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218 Apartments for rent in South Bradenton, FL

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Sarasota South
4515 26th St W
South Bradenton, FL | South Bradenton
1 Bedroom
$915
585 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
909 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 21 at 12:44 AM
Welcome to Sarasota South, a residential community featuring 1 and 2 bedroom apartments in Bradenton, FL.
1 Unit Available
3307 32nd Street West
3307 32nd Street West
South Bradenton, FL | South Bradenton
3 Bedrooms
$1,749
1458 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 09:40 AM
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
5005 31st St. W Manatee County
5005 31st Street West
South Bradenton, FL | South Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
720 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 09:40 AM
Adorable Cottage - 2 bed/ 1.5 bath in Bradenton with Lush Lake View - Hurry in to view this charming 2 bedroom/ 1.5 bath cottage style home sitting on a large lot overlooking a lush lake.
1 Unit Available
4916 31st St W # A
4916 31st Street West
South Bradenton, FL | South Bradenton
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
1102 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 07:29 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 4916 31st St W # A in South Bradenton. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
144 Pinehurst Dr
144 Pinehurst Drive
South Bradenton, FL | South Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
1158 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 07:29 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 144 Pinehurst Dr in South Bradenton. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
267 Sherwood Dr
267 Sherwood Drive
South Bradenton, FL | South Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
1728 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 07:29 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 267 Sherwood Dr in South Bradenton. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
3505 45th Terrace West
3505 45th Ter W
South Bradenton, FL | South Bradenton
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
1243 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 07:05 AM
Amazing 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom in South Bradenton. Utilities included: cable, electricity, internet, air conditioning and water. Date Available: Dec 1st 2020. $3,300/month rent. $3,300 security deposit required.
1 Unit Available
2618 38th Avenue West
2618 38th Avenue West
South Bradenton, FL | South Bradenton
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
1104 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 06:42 AM
Welcome home to this 3 bedroom 1 bath in west Bradenton. Fenced in yard on a dead end street, but still close to shopping and restaurants. Back yard backs up to the church and sliders lead to the outside from the dining/kitchen area.
1 Unit Available
731 OAKVIEW DRIVE
731 Oakview Drive
South Bradenton, FL | South Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
1632 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 20 at 08:43 PM
RENTED DEC - MAR 2021. Your peaceful oasis awaits at Wildwood Springs Condominiums! Located on an 88-acre bird and wildlife sanctuary surrounded by lush landscaping. Enjoy 7 community pools, tennis courts, nature paths and pickle ball courts.
1 Unit Available
122 WILD PALM DRIVE
122 Wild Palm Drive
South Bradenton, FL | South Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
1408 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:43 PM
WILDWOOD SPRINGS. Not age restricted. No pets/trucks/RVs/Motorcycles. 2 Bedroom/2 Bath upstairs condo. Lovely turnkey furnished. Decorator furnished. Spacious kitchen with lots of cabinet and counter space. New Refrigerator with icemaker.
1 Unit Available
446 PALM TREE DRIVE
446 Palm Tree Drive
South Bradenton, FL | South Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
1304 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:43 PM
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
2916 38TH AVENUE W
2916 38th Avenue West
South Bradenton, FL | South Bradenton
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
1151 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:43 PM
Large 3 Bed 1 bath on a dead end street is freshly painted and features terrazzo, carpet, and updated vinyl plank flooring. Total Rent is $1600 a month. $1250 for rent and $350 for all utilities and lawncare included.
1 Unit Available
303 SPRINGDALE DRIVE
303 Springdale Drive
South Bradenton, FL | South Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
1304 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:43 PM
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
718 OAKVIEW DRIVE
718 Oakview Drive
South Bradenton, FL | South Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
940 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:43 PM
Relaxing retreat among the mature oaks in this peaceful sanctuary. Settle in and soak up the serenity, the warm Florida sunshine and the beautiful Gulf breezes in this 2nd floor, 2 BR/2 BA unit in Wildewood Springs.
1 Unit Available
554 LAKESIDE DRIVE
554 Lakeside Drive
South Bradenton, FL | South Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
940 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:43 PM
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
2914 51ST AVENUE TERRACE W
2914 51st Ave Terrace West
South Bradenton, FL | South Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
1782 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:43 PM
This is a duplex with washer and dryer hookup in the carport. There is a large fenced yard with access from master bath. Master has an on suite bath. First, last and $1000 security is required to move in.
1 Unit Available
4706 30TH STREET W
4706 30th Street West
South Bradenton, FL | South Bradenton
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
1520 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:43 PM
This 3 bed 2 bath home is located on the second floor with a lake view. There is a new eat in kitchen with dishwasher and granite counter top. The laundry room comes with washer and dryer. Family room has sliders out to surround deck.
1 Unit Available
5026 WATER OAK DRIVE
5026 Water Oak Drive
South Bradenton, FL | South Bradenton
2 Bedrooms
$1,149
960 sqft
Last updated March 9 at 09:52 PM
Nice West Bradenton 2 bedroom 2 bath ground floor condo offering interior laundry room and extra storage on covered patio. Convenient location near FCU, restraunts, shopping, cinemas, banks and only minutes to the Anna Maria Island Beaches.
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3 Units Available
Palms at Cortez
3810 5th St E
Bradenton, FL | Samoset
2 Bedrooms
$1,219
978 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:44 AM
Modern apartment residences with a wood flooring, spacious living areas and modern kitchens. Balcony or patio offered. On-site pool, clothes care center and picnic area. Within a controlled, gated community.
Verified
10 Units Available
Sawgrass Cove
4801 47th Ave W
Bradenton, FL | West Bradenton
1 Bedroom
$1,084
767 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,360
1158 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,644
1320 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Luxury apartments near Florida coast beaches. Units feature granite counters, stainless steel appliances, fireplace and in-unit laundry. Grounds offer 24-hour gym, clubhouse, business center and more. Near Walmart and downtown Bradenton shopping. Minutes to beaches.
Verified
18 Units Available
Fountain Lake Bradenton
5620 Fountain Lake Cir
Bradenton, FL | Bay Shore Gardens
1 Bedroom
$1,205
874 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,235
993 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
1243 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 09:53 PM
Minutes away from the beach with nearby entertainment at The Mall at University Town Center. Relax on your screened porch and enjoy the comfort of faux hardwood floors, ample storage and more.
Verified
7 Units Available
Arbor Oaks at Bradenton
5400 26th St W
Bradenton, FL
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,107
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,222
1028 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 09:53 PM
Welcome to Arbor Oaks Apartments in beautiful Bradenton, Florida. We are hidden among the beautiful tropical landscaping of 27 acres just 15 minutes from Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, and Holmes Beach.
Verified
4 Units Available
Bradenton Reserve
6050 34th St W
Bradenton, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,050
659 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
995 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Apartments with new carpet and walk-in closets. Community amenities include a swimming pool with cabana and internet cafe. Located off Bayshore Gardens Parkway near Sarasota Bay and State College of Florida.
Verified
8 Units Available
Champion's Walk
4148 53rd Ave W
Bradenton, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,035
728 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,245
1052 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Apartments feature oversized closets, breakfast bars, and vaulted ceilings. Site amenities include a dog park, boat parking, and garage. Situated south of 53rd Avenue West near Riverwalk Park.
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How much is rent in South Bradenton?
In South Bradenton, the median rent is $1,121 for a studio, $852 for a 1-bedroom, $1,129 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,368 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in South Bradenton, check out our monthly South Bradenton Rent Report.
How much is rent in South Bradenton?
In South Bradenton, the median rent is $1,121 for a studio, $852 for a 1-bedroom, $1,129 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,368 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in South Bradenton, check out our monthly South Bradenton Rent Report.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find South Bradenton apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find South Bradenton apartments that allow pets.
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While some South Bradenton 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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How can I find off-campus housing in South Bradenton?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around South Bradenton. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Ringling College of Art and Design, University of South Florida-Main Campus, Altierus Career College-Tampa, University of South Florida-St Petersburg, and University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee.
How can I find off-campus housing in South Bradenton?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around South Bradenton. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Ringling College of Art and Design, University of South Florida-Main Campus, Altierus Career College-Tampa, University of South Florida-St Petersburg, and University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee.

