Southwest Bradenton/Cortez

Once a fishing town and farmland, Southwest Bradenton is booming with excitement. The southern entrance to Anna Maria Island also boasts the beauty of Palma Sola Bay to the North and Sarasota Bay to the south. Home to IMG Academy, this area has been abuzz with international recognition for decades. And with the new development on the horizon, this will become the hottest part of Manatee county to get into.