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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

6589 Fairway Gardens Drive, Unit 2-202 BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 6589 Fairway Gardens Drive, Unit 2-202, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4414171)
2 beds 2 baths 1,346 sqft $179,900
14179 Cattle Egret Place BRADENTON, FL 34202
Photo of 14179 Cattle Egret Place, BRADENTON, FL 34202 (MLS # A4414169)
3 beds 2 baths 2,073 sqft $349,000
4440 Ironwood Circle, Unit 501D BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 4440 Ironwood Circle, Unit 501D, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4414010)
1 bed 2 baths 840 sqft $119,900
4016 Cortez Road W, Unit 1203 BRADENTON, FL 34210
Photo of 4016 Cortez Road W, Unit 1203, BRADENTON, FL 34210 (MLS # A4414161)
0 beds 0 baths 619 sqft $59,000
MLS # N6101927 BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # N6101927)
3 beds 2 baths 1,838 sqft $339,000
1322 Oakleaf Boulevard BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 1322 Oakleaf Boulevard, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # A4413836)
2 beds 2 baths 1,584 sqft $2,000
6710 22nd Avenue W BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 6710 22nd Avenue W, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4413869)
3 beds 2 baths 1,822 sqft $299,900
5428 Title Row Drive BRADENTON, FL 34210
Photo of 5428 Title Row Drive, BRADENTON, FL 34210 (MLS # T3132134)
0 beds 0 baths $125,000
5008 Lake Overlook Avenue BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 5008 Lake Overlook Avenue, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # A4414152)
3 beds 3 baths 2,243 sqft $500,000
1268 Spoonbill Landings Circle BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 1268 Spoonbill Landings Circle, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4414091)
2 beds 2 baths 1,368 sqft $243,000
1625 9th Avenue W BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 1625 9th Avenue W, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # A4414151)
4 beds 2 baths 1,432 sqft $189,000
6033 34th Street W, Unit 132 BRADENTON, FL 34210
Photo of 6033 34th Street W, Unit 132, BRADENTON, FL 34210 (MLS # A4413611)
2 beds 2 baths 948 sqft $109,900
10132 Cherry Hills Avenue Circle BRADENTON, FL 34202
Photo of 10132 Cherry Hills Avenue Circle, BRADENTON, FL 34202 (MLS # A4414130)
4 beds 4 baths 4,011 sqft $739,000
11741 Brookside Drive BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 11741 Brookside Drive, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # A4414021)
3 beds 3 baths 1,729 sqft $324,900
3618 Cambridge Drive W BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 3618 Cambridge Drive W, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # A4413437)
3 beds 2 baths 1,506 sqft $244,900

Sold Listings in Bradenton

4711 Benito Court BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 4711 Benito Court, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # A4414124)
3 beds 4 baths 2,938 sqft $733,818
16735 Blackwater Terrace BRADENTON, FL 34202
Photo of 16735 Blackwater Terrace, BRADENTON, FL 34202 (MLS # A4414095)
2 beds 2 baths 1,968 sqft $369,590
6604 7th Avenue Circle W, Unit 6604 BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 6604 7th Avenue Circle W, Unit 6604, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4414079)
3 beds 2 baths 1,486 sqft $242,000
759 129th Street Ne BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 759 129th Street Ne, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # A4405551)
5 beds 3 baths 3,316 sqft $390,000
311 53rd Avenue Drive E BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 311 53rd Avenue Drive E, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4204353)
4 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $163,000
COUNTY ROAD 675 BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of COUNTY ROAD 675, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # A4413831)
0 beds 0 baths $700,000
5015 34th Street W BRADENTON, FL 34210
Photo of 5015 34th Street W, BRADENTON, FL 34210 (MLS # A4413856)
0 beds 0 baths 2,012 sqft $143,000
2004 19th Street W BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 2004 19th Street W, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # A4413742)
3 beds 2 baths 1,201 sqft $211,000
3810 75th Street W, Unit 139 BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 3810 75th Street W, Unit 139, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4413800)
2 beds 2 baths 1,306 sqft $150,000
3010 25th Street W BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 3010 25th Street W, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # A4413667)
2 beds 1 bath 728 sqft $995
615 61st Avenue Terrace E BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 615 61st Avenue Terrace E, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4210557)
4 beds 3 baths 1,944 sqft $157,000
16616 7th Avenue E BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 16616 7th Avenue E, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # A4413487)
4 beds 3 baths 2,558 sqft $402,600
7566 Ridgelake Circle BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 7566 Ridgelake Circle, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4412592)
4 beds 3 baths 2,332 sqft $440,602
4802 51st Street W, Unit 1504 BRADENTON, FL 34210
Photo of 4802 51st Street W, Unit 1504, BRADENTON, FL 34210 (MLS # A4413259)
2 beds 2 baths 1,048 sqft $1,200
7629 Windy Hill Cove BRADENTON, FL 34202
Photo of 7629 Windy Hill Cove, BRADENTON, FL 34202 (MLS # A4413317)
3 beds 3 baths 2,393 sqft $615,915

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