Manatee County Home Inspections
Manatee County was created in 1855 and was named in honor of the Florida manatee, Florida’s official marine mammal. When Manatee County was originally created, it included all of what are now Charlotte County, DeSoto County, Glades County, Hardee County, Highlands County, Sarasota County, and a portion of Lee County. The area now known as Manatee County was inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years. The southern mouth of the Manatee River was most likely the landing site of the De Soto Expedition and is now the location of the U.S. National Park Service’s De Soto National Memorial. In 1842, the area was opened to settlement and the first two settlers in the area were Joseph and Hector Braden who moved into an area just north of the mouth of the Manatee River after having lost their land for their plantations in Northern Florida during the Panic of 1837. Tragically, Hector drowned while trying to cross the Manatee River on his horse during a hurricane just four years later, but Joseph decided to stay and build his sugar plantation, the Braden Sugar Mill at the mouth of the Manatee River and the Braden River. He later also built a dock where Main Street was, a stockade near his house, and the Braden Castle. The Braden Castle was made out of tabby and served as Joseph’s residence for six years before he moved to Tallahassee, Florida. The Braden Castle became a popular tourist attraction to Tin Can Tourists in the early 1900s. Manatee County was also the home of the Gamble Plantation, a sugar plantation that became known as one of the South’s finest.
Home Buyer Information
- Manatee County consists of 23 cities
- The Average Home Listing Price in Manatee County is $294,900
- The Average Home Listing Price Per Square Foot in Manatee County is $159
- The Average Home Selling Price in Manatee County is $266,000
- The Average Home / Apartment Rental Price in Manatee County is $2,078 per month
- The Median Household Income in Manatee County is $51,748 per year
Local School Information
Manatee County Schools aims to fulfill their mission to “educate and develop all students today for their success tomorrow”, and work every day towards their motto “inspiring our students to learn, dream, and achieve”. Serving more than 47,890 students in their 51 public schools and 4,555 students in their 32 private schools. Manatee County Schools also plans to open three new schools for the 2019-2020 school year, one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school.
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