Waterfront Homes For Sale Bradenton Fl
The Bradenton waterfront homes for sale are primarily located in the northern area of Bradenton on the beautiful Manatee River. This 36-mile-long river provides boat owners with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico to the west and Tampa Bay just to the north. You can often see Manatees and alligators in the brackish water. The wildlife along the river also includes a wide variety of birds, including egrets, herons, storks, and sometimes sea birds. You will also find waterfront properties around Palma Sola Bay to the west and Sarasota Bay to the south.
Bradenton waterfront homes vary dramatically in size, but the median waterfront property is a 3-bedroom, 3-bath layout with about sq ft of indoor living area. The actual "living area" in many of these homes is greatly expanded through outdoor living by the pool areas. About two-thirds of the waterfront homes have private pools, with lanais and large deck areas to enjoy the great Florida weather and Gulf breezes.
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Waterfront Homes For Sale In Bradenton, Florida
If you enjoy boating or fishing, Bradenton has some great waterfront choices. A Bradenton waterfront condo might be a great choice if you want low maintenance. A Bradenton waterfront single-family home might be better if you want more privacy and space. Most of the waterfront real estate in Bradenton is on three bodies of water: the Manatee River, Palma Sola Bay, or Sarasota Bay.
The Manatee River is a wide 36-mile river on the northern coast of Bradenton. You can travel by boat to the Bradenton Downtown area and many waterfront restaurants if you live on it. You can access the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay to the west.
Palma Sola Bay is on the western tip of Bradenton. Your waterfront choices include both condos and single-family homes. Some properties have open water views of Palma Sola Bay, but most waterfront properties are on saltwater canals. The great thing about this location is it gives you the closest access to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay.
Sarasota Bay is just to the south of Palma Sola Bay. The waterfront choices include both condos and homes, which are located in the Bayshore Gardens area. You can boat or fish in the relatively protected waters of Sarasota Bay or make your way out to the Gulf via passes at the northern and southern ends of Longboat Key.
Nearby options for waterfront living are also available on the Gulf barrier islands from Anna Maria Island to Siesta Key. There you can find both beachfront as well as waterfront properties. Unfortunately, these generally come with a much higher price tag, but they are great options for those lucky enough to afford them. See all the properties from Anna Maria Island to Siesta Key.