Bradenton, Florida encompasses approximately 14.44 square miles in Manatee County, on US 41 between Tampa and Sarasota. Established in 1842, Bradenton was born from the marriage of Manatee City and the city of Bradentown. As the largest city in Manatee County, and the county seat, Bradenton, Florida is now home to over 50,000 residents. Bradenton’s north border is the Manatee River.

Zip codes used in this area are 34205, 34208, and 34209.

Bradenton’s schools are part of the Manatee County School District. In this area, there are forty-seven public schools, thirty-five private schools, and nine charter schools. Bradenton Public Schools spend, on average, $11,065 per student, and have a ratio of 17 students for every teacher.

The work commute for residents is, on average, just under twenty-two minutes. Average income is around $41,471 per household annually. Detached houses in this area are valued at approximately $167,955, with townhomes and condos estimated at $150,635.

This area is known for hot, humid summers. Average summer temperatures are around 90 degrees; winter lows reach around 50 degrees. Residents enjoy 249 sunny days out of each year but receive 55 inches of rain. There are approximately 104 days of the year with measurable precipitation.

Air transportation is provided by the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport located at 6000 Airport Cir, Sarasota, FL 34243. The Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport can be reached by phone at (941) 359-2770. The airport is three miles north of Sarasota and six miles south of Bradenton.

Public Transit is made available by MCAT, Manatee County Area Transit located at 1108 26th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208. The Manatee County Area Transit can be reached by phone at (941) 749-7116.

Areas of interest here include South Florida Museum, Village of the Arts, DeSoto National Memorial, Manatee Village Historical Park, Mckechnie Field, Lake Manatee State Park, Manatee Players Theater, Palma Sola Botanical Park, and nearby Snead Island.

There are a plethora of things to do in Bradenton, Florida. People often associate Florida with beach life, and Bradenton has that, too. Not only are there stretches of golden sand at the edges of blue waters, but the Bradenton Beaches are also host to unique shops and boutiques, trendy restaurants, ice cream parlors, and more.

Whether your interests are in history, the arts, sports, parks, salt life, or gardens, this area has much to offer. Go zip lining, whale and dolphin watching, catch a play or Broadway show. Indulge in fine dining or grab casual grub at a variety of area restaurants and eateries. Enjoy golf, go fishing, tour a winery, shop til you drop, pamper yourself in spas and salons, and more. There are even family farms where you can buy food fresh from the source. There’s something for every member of your household to enjoy here.

With its near-perfect weather, beautiful scenery, a plethora of activities, and plenty of places to work or nurture education, this is the perfect place to call home.

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