Another list, another ranking and real estate brokerage blog Movato caught our attention by ranking Bradenton as the No. 3 Best Small City to Retire In.
(Sorry, Sarasota. You're No. 6.)
Bradenton was tied for third with Lakewood, Ohio, near Cleveland, and here's what Movato had to say about the Friendly City:
The first of three Florida cities in our top 10, Bradenton offers the third-largest number of retiree amenities of any city we looked at–and also ranked third overall in terms of amenities per capita. It did particularly well when it came to shopping, dining, and healthcare, although arts & entertainment options weren’t too shabby either. When it came to cost of living, Bradenton ranked 52nd, and dipped to 122nd in terms of crime. On the upside, it placed 11th overall where weather is concerned. With the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport located eight miles from the city’s center, it also tied for 14th in terms of travel.
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