113 15th Avenue E BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 2113 15th Avenue E, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # A4209429)
3 beds 2 baths 1,056 sqft $165,000
12634 Cara Cara Loop BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 12634 Cara Cara Loop, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # T2927359)
4 beds 3 baths 2,225 sqft $2,250
593 Mast Drive BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 593 Mast Drive, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # A4208856)
3 beds 3 baths 2,698 sqft $701,286
4120 52nd Street Court W BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 4120 52nd Street Court W, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # T2927144)
3 beds 2 baths 1,552 sqft $1,549
7029 Chatum Light Run BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 7029 Chatum Light Run, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # T2927141)
3 beds 3 baths 1,833 sqft $1,699
4307 Fairfax Drive E BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 4307 Fairfax Drive E, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # T2927138)
3 beds 2 baths 1,866 sqft $1,775
5620 2nd Avenue Drive W BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 5620 2nd Avenue Drive W, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # T2927134)
3 beds 2 baths 1,424 sqft $1,570
6408 1st Avenue E BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 6408 1st Avenue E, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # T2927124)
3 beds 1 bath 999 sqft $1,299

Walk Score for Bradenton



Bradenton School Data

Bradenton School Districts

Bradenton Schools

Tara Elementary School
K-6, 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.manatee.k12.fl.us
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.manatee.k12.fl.us
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