(Site in developement although accepting offers)
We are located in Manatee County and border Sarasota County, just south of the Skyway Bridge and St Petersburg Florida. Braden Woods is a highly desirable established community with its custom homes and "woodsy" feel. One of the few communities in the Lakewood Ranch area with unique custom homes in this price range. Many schools are close by both private and public, from kindergarten through college. We are only 35 minutes to St. Petersburg or Tampa and of course Manatee and Sarasota Counties are home to some of the finest award winning beaches in the world.
Lakewood Ranch was recently named one of the top three communities in the country. Lakewood Ranch is a master planned community complete with hospitals, golf courses, parks, theaters, schools and colleges. A very unique place to live, work and play. You might run in to a famous celebrity or athlete playing golf or tennis. World reknown sports and shopping abound like the Mall at University Town Center, or Premier Sports Complex at Lakewood Ranch, IMG Academies in Bradenton, or professional baseball, football, hockey just 35 minutes away.
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A tour of our Braden Woods home
Bradenton has a large selection of golf courses in the area. Keep in mind if staying on the island you are limited to the number of courses readily available without a drive to the mainland. See available courses here at Golflink.com
Fishing in Florida is some of the best in the world. Whether you want to fish in the shallow flats by wade fishing, flats boat, kayak or deep water and the off shore monsters. It's always a fun day.
The food is fabulous and there are many award winning restaurants available. Whether seafood or not you have a huge selection of choices either formal or casual. Although most florida restaurants are casual.
Shop til you drop isn't just a cliche. Sarasota / Bradenton area has some of the most famous shopping areas in the country like world class Mall at University Town Center, St Armands Square and Westfield Sarasota Square.
Baseball is a year long sport in Florida and if you want some great professional baseball come and see the Tampa Bay Rays. It's only about a 30 minute ride to St Petersburg.
Tampa has one of the best stadiums in the league. About a 45 minute ride to the stadium.
If you like hockey we have that too, and a great NHL team. We missed the Stanley Cup by that much this year and won it and 2004. So if want to cool off, take in a game at a great arena in Tampa. About a 45 minute ride.
Of course it would not be complete without mentioning Disney World, Universal Studio, Legoland, Sea World and Busch Gardens not to mention a bunch of smaller parks. Bush Gardens is about 45 minutes and the Orlando area which has all the large theme parks, is about 90 minutes.