Median Rent in South Bradenton

Last updated Sep. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in South Bradenton is $852, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,129.
Studio
$1,121
1 Bed
$852
2 Beds
$1,129
3+ Beds
$1,368

City Guide

South Bradenton
"We were wrapped up in a blanket / Red wine buzz kickin' in / A little Sarasota moonlight / Driftwood fire burnin'" (-- Rascal Flatts, "Cool Thing")
"We were wrapped up in a blanket / Red wine buzz kickin' in / A little Sarasota moonlight / Driftwood fire burnin'" (-- Rascal Flatts, "Cool Thing")

Just some of the many cool things about the lifestyle of Sarasota, Florida--feel cozy and homely hanging on the beach at night. Located on the southwestern side of the state in Manatee County, South Bradenton is a wee 4.5 square miles of lush, sun-drenched property. This area is known for its numerous golf courses and fresh-water lakes and rivers. One of its most famous senior citizens, in fact, is Snooty the Manatee. He lives in the South Florida Museum in Bradenton and was born during the Truman presidency. And apparently, as his name suggests, maybe he's a bit opinionated? There is never a shortage of fun things to do and see in this coastal area. From riding horses in the Bay to relaxing along the miles of beaches that twist and turn along the coastline, this place is a special paradise just waiting for you to come home!

