Beaches, culture, nature and laid-back fun.
Occasionally you run across an old photo of Florida – before the theme parks, malls, and mega-chains. It’s the Florida of swaying palms, island beaches, and laid-back living. You may assume those days are long gone – until you stumble upon Bradenton, Sarasota, and the Tampa Bay area.
Many people first get to know this region while visiting the sun-drenched offshore islands of Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, and Siesta Key – all laid-back vacation destinations gently rimmed by the warm, turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Living and working here, every day you’ll find some of the whitest, powder-soft beaches in the USA and sunsets to remember for a lifetime. Living in the Bradenton area gives you the opportunity every weekend to stroll out over the water on a historic pier, watch fishermen reel in their catch, or dine on fresh seafood overlooking the coast.
Nestled just south of Tampa Bay between St. Petersburg and Sarasota on Florida’s West Coast, the Bradenton/Sarasota area is easy to get to, yet slightly off the beaten path. Better yet, once you get to live here, you will feel worlds away. This is the real deal – authentic Florida with an infectious, friendly local vibe.
For the fashionistas, the Bradenton/Sarasota area is home to UTC, The Mall at University Town Center – packed with over 100 stores and 20 dining options including Boss, Michael Kors, Vineyard Vines, and more. UTC is where friends and families find themselves at the center of it all —as Sarasota/Bradenton’s favorite shopping, dining, and lifestyle destination. You’ll soak up the Florida sun in this open-air environment where new discoveries are always waiting to be made, and favorites are waiting to be enjoyed again.