Many people choose this area of Bradenton for its family-friendly feel.
Welcome to Braden River
The Braden River and Manatee River feature prominently in these Manatee County neighborhoods located east of downtown and west of I-75. Many homes and condominiums include docks for avid boaters and fishermen. Established neighborhoods like Tropical Shores are joined by newer developments such as The Inlets, Tidewater Preserve and the exclusive Hawk Island. The Manatee Memorial Hospital is here accompanied by many health-related offices.
Many people choose this area of Bradenton for its family-friendly feel. Tom Bennett Park features more than 200 acres of amenities including fishing, hiking, canoe/kayak launch, soccer field, sand volleyball and a playground with a rope challenge course. Braden River Lakes, an established neighborhood with twelve community lakes, has a quiet, serene atmosphere and a mix of Florida styles homes. This area is sometimes referred to as East Bradenton.