Palmetto Estates Hawthorne Are you looking for a new home near famed Florida beaches, highly-regarded schools, parks and outdoor activities, and with easy access to the cities of Bradenton and St. Petersburg? Then, we would like to introduce you to Palmetto Estates in Palmetto, Florida.

Palmetto Estates is located in fast-growing Manatee County, in the North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton area. Recently named as the happiest urban area in America, North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota boasts both low unemployment and low poverty – great news for those looking for employment in the area!

There’s no question the gulf breeze and the warm Florida sunshine play a role in the happiness of residents, and with so many outdoor activities available, this area’s obesity rate is among the lowest nationwide.

What’s better than living near the beach? Living near lots of beaches! Lots of fun, lots of sun and lots of things to do! Homeowners at Palmetto Estates enjoy living in a dream location near some of the best natural attractions Florida has to offer.

You’ve got the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay, Terra Ceia Bay, and the Manatee River within minutes of the neighborhood. Got a boat? There is a local marina for that – several, in fact! Within 10 miles you have the Riviera Dunes Marina, Regatta Pointe Marina and Tarpon Pointe Marina.

Within Palmetto Estates, homeowners enjoy conservation areas and lakes for stunning nature views.  After nearly selling out early in 2015, Highland Homes purchased additional home sites in this popular Manatee County community, many of which back up to the lake and provide relaxing views of a dancing water fountain.

The Area

Beautiful waterways are just a taste of the activities which help to create the happiest home in the United States. Here’s a brief introduction of additional activities near the Palmetto Estates community.

For history buffs, check for mail at an 1880’s post office, explore a pioneer school house and even write on a slate at nearby Palmetto Historical Park.  Enjoy storytelling, art shows and festivals all while learning about the culture and heritage of the city of Palmetto, Florida.

Blackstone Park is the park for sports enthusiasts of all ages! There’s little league fields, batting cages, racquetball courts, soccer fields, softball fields and even a skate park. Concessions, restrooms, picnic pavilions and a playground are all available to enjoy at Blackstone Park.

Terra Ceia Preserve State Park and Emerson Point Preserve are great places to clear your mind and experience the awe of nature. These nature preserves on the shimmering Gulf of Mexico consist of mangrove fringe forests, maritime hammocks, freshwater creeks, tidal ponds and marshes, perfect for wildlife viewing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

You don’t have to go far to get away from it all and relax on the beach! In less than a half hour you’ll be feeling the waves lapping at your toes and thinking about which award-winning waterfront restaurant you’d like to experience for dinner on Anna Maria Island.

Riverwalk provides 1.5 miles of public park along the Manatee River with great amenities such as; day dock, skate park, beach volleyball area, fishing pier, botanical walk, public art, amphitheater, splash fountain and so much more. It’s not uncommon to walk past a yoga class on the public lawn or a drum circle in the regatta plaza.

When you live in Palmetto Estates, you are conveniently located near I-75, US 41 and US 301, and just minutes from the Skyway Bridge which connects Manatee and Pinellas Counties for an easy commute into St. Petersburg.

The Schools

If you have children, you’re sure to be impressed with the highly regarded schools zoned for Palmetto Estates. James Tillman Elementary Magnet School is an inspirational school that empowers students to follow their dreams confidently, with passion and creativity. This school’s parent involvement plan helps establish a welcoming climate for the students. Buffalo Creek Middle School  is the only middle school in Manatee County ranked “Highly Effective” two years in a row! They offer many great extracurricular programs including, soccer, basketball, art club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Future Farmers of America (FFA) and  Technology Student Association (TSA), just to name a few. Palmetto High School  challenges young adults to be globally competitive and encourages lifelong learning. They also have a great sports program including; football, baseball, soccer, volleyball, and cross country. They even have “Tigervision” where they broadcast sports events live!

The Homes

Now that you are sold on the location, let’s talk about the homes! Palmetto Estates offers more than ten stylish home plans designed for your life and priced for your budget. Available homes offer 1,301 to 2,179 square feet of living space, featuring three to five bedrooms with two to two-and-a-half baths. Homes are priced from the $150,000’s with modern features such as open layouts, luxury master suites, covered lanais and drop zones to keep life organized. Plus, when you build your new home at Palmetto Estates, choose from hundreds of available options to personalize your new home to your style, needs and budget.

To learn more about how you can call Palmetto Estates “home”, call our Palmetto New Home Specialists at 941-479-4988 or visit the Highland Homes website.