Bradenton, FL 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Nicknamed the Friendly City, Bradenton sits on the Manatee River on the west coast of Florida. Many consider the city a hidden gem, given its close proximity to beautiful beaches and busy cities such as Sarasota and Tampa. Consequently it's no wonder that 55+ communities in the Bradenton area are so popular!

Nicknamed the Friendly City, Bradenton sits on the Manatee River on the west coast of Florida. Many consider the city a hidden gem, given its close proximity to beautiful beaches and busy cities such as Sarasota and Tampa. Consequently it's no wonder that 55+ communities in the Bradenton area are so popular!

Bradenton Climate & Geography

Located between Tampa and Sarasota, Bradenton is surrounded by both fresh and saltwater and the north end of the city is bordered by the Manatee River. The Riverwalk, situated in downtown Bradenton, offers Floridians the opportunity to enjoy 1.5 miles of the Manatee River.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment in Bradenton

Bradenton offers a wide range of recreation and entertainment for art and nature lovers. Residents love the eclectic art district Village of the Arts, as well as ArtCenter Manatee. Nature lovers will enjoy the fishing coves in addition to the River Strand Golf and Country Club. History buffs will be fascinated by Manatee Village Historical Park, and Bishop Museum of Science and Nature. The Bishop Museum is the largest natural and cultural museum on the Gulf Coast. Additionally, LECOM Park hosts spring training for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Bradenton Marauders.

Bradenton Cost of Living & Taxes

Grocery, housing, and transportation contribute to Bradenton's higher cost of living. It is 8.4 percent higher than the U.S. average, however it is lower than the Florida average. 

Florida is considered a tax friendly state which is helpful to Bradenton 55+ community residents on a budget. The sales tax in Bradenton is 7 percent. In addition, Florida residents 65 and older who meet certain requirements can receive exemptions on property taxes.

Health Care in Bradenton

Bradenton has five medical facilities, including Manatee Memorial Hospital, Suncoast Behavioral Health Center, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Centerstone Hospital, and Blake Medical Center. Blake Medical Center is the No. 2 ranking hospital in the Sarasota-Bradenton area. They are also considered high performing in managing cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, and hip replacements.


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14 communities near Bradenton

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Tara Golf & Country Club

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $600ks
  • 1844 Homes (62 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1989 - 2006
  • No Reviews

River Strand

For Sale
  • High $200ks - High $1Ms
  • 1260 Homes (46 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2018
  • No Reviews

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Bayshore on The Lake Condominiums

For Sale
  • Below $100k - Low $200ks
  • 1010 Homes (32 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1974 - 1983
  • No Reviews

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Harbour Isle

For Sale
  • High $600ks - High $1Ms
  • 686 Homes (28 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2010 - Present
  • 5 reviews

Harmony at Lakewood Ranch

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - High $700ks
  • 677 Homes (13 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2015 - Present
  • No Reviews

Perico Bay Club

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $600ks
  • 422 Homes (24 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1985 - 1992
  • No Reviews

Tidewater Preserve

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - High $1Ms
  • 361 Homes (27 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2012 - Present
  • No Reviews

Esplanade at The Heights

For Sale
  • High $400ks - High $900ks
  • 338 Homes (6 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • No Reviews

Cortez Villas Condominiums

For Sale
  • High $100ks - Mid $200ks
  • 300 Homes (11 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1973 - 1980
  • No Reviews

Burgundy Condominiums

For Sale
  • Low $100ks - Mid $100ks
  • 287 Homes (13 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1973 - 1975
  • No Reviews

Mirabella

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - High $500ks
  • 160 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2015 - 2019
  • 3 reviews
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Garden Lakes Village

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $400ks
  • 135 Homes (6 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1984 - 2002
  • No Reviews

Timber Creek Condominiums

For Sale
  • Low $200ks - High $200ks
  • 100 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1978 - 1979
  • No Reviews
Glory Gardens at Christian Retreat - Bradenton, FL

Glory Gardens at Christian Retreat

For Sale
  • Low $100ks - High $100ks
  • 50 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1980 - Present
  • No Reviews

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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
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