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6640 7TH AVENUE CIRCLE W
6640 7th Avenue Circle West
Bradenton, FL | West Bradenton
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
1610 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 08:00 AM
This spacious second floor, 3 bedroom + 2 bath unit boasts vaulted ceilings, lake views from the private balcony off the living room and master bedroom, granite counters, double vanity in the master bath and another private balcony accessed through
1 Unit Available
4109 18TH AVENUE DRIVE W
4109 18th Avenue Drive West
Bradenton, FL
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
1741 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 08:00 AM
Great 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home centrally located in West Bradenton. 1/3 acre lot with double gate to access parking for your boat or RV. Hardwood flooring in the living and dining areas. Huge kitchen with plenty of storage and drawer pull-outs.
1 Unit Available
5907 36TH AVENUE CIRCLE W
5907 36th Avenue Circle West
Bradenton, FL | West Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$1,900
937 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 08:00 AM
Furnished, two bedroom, two bath attached Villa. Wood laminate flooring throughout with tile floors in kitchen and bathrooms. Queen bed in master bedroom and walk-in shower in master bath. Guest bedroom has twin beds and tub/shower.
1 Unit Available
6478 7TH AVENUE CIRCLE W
6478 7th Avenue Circle West
Bradenton, FL | West Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
1440 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 08:00 AM
Ground floor, 2 BR/2 BA spacious, newly furnished unit on the lake. Master bedroom features a King size bed, generous closet space and an attached bathroom with dual vanities and a walk in shower. It also allows access to the screened lanai.
1 Unit Available
3640 IRONWOOD CIRCLE
3640 Ironwood Circle
Bradenton, FL | West Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
1096 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 08:00 AM
Elegantly appointed GROUND FLOOR 2 BR/2BA condo. The Guest Bedroom features 2 twin beds. The Master Bedroom features a Queen bed.
1 Unit Available
7721 4TH AVENUE W
7721 4th Avenue West
Manatee County, FL
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
1105 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 08:00 AM
Enchanting 2 BR/2 BA hideaway.
1 Unit Available
4103 37TH AVENUE W
4103 37th Avenue West
Bradenton, FL | Villages Of Lakeside
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
1050 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 08:00 AM
*55+ Community**Available starting12/01/20**Long term rental**Absolutely adorable, ground floor 2BD/2BA condo in desirable Cortez Villas. Quiet but active community with social events such as coffee get-togethers, game nights and dinners.
1 Unit Available
446 PALM TREE DRIVE
446 Palm Tree Drive
South Bradenton, FL | South Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
1304 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 08:00 AM
Bright second floor 2 BR/2 BA condo (stair access only) in coveted Wildewood Springs. Heated pools, spas, tennis courts, walking trails and serene environment of nature yet close to everything.
1 Unit Available
6809 20TH AVENUE W
6809 20th Avenue West
Bradenton, FL | West Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
1250 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 08:00 AM
Settle in and enjoy your lush green surroundings in this lovely Village Green home.
1 Unit Available
4107 41ST STREET W
4107 41st Street West
Bradenton, FL | Villages Of Lakeside
3 Bedrooms
$2,600
1419 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 08:00 AM
Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. Spacious yet cozy with beautiful views of the pond. Head down to the Clubhouse where you'll find a heated pool, tennis courts, shuffleboard, picnic and grilling area, basketball court and playground.
1 Unit Available
4460 IRONWOOD CIRCLE
4460 Ironwood Circle
Bradenton, FL | West Bradenton
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,200
840 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 08:00 AM
This is a 4th floor unit with elevator access. 2BR/2BA 4th floor end unit condo in the Pinebrook/Ironwood golf course community is only minutes from the beaches of Anna Maria Island. Master bedroom has a Queen bed and guest room has 2 twin beds.
1 Unit Available
4440 IRONWOOD CIRCLE
4440 Ironwood Circle
Bradenton, FL | West Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
750 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 08:00 AM
5th floor unit with elevator access. Quaint 1BR/1BA condo in the Ironwood golf course community is only minutes from the beaches of Anna Maria Island, shopping, bus lines, doctors and more.
1 Unit Available
3660 IRONWOOD CIRCLE
3660 Ironwood Circle
Bradenton, FL | West Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
1008 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 08:00 AM
A 55+ Community. This lovely ground floor, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo features a Queen bed in the Master and two twin beds in the Guest Bedroom. Beautiful views of the course right from the back door.
