Living the Sunshine Life in Palmetto, Florida

Posted: June 17, 2020 | Categories: Communities | Communities>Jackson Crossing
By Highland Homes

Sunshine Skyway Bridge with a carrier ship sailing underneathConsidered one of Florida’s most desirable places to be, according to the City of Palmetto website, Palmetto boasts an interesting crossroads of small-town charm with modern-day appeal. Live, work, and play in a city with a rich history, nature preserves, and the convenience of living less than 30-minutes from some of Florida’s top-rated beaches and big-city attractions.

Eight miles from Bradenton and 22 miles from St. Petersburg, living in Palmetto places you in the heart of a cozy little city, with easy access to big city fun and white sand beaches. If Palmetto’s convenient location sounds like a place you want to call home, then the new homes in Palmetto, FL at Jackson Crossing are for you!

Seaside Bliss

Located minutes away from major roadways US-41, I-75, I-275, and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, commuting to work from your new home to Bradenton, Sarasota, or St. Petersburg will be a breeze. And, if the salty sea breezes are calling, then take a short drive to white sand beaches at St. Pete, Anna Maria Island, Siesta Key, Holmes, or Fort DeSoto Park. Fort DeSoto alone has won three TripAdvisor Choice Awards, and in 2020, St. Pete Beach was voted one of the Top 25 Beaches - World and ranks number two in the Top 25 Beaches - U.S.

Health and Education

When school selection weighs on where your next home will be, take note that Jackson Crossing is zoned for A and B rated elementary and middle schools, according to the Florida Department of Education. Children living at Jackson Crossing are zoned to attend James Tillman Elementary (PreK-5), Buffalo Creek Middle (6-8) and Palmetto High School (9-12), and charter school options such as Imagine Schools of North Manatee and Manatee School for the Arts are also 10-minutes away.

Higher education opportunities are not far from the community either. USF at St. Petersburg and USF at Sarasota-Manatee a 30-minute drive away, along with Stetson University, Florida’s first law school. Hillsborough Community College, Manatee Technical College North Campus, and New College of Florida also provide close to home academic advancement options.

When ailments come your way and someone at home is in need of medical care, Manatee Memorial Hospital and ER is 15 minutes away, while Ellenton Urgent Care is a short three miles down the road. In addition, one of the top-rated hospitals in the nation for safety, AdventHealth, has several locations in the surrounding areas, including Brandon, Riverview, and St. Petersburg. A handful of veterinary service centers are also close to home for your cherished furry friends.

Recreation and Entertainment

Riverwalk walkway in Bradenton, FL aerial angle view Small in area, but big in nature, the city of Palmetto is rich in history and natural views. Step back in time when you spend a day at the Manatee County Agricultural Museum, or picnic, camp, take the boat out or go stargazing at the Gamble Plantation Historic State Park. The DeSoto National Memorial Park provides summer camp options if you have little ones in your life, or drive over to Riverwalk in Bradenton where it overlooks the Manatee River, and enjoy concerts, plays or even a friendly game of volleyball.

From boat tours, to museums, and Andersen Race Park fun, there is plenty to do in this quaint but bustling city. If the calm of bird watching, fishing, or venturing out on nature trails are part of your future weekend plans, Felts Audubon, Palmetto Estuary, and Terra Ceia Aquatic Preserves are all 10 minutes away.

Eating at Home or Dining Out

Regatta Pointe Marina on the Manatee River in Palmetto, FL full of docked boatsYou know what else is 10 minutes away from home? Your local grocery stores. Find local produce and organic options at Detwiler’s Farm Market. Looking for keto friendly or vegan foods, Bulk Food Superstore, Ellenton has plenty of variety for special diets. Of course, your nearby Winn-Dixie and Publix Super Market also provide great grocery shopping selections and service.

When dining out is your mid-day, weekend or evening preference, Palmetto has some amazing options. Hop on a stool for some tater tots, classic burgers or nachos and a root beer float at the Shake Station. Grab some avocado toast at the Bowled café, savor a Cuban coffee at Abuela’s Kitchen, or enjoy the view of the Manatee River at the Riverhouse Waterfront Café in Palmetto’s historic district. From oyster bars to Jamaican fare, you are bound to find a meal to satisfy your taste buds on your next night out!

New Homes in Palmetto, FL

Parker Home Model Exterior Daytime viewWhen you call Jackson Crossing your home in Palmetto, Florida, you join a community with character where mom-and-pop shops still line the streets and the essence of an era of long ago lingers, while modern conveniences abound in your new home. Choose from more than ten home plans with pricing from the $220’s, designed with three to six bedrooms, flexible open living spaces, and an en-suite owner’s bath. In addition, you get to select from hundreds of included and potential upgrade design options at the Personal Selection Studio when you build a Highland Home designed for your life.

Schedule some time with one of our Palmetto, FL New Home Specialists today, and decide if a quick move-in home or building your personalized new home from the ground up is the right option for you. Call us at 941-933-1900 or email us and start living the sunshine life, in your new home in Palmetto, FL!


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