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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

5802 Garden Lakes Drive BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 5802 Garden Lakes Drive, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # O5758901)
2 beds 2 baths 1,531 sqft $245,000
5007 76th Street E BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 5007 76th Street E, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4425018)
3 beds 2 baths 1,638 sqft $277,000
2227 Canal Drive, Unit C-22 BRADENTON, FL 34207
Photo of 2227 Canal Drive, Unit C-22, BRADENTON, FL 34207 (MLS # A4424876)
2 beds 2 baths 840 sqft $75,700
7500 40th Avenue, Unit 404 BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 7500 40th Avenue, Unit 404, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4425041)
2 beds 2 baths 1,134 sqft $1,400
7307 9th Avenue W, Unit 302 BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 7307 9th Avenue W, Unit 302, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4425002)
2 beds 2 baths 1,285 sqft $180,000
1808 E Beach Drive BRADENTON, FL 34207
Photo of 1808 E Beach Drive, BRADENTON, FL 34207 (MLS # A4424740)
2 beds 2 baths 510 sqft $320,000
315 Gris Sky Lane BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 315 Gris Sky Lane, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # U8031566)
4 beds 3 baths 2,260 sqft $2,300
310 27th Street E BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 310 27th Street E, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # A4425024)
2 beds 1 bath 1,328 sqft $168,000
12209 Lavender Loop BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 12209 Lavender Loop, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # A4424747)
4 beds 3 baths 3,166 sqft $549,999
7709 Heritage Grand Place BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 7709 Heritage Grand Place, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # A4425007)
4 beds 3 baths 2,543 sqft $525,000
3730 E 225th Street BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 3730 E 225th Street, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # A4420364)
0 beds 0 baths $199,900
3766 Summerwind Circle BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 3766 Summerwind Circle, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4424998)
2 beds 2 baths 2,021 sqft $400,000
2908 7th Avenue W BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 2908 7th Avenue W, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # A4424973)
3 beds 2 baths 1,752 sqft $336,999
4731 Spinnaker Drive BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 4731 Spinnaker Drive, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # T3152723)
3 beds 3 baths 1,704 sqft $494,900
4850 51st Street W, Unit 5102 BRADENTON, FL 34210
Photo of 4850 51st Street W, Unit 5102, BRADENTON, FL 34210 (MLS # A4424963)
1 bed 1 bath 672 sqft $950

Sold Listings in Bradenton

7500 40th Avenue, Unit 404 BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 7500 40th Avenue, Unit 404, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4424878)
2 beds 2 baths 1,134 sqft $2,500
4511 60th Street W BRADENTON, FL 34210
Photo of 4511 60th Street W, BRADENTON, FL 34210 (MLS # A4424875)
1 bed 1 bath 929 sqft $1,800
5523 Arnie Loop BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 5523 Arnie Loop, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # J901599)
4 beds 3 baths 2,427 sqft $585,000
3115 24th Street W BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 3115 24th Street W, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # L4905713)
3 beds 2 baths 1,610 sqft $240,390
3107 24th Street W BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 3107 24th Street W, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # L4905703)
3 beds 2 baths 1,367 sqft $223,593
11529 Autumn Leaf Way BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 11529 Autumn Leaf Way, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # J901552)
3 beds 3 baths 2,444 sqft $410,696
10103 Cortez Road W BRADENTON, FL 34210
Photo of 10103 Cortez Road W, BRADENTON, FL 34210 (MLS # A4410005)
0 beds 0 baths 4,840 sqft $1,000
3015 24th Street W BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 3015 24th Street W, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # L4905620)
3 beds 2 baths 1,489 sqft $224,075
11539 Sweetgrass BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 11539 Sweetgrass, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # J901430)
4 beds 3 baths 2,529 sqft $332,000
704 38th Street W, Unit A BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 704 38th Street W, Unit A, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # A4423547)
1 bed 1 bath 850 sqft $850
MLS # J901424 BRADENTON, FL 34210
Photo of BRADENTON, FL 34210 (MLS # J901424)
3 beds 3 baths 2,100 sqft $421,437
756 Hillcrest Drive BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 756 Hillcrest Drive, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4423302)
3 beds 3 baths 1,743 sqft $2,200
914 82nd Street Nw BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 914 82nd Street Nw, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4421847)
4 beds 2 baths 1,960 sqft $2,200
6235 Georgia Avenue BRADENTON, FL 34207
Photo of 6235 Georgia Avenue, BRADENTON, FL 34207 (MLS # A4423096)
3 beds 1 bath 1,428 sqft $1,350
506 Chantilly Trail BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 506 Chantilly Trail, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # J901312)
3 beds 3 baths 2,867 sqft $597,060

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