We are located in Manatee County and border Sarasota County, we are just south of the Skyway Bridge and St Petersburg Florida. Braden Woods is an highly desirable established community with its custom homes and "woodsy" feel. One of the few communities in Lakewood Ranch area with unique homes in this price range. Many schools are close by both private and public, from kindergarten through college. We are only 35 minutes to St. Petersburg or Tampa and of course Manatee and Sarasota Counties are home to some of the finest award winning beaches in the world.
Lakewood Ranch is a master planned community complete with hospitals, golf courses, parks, theaters, schools and colleges. A very unique place to live, work and play. You might run in to a famous celebrity or athlete playing golf or tennis. Easy access to Tampa and St Petersburg via I-75.
A tour of our Braden Woods home
Bradenton has a large selection of golf courses in the area. Keep in mind if staying on the island you are limited to the number of courses readily available without a drive to the mainland. See available courses here at Golflink.com
A license is required to fish in Florida although charters do not require a license. Otherwise a license is required for anyone over 16 years of age, but you can't miss fishing here. Watch for a list of charters.
The food is fabulous and there are many award winning restaurants available. Whether seafood or not you won't have a problem deciding where to eat.
Baseball is a year long sport in Florida and if you want some great professional baseball come and see the Tampa Bay Rays. It's only about a 30 minute ride to St Petersburg.
Tampa has one of the best stadiums in the league. About a 45 minute ride to the stadium.
If you like hockey we have that too, and a great NHL team. We missed the Stanley Cup by that much this year and won it and 2004. So if want to cool of take in a game at a great arena in Tampa. About a 45 minute ride.
Of course it would not be complete without mentioning Disney World, Universal Studio, Legoland, Sea World and Busch Gardens not to mention a bunch of smaller parks. Bush Gardens is about 45 minutes and the Orlando area which has all the large theme parks, is about 90 minutes.