Local Area Information
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Ellenton is a small community (roughly 3,800 year-round residents) nestled on the northern banks of the Manatee River and is just minutes away from Bradenton and Sarasota, with the beach communities of Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key just a short drive away. Over twenty percent of the area within Ellenton’s designated boundaries is water, which means lots of boating and fishing year-round! But the best characteristic of being a resident of Ellenton is that the cost of living is lower than the surrounding areas. Ellenton is centrally located between Sarasota, St. Pete and Tampa and is situated adjacent to I-75 so you can travel with ease.
Beaches and Parks
Manatee Performing Arts Center (9 miles)
Bishop Planetarium / Aquarium (9 miles)
The Crosley Mansion (16 miles)
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall (20 miles)
Gamble Plantation (4 miles)
Mote Marine Laboratory (24 miles)
The Dali Museum (26 miles)
The Florida Railroad Museum (7 Miles)
The Ringling Museum (17 Miles)