Tips For Renting In South Bradenton

First and foremost, pay attention to the time of year you begin your search. If you are coming from out of state or even from another one of Florida's cities, avoid the hurricane season if at all possible. If it isn't, watch the weather to make sure you're not moving during high winds and rain. For sure, that ain't fun. The season begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th--that's only half the calendar. So plan accordingly. Aside from that caution, the rest is quite standard. Expect to pay application fees, have your credit checked, and bring rental history with references, as well as proof of income and identification. Another expectation is first and last months' rent with a security deposit for animals as well as humans. Your realtor or agent will be able to point you in the right direction for setting up utilities and other city services once you find what you are looking for.

Tips For Renting In South Bradenton
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First and foremost, pay attention to the time of year you begin your search. If you are coming from out of state or even from another one of Florida's cities, avoid the hurricane season if at all possible. If it isn't, watch the weather to make sure you're not moving during high winds and rain. For sure, that ain't fun. The season begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th--that's only half the calendar. So plan accordingly. Aside from that caution, the rest is quite standard. Expect to pay application fees, have your credit checked, and bring rental history with references, as well as proof of income and identification. Another expectation is first and last months' rent with a security deposit for animals as well as humans. Your realtor or agent will be able to point you in the right direction for setting up utilities and other city services once you find what you are looking for.

Local Neighborhoods

Lorraine Rd/Covenant Way: This is a suburban neighborhood filled with well-educated, young, and upwardly mobile urban sophisticates. The median income is rather high in this neighborhood, but the residents who live here can afford the better things in life. Caviar dreams! This area is ranked in the top 15 percent of America's wealthiest neighborhoods. So yes, if you have a staggering income, this is the neighborhood for you.$$$$$

Whitfield Ave/University Pkwy: This is another quiet suburban neighborhood that is exceedingly expensive to live in, with medium-sized rentals (3-4 bedrooms) as the norm. Filled with freshwater ponds and located right next to the Braden River, this is a quiet community of up-and-coming professionals and their families.$$$$$

Manatee Ave W/79th St W: Surrounded by water, this opulent neighborhood is for those who want to watch the sun rise and set over the ocean each and every day. Lucky them. With Palma Sola Bay to the south, Grassy Pointe Bayou to the east, and Perico Bayou sandwiched between the island and the mainland, this is a small slice of Floridian paradise, so many are seeking this spot. It's easy to find a small- or medium-sized rental here, but you will be paying for the location. It's easily walkable and has lots of little shops and corner stores, but most residents drive to work.$$$$

Palma Sola Park: This is a gorgeous and moderately affordable area that lies on the banks of the Palma Sola Bay. You will find mainly executives and management professionals in this area, so be aware of eavesdropping on the passersby on their cellphones. Predominantly young people with a good smattering of families and seniors rounds out the familial feeling of this area.$$$

Bayshore Gardens: Located along the banks of Sarasota Bay, Bayshore Gardens is a large mobile-home community with a few single-family houses mixed in. This rather nautical, hip, trendy area of the city is actually home to many seniors. Imagine--hip seniors with scuba gear. It is a very walkable neighborhood, very affordable, and family-friendly, with the added benefit of having Bayshore Gardens Marina within walking distance. Many residents take to the bay for fishing, swimming, paddle-boarding, or boating. This is an ocean lover's dream!$$

75th St W/Cortez Rd W: This neighborhood is a stone's throw away from Palma Sola Bay. Rock-skipper heaven! It has a nautical feel to it, and is populated with little shops that cater to locals and tourists alike. It's an urban area with mostly young, middle-income residents who are rising stars in their chosen fields.$$

Local Neighborhoods
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Lorraine Rd/Covenant Way: This is a suburban neighborhood filled with well-educated, young, and upwardly mobile urban sophisticates. The median income is rather high in this neighborhood, but the residents who live here can afford the better things in life. Caviar dreams! This area is ranked in the top 15 percent of America's wealthiest neighborhoods. So yes, if you have a staggering income, this is the neighborhood for you.$$$$$

