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2824 Manatee Avenue East

Bradenton, Florida 3420

Office: 941.792.2111

Toll Free: 1.800.522.7869

Fax: 941.747.9632

 

 

Anna Maria Island

Manatee County's two barrier islands, Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, offer a taste of paradise.  These two islands offer secluded beaches and real towns where people live year round.   That's not to say there aren't plenty of choices for snowbirds and tourists.  Don't look for cookie-cutter resorts and hotels.  Seasonal and short-term accommodations blend in with the residential ambiance.

In recent years, the islands' pristine beaches have drawn an ever-increasing number of international snowbirds.  Anna Maria Island is divided into three towns: Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, and The City of Anna Maria.  The northern half of Longboat Key is home to the Village of Longboat, with its cluster of tabby block houses from the 1920s.  Here's a list of attractions deserving of exploration.

Bean Point:  Bean Point sits at the northernmost tip of Anna Maria Island.  Look for the narrow trail on North Shore Drive that marks the beach access.  Wander through the pines and over the dunes to one of the most breath-taking views to be found of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

         

Anna Maria Pier:   This Old Florida pier is at the eastern end of Pine Avenue in the city of Anna Maria.  By day a fisherman's delight and by night a romantic spot to watch the sun set.

      

Historical Society Park:   The Anna Maria Historical Society Park, also on Pine Avenue, tells the story of what the island looked like nearly a century ago.

Leffis Key:   Leffis Key, a county park across from Coquina Beach on the south end of Anna Maria, offers nature walks down shell paths and boardwalks along a natural seashore fringed with mangroves.  An observation tower offers views of Sarasota Bay and beyond.

Beer Can Island:   Beer Can Island, best approached by boat, is the curved beach that extends from the northern tip of Longboat Key across from Coquina Beach.  Unspoiled, its surreal landscape of twisted driftwood and towering pines makes it look like a castaway island.

                          

Parasailing:  Parasailing along Bradenton Beach, strap into a harness and take sail over the Gulf of Mexico.  Several beachside concessions offer the thrilling rides.

    

Anna Maria Art League:  The Anna Maria Island Art League Center, 5312 Holmes Boulevard in Holmes Beach, includes a large exhibit/classroom, membership gallery/conference room, photo lab, art library and picnic grounds.

Longboat Key Center For The Arts:  Located in a tropical setting at the corner of Longboat Drive South and Hibiscus Way, it offers a wide range of classes and art exhibits.

Testimonials

My wife and I would like to take this opportunity to recognize Linda Johnston who is with the office at CENTURY 21 All Aces Realty. We had been trying to sell our house in Palmetto for approximately 2 years. Prior to being introduced to Linda, we had used two other real estate agents who were quite ineffective in getting people to look at the house. As soon as we spoke to Linda, we were impresses with her enthusiasm and determination. She immediately gave us ideas on how to list the house to attract prospective buyers. When one idea didn't work, she was innovative and determined to come up with new ideas. Her personality was refreshing and she was always professional. We felt as though we were her only client, although we knew she had others. It was a pleasure working with her and we would recommend her to any seller or buyer. Craig & Felicia Himes
My experience with CENTURY 21 All Aces Realty was remarkable, but my experience with my Agent, Matthew Rotondo was even better. Matt’s willingness to work with my wife and I was truly amazing. Matt took a true interest in our needs and wants as a young couple. Knowing we did not have the money to buy a home that needed lots of work, Matt made sure to find us a home that was move in ready. When it came time to close on our dream home, the house needed a new roof. Matt came through again, he was able to get us our dream home at price we could afford with a new roof. Matt is just a genuine good guy, I don’t know many agents that would actually come over and help you move and work in the yard. Thanks again Matt for helping my family get the house of their dreams. Richard and Lisa Glass
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