1 Unit Available
303 SPRINGDALE DRIVE
303 Springdale Drive
South Bradenton, FL | South Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
1304 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 08:00 AM
This is a second story unit, with stair access only. Escape from the Northern cold and come to this lovely condo in West Bradenton. Master Bedroom features a Queen size bed and the Guest room has 2 twin beds plus there are 2 Queen sleeper sofas.
1 Unit Available
4802 51ST STREET W
4802 51st Street West
Bradenton, FL | West Bradenton
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1048 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 08:00 AM
This ground floor 1BR/1 BA unit with generously sized screened lanai throws your cares to the wind. Securely situated in The Palms of Cortez, a gated community.
1 Unit Available
554 LAKESIDE DRIVE
554 Lakeside Drive
South Bradenton, FL | South Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
940 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 08:00 AM
2nd floor unit with stair access only. Beautiful Wildewood Springs 2BR/2BA unit comes with 2 twins in the Master bedroom and a Queen in the Guest room. Cozy Florida room with a beautiful view of the lush landscape. Heated pool, hot tub and tennis.
1 Unit Available
2808 HERITAGE LANE
2808 Heritage Lane
Bradenton, FL | West Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
1068 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 08:00 AM
A 55+ community. Elegantly appointed 2 BR/2BA condo in Meadowcroft South.The Guest Bedroom features a day bed with trundle. The Master Bedroom features a Queen bed.
1 Unit Available
4415 45TH AVENUE W
4415 45th Avenue West
Bradenton, FL | West Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
1174 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 08:00 AM
THIS IS A 2ND FLOOR UNIT, ACCESSIBLE ONLY BY STAIRS. Sparkling 2BR/2BA Shorewalk condo on the 2nd floor is conveniently located to access all Bradenton activities and is minutes to Anna Maria Island and the Gulf beaches.
1 Unit Available
4315 45TH AVENUE W
4315 45th Avenue West
Bradenton, FL | West Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
1174 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 08:00 AM
Lovely, updated 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1st floor condo at Shorewalk Vacation Villas. King bed in master bedroom and full bed in guest bedroom.
1 Unit Available
6509 GRAND ESTUARY TRAIL
6509 Grand Estuary Trail
Manatee County, FL
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
1156 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 08:00 AM
This fabulous waterview unit is the best seasonal value in all of River Strand by far! Reservations now being taken for season 2021. Gorgeous views of the lake from your patio in this beautifully and tastefully furnished condo on the first floor.
1 Unit Available
2921 RIVER RUN WAY
2921 River Run Way
Bradenton, FL | Braden River West
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
1478 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 08:00 AM
Beautiful brand new Single Family Home features 3 bedroom - 2 bath - 2-car -garage, large screened lanai, kitchen and bathrooms with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, tiles throughout. Close to 75 and minutes to Costco. A must see ...
1 Unit Available
11214 Veranda Court
11214 Veranda Court
Manatee County, FL
3 Bedrooms
$3,900
2451 sqft
Last updated January 21 at 06:32 AM
This amazing home is a favorite for all that stay. 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom secluded home just a five minute drive or 10 minute bicycle ride to the famous Anna Maria Island beaches which stretches for miles in each directions.
1 Unit Available
3401 99th Street E
3401 99th Street East
Manatee County, FL
3 Bedrooms
$1,599
1148 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 01:12 PM
LIFE SIMPLIFIED Coming soon! THIS HOME IS CURRENTLY BEING ENJOYED BY ANOTHER RESIDENT BUT WILL BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY. PLEASE RESPECT THEIR PRIVACY AND DO NOT DISTURB.
1 Unit Available
1020 Tidewater Shores Loop 405
1020 Tidewater Shores Loop
Bradenton, FL | Braden River East
2 Bedrooms
$1,925
1232 sqft
Last updated January 20 at 01:12 PM
Unit 405 Available 02/01/21 Tidewater Preserve Waterfront Condo - Property Id: 199117 Brand new Manatee River waterfront condo. Top floor (4th) in an elevator and staircase serviced building.
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Apartment Rentals in Palmetto start at $850/month.
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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
+

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.