13524 2ND AVENUE NE, BRADENTON, FL 34212
If you’re looking for privacy and space, this 4 br, 3 bath pool home on a 1.6 acre wooded lot with 180+ feet of frontage onto Mill Creek could be your dream come true. A formal living room with triple glass sliders overlooks the pool and tropical back yard, and the dining room is serviced by a convenient butler’s pantry. Abundant cabinetry, granite counters, and a large island make up the bright and spacious kitchen. The adjacent family room with triple glass sliders provides a comfortable space for watching TV or relaxing. A breakfast nook with aquarium window and glass slider offers space for everyday meals. The private owner’s suite has his and hers closets, a master bath with dual sinks, walk-in shower and garden tub for soaking. The walk-in closet doubles as a safe room with reinforced concrete block walls and steel door, yet appears no different than a traditional walk-in closet. Spacious guest bedrooms feature beautiful plank ceramic tile and a ‘jack and jill’ bath serving 2 bedrooms, while the 4th has access to a private bath and can be used as an in-law suite. Outside, the heated, salt water pool is only 5 years old, and the lanai offers lots of space for entertaining. The 1.6 acre lot extends through a private wooded preserve all the way to Mill Creek-and can be navigated via canoe or kayak all the way to the Manatee River. The community of Mill Creek features low HOA fees of $375 per year, and relaxed deed restrictions that allow outbuildings, and boat and RV parking within your fenced lot.
- Listing Terms: Cash, Conventional, FHA, VA Loan
- Minimum Lease: No Minimum
- Style: Florida
- Foundation: Slab
- Garage: 1
- Parking: Garage Door Opener, Garage Faces Side, Oversized, Parking Pad
- Levels: One
- Sewer: Public Sewer
- Utilities: BB/HS Internet Available, Cable Available, Cable Connected, Electricity Available, Electricity Connected
- Water: Public, Well
- Furnished: Unfurnished
- Appliances: Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Electric Water Heater, Microwave, Range, Refrigerator, Washer
- Cooling: Central Air
- Heating: Central, Electric
- Fireplace: No
- Interior: Ceiling Fans(s), Eating Space In Kitchen, High Ceiling(s), Kitchen/Family Room Combo, Living Room/Dining Room Combo, Master Bedroom Downstairs, Open Floorplan, Split Bedroom, Stone Counters, Walk-In Closet(s), Window Treatments
- Exterior: Dog Run, Irrigation System, Rain Gutters, Sliding Doors
- Roof: Shingle
- Pool: Yes
- Pool Features: Child Safety Fence, Gunite, Heated, In Ground, Outside Bath Access, Salt Water, Screen Enclosure, Self Cleaning
- View: Trees/Woods
- Waterfront: Yes
- Waterfront Type: Creek
- Lot Features: Conservation Area, In County, Oversized Lot, Street Paved
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From the sugar-sand beaches of Anna Maria Island, to the nightlife of downtown Bradenton’s Old Main Street, to the golf-course-lined subdivisions of east county, Manatee County offers a unique blend of old and new Florida.
Located between Sarasota and the southern shores of Tampa Bay, Manatee County was discovered in 1539 by the great Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto along with his crew of conquistadors. DeSoto Park, on the banks of the Manatee River is said to be the landing place of DeSoto’s fleet and a museum and historical park keep the memory alive. And, if the park is not enough, keep an eye out for the Crew of DeSoto, a present-day re-creation of the Spanish explorers, comprised of 40-odd members of the Hernando DeSoto Historical Society who regularly “capture” the local nightspots complete with authentic conquistador uniforms, helmets, swords, and of course a generous supply of mardi gras-like beads and coins used to earn the loyalty of the local “natives”.
The crown-jewel of Manatee County is Anna Maria Island. In stark contrast to the looming high-rise condominiums of Longboat Key, Anna Maria has held fast to its old Florida roots. Here, local building codes limit construction to no more than three stories and all of the sun-drenched beaches are open to the public. Stop by the Sandbar Restaurant on the northern end of island for a rum-runner while you watch the sun set. Predict the exact time the sun passes below the horizon and you’ll win a bottle of Champaign.
Bradenton’s historic downtown has been revitalized and Old Main Street offers an array of cafes and squeaky-clean bars where most of the area’s locals hang out. Plan to explore the area on the third Thursday of every month when the city sponsors “Get Down, Downtown” – a street party on Old Main with bands on either end of the street and local vendors offering food and arts and crafts throughout the area. If you look closely, you’ll even see Mayor Wayne Poston enjoying the fun.
Want something a little more “artsy”? Head over to Village of the Arts, a vibrant community of over thirty-five artists living and working together. The Village of the Arts is located just a few blocks south of Old Main Street. Here, dozens of historic homes have been creatively restored to individual art studios, many of which double as the residents of the local artists. Here you’ll enjoy a variety of affordable fine art, jewelry, ceramics, gourmet cafes and many special events. Look for the weekend “Art-Walks’ that are scheduled on the first Friday evening and Saturday afternoon of each month.
The month of March is baseball’s Spring Traning. Bradenton has been the Pirates winter home since 1969. The Pirates play at historic McKechnie Field –a cozy, classic and beautifully maintained facility that retains much of its charm from the 1920’s when it was originally built. When the Pirates head back north in April, baseball remains alive with the Bradenton Mauraders, a class-A minor league extension of the Pirates. Be sure to take in a game or two – even if you’re not a baseball fan, you’ll love the intimate environment of McKechnie Field where the players are so close, you can reach out and touch them. It’s the way baseball was meant to be seen.
When you are ready for some quite time, the bedroom communities in northwest Bradenton, and east Manatee County provide quite communities, beautifully maintained subdivisions and excellent schools.