Bradenton is hailed as the largest city in Manatee County, boasting a population of 53,662.
Welcome to Historic Downtown Bradenton
The city is also the county seat for Manatee County and stands as a hub for commerce, healthcare, government services, education and culture. Its downtown is the place to go for a historic stroll on the Riverwalk, enjoying restaurants as well as artistic ventures.
Bradenton is home to a host of popular attractions, including the South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium, Village of the Arts, a performing arts center, farmer’s market, marina and the Pittsburgh Pirates’ spring training facilility-McKechnie Field. There are charming neighborhoods with historic homes in Point Pleasant and Wares Creek as well as new condominiums on the riverfront.