Live & Thrive

Why the Bradenton Area Feels Like Home

The Bradenton Area offers the dream combination of friendly, small-city living in a warm, sunny climate with sophisticated amenities across our county and in our nine communities. Perfectly situated just south of Tampa Bay and north of Sarasota, the Bradenton Area is easily accessible by major highways and three international airports.

With nearly endless waterfront along the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota Bay, Tampa Bay and the Manatee River, this unique Southwest Florida region offers abundant recreation for outdoor enthusiasts seeking sun, sea and sand. While we work hard and play even harder, our diverse quality of life is the reason so many residents choose to call this place home.

That’s not all!  Our innovative and creative economy, emerging arts and culture scene and endless outdoor recreation opportunities coupled with our abundant educational offerings and variety of housing options make the Bradenton Area the perfect choice for you to call home.

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