5 Reasons to Move to Bradenton, FL


There are so many reasons to love living in Bradenton, FL that it was hard to pick just five! With its fantastic weather, proximity to beaches and waterfronts, and endless things to do in and around the city, it's no wonder the population has increased by over 30 percent in 10 years. If you are considering moving to Bradenton, first check out these fantastic reasons why people love living here, then schedule a time to tour the beautiful single-family homes at Aqua, the new home community with amazing amenities in the heart of Bradenton!


Why People Love Living in Bradenton, FL


1) Great Weather


Great weather is at the top of the list for anyone moving to Florida, and Bradenton certainly delivers. It's sunny and warm most of the year, with winter highs rarely dipping below 50 degrees. Bradenton also gets about 249 days of sunshine per year, while the U.S. average is just 205 days (no seasonal depression here!). While it does get quite hot in the summers, the breeze from the Sarasota Bay does a great job of keeping things cool.


2) Close to Water and Beaches


Let's face it, most people who live in Florida want to be close to the beach! From Bradenton, you have access to five beaches within a 30-minute drive. These include Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Coquina Beach, Anna Maria Island, and Longboat Key. And if you have a boat or you love to fish, you'll be happy to know there are five marinas also within a 30-minute drive. They are Seafood Shack & Marina, Parrot Cove Marina, Cortez Fishing Village, Bradenton Beach Marina, and Marina Jacks. If you love the water, living in Bradenton gives you so many options.


3) Plenty of Things to Do


No matter your age or interests, there's something for everyone to do in Bradenton! Art aficionados will treasure The Ringling Museum, set upon the grounds of a beautiful (pink!) estate. Sports lovers will get excited to watch the spring training practices of the Pittsburgh Pirates at LECOM Park. And of course, there are all kinds of great activities for kids, like Sarasota Jungle Gardens, the Shiny Fish Emporium, and the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature. For anyone who loves to be active outdoors, there are plenty of golf courses, state parks, and local park facilities nearby.


4)  Lower Cost of Living


Florida is basically paradise, so the cost of living in some parts can get quite expensive. Bradenton, though, enjoys a cost of living about three points less than the Florida average. Residents save primarily on healthcare and utilities. Of course, there are financial perks to living in Florida in general, like no state income tax, which means no taxes on Social Security benefits, pensions, IRAs, 401(k)s, and other retirement income. 


5) Great Schools Options


If you have school-aged children, you'll find plenty of fantastic options for them in Bradenton. The Manatee County School District has earned a Niche.com 2022 "Best Schools" designation with dozens of A and B-rated public schools.  For scholar-athletes, Bradenton is home to the world-renowned IMG Academy, a prestigious boarding school and sports academy just minutes from Medallion Home's Aqua community that has educated and trained some of the world's  top athletes. For even more options, check out the article, Best School Options Near Aqua in Bradenton, FL.


Are you ready to make Bradenton your home? Visit us at Aqua and experience the absolute best in Southwest Florida living. We can’t wait to welcome you home!