Nestled on the banks of the Manatee River, the little community of Ellenton is home to a little over 3100 people. Ellenton is just minutes away from Bradenton and Sarasota, with the beach communities of Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key just a short drive away. Over a fifth of the area within Ellenton's designated boundaries is water, which means that waterfront properties are everywhere. Ellenton’s central location makes it ideal for those who want to be close to the amenities offered by Sarasota and Bradenton, while maintaining the quiet, calm atmosphere of a small town. Ellenton is located in Manatee County, which was recently ranked the 21st Best Place to Live by Money Magazine. The beaches, the old Florida-style neighborhoods, and Florida charm bring people to this wonderful community.