Bradenton, Florida is the county seat of Manatee County, Florida and is the largest Principal City of the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, with a population of around 55,000. Located on US 41 between Tampa and Sarasota, Bradenton is surrounded by both fresh and saltwater waterways and enjoys excellent access to over 20 miles of Florida beaches along the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Located north of Sarasota, Bradenton is approximately 243 miles north east of Miami. This is a beachside community.

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Bradenton is an historic town which contains many buildings of historical interest including the Iron Block Building (1896) and the Old Manatee County Courthouse (1860). The Braden Castle Park Historic District is of particular interest.

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2709 W 60th Avenue W Dr # D 18, Bradenton, FL 34207
Asking Price:      $45,900
Beds:                     2 Bed
Baths:                   2 Bath
House Size:        1,160 Sq Ft
Year Built:           1984

House Bradenton Florida
house Bradenton Florida

As well as a thriving tourist economy Bradenton is home to Tropicana, one of the world’s largest producers of orange juice and a major employer in the city.

The eastern side of Bradenton has grown at a very rapid rate over the past few years, initially starting as the popular Lakewood Ranch area it is now a heavily populated part of the town. This is of interest to the potential investor as it is here that the majority of foreclosures in Manatee County have taken place due to a higher loss in value compared to West Bradenton which is considered more desirable and is located closer to the beaches.

Bradenton has been hit as hard by the US property slump as any other town and the foreclosure market is full of properties right across the range. Under £30,000 will buy you an old wooden waterfront property with 2 bedrooms. At this price properties can be run down and it is a case of sold as seen – buyer beware.

For somewhere in the region of £60,000 you’re looking at a 2 bedroom condo, overlooking the river in Bradenton Florida with a shared pool and gardens. SellSarasota.com carries up to date information on foreclosure deals available and should be able to advise you or answer any questions.

If you’re looking for properties outside of the foreclosure market there’s plenty to choose from for sale with 1 bedroom condos in Bradenton west starting at about £25,000 and similar deals in the east.

There is a lot of property for sale in Bradenton Florida. There are plenty of building plots available for investors looking to build properties and these start at less than £5,000 for a small lot in a residential community to more than £8million for 20 acres of prime development land opposite the entrance to Heritage Harbour and cover pretty much everything in between.

Maybe Bradenton Florida property is not for you. Then maybe you need to take a look at some other overseas property investment or something in Turkey, Cyprus, the Caribbean or Brazil.