Bradenton is my hometown.
It is a growing town located between Sarasota and the metropolitan areas of Tampa and St. Petersburg Florida. Our location provides us with the feel of a medium size town with convenient travel options to make use of other cities cultural, educational and sports opportunities, such as Major League Baseball, National Football, Stanley cup winning hockey and a wide choice of spring training games. And don't forget the many beautiful Golf Courses ! We have or own live performance center that will be completed in a few months that is home to the "Manatee Players", an award winning troupe of actors! And performing arts centers and small theaters are also available in Sarasota area. Higher education facilities include University of South Florida, New college, Ringling School of Art, State College of Florida, IMG sports Academy, and Lecom, just to name a few.
Bradenton real estate provides a wide variety of housing options that are sure to meet your needs
From the beautiful homes that line part of our Gulf of Mexico shores to large open spans of farm land, from Downtown apartments to vacation cottages on the beaches, Manatee County has it all. Apartments and single family living can be found along the banks of our beautiful Manatee River. Many with boating access which opens right out into the Gulf of Mexico. Large subdivisions like Lakewood Ranch, Heritage Harbour, and Panther Ridge are growing larger every day! Whether you are young professionals, growing families or Seniors, whatever housing needs you require can be found here. I will say it again, Bradenton real estate has it all!
Prized for the sands of Siesta Key Beach, named the world's best in 2011, Sarasota and Her Islands is a resort destination that attracts visitors from nearly every corner of the world. Sarasota isn't just known as a hot spot on the Gulf Coast, however-it's annually ranked in the Top Ten on "Best Small City" and "Best Place to Retire" lists nationally.
In addition to the Ringling Museum, Sarasota is home to an opera, ballet, and symphony orchestra, as well as theatres, art galleries and artist communities. The "Purple Cow" as locals have come to know it, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall adds even more color to shimmering Sarasota Bay, hosting big concerts and theatrical productions. October
2012 marks the start of the Asolo Theatre's 54th season.
The Asolo, in collaboration with the Sarasota Ballet, brings Tony Award winning-musicals to Sarasota, along with many other productions. Local theaters including the Venice Little Theatre and Golden Apple Dinner Theatre, as well as a slew of music and dance companies, including the Florida West Coast Symphony, also call Sarasota home.
Fans of modern art will find it all in Downtown Sarasota, which is jam-packed with art galleries, theaters and independently-owned boutiques. Visitors can tour Towles Court Artists Colony, an artist's neighborhood filled with studios that often double as homes. Looking for a little more upscale experience? Check in at the Hyatt or the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota. Stroll the shops and boutiques of the world-renowned St. Armands' Circle. Endless arts and entertainment, restaurants, boating, fishing, outdoor watersports of every kind are at your fingertips. Oh, and endless sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy.
Sarasota Real Estate
Sarasota has great beaches on the Gulf of Mexico with 35 miles of powdered-sugar sand. There is great shopping and dining on St. Armands Key. There are 3 barrier Islands; Siesta Key, Longboat Key and Lido Key. There are also great hotels such as the Ritz Carlton and Colony Beach and Tennis Resort. It has a small art district brought in by John Ringling originally from Wisconsin and now consists of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Asolo Theatre Festival and the Sarasota Film Festival.