Bradenton on the Braden River

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Bradenton is a “riverfront community” with a unique mixture of heritage, culture, arts, and sports. History also plays a vital role because some of the first European “tourist” set foot on land somewhere in the Bradenton area. While the first Spanish “visitors” who came to the area did not stay for good,  the settlers, who came centuries later, liked it there very much and settled in that area. They became the nucleolus of the new city on the Braden River. 

Bradenton Homes for sale range to include palatial waterfront estates with unbeatable views, various styles of single-family homes in gated and non-gated communities, townhouses, and various styles of condos, new construction and historic homes. 

Bradenton’s Historic District and Village of the Arts

Bradenton is smack in the middle of the  Tampa/St. Petersburg/Sarasota triangle, and a fabulous place to explore the arts and historical attractions.  Visitors and residents also have a choice of numerous beaches in the area. However. when the sun goes down, the day is far from over. You can spend a relaxing evening dining out or have a drink with friends in one of the many restaurants or pubs in downtown’s historic Old Main Street.  The  Historic District and the Village of the Arts are two spots where every visitor should go. Historic buildings, street cafes, cozy restaurants, small stores, and boutiques, stuffed with all kinds of artwork, are creating a fantastic atmosphere. The Village of the Arts is an eclectic community of artists who live and work in the vibrant and beautifully restored cottages.  Some of the buildings are dating back to the 1920s and 1930s; now, the charming village is bursting with one-of-a-kind restaurants, quaint cafes, art galleries, studios, and workshops.

Activities and Leisure Time in Bradenton

Bars and restaurants, on the beach and off the beach, are awaiting hungry and thirsty visitors.  So the question is, what can you do instead of adding more weight to your hips? Going to concerts, movie theaters, or art exhibitions would be an alternative. But there are plenty of other activities also available. By the way, if nothing gets you excited, Sarasota is only a short drive away. The cultural activities and sporting events of Bradenton and Sarasota combined will keep you busy for a while. 

Plenty of Parks for Nature Lovers

For nature lovers, there are several parks to explore. The Robinson Nature Preserve, De Soto National Memorial, Palma Sola Botanical Garden, and the G.T Bray Park are only some of the options. The South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium, the Village of the Arts, and the Art Center Manatee may also be attractive choices on a rainy day. But be prepared to go on a sunny day as well because it doesn’t rain too often during the dry season. 

There is another option: the Bradenton Riverwalk is a 1.5-mile stretch of land and a beautiful place to stroll. Enjoy the beauty of the Manatee river…along with a terrific playground for the kids, free concerts, a first-class skate park. When you are hungry just try some excellent restaurants. You will find all this along the banks of the Manatee River. 

More Parks 

Go and explore Lewis Park, Rossi Park, Love Park, Ballard Park, Martin Luther King Jr Park, Manatee Mineral Springs Park, Park at olde Westfield. Visit the Parks here

Historical Village and Modern Living

The fastest-growing and most popular subdivision is the Lakewood Ranch community, which is vast and still expanding. Lakewood Ranch is a city in the city, divided into several different villages, giving the home hunters plenty of options. Lakewood Ranch has schools, stores, a medical center, parks, and “Main Street” where people meet and greet. Discover this master-planned community with an array of distinct villages and neighborhoods, and you will be surprised. Scenic natural surroundings, You will find custom move-in ready homes for every age and stage in your life in picturesque natural surroundings. Come and live the good life. 

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