Bradenton, Florida 

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+10.9% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

98.3 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

2.5 / 9.2

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Bradenton, Florida

Bradenton, Florida is a vibrant and diverse city located right on the Gulf Coast. Visitors can explore its picturesque downtown area filled with unique shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues that offer a unique flavor of Southern culture. Outdoor activities are plentiful with access to miles of sandy beaches, numerous parks offering plenty of recreational activities, and spectacular views from nearby islands. With its convenient location close to Tampa and other major cities of the region, visitors have easy access for exciting day trips. Whether looking for relaxation or adventure, Bradenton has something for everyone! Resort-city complex - Central Florida Gulf Coast, starting 25 miles south of the Tampa–St. Petersburg area.
State: Florida
County: Manatee County
Metro Area: North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton Metro Area
City: Bradenton
Zip Codes: 34208 34209 34205
Cost of Living: -1.7% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 11 ft above sea level

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What Bert Has To Say About North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton Metro Area

Sarasota is an affluent resort community with an interesting history. In the late 1880’s, golf was introduced to the area from Scotland, and today, there are more than 30 golf courses near downtown. Leftover Scottish influence defines the appearance of many buildings. Led in part by the Ringling family of circus fame, the area became a top resort and real estate investment attraction in the 1920’s.


The unemployment rate in Bradenton is 4.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bradenton jobs have increased by 2.4%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Bradenton's cost of living is 1.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Bradenton's Cost of Living

November, April and March are the most pleasant months in Bradenton, while August and July are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Manatee county remained very strongly Republican, 57.5% to 41.5%. More Voting Stats

Bradenton's population is 54,918 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 6.2%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 24.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Bradenton is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 23.4%.

Bradenton public schools spend $9,322 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.5 students per teacher in Bradenton. More Education

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Housing Market in Bradenton

It's a good time to buy in Bradenton. Home Appreciation is up 23.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Bradenton is .

Reviews for Bradenton   32 Reviews
Avoid University Place development in Bradenton FL - 9/28/2020
Stay away from University Place in Bradenton FL (Cooper Ceek Blvd and Honore Ave.) We made the mistake of buying in this "safe" gated community according to the realtor... Read More

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How Bad is Manatee County - 1/28/2016
I just bought a home in Oneco area at 11st and 53rd, Naturally my realtor said its not a bad area and not to worry but seems theres a few gangs near by and a lot of... Read More

Crime - 11/12/2015
I placed a review of Bradenton in previous comments on Bradenton, Florida. I cannot find the review. I have lived in Europe, St. Petersburg, New York, Tampa, and... Read More

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