Southwest Florida has a myriad of pristine islands along its’ coastline. Most of these keys are highly coveted real estate gems. One of these islands are one of the most beautiful and famous islands in the entire country. The family-friendly laid-back and natural Anna Maria Island awaits – just 20 minutes from the cozy town of Bradenton.

Anna Maria Island was first settled in the beginning of the twentieth century by Tampa Mayor Madison Post who then named the island for his wife Maria and his sister-in-law Anna. The island quickly became a huge fisherman’s hub with families and nautical enthusiasts flocking to the island in droves. Hundreds of people starting settling the island toward the mid twentieth century.

Once you get on the island, you are greeted with the sight of a seven-mile strip of beautiful white-sand beaches lines the barrier island of Anna Maria Island. Residents are touting Anna  Maria as being one of the best places to live in Florida. Southwest Florida has some of the best educational systems in the state, world-renowned seafood and fine dining, and unlimited water activities for the whole family.

The island is an incredible spot for first time homeowners, seasoned real estate developers, and families that are new to the area. The island is an amazing community with sunset gatherings, neighborhood barbeques, community center events and much more. Come check out the island today!


Posted by Andree Huffine, Sarasota Realtor on
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