Whitfield Ave/University Pkwy: This is another quiet suburban neighborhood that is exceedingly expensive to live in, with medium-sized rentals (3-4 bedrooms) as the norm. Filled with freshwater ponds and located right next to the Braden River, this is a quiet community of up-and-coming professionals and their families.$$$$$

Manatee Ave W/79th St W: Surrounded by water, this opulent neighborhood is for those who want to watch the sun rise and set over the ocean each and every day. Lucky them. With Palma Sola Bay to the south, Grassy Pointe Bayou to the east, and Perico Bayou sandwiched between the island and the mainland, this is a small slice of Floridian paradise, so many are seeking this spot. It's easy to find a small- or medium-sized rental here, but you will be paying for the location. It's easily walkable and has lots of little shops and corner stores, but most residents drive to work.$$$$

Palma Sola Park: This is a gorgeous and moderately affordable area that lies on the banks of the Palma Sola Bay. You will find mainly executives and management professionals in this area, so be aware of eavesdropping on the passersby on their cellphones. Predominantly young people with a good smattering of families and seniors rounds out the familial feeling of this area.$$$

Bayshore Gardens: Located along the banks of Sarasota Bay, Bayshore Gardens is a large mobile-home community with a few single-family houses mixed in. This rather nautical, hip, trendy area of the city is actually home to many seniors. Imagine--hip seniors with scuba gear. It is a very walkable neighborhood, very affordable, and family-friendly, with the added benefit of having Bayshore Gardens Marina within walking distance. Many residents take to the bay for fishing, swimming, paddle-boarding, or boating. This is an ocean lover's dream!$$

75th St W/Cortez Rd W: This neighborhood is a stone's throw away from Palma Sola Bay. Rock-skipper heaven! It has a nautical feel to it, and is populated with little shops that cater to locals and tourists alike. It's an urban area with mostly young, middle-income residents who are rising stars in their chosen fields.$$

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City Guide

South Bradenton
"We were wrapped up in a blanket / Red wine buzz kickin' in / A little Sarasota moonlight / Driftwood fire burnin'" (-- Rascal Flatts, "Cool Thing")
"We were wrapped up in a blanket / Red wine buzz kickin' in / A little Sarasota moonlight / Driftwood fire burnin'" (-- Rascal Flatts, "Cool Thing")

Just some of the many cool things about the lifestyle of Sarasota, Florida--feel cozy and homely hanging on the beach at night. Located on the southwestern side of the state in Manatee County, South Bradenton is a wee 4.5 square miles of lush, sun-drenched property. This area is known for its numerous golf courses and fresh-water lakes and rivers. One of its most famous senior citizens, in fact, is Snooty the Manatee. He lives in the South Florida Museum in Bradenton and was born during the Truman presidency. And apparently, as his name suggests, maybe he's a bit opinionated? There is never a shortage of fun things to do and see in this coastal area. From riding horses in the Bay to relaxing along the miles of beaches that twist and turn along the coastline, this place is a special paradise just waiting for you to come home!

Tips For Renting In South Bradenton

First and foremost, pay attention to the time of year you begin your search. If you are coming from out of state or even from another one of Florida's cities, avoid the hurricane season if at all possible. If it isn't, watch the weather to make sure you're not moving during high winds and rain. For sure, that ain't fun. The season begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th--that's only half the calendar. So plan accordingly. Aside from that caution, the rest is quite standard. Expect to pay application fees, have your credit checked, and bring rental history with references, as well as proof of income and identification. Another expectation is first and last months' rent with a security deposit for animals as well as humans. Your realtor or agent will be able to point you in the right direction for setting up utilities and other city services once you find what you are looking for.

Tips For Renting In South Bradenton
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First and foremost, pay attention to the time of year you begin your search. If you are coming from out of state or even from another one of Florida's cities, avoid the hurricane season if at all possible. If it isn't, watch the weather to make sure you're not moving during high winds and rain. For sure, that ain't fun. The season begins on June 1st and ends on November 30th--that's only half the calendar. So plan accordingly. Aside from that caution, the rest is quite standard. Expect to pay application fees, have your credit checked, and bring rental history with references, as well as proof of income and identification. Another expectation is first and last months' rent with a security deposit for animals as well as humans. Your realtor or agent will be able to point you in the right direction for setting up utilities and other city services once you find what you are looking for.

