Bradenton sits right next door to Sarasota. It offers close proximity to the beautiful beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. It is a casual environment and if you enjoy fishing you will love Bradenton. The Bradenton River is known for the gentle Giants the Manatee and its fishing. Bradenton is so close to Sarasota that you can take advantage of all the cultural activities. There are communities in very reasonable price ranges and you love exploring the many things Bradenton has to offer.