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434 Apartments for rent in Palmetto, FL

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2006 4th Avenue West
2006 4th Avenue West
Palmetto, FL | Palmetto
3 Bedrooms
$1,645
1112 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:45 AM
At Main Street Renewal, we provide our residents with an easy leasing experience starting with the flexibility to tour at any time (8am 8pm), applying for a home online, and our dedicated teams ready to assist with any needs.
1 Unit Available
311 9TH AVENUE E
311 9th Avenue East
Palmetto, FL | Palmetto
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
1819 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:19 AM
RARELY AVAILABLE! 3 bedroom 2 bath on a cul-de-sac in gated Riviera Dunes Northshore community. Direct access to Riviera Dunes Marina. Sorry this house does not come with a boat slip. Ceramic Tile floors. Water view from screened in lanai.
1 Unit Available
1702 11TH STREET W
1702 11th Street West
Palmetto, FL | Palmetto
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
1332 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:19 AM
Roomy 3 Bedroom/1 Bath Single Family Home with large back yard and plenty of parking for vehicles or a boat. New carpeting being installed prior to end of November 2020. Nice appliances including a washer and dryer. Separate Laundry Room.
1 Unit Available
1050 RIVERSIDE DRIVE
1050 Riverside Drive
Palmetto, FL | Palmetto
2 Bedrooms
$1,675
1435 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 04:19 AM
If you love the water STOP right here! Regatta Pointe is located right next to the Manatee River. 2BR/2BA 2nd floor condo overlooking the community pool with extravagant views from the lanai and roof top of the Manatee River.
1 Unit Available
1701 EDGEWATER LANE
1701 Edgewater Lane
Palmetto, FL | Palmetto
3 Bedrooms
$3,200
1547 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:19 AM
TASTEFULLY DECORATED TURN KEY FURNISHED VILLA IN TERRA CEIA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB. PEACEFUL SETTING AND NEAR COMMUNITY POOL. LAKE AND GOLF COURSE VIEW FROM THE SPACIOUS LANAI.
1 Unit Available
140 RIVIERA DUNES WAY 406
140 Riviera Dunes Way
Palmetto, FL | Palmetto
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
1834 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 08:35 AM
Capture Endless Sunsets On The Manatee River From Your Expansive Balcony. Spacious 2/2 4th Fl.Unit With Private Elevator & 2 Deeded Under Build Parking Spaces.
1 Unit Available
530 5th Ave W
530 5th Avenue West
Palmetto, FL | Palmetto
1 Bedroom
$925
500 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 08:35 AM
Adorable 1/1 apartment in Palmetto. Perfect for a single person although 2 people (max) are allowed. Minutes from Wal-Mart, Detweiler's, Walgreens, and shopping plazas. Duplex is in a very quiet neighborhood.
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50 Units Available
Aria at Bradenton
102 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL | Downtown Bradenton
1 Bedroom
$1,305
793 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,745
1195 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,195
1401 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
Discover a perfect lifestyle in Bradenton’s newest apartment community. Aria will provide sanctuary and satisfaction for the busy professional.
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8 Units Available
Riversong
606 3rd Ave E
Bradenton, FL | Downtown Bradenton
1 Bedroom
$1,219
816 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,658
1160 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,005
1450 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
Located just steps from Bishop Planetarium, Manatee Performing Arts Center, and the Riverwalk. Units include patio or balcony, stainless steel appliances, and washer dryer hookup. Community includes parking, pool, and courtyard.
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8 Units Available
Preserve at Riverwalk
360 11th St E
Bradenton, FL | Joel
1 Bedroom
$1,199
739 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,399
1228 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,699
1486 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:19 AM
Spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom homes with open floor plans, stainless appliances, granite counters, 9-foot ceilings, walk-in closets. Amenities include resort-style pool, sundeck with outdoor kitchen and fire pit. Near Riverwalk and historic Manatee Village.
1 Unit Available
610 20th Lane East, BUILDING 1
610 20th Lane East
Memphis, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
910 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 05:22 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 610 20th Lane East, BUILDING 1 in Memphis. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
747 20th Lane East, BUILDING 10
747 20th Lane East
Memphis, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
910 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 05:22 AM
Beautiful end unit with a huge side yard! White shaker cabinets in both kitchen and bathroom. You get a double deep-well sink set in beautiful granite counters with disposal.
1 Unit Available
630 20th Lane East, BUILDING 2
