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Bradenton Real Estate Analysis

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

4507 Lakewood Avenue BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 4507 Lakewood Avenue, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # A4484742)
3 beds 2 baths 1,326 sqft $225,000
7253 Cedar Hollow Circle, Unit 17-102 BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 7253 Cedar Hollow Circle, Unit 17-102, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4484767)
2 beds 2 baths 1,352 sqft $185,000
6404 45th Avenue Drive E BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 6404 45th Avenue Drive E, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4484721)
4 beds 3 baths 2,334 sqft $649,000
1220 De Narvaez Avenue BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 1220 De Narvaez Avenue, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4484729)
3 beds 2 baths 1,568 sqft $360,000
3904 24th Avenue W BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 3904 24th Avenue W, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # A4484714)
4 beds 3 baths 2,046 sqft $369,000
4577 Dover Street Circle E BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 4577 Dover Street Circle E, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4484739)
4 beds 2 baths 2,141 sqft $355,000
18033 Polo Trail BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 18033 Polo Trail, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # A4484686)
4 beds 3 baths 2,267 sqft $484,900
2007 3rd Avenue E BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 2007 3rd Avenue E, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # A4484764)
2 beds 1 bath 996 sqft $195,000
2502 15th Avenue W BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 2502 15th Avenue W, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # T3277921)
2 beds 2 baths 1,233 sqft $189,990
3820 Ironwood Lane, Unit 103I BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 3820 Ironwood Lane, Unit 103I, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4481849)
2 beds 2 baths 1,008 sqft $124,900
2017 Indiana Avenue BRADENTON, FL 34207
Photo of 2017 Indiana Avenue, BRADENTON, FL 34207 (MLS # A4484685)
2 beds 2 baths 825 sqft $83,000
3414 57th Terrace W BRADENTON, FL 34210
Photo of 3414 57th Terrace W, BRADENTON, FL 34210 (MLS # A4484643)
3 beds 2 baths 2,008 sqft $259,900
1208 40th Street W BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 1208 40th Street W, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # A4484747)
2 beds 1 bath 910 sqft $138,412
13642 7th Avenue Circle Ne BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 13642 7th Avenue Circle Ne, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # A4484465)
5 beds 3 baths 2,757 sqft $475,000
2909 23rd Avenue W BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 2909 23rd Avenue W, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # A4484111)
3 beds 2 baths 1,284 sqft $220,000

Sold Listings in Bradenton

17724 Gawthrop Drive, Unit 305 BRADENTON, FL 34211
2 beds 2 baths 1,800 sqft $195,000
14005 1st Avenue E BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 14005 1st Avenue E, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # J920090)
3 beds 3 baths 3,224 sqft $575,000
MLS # J919963 BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # J919963)
4 beds 3 baths 3,000 sqft $467,072
MLS # A4481565 BRADENTON, FL 34207
Photo of BRADENTON, FL 34207 (MLS # A4481565)
3 beds 2 baths 1,440 sqft $191,820
MLS # A4480807 BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # A4480807)
3 beds 2 baths 1,676 sqft $270,000
1010 Tidewater Shores Loop, Unit 305 BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 1010 Tidewater Shores Loop, Unit 305, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # J919921)
2 beds 2 baths 1,194 sqft $269,000
363 64th Avenue Circle E BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 363 64th Avenue Circle E, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # J919887)
3 beds 2 baths 2,122 sqft $300,000
3714 43rd Avenue W BRADENTON, FL 34205
Photo of 3714 43rd Avenue W, BRADENTON, FL 34205 (MLS # A4484115)
2 beds 1 bath 1,071 sqft $1,250
3621 Azurite Way BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 3621 Azurite Way, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # J919730)
3 beds 2 baths 1,764 sqft $487,017
304 77th Street W BRADENTON, FL 34209
Photo of 304 77th Street W, BRADENTON, FL 34209 (MLS # A4483738)
3 beds 2 baths 1,548 sqft $2,500
3621 Azurite Way BRADENTON, FL 34211
Photo of 3621 Azurite Way, BRADENTON, FL 34211 (MLS # J919650)
3 beds 2 baths 1,764 sqft $487,017
5711 43rd Court E BRADENTON, FL 34203
Photo of 5711 43rd Court E, BRADENTON, FL 34203 (MLS # J919709)
5 beds 4 baths 2,863 sqft $485,000
8218 Genoa Boulevard BRADENTON, FL 34202
Photo of 8218 Genoa Boulevard, BRADENTON, FL 34202 (MLS # J919706)
4 beds 4 baths 3,707 sqft $1,091,385
7652 Camden Harbour Drive BRADENTON, FL 34212
Photo of 7652 Camden Harbour Drive, BRADENTON, FL 34212 (MLS # A4483674)
4 beds 3 baths 3,014 sqft $3,000
218 3rd Avenue E BRADENTON, FL 34208
Photo of 218 3rd Avenue E, BRADENTON, FL 34208 (MLS # A4483666)
3 beds 2 baths 1,142 sqft $1,525

Walk Score for Bradenton



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
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