Category: Manatee

Manatee County

Like a majority of counties in the Tampa Bay region, Manatee County offers a special combination of vibrant economic activity and numerous recreational opportunities. For the business-minded, the Manatee Convention Center, near the scenic Manatee river is able to host any number of trade shows, seminars, banquets, or concerts. Bradenton, the county seat of Manatee County is the home of such major corporations as Tropicana, Champs Sports and Rohm America.

Anna Maria
www.cityofannamaria.com
(941) 708-6130

Anna Maria, a city filled with island life, is a nature lovers haven. Located on the north side of Anna Maria Island on the West Coast of Florida, it is an amazing place to visit with much to enjoy: from the beaches and friendly community to the wildlife conservation efforts. Animal welfarists will appreciate that the entire city is a bird sanctuary. Many residents also help to protect the Loggerhead Turtles that nest on the beaches. The marine life is abundant, with dolphins and manatees commonly spotted in the waters around the island.

Bradenton
www.cityofbradenton.com
(941) 932-9400

Home to 54,000 people and Tropicana’s juice production facility, Bradenton may seem like your ordinary city, but on a further inspection Bradenton has much to offer. The Village of the Arts is a neighborhood where zoning laws have been changed so that artists and entrepreneurs can live and work at home. A majority of the old homes have been renovated and turned into galleries and studios for the artists. Some have even been converted into small restaurants.

You don’t have to just be a lover of the arts to appreciate Bradenton. With fishing, relaxing on the beach, taking in a live stage show, visiting one of the many museums or just walking down by the waterfront, Bradenton has something for everyone.

Bradenton Beach
www.cityofbradentonbeach.com
(941) 778-1005

With 5 square miles and a population of 1,500, Bradenton Beach is the place to go and get away from the rat race. The city, which is located on the south of Anna Maria Island, has 6 parks and 4 miles of beach, which is plenty of space to spread out your blanket and take in some sun. If you want to do more than just lie in the sun, there is great fishing from the city pier, inshore and offshore fishing tours, and many bars, restaurants, and shopping establishments to enjoy.

Holmes Beach
www.holmesbeachfl.org
(941) 708-5800

Holmes beach is centrally located between Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island off of the coast of West Florida. Come enjoy the three miles of beautiful beaches and easy access to the Intercoastal Waterway.

Longboat Key
www.longboatkey.org
(941) 316-1999

Longboat Key is an island community, located on 17 square miles on the west coast of Florida. Over 12 square miles is water, comprising both Sarasota Bay and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Longboat Key boasts the Gulf of Mexico Drive, one of Florida’s most gorgeous beach roads, lined with palm trees and tropical plants. The island town is also home to a 32 acre wetland park, abundant with regional plants and animals.

Palmetto
www.palmettofl.org
(941) 723-4570

Palmetto is a close-knit community located on the West Coast of Florida. Palmetto holds many festivals throughout the year, including a 10 day county fair every January. The festivals, along with Palmetto’s warm, tropical weather, bring many visitors.

County Seat
Bradenton

County Population
322,833

Median Home Price
$223,100

Municipalities
Anna Maria, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Longboat Key, and Palmetto.

MANATEE COUNTY OFFICES

Main Contact Information

www.mymanatee.org
(941) 748-4501

Animal Control
(941) 742-5933

Business License
Anna Maria
(941) 708-6130

Bradenton
(941) 932-9400

Bradenton Beach
(941) 778-1005

Holmes Beach
(941) 708-5800

Longboat Key
(941) 316-1999

Palmetto
(941) 723-4570

County Extension Office
(941) 722-4524

County Tax Collector
Ken Burton Jr.
(941) 741-4801

Fire and Emergency Services
(941) 741-3900

Planning and Zoning
(941) 748-4501 ext. 6871

Sheriff’s Office
(941) 747-3011 x2552

Municipalities

Anna Maria
www.cityofannamaria.com
(941) 708-6130

Bradenton
www.cityofbradenton.com
(941) 932-9400

Bradenton Beach
www.cityofbradentonbeach.com
(941) 778-1005

Holmes Beach
www.holmesbeachfl.org
(941) 708-5800

Longboat Key
www.longboatkey.org
(941) 316-1999

Palmetto
www.palmettofl.org
(941)723-4570

Electricity

Peace River Electric Cooperative Inc.
www.preco.org
(941) 756-2570

Gas Companies

Ameri Gas
www.amerigas.com
(941) 722-7779

Bradenton Propane
www.maps.google.com
(941) 748-1141 ‎

Water and Sewer

Manatee County Water Division
www.mymanatee.org
(941) 792-8811

Recycling

Manatee County Recycling Program
www.mymanatee.org

Cable Television

Bright House Networks
www.brighthouse.com
(941) 748-1822

Telephone

AT&T
www.att.com
(941) 751-1813

EDUCATION

Public Schools
www.manatee.k12.fl.us
(941) 708-8770

HOSPITALS

Manatee Memorial Hospital
www.manateememorial.com
(941) 746-5111

All Emergencies
911

LIBRARIES

Manatee County Public Library System
www.mymanatee.org

Central Library
(941) 748-5555

Braden River Branch
(941) 727-6079

Island Branch
(941) 778-6341

Palmetto Branch
(941) 722-3333

Rocky Bluff Branch
(941) 723-4821

South Manatee Branch

(941) 755-3892

NEWSPAPERS

Herald-Tribune
www.heraldtribune.com