Welcome to Historic Bradenton
A timeless, laid-back coastal vibe surrounded by scenic beachfront.
Bradenton is one of the oldest and most charming historic neighborhoods in Florida. Founded in 1895, the waterfront community lies on the banks of the Manatee River and is home to many beautiful old homes. The architecture in the Historic Bradenton neighborhood is a mix of styles, including Spanish Revival, Mediterranean Revival, craftsman, Colonial, bungalows, bohemian, and the Key West style. The Braden Castle neighborhood is a designated U.S. Historic District.
With its prime location on the Gulf Coast, Historic Bradenton provides easy access to some of the best beaches in America. It’s home to the oldest operating fishing village called Cortez, right off Anna Maria
Island. The neighborhood is a great place to call home as it is surrounded by burgeoning restaurants and a beautiful beachfront.
What to Love
- Surrounded by freshwater and saltwater
- Bustling downtown and river district
- Hometown vibe with a close-knit feel
- Fantastic range of restaurants and bars
- Plenty of parks, museums, and attractions along beaches
If you’re looking for a timeless, laid-back, coastal vibe with extensive city amenities, then Historic Bradenton is the place for you. Life in Historic Bradenton is filled with days on the beach or river trips, strolls through gorgeous scenery, and endless outdoor activities. The downtown district and river district are bustling areas filled with shopping and dining venues. Historic Bradenton is a hidden gem, so local residents enjoy the neighborhood highlights with minimal disruption from tourists.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Historic Bradenton has plenty of places to enjoy a night out and a fine meal. You will find your favorite German dishes along with live music at the Lucky Frog Restaurant
. At the Oak & Stone
, you can enjoy a craft beer with their artisan pizza. At Tiramisu Ristorante Italiano
, you will find homemade Italian food, and at Ortygia
you will find authentic Sicilian dishes.
O’bricks Irish Pub & Martini Bar
is not your typical Irish pub fare. It is a chef-driven restaurant where you will find Grilled Chicken Chevre along with traditional Shepherd’s Pie. Chateau 13
might become your favorite place to enjoy a bottle of wine while snacking on a charcuterie board. They also have a sophisticated menu with options such as pan-seared Verlasso salmon with oven-dried tomatoes.
You can start your day out with a fine breakfast or grab a quick bite on the go at one of Historic Bradenton’s breakfast restaurants. The Sage Biscuit Café
has a nice selection of vegan and vegetarian options without skimping on comfort foods, like biscuits and gravy.
Things to do
Bradenton is a fun community, evidenced by being the birthplace of horse surfing, a water sport where your horse pulls you on a boogie board through the ocean. There are plenty of options for watersports in Historic Bradenton. At the Manatee River, there is boating, fishing, and kayaking available.
Bradenton has festivals, events, and activities available year-round. The Bradenton Blues Festival
is the largest one, with a weekend of music from ten different blues bands.
True to its namesake, Historic Bradenton, there are plenty of museums to explore. The Desoto National Memorial
marks a historic site in the National Park, and the Atlantic Coastline Railroad Depot is a historic railroad depot. The Manatee Village Historical Park
has an original schoolhouse and courthouse to explore as you take a trip back in time. The South Florida Museum
has a planetarium, a museum of science and nature area, and the famous manatee habitat.
The Bradenton Riverwalk
is expanding to provide more areas to enjoy the sunset. Bradenton Pier
also provides beautiful views, and it is a great fishing spot. The Palma Sola Botanical Park
is a ten-acre oasis of rare fruit trees, lush tropical plants, lakes, and a kaleidoscope of butterflies.
Historic Bradenton has plenty of options for those who enjoy the arts. The Manatee Performing Arts Theatre
has comedy shows, musicals, ballet, and performances for children and adults. At the ArtCenter Manatee
, there are classes and workshops for children and adults to expand their artistic abilities, and the Village of the Arts
showcases work from local artists.
In Bradenton, you can find picturesque neighborhoods to live in and even spend a romantic date or propose to your loved one. Experience the beauty of Riverview Blvd and have an intriguing mood for your love changing like the tides. Additional surrounding homes include the Wares Creek, Point Pleasant
, Parade of homes
Some nearby schools in the neighborhood include: