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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

6742 64th Terrace E BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 6742 64th Terrace E, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # U8023543)
3 beds 2 baths 2,000 sqft $339,900
2309 88th Street Court Nw BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 2309 88th Street Court Nw, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4419247)
4 beds 3 baths 2,792 sqft $499,000
9109 Stone Harbour Loop BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 9109 Stone Harbour Loop, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # A4419135)
2 beds 2 baths 1,270 sqft $222,500
4863 Independence Drive BRADENTON, FL 34210
Photo of 4863 Independence Drive, BRADENTON, FL 34210 (MLS # A4419098)
2 beds 2 baths 1,350 sqft $229,000
1211 44th Avenue E BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 1211 44th Avenue E, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4419199)
0 beds 0 baths 23,400 sqft $1,195,000
3608 54th Drive W, Unit J103 BRADENTON, FL 34210
Photo of 3608 54th Drive W, Unit J103, BRADENTON, FL 34210 (MLS # A4419255)
3 beds 3 baths 1,795 sqft $6,000
17118 Vardon Terrace, Unit 106 BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 17118 Vardon Terrace, Unit 106, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # A4418654)
2 beds 2 baths 1,232 sqft $1,900
703 21st Avenue W BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 703 21st Avenue W, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # T3142354)
0 beds 0 baths $25,000
2804 9th Avenue BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 2804 9th Avenue, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # A4418946)
0 beds 0 baths $69,900
5512 61st Street E BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 5512 61st Street E, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4419173)
3 beds 2 baths 1,948 sqft $338,900
10724 Winding Stream Way BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 10724 Winding Stream Way, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # A4419112)
5 beds 4 baths 2,984 sqft $769,500
2508 Bayshore Gardens Parkway BRADENTON, FL 34207
Photo of 2508 Bayshore Gardens Parkway, BRADENTON, FL 34207 (MLS # A4419145)
3 beds 2 baths 1,246 sqft $194,000
315 Timberlake Drive, Unit 315D BRADENTON, FL 34210
Photo of 315 Timberlake Drive, Unit 315D, BRADENTON, FL 34210 (MLS # A4419126)
2 beds 2 baths 1,304 sqft $205,000
1608 Dam Road BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 1608 Dam Road, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # A4419130)
4 beds 3 baths 2,805 sqft $675,000
4939 Clubview Court E BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 4939 Clubview Court E, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4418411)
3 beds 2 baths 1,631 sqft $285,000

Sold Listings in Bradenton

16011 Kendleshire Terrace BRADENTON, FL 34202
Photo of 16011 Kendleshire Terrace, BRADENTON, FL 34202 (MLS # A4419123)
3 beds 4 baths 3,136 sqft $962,495
11416 Autumn Leaf Drive BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 11416 Autumn Leaf Drive, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # A4419010)
4 beds 4 baths 2,765 sqft $362,297
4741 Benito Court BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 4741 Benito Court, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # A4418703)
3 beds 4 baths 2,862 sqft $745,991
7011 41st Avenue E BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 7011 41st Avenue E, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # A4418652)
4 beds 2 baths 2,399 sqft $332,500
4916 50th Avenue W BRADENTON, FL 34210
Photo of 4916 50th Avenue W, BRADENTON, FL 34210 (MLS # A4418375)
4 beds 2 baths 2,370 sqft $250,000
7255 Whittlebury Trail BRADENTON, FL 34202
Photo of 7255 Whittlebury Trail, BRADENTON, FL 34202 (MLS # A4418343)
3 beds 3 baths 2,393 sqft $671,992
611 167th Boulevard E BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 611 167th Boulevard E, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # T3140589)
5 beds 5 baths 4,056 sqft $613,535
4510 67th Street W, Unit F BRADENTON, FL 34210
Photo of 4510 67th Street W, Unit F, BRADENTON, FL 34210 (MLS # A4418235)
2 beds 2 baths 994 sqft $900
1711 Lake Verona Circle BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 1711 Lake Verona Circle, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # A4417934)
3 beds 2 baths 1,946 sqft $356,319
6039 Arlene Way BRADENTON, FL 34207
Photo of 6039 Arlene Way, BRADENTON, FL 34207 (MLS # A4214969)
2 beds 1 bath 720 sqft $63,000
12109 Whisper Lake Drive BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 12109 Whisper Lake Drive, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # A4417693)
3 beds 2 baths 1,932 sqft $364,716
116 43rd Street Boulevard E BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 116 43rd Street Boulevard E, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # A4417508)
3 beds 2 baths 1,286 sqft $209,000
1001 71st Street Nw BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 1001 71st Street Nw, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4410016)
3 beds 1 bath 1,622 sqft $172,500
1514 S Knollwood Drive BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 1514 S Knollwood Drive, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # A4417075)
2 beds 2 baths 1,460 sqft $1,300
12919 Indigo Way BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 12919 Indigo Way, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # A4416901)
3 beds 3 baths 2,379 sqft $368,990

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