630 20th Lane East
Memphis, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
910 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 05:22 AM
Lovely end unit neighboring a courtyard. New upgraded LED lights keep energy bills down. Wood grain linoleum flooring throughout.
1 Unit Available
740 20th Lane East, BUILDING 11
740 20th Lane East
Memphis, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
910 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 05:22 AM
Beautiful 2 bedroom with private back patio.
1 Unit Available
1712 18th Street East
1712 18th Street East
Memphis, FL | Washington Park
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
1108 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:45 AM
This home will be available soon, and we are accepting applications. At Main Street Renewal, we provide our residents with an easy leasing experience starting with applying for a home online and our dedicated teams ready to assist with any needs.
1 Unit Available
2008 3rd Avenue West
2008 3rd Avenue West
Memphis, FL
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
1148 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:45 AM
At Main Street Renewal, we provide our residents with an easy leasing experience starting with applying for a home online and our dedicated teams ready to assist with any needs. Our homes are pet friendly, but breed restrictions may apply.
1 Unit Available
2001 2nd Avenue West
2001 2nd Avenue West
Memphis, FL
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
1374 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:45 AM
At Main Street Renewal, we provide our residents with an easy leasing experience starting with the flexibility to tour at any time (8am-8pm), applying for a home online, and our dedicated teams ready to assist with any needs.
1 Unit Available
1400 1ST AVENUE W
1400 1st Avenue West
Bradenton, FL | Downtown Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
1280 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:19 AM
Pied-à-terre bordering the Manatee River - a rare opportunity to experience historic downtown Bradenton in this comfortable and cozy two bedroom two bath turnkey furnished condo.
1 Unit Available
910 TIDEWATER SHORES LOOP
910 Tidewater Shores Loop
Bradenton, FL | Old Manatee Village
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
1121 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:19 AM
Are you interested in a monthly rental in a newly built condo in Tidewater Preserves? You should check out this executive level, 4th floor condo with wide and deep views of Manatee River.
1 Unit Available
3317 5TH AVENUE W
3317 5th Avenue West
Memphis, FL | Memphis
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
1248 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:19 AM
Annual Rental Available NOW. Excellent rental opportunity. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a 2 car garage. Great community with a large fenced in yard, 2 sheds and great backyard patios. Tile and wood look planking, vaulted ceilings with great light.
1 Unit Available
1650 1ST AVE W APT 304B
1650 1st Avenue West
Bradenton, FL | Point Pleasant
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
1221 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
River Front Fully Remodeled 2Br Condo! - Property Id: 398428 Beautiful Waterfront 3rd Floor Unit Condo / Pool / Elevator.
1 Unit Available
808 3rd Ave W Ste 205
808 3rd Avenue West
Bradenton, FL | Downtown Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1535 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 3 at 08:35 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 808 3rd Ave W Ste 205 in Bradenton. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
1030 Tidewater Shores Loop Unit 201
1030 Tidewater Shores Loop
Bradenton, FL | Old Manatee Village
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,000
1408 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 08:35 AM
Newly built 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo in the gated community of Tidewater Preserve. This luxurious smart-home is complete with keyless entry, smart doorbell and smart thermostats.
1 Unit Available
507 25th Dr. E
507 25th Drive East
Ellenton, FL | Ellenton
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
1744 sqft
Last updated May 14 at 09:36 AM
507 25th Dr. E Available 06/08/20 For Lease - Beautiful established family community at Plantation Bay Ellenton. This pool home features 3 Bedroom - 2 Bath - 2 Car Garage. Close to Manatee River and easy access to I75, shopping malls and beaches.
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Apartment Rentals in Palmetto start at $900/month.
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While some Palmetto properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Palmetto. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of South Florida-Main Campus, Altierus Career College-Tampa, University of South Florida-St Petersburg, Hillsborough Community College, and The University of Tampa.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Palmetto. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of South Florida-Main Campus, Altierus Career College-Tampa, University of South Florida-St Petersburg, Hillsborough Community College, and The University of Tampa.