Local Neighborhoods

Lorraine Rd/Covenant Way: This is a suburban neighborhood filled with well-educated, young, and upwardly mobile urban sophisticates. The median income is rather high in this neighborhood, but the residents who live here can afford the better things in life. Caviar dreams! This area is ranked in the top 15 percent of America's wealthiest neighborhoods. So yes, if you have a staggering income, this is the neighborhood for you.$$$$$

Whitfield Ave/University Pkwy: This is another quiet suburban neighborhood that is exceedingly expensive to live in, with medium-sized rentals (3-4 bedrooms) as the norm. Filled with freshwater ponds and located right next to the Braden River, this is a quiet community of up-and-coming professionals and their families.$$$$$

Manatee Ave W/79th St W: Surrounded by water, this opulent neighborhood is for those who want to watch the sun rise and set over the ocean each and every day. Lucky them. With Palma Sola Bay to the south, Grassy Pointe Bayou to the east, and Perico Bayou sandwiched between the island and the mainland, this is a small slice of Floridian paradise, so many are seeking this spot. It's easy to find a small- or medium-sized rental here, but you will be paying for the location. It's easily walkable and has lots of little shops and corner stores, but most residents drive to work.$$$$

Palma Sola Park: This is a gorgeous and moderately affordable area that lies on the banks of the Palma Sola Bay. You will find mainly executives and management professionals in this area, so be aware of eavesdropping on the passersby on their cellphones. Predominantly young people with a good smattering of families and seniors rounds out the familial feeling of this area.$$$

Bayshore Gardens: Located along the banks of Sarasota Bay, Bayshore Gardens is a large mobile-home community with a few single-family houses mixed in. This rather nautical, hip, trendy area of the city is actually home to many seniors. Imagine--hip seniors with scuba gear. It is a very walkable neighborhood, very affordable, and family-friendly, with the added benefit of having Bayshore Gardens Marina within walking distance. Many residents take to the bay for fishing, swimming, paddle-boarding, or boating. This is an ocean lover's dream!$$

75th St W/Cortez Rd W: This neighborhood is a stone's throw away from Palma Sola Bay. Rock-skipper heaven! It has a nautical feel to it, and is populated with little shops that cater to locals and tourists alike. It's an urban area with mostly young, middle-income residents who are rising stars in their chosen fields.$$

Local Neighborhoods
+

Lorraine Rd/Covenant Way: This is a suburban neighborhood filled with well-educated, young, and upwardly mobile urban sophisticates. The median income is rather high in this neighborhood, but the residents who live here can afford the better things in life. Caviar dreams! This area is ranked in the top 15 percent of America's wealthiest neighborhoods. So yes, if you have a staggering income, this is the neighborhood for you.$$$$$

Whitfield Ave/University Pkwy: This is another quiet suburban neighborhood that is exceedingly expensive to live in, with medium-sized rentals (3-4 bedrooms) as the norm. Filled with freshwater ponds and located right next to the Braden River, this is a quiet community of up-and-coming professionals and their families.$$$$$

Manatee Ave W/79th St W: Surrounded by water, this opulent neighborhood is for those who want to watch the sun rise and set over the ocean each and every day. Lucky them. With Palma Sola Bay to the south, Grassy Pointe Bayou to the east, and Perico Bayou sandwiched between the island and the mainland, this is a small slice of Floridian paradise, so many are seeking this spot. It's easy to find a small- or medium-sized rental here, but you will be paying for the location. It's easily walkable and has lots of little shops and corner stores, but most residents drive to work.$$$$

Palma Sola Park: This is a gorgeous and moderately affordable area that lies on the banks of the Palma Sola Bay. You will find mainly executives and management professionals in this area, so be aware of eavesdropping on the passersby on their cellphones. Predominantly young people with a good smattering of families and seniors rounds out the familial feeling of this area.$$$

Bayshore Gardens: Located along the banks of Sarasota Bay, Bayshore Gardens is a large mobile-home community with a few single-family houses mixed in. This rather nautical, hip, trendy area of the city is actually home to many seniors. Imagine--hip seniors with scuba gear. It is a very walkable neighborhood, very affordable, and family-friendly, with the added benefit of having Bayshore Gardens Marina within walking distance. Many residents take to the bay for fishing, swimming, paddle-boarding, or boating. This is an ocean lover's dream!$$

75th St W/Cortez Rd W: This neighborhood is a stone's throw away from Palma Sola Bay. Rock-skipper heaven! It has a nautical feel to it, and is populated with little shops that cater to locals and tourists alike. It's an urban area with mostly young, middle-income residents who are rising stars in their chosen fields.$$