Palmetto is a little known waterfront community just North of Bradenton and just South of St. Petersburg in the lower mouth of Tampa Bay. A popular location for those looking to have easy access to the Beaches, but also the Highway and Interstate system. The Famous Skyway Bridge has one foot in Palmetto, Florida.

Situated on the banks of the Manatee River; it is the water that brought the first settlers here in the middle 1800s and soon, yachtsmen and shippers discovered the beauty and allure of the mile-wide Manatee River. Fertile ground and a suitable climate attracted hearty young couples willing to accept the challenge of the future and the building of a community.

The City of Palmetto dates its beginning to the arrival of Samuel Sparks Lamb in 1868. He is called the “Father of Palmetto” and gave the town its name after his home state, South Carolina, the “Palmetto State”. In 1897, Florida’s governor signed the charter declaring Palmetto a City in the Sunshine State.

Palmetto and the region soon earned a hospitable reputation, noted for its abundant fruit and vegetable production and some of the nation's most familiar consumer brands.

A nexus of modern federal and state highways, railroads, international airports, and seaports puts the City of Palmetto in the very heart of Florida's most desirable place to be.

About the Neighborhood

Great for retirees
Easy commutes
Parking is easy
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Beach life
Historic Downtown
Lot's of community events at Sutton Park
Small town, Old Florida feel.
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