What was once called Bradentown is now the bustling city of Bradenton today. While the history here is still evident in heritage buildings like the iconic courthouse of the downtown center, new Bradenton real estate has made the most of an ideal location; surrounded by both fresh and saltwater waterways. With the Manatee River to the north, and separated from Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key by the Intracoastal Waterway, everywhere you turn there's a shimmering panorama to indulge in.
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Bradenton property opportunities are diverse, with options for homebuyers interested in entering the market, young families looking to settle down, or retirees and empty nesters seeking resort-style living. East Bradenton, especially, has been growing rapidly and includes popular subdivisions like Lakewood Ranch.
Homes in Bradenton typically reflect traditional styles, and feature award-winning designs in some green-certified communities, while many boast stunning waterfront. Golf-course living, like Tara and Rosedale, are also prime features of the market here, with championship 18-hole and 27-hole fairways sweeping out in lush backyards just steps from private patios.
The culture of this city is rich with arts and entertainment. The Village of the Arts is a renovated neighborhood, south of downtown, where residents work and live in colorful and unique studios and boutiques. The Manatee Performing Arts Center hosts award-winning productions, while other popular destinations include the South Florida Museum and ArtCenter Manatee that features galleries, artist classrooms, and expansive art library. Another "must see" is the Manatee aquarium, which is home to official county mascot, Snooty, the oldest manatees in the world.
For sports enthusiasts, Bradenton is home of the IMG Soccer Academy and boasts the Bradenton Marauders minor league team, as well as the Pittsburgh Pirates, whose major league spring-training home games at McKechnie field are a must for baseball fans. City parks and green spaces offer marinas, picnic spots and playgrounds, while the Bradenton Riverwalk stretches across 1.5 miles of land for picturesque strolls amidst sports facilities, music festival venues and more.
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Listing information last updated on September 24th, 2017 at 11:18pm CDT.