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Ellenton, Florida, located about 20 minutes north of Sarasota and 40 minutes south of Tampa Bay, continues to blossom because of the benefits it offers to homeowners searching for a gem in the Sunshine State. Situated along the Manatee River just west of I-75, this town of nearly 4,300 residents has experienced a population change of more than 36 percent between 2000 and 2010. And real estate experts predict that number will grow when researchers release the next set of statistics. Read more about Ellenton.
If you’re relocating to Tampa, St. Petersburg or Sarasota for employment and don’t want to subject yourself to the urban sprawl, Ellenton, Florida, is a wonderful suburban alternative. With median home values much lower than those in the state and the aforementioned cities, Ellenton offers both relocating and first-time homeowners plenty of real estate listings selling for a reasonable price tag. With the influx of newcomers to the area, selling a property in Ellenton is also easy with the right real estate agent.
It’s no secret that any home located within 20 miles of the coast in Florida is only a short drive away from some the world’s most beautiful water views. That’s no different in Ellenton, where the sunrise and sunset views along the Manatee River are as picturesque as those you’ll find at nearby Holmes Beach. And with world-class beaches like Siesta Key, St. Petersburg Beach and Clearwater Beach all just an hour away, Ellenton is a perfect location for beach lovers looking for a vacation property.
Other areas of interest include the Ellenton Premium Outlets, Gamble Plantation Historic State Park and the Madira Bickel Mound State Archeological Site. The three biggest industries in Ellenton are retail trade, hospitality and health.