City Guide

Palmetto
Palmetto's history hearkens back to the mid-1800s, when the Manatee River drew settlers who used its Gulf access to ship commodities into and out of the region. One of the region's early inhabitants, a man named Samuel Sparks Lamb, arrived in 1868 and decided that the burgeoning community needed a name -- and not just any name but one that paid tribute to his home state of South Carolina. Thus, Palmetto, Florida (named after "The Palmetto State"), was born.
Palmetto's history hearkens back to the mid-1800s, when the Manatee River drew settlers who used its Gulf access to ship commodities into and out of the region. One of the region's early inhabitants, a man named Samuel Sparks Lamb, arrived in 1868 and decided that the burgeoning community needed a name -- and not just any name but one that paid tribute to his home state of South Carolina. Thus, Palmetto, Florida (named after "The Palmetto State"), was born.

On the shores of the Manatee River, near where it flows into the Gulf of Mexico, sits the city of Palmetto, Florida. It's a typical seaside community, with eye-catching views of sun-dappled water and gently swaying palm trees. Not far away are the larger cities of Sarasota and Tampa, which infuse the area with their own doses of sun, sand, and surf. Though Palmetto's gorgeous setting has rightfully earned it a reputation as a resort-worthy escape, the city also offers several amenities that make it a comfortable, livable place for the 12,606 residents who call it home.

Moving to Palmetto

So, Palmetto offers plenty of diversions, and plenty of places to eat and shop. How about apartments does it offer plenty of those? In a word, yes. If you're looking for anything from a studio apartment to a three-bedroom apartment, you'll probably find it here, with some of those units being pet-friendly apartments. To rent an apartment in Palmetto, look at complexes like Palmetto Trace Apartments, Oakridge Apartments, and Regatta Arms Apartments, which offer apartments of varying sizes and amenities. However, you'll find that many units on the market in Palmetto are vacation rentals, so be sure to stay clear of those if you're looking for something long-term.

Moving to Palmetto
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So, Palmetto offers plenty of diversions, and plenty of places to eat and shop. How about apartments does it offer plenty of those? In a word, yes. If you're looking for anything from a studio apartment to a three-bedroom apartment, you'll probably find it here, with some of those units being pet-friendly apartments. To rent an apartment in Palmetto, look at complexes like Palmetto Trace Apartments, Oakridge Apartments, and Regatta Arms Apartments, which offer apartments of varying sizes and amenities. However, you'll find that many units on the market in Palmetto are vacation rentals, so be sure to stay clear of those if you're looking for something long-term.

Neighborhoods in Palmetto

There are many neighborhoods in Palmetto, but check out the list below of the more popular areas in town.

Piney Point: This neighborhood is close to a lot green space, like the Terra Ceia Preserve State Park.

Terra Mana: Off the Manatee River, this 'hood is home to Cut's Edge Harbor Marina and Bradenton Yacht Club.

Memphis: Here you'll find the locals' favorite Blackstone Park.

City Center: In this area, you'll find plenty of food options nearby. There's Sombreros, El Molcajetes, China One and Pizza Pros.

Neighborhoods in Palmetto
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There are many neighborhoods in Palmetto, but check out the list below of the more popular areas in town.

Piney Point: This neighborhood is close to a lot green space, like the Terra Ceia Preserve State Park.

Terra Mana: Off the Manatee River, this 'hood is home to Cut's Edge Harbor Marina and Bradenton Yacht Club.

Memphis: Here you'll find the locals' favorite Blackstone Park.

City Center: In this area, you'll find plenty of food options nearby. There's Sombreros, El Molcajetes, China One and Pizza Pros.

Living in Palmetto

Though Palmetto boasts a variety of activities that cater to visitors, like charter boat excursions into the ocean as well as boat tours of the Manatee River, it also offers plenty of diversions for residents. Hardly a month goes by that there's not a festival or parade in Palmetto, with the city offering everything from an Easter egg hunt to a vintage car show. Every year, the Manatee County Fair takes place in the heart of Palmetto, with activities including agriculture and art exhibits, a hay bale decorating contest, a 5K race and a barbecue cook-off. Palmetto is also home to a historical park, which includes a Carnegie Library built in 1914 (mostly with funds from the big man, Andrew Carnegie, himself), as well as a historic post office, schoolhouse, and other buildings. For outdoor recreation, in addition to the Manatee River, the city of Palmetto maintains 12 parks with playground equipment, sporting fields, and covered pavilions for picnics. Spend a day at Hydrant Park or Sutton Park to enjoy that Florida sunshine.

Not everything is fun and games in Palmetto, though. Residents need to shop, and they need to eat. (Actually, both those pursuits can be entertaining in and of themselves, so maybe everything is fun and games in Palmetto.) Restaurants like Riverhouse Reef & Grill, Riverside Caf and The Clam House Bar & Grill offer fresh fare from the sea, while national chains like Burger King, Checkers and Hungry Howie's are available for diners who want their meals to taste exactly like what they'd get in any other American city. Shopping options include locally owned stores that sell boutique-style items, and chains like Walmart and Walgreens that sell, well, pretty much what you'll find in every Walmart and Walgreens. Residents can get to these locations using their own vehicles or by catching rides on mass transit systems like the Manatee County Area Transit bus.

