Retire in Bradenton, FL

Livability Score
51
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
50777
Median Househould Income
40592
Median Age
41.9
65 Years and Over
11397
Median Home Value
126100
Unemployed
2536
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Blue Jasper

Fantastic food and service. Just one gripe the noise. They need to put some acoustic ceiling in place because it is really loud. Love the place otherwise.

2. enRich Bistro

WOW! Never have I been so blown away by an entire meal, from cocktails at the bar all the way through desert, everything was spot on We came here for...

3. Sage Biscuit Cafe

Great breakfast AND mimosa. Fortifying myself with their deelish bisquits & eggs before the brunt if Tropical Storm Hermine hits. Now have WiFi. Yay

4. Arte Caffe'

I normally try a new place a couple of times before I go crazy with a review, but not for this place. I lived in Italy for two and a half years, hanging...

5. Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery

Exceptional experience. We live in Sarasota but have been trying to find the interesting area of Bradenton. Looking through Yelp and finding a Groupon for...

Golf
1. Peridia Golf & Country Club

They have amazing Sunday brunches. The food was so flavorful and fresh. I will suggest coming here for brunch for your next special occasion.

2. Longboat Key Club

Very nice place right on the beach on Longboat Key. Very close to St. Armand's Circle and the Aquarium. Great location with lots of things to do.

3. Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club

Seriously, am I the only member of the Yelp Tampa Bay family that actually plays golf? Three previous reviews on this page and absolutely zero involving...

4. Waterlefe Golf & River Club

5 stars be the design, maintenance, and shear beauty of this course What a really nice course with a lot of challenging holes surrounded by water, sand,...

5. Concession Golf Club

What a truly special experience. I was afforded the opportunity to play as a guest, and I wasn't disappointed. The entire staff was welcoming and made you...

Active
1. TreeUmph! Adventure Course

We decided to go here for my birthday and i am so glad we did. The staff was very friendly and they even sang me happy bithday while I was swinging through...

2. Happy Paddler Kayak Tours & Ecoventures

Absolutely wonderful experience. The owners have degrees in the trade and along with the wife, who is a marine biologist. Shane explained a lot of...

3. Robinson Preserve

The trail is so beautiful I found this randomly looking for dog parks I would definitely recommend bringing water and sun Block if you are sensitive to the...

4. Spa NorthWest

I've had two massages with Hannah in the past few weeks, and they were incredible! Hannah is a massage therapist so she worked with skill on my troublesome...

5. Desoto National Memorial

It is pretty cool to have part of the National Parks System in our backyard. This particular park is very small, but packed with fun. While we were there...

Arts
1. The Looking Glass

Really good, compassionated, loving people, good vibes and beautiful crystals. The owner Chris is an amazing person and has a very special energy. I can´t...

2. Painting with a Twist

What an incredible experience! Painting made simple and beautiful by the amazing artist/teacher Phil! He kept us in stitches as we painted and sang along to...

3. The Ringling

The Ringling in Sarasota is a unique, quality day with your significant other. Very romantic, with timeless art and walks through the park-like grounds....

4. Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery

Exceptional experience. We live in Sarasota but have been trying to find the interesting area of Bradenton. Looking through Yelp and finding a Groupon for...

5. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

The first time I went to Selby Gardens was about 20 years ago when I was visiting relatives in Sarasota. I was a kid and didn't appreciate it as much as I...

Shopping
1. Arts & Eats Restaurant and Gallery

Exceptional experience. We live in Sarasota but have been trying to find the interesting area of Bradenton. Looking through Yelp and finding a Groupon for...

2. St. Armands Circle

I go here on almost every trip to Sarasota Just go over the bridge and you arrive at the circle. Then the task is to find parking. You may have to drive...

3. Mariposa Nursery

I have never seen as extensive and beautiful a nursery, with such a wide selection, and such surprisingly low prices. Vicki waited on us and did a...

4. eileenVLpottery

I own many of Eileen's pieces and have also purchased her pottery to give to friends as wedding gifts. Eileen took my custom orders and, at my request,...

5. Publix

Why do we not have Publix in the Chicagoland area?!? Staff was friendly, store was clean. Excellent produce selection and they had a case of various fruits...

Health
1. Spa NorthWest

I've had two massages with Hannah in the past few weeks, and they were incredible! Hannah is a massage therapist so she worked with skill on my troublesome...

2. Natural Healing Arts Medical Center

I just had a massage here. I highly recommend it. Positives: 1) very relaxing ambiance. They have cultivated an atmosphere of relaxation 2) the front...

3. A Lys Facials

Truly amazing people here! It was my very first time and I couldn't believe how good they came out to be! My eyebrows and eyelashes look amazing! If I could...

4. The Village Mystic

Amazing place outstanding customer service! Lots of giant raw stones to choose from they're moire like brick sized and up. They do have your classic tumbled...

5. Family Smile Dentistry

I was staying with friends in Bradenton because I had to evacuate Jupiter due to hurricane Matthew. Wouldn't you know it, my second night theater, I get a...

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