Real estate professionals in Manatee County have been paying close attention to the Ellenton housing market over the last few years. This small and largely suburban town is located across the Manatee River from Bradenton; many residents who live in Ellenton commute to Bradenton or even St. Petersburg for work or school.
Ellenton is a micro-housing market that has mostly emerged in the 21st century. There are only a few condominiums and apartments in Ellenton; most subdivisions and planned communities feature single-family residences that are more spacious and affordable than their counterparts across the Manatee River.
The main residential architecture design in Ellenton is the Mediterranean revival style. Some of the older residences are Florida ranch-style homes, and some new neighborhoods have been developed in the Old Florida style to make the town more attractive. Home buyers looking for new construction homes will find plenty of opportunity in Ellenton; after all, this is a growing region where major employers are choosing to relocate.
Residents of Ellenton enjoy the quintessential convenience and amenities found across small towns in Florida: Parks, a library, fishing piers, public docks, golf courses, a sports complex, etc. The Ellenton Outlet Mall is a shoppers’ paradise that attracts visitors from across the state.
In the past, Ellenton was mostly attractive to seasonal residents. Now that both the Tampa Bay area and Manatee County are growing in terms of business and industry, developers are building neighborhoods to accommodate families of different sizes and income levels. In general, properties in Ellenton are priced lower than in other sections of Manatee County, and the new neighborhoods under development will include maintenance-free villas.
Living in Ellenton means never being far from major business centers and attractions. Downtown Bradenton is just a few minutes south, and the pristine beaches of Anna Maria Island are located about a half hour away. Golf courses and tennis clubs are also in proximity. Ellenton has great real estate investment potential, and it is just getting started as a premier community in Southwest Florida.
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