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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

7303 52nd Drive E BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 7303 52nd Drive E, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4402793)
3 beds 2 baths 2,135 sqft $274,900
2328 Mizner Bay Avenue BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 2328 Mizner Bay Avenue, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # O5710342)
3 beds 2 baths 1,971 sqft $289,605
2332 Mizner Bay Avenue BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 2332 Mizner Bay Avenue, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # O5710339)
4 beds 3 baths 2,907 sqft $336,385
315 30th Avenue W, Unit B302 BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 315 30th Avenue W, Unit B302, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # A4404121)
2 beds 2 baths 1,050 sqft $110,000
5400 34th Street W, Unit 1H BRADENTON, FL 34210
Photo of 5400 34th Street W, Unit 1H, BRADENTON, FL 34210 (MLS # A4404353)
2 beds 2 baths 1,209 sqft $1,300
9814 Discovery Terrace BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 9814 Discovery Terrace, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # A4404358)
3 beds 2 baths 1,887 sqft $375,000
4132 Overture Circle, Unit 538 BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 4132 Overture Circle, Unit 538, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4404349)
3 beds 2 baths 1,277 sqft $1,650
534 Spring Lakes Boulevard BRADENTON, FL 34210
Photo of 534 Spring Lakes Boulevard, BRADENTON, FL 34210 (MLS # A4404351)
2 beds 2 baths 1,361 sqft $154,900
9616 18th Avenue Circle Nw BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 9616 18th Avenue Circle Nw, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4404348)
0 beds 0 baths $275,000
6003 95th Street Circle E BRADENTON, FL 34202
Photo of 6003 95th Street Circle E, BRADENTON, FL 34202 (MLS # A4404346)
4 beds 3 baths 2,570 sqft $399,000
9625 Carnoustie Place BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 9625 Carnoustie Place, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # A4210348)
4 beds 5 baths 4,923 sqft $1,350,000
3712 16th Avenue W BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 3712 16th Avenue W, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # A4404333)
4 beds 3 baths 1,725 sqft $279,000
5430 8th Street Court W BRADENTON, FL 34207
Photo of 5430 8th Street Court W, BRADENTON, FL 34207 (MLS # A4404316)
3 beds 2 baths 1,438 sqft $179,900
808 53rd Avenue E, Unit 107 BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 808 53rd Avenue E, Unit 107, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4404258)
2 beds 1 bath 672 sqft $62,000
808 3rd Avenue W, Unit 715 BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 808 3rd Avenue W, Unit 715, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # A4404328)
2 beds 3 baths 1,624 sqft $397,000

Sold Listings in Bradenton

519 29th Avenue W BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 519 29th Avenue W, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # A4214979)
4 beds 2 baths 1,156 sqft $173,000
4503 3rd Street Circle W, Unit 467 BRADENTON, FL 34207
Photo of 4503 3rd Street Circle W, Unit 467, BRADENTON, FL 34207 (MLS # A4211037)
1 bed 1 bath 760 sqft $58,000
11514 Autumn Leaf Way BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 11514 Autumn Leaf Way, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # A4404161)
5 beds 4 baths 3,867 sqft $485,893
4008 39th Street W BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 4008 39th Street W, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # A4404145)
3 beds 2 baths 1,432 sqft $205,000
6409 16th Avenue Drive W BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 6409 16th Avenue Drive W, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4403970)
3 beds 3 baths 1,692 sqft $1,950
279 Saint Lucia Drive, Unit 202 BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 279 Saint Lucia Drive, Unit 202, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4404012)
3 beds 3 baths 2,781 sqft $722,940
6112 55th Avenue Circle E BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 6112 55th Avenue Circle E, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4213002)
3 beds 2 baths 2,023 sqft $1,990
3412 Wood Owl Circle BRADENTON, FL 34210
Photo of 3412 Wood Owl Circle, BRADENTON, FL 34210 (MLS # A4195607)
4 beds 3 baths 1,810 sqft $2,400
8603 54th Avenue Circle E BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 8603 54th Avenue Circle E, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # A4202819)
2 beds 2 baths 1,844 sqft $270,000
12259 Longview Lake Circle BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 12259 Longview Lake Circle, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # A4403073)
3 beds 2 baths 1,835 sqft $2,100
11741 Brookside Drive BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 11741 Brookside Drive, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # A4403458)
2 beds 2 baths 1,729 sqft $279,000
5421 15th Street E BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 5421 15th Street E, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4403454)
0 beds 0 baths 4,471 sqft $455,000
4106 39th Street W BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 4106 39th Street W, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # A4401135)
3 beds 2 baths 1,419 sqft $1,400
17056 Polo Trail BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 17056 Polo Trail, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # A4402088)
4 beds 3 baths 2,445 sqft $475,000
9227 43rd Terrace W BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 9227 43rd Terrace W, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4214814)
3 beds 2 baths 2,487 sqft $411,000

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