When you think of paradise, what comes to mind? Cool breezes sweeping in from the gulf while you dig your toes into the sand? Gourmet restaurants with select seafood and hand-crafted drinks? Intimate boutiques and galleries featuring the work of local artists and artisans? Perhaps you picture yourself windsurfing, charter fishing, kayaking amongst the mangroves, or maybe for you paradise is simply kicking back and enjoying the sun with a cold drink, surrounded by friends and family.
If those visions of paradise sound like the place you want to be, look no further than Anna Maria Island. Few places in the world can give you what this island has to offer – exotic resorts, beautiful beaches, sumptuous culinary experiences, bustling shopping districts and nightlife locations filled with opportunity for adventure – all while maintaining a laid-back, small town island vibe. You might be here just to vacation, but when the time comes, it might feel like you’re leaving home.
Of course, if you find that this island captures your heart and imagination, there’s always the option of claiming your own little piece of paradise… there are houses and condos scattered across the island in all shapes and sizes, just waiting to welcome you back whenever you return from a day at the beach or a night on the town. Anna Maria City features the historic Pine Avenue, nestled amongst single family homes with a ‘home town neighborhood’ feeling. Holmes Beach offers a quiet selection of restaurants, bars, and shops – scattered in between old-style and new-style Florida homes, along with several private condominium communities, and Bradenton Beach bustles with activity in and around the Bridge Street shopping district and resort-style condos. Whether you’re buying to find a permanent residence, a home away from home, or as an investment property, it’s hard to go wrong when choosing Anna Maria Island.