Looking for a home in the Sunshine State? You need a real estate agent in Manatee County, Florida to show you the way. A local real estate agency can assign someone to drive you around the county, but knowing a little about the region first can help you decide whether or not it’s an area that should be on your short list when looking for a home.
With just over 320,000 residents, Manatee County is home to 1.8% of Florida’s total population. The Southern mouth of the Manatee River is thought to have been the landing place of the DeSoto’s original expedition. The Manatee River Valley was settled by early pioneers, and the region was home to many great sugar plantations.
Two state parks are located in Manatee County, as well as the Passage Key National Wildlife Refuge. There is easy access to Tampa Bay and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and the Upper Manatee is being developed for rowers and canoers to enjoy year-round.
Popular cities in Manatee County include Anna Marie, Bradenton, Holmes Beach, and Palmetto. Sights include the South Florida Museum, the Village of the Arts, and the Manatee Historical Village Park, as well as the Riverwalk, the Mote Marine Laboratory, and the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Antiquities.
Economic drivers consist primarily of health care companies, manufacturing, and retail, with Tropicana and Beall’s both headquartered in Bradenton. Sysco has multiple locations across the county, as does Publix, and Florida State University also offers employment opportunities.
You can find a Manatee County real estate agent by using the Real Estate Agent Directory. Our website also features real estate advice articles for buyers and sellers, a real estate blog, a comprehensive FAQ and glossary, and plenty of information to help you find the perfect home in Manatee County, Florida.
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