Manatee is a county in the state of Florida. The largest city in the county is Bradenton which also serves as the county seat. At the time of the 2010 census, the population of Manatee County was 322,833 residents. Manatee is considered to be in the North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton metropolitan area. Almost 2% of Florida's population lives in Manatee County which ranks it 16th in Florida counties based on population. Manatee County has a total area of 893 square miles of which 743 square miles is land and 150 square miles is water. Native Americans originally inhabited Manatee County for thousands of years prior to European settlers arriving. The DeSoto expedition likely landed at the mouth of the Manatee River around 1513. The location of the likely landing now the United States National Park Service's DeSoto National Memorial. The area was settled in 1842, and shortly, it was home to one of the south's finest sugar plantations. Most early settlers made their home near the Manatee River because of the fertile soil in the Manatee River Valley.
Manatee County is home to many nationally protected areas including Passage Key National Wildlife Refuge, Lake Manatee State Park, and Myakka River State Park. Incorporated cities in the county are Anna Maria, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Palmetto, and Holmes Beach. The county also includes many census-designated places and unincorporated areas. Anna Maria is a beautiful barrier island off the coast of Manatee County with gorgeous white sand beaches and crystal aqua blue waters. Golfing and fishing are popular activities for both residents and tourists. Afternoon sunning on pristine beaches is a must-do activity. The Anna Maria Island Historical Museum is a great way to learn more about local history. Holmes Beach is a small town on Santa Maria Island that offers excellent fishing. Charter boats are available for a day of fishing in the deeper waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Picnicking on the beach under beautiful Australian pines is a great family activity. The area is a photographer's dream since the beauty of the beaches is unparalleled. Children in the county attend Manatee County School District.
New construction in the real estate market in Manatee County includes condominiums and single family homes. The price for a condo in Manatee County begins around an affordable $175,999 and goes up in price to $699,000. New construction single family homes in Manatee County are available in a wide variety of sizes and styles. Homes start at around $149,900 and can go as high as $4,000,000.
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