Living in Palmetto
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Though Palmetto boasts a variety of activities that cater to visitors, like charter boat excursions into the ocean as well as boat tours of the Manatee River, it also offers plenty of diversions for residents. Hardly a month goes by that there's not a festival or parade in Palmetto, with the city offering everything from an Easter egg hunt to a vintage car show. Every year, the Manatee County Fair takes place in the heart of Palmetto, with activities including agriculture and art exhibits, a hay bale decorating contest, a 5K race and a barbecue cook-off. Palmetto is also home to a historical park, which includes a Carnegie Library built in 1914 (mostly with funds from the big man, Andrew Carnegie, himself), as well as a historic post office, schoolhouse, and other buildings. For outdoor recreation, in addition to the Manatee River, the city of Palmetto maintains 12 parks with playground equipment, sporting fields, and covered pavilions for picnics. Spend a day at Hydrant Park or Sutton Park to enjoy that Florida sunshine.

Not everything is fun and games in Palmetto, though. Residents need to shop, and they need to eat. (Actually, both those pursuits can be entertaining in and of themselves, so maybe everything is fun and games in Palmetto.) Restaurants like Riverhouse Reef & Grill, Riverside Caf and The Clam House Bar & Grill offer fresh fare from the sea, while national chains like Burger King, Checkers and Hungry Howie's are available for diners who want their meals to taste exactly like what they'd get in any other American city. Shopping options include locally owned stores that sell boutique-style items, and chains like Walmart and Walgreens that sell, well, pretty much what you'll find in every Walmart and Walgreens. Residents can get to these locations using their own vehicles or by catching rides on mass transit systems like the Manatee County Area Transit bus.

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City Guide

Palmetto
Palmetto's history hearkens back to the mid-1800s, when the Manatee River drew settlers who used its Gulf access to ship commodities into and out of the region. One of the region's early inhabitants, a man named Samuel Sparks Lamb, arrived in 1868 and decided that the burgeoning community needed a name -- and not just any name but one that paid tribute to his home state of South Carolina. Thus, Palmetto, Florida (named after "The Palmetto State"), was born.
Palmetto's history hearkens back to the mid-1800s, when the Manatee River drew settlers who used its Gulf access to ship commodities into and out of the region. One of the region's early inhabitants, a man named Samuel Sparks Lamb, arrived in 1868 and decided that the burgeoning community needed a name -- and not just any name but one that paid tribute to his home state of South Carolina. Thus, Palmetto, Florida (named after "The Palmetto State"), was born.

On the shores of the Manatee River, near where it flows into the Gulf of Mexico, sits the city of Palmetto, Florida. It's a typical seaside community, with eye-catching views of sun-dappled water and gently swaying palm trees. Not far away are the larger cities of Sarasota and Tampa, which infuse the area with their own doses of sun, sand, and surf. Though Palmetto's gorgeous setting has rightfully earned it a reputation as a resort-worthy escape, the city also offers several amenities that make it a comfortable, livable place for the 12,606 residents who call it home.

Moving to Palmetto

So, Palmetto offers plenty of diversions, and plenty of places to eat and shop. How about apartments does it offer plenty of those? In a word, yes. If you're looking for anything from a studio apartment to a three-bedroom apartment, you'll probably find it here, with some of those units being pet-friendly apartments. To rent an apartment in Palmetto, look at complexes like Palmetto Trace Apartments, Oakridge Apartments, and Regatta Arms Apartments, which offer apartments of varying sizes and amenities. However, you'll find that many units on the market in Palmetto are vacation rentals, so be sure to stay clear of those if you're looking for something long-term.

Moving to Palmetto
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So, Palmetto offers plenty of diversions, and plenty of places to eat and shop. How about apartments does it offer plenty of those? In a word, yes. If you're looking for anything from a studio apartment to a three-bedroom apartment, you'll probably find it here, with some of those units being pet-friendly apartments. To rent an apartment in Palmetto, look at complexes like Palmetto Trace Apartments, Oakridge Apartments, and Regatta Arms Apartments, which offer apartments of varying sizes and amenities. However, you'll find that many units on the market in Palmetto are vacation rentals, so be sure to stay clear of those if you're looking for something long-term.

