One of the first things people notice about Manatee County is the breath-taking beauty of the natural surroundings. This paradise is a playground! From island to mainland, there is always something new and exciting to discover: artistic communities and cultural events, family fun, adrenaline-packed adventure, historic outposts, or simply another beautiful sugar white-sand beach to sink your toes into.
Manatee County is located on Florida’s breathtakisng Gulf Coast. It is bordered by Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg to the north, Hardee and DeSoto counties to the east and Sarasota to the south. The beautiful beaches of Anna Maria Island fade into the Gulf of Mexico to the west.Location
The county has a total area of 893 square miles of which 743 square miles is land and 150 square miles is water and has three neighbors, DeSoto County, Hardee County, and Sarasota County.
Located in mainland Bradenton, Bayshore Gardens is just 20 minutes from the magnificent white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island. Numerous attractions and museums are nearby, as are shopping, outstanding restaurants, golf and fishing. The main campus of Manatee Community College is only a few blocks away. The […]
Bradenton is a Florida city on the Manatee River, south of Tampa. Located within Bradenton is the city of Palmetto, along with the barrier islands of Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island. The region is surrounded by waterways and offers year-round sunshine. The South Florida Museum has natural and cultural history exhibits. It also encompasses […]
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 […]
Palmetto makes for an excellent destination for a perfect vacation with its great weather, excellent food and facilities for a wide range of recreational activities. Water sports are a very popular with the Green Bridge Fishing Pier which is open throughout the day and night. The more adventurous fishing enthusiasts can even pay for one […]
There are a lot of tales about how Parrish came to exist. However, there is one thing that stays true. A civil war veteran named Major William Iredell Turner was the owner of Oak Hill Plantation and donated his land to a cattle rancher named Crawford Parrish, which gradually became known as Parrish. The community […]