Neighborhoods in Palmetto

There are many neighborhoods in Palmetto, but check out the list below of the more popular areas in town.

Piney Point: This neighborhood is close to a lot green space, like the Terra Ceia Preserve State Park.

Terra Mana: Off the Manatee River, this 'hood is home to Cut's Edge Harbor Marina and Bradenton Yacht Club.

Memphis: Here you'll find the locals' favorite Blackstone Park.

City Center: In this area, you'll find plenty of food options nearby. There's Sombreros, El Molcajetes, China One and Pizza Pros.

Neighborhoods in Palmetto
+

There are many neighborhoods in Palmetto, but check out the list below of the more popular areas in town.

Piney Point: This neighborhood is close to a lot green space, like the Terra Ceia Preserve State Park.

Terra Mana: Off the Manatee River, this 'hood is home to Cut's Edge Harbor Marina and Bradenton Yacht Club.

Memphis: Here you'll find the locals' favorite Blackstone Park.

City Center: In this area, you'll find plenty of food options nearby. There's Sombreros, El Molcajetes, China One and Pizza Pros.

Living in Palmetto

Though Palmetto boasts a variety of activities that cater to visitors, like charter boat excursions into the ocean as well as boat tours of the Manatee River, it also offers plenty of diversions for residents. Hardly a month goes by that there's not a festival or parade in Palmetto, with the city offering everything from an Easter egg hunt to a vintage car show. Every year, the Manatee County Fair takes place in the heart of Palmetto, with activities including agriculture and art exhibits, a hay bale decorating contest, a 5K race and a barbecue cook-off. Palmetto is also home to a historical park, which includes a Carnegie Library built in 1914 (mostly with funds from the big man, Andrew Carnegie, himself), as well as a historic post office, schoolhouse, and other buildings. For outdoor recreation, in addition to the Manatee River, the city of Palmetto maintains 12 parks with playground equipment, sporting fields, and covered pavilions for picnics. Spend a day at Hydrant Park or Sutton Park to enjoy that Florida sunshine.

Not everything is fun and games in Palmetto, though. Residents need to shop, and they need to eat. (Actually, both those pursuits can be entertaining in and of themselves, so maybe everything is fun and games in Palmetto.) Restaurants like Riverhouse Reef & Grill, Riverside Caf and The Clam House Bar & Grill offer fresh fare from the sea, while national chains like Burger King, Checkers and Hungry Howie's are available for diners who want their meals to taste exactly like what they'd get in any other American city. Shopping options include locally owned stores that sell boutique-style items, and chains like Walmart and Walgreens that sell, well, pretty much what you'll find in every Walmart and Walgreens. Residents can get to these locations using their own vehicles or by catching rides on mass transit systems like the Manatee County Area Transit bus.

Living in Palmetto
+

Though Palmetto boasts a variety of activities that cater to visitors, like charter boat excursions into the ocean as well as boat tours of the Manatee River, it also offers plenty of diversions for residents. Hardly a month goes by that there's not a festival or parade in Palmetto, with the city offering everything from an Easter egg hunt to a vintage car show. Every year, the Manatee County Fair takes place in the heart of Palmetto, with activities including agriculture and art exhibits, a hay bale decorating contest, a 5K race and a barbecue cook-off. Palmetto is also home to a historical park, which includes a Carnegie Library built in 1914 (mostly with funds from the big man, Andrew Carnegie, himself), as well as a historic post office, schoolhouse, and other buildings. For outdoor recreation, in addition to the Manatee River, the city of Palmetto maintains 12 parks with playground equipment, sporting fields, and covered pavilions for picnics. Spend a day at Hydrant Park or Sutton Park to enjoy that Florida sunshine.

Not everything is fun and games in Palmetto, though. Residents need to shop, and they need to eat. (Actually, both those pursuits can be entertaining in and of themselves, so maybe everything is fun and games in Palmetto.) Restaurants like Riverhouse Reef & Grill, Riverside Caf and The Clam House Bar & Grill offer fresh fare from the sea, while national chains like Burger King, Checkers and Hungry Howie's are available for diners who want their meals to taste exactly like what they'd get in any other American city. Shopping options include locally owned stores that sell boutique-style items, and chains like Walmart and Walgreens that sell, well, pretty much what you'll find in every Walmart and Walgreens. Residents can get to these locations using their own vehicles or by catching rides on mass transit systems like the Manatee County Area Transit bus.