Anna Maria Island is a 7- mile- long barrier island that runs from the mouth of Tampa Bay south to Longboat Pass. Famous for its white sandy beaches, magnificent sunsets, and “never in a hurry” lifestyle, Anna Maria is popular with people of all ages and backgrounds.
All three towns located on the island have narrow winding roads and numerous points of beach access. There are gulf and bay front parks up and down the entire island. Fishing piers, public beaches, fine dining establishments, shops, and marinas also dot the Anna Maria Island. The island also contains a public elementary school and live theater (The Island Players). A free trolley system makes exploring the island easy.
Anna Maria Island is also only minutes away from all the attractions and amenities available in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, including the Sarasota Bradenton Airport, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, The Asolo Repertory Theater, The Ringling Museum, The South Florida Museum, Selby Gardens, Jungle Gardens, and more.
The island is only an hour away from major professional sports franchises including the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Bucs, and Tampa Bay Rays. Most locations on Anna Maria Island are only a 15 minute drive to the famous IMG Academies, including the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy and the David Leadbetter Golf Academy. The home of the Orlando Magic is also only a couple of hours away, along with the other countless Orlando attractions. Finally, don’t forget major league baseball spring training – you are in the heart of it with the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton and the Baltimore Orioles in Sarasota, plus dozens of other teams within a short afternoon’s drive.
The only things you won’t find on Anna Maria Island are high rises and large numbers of newer homes. All of the residences are limited to low profile condominiums and single family homes. Most of the island was built out by the end of the 1970’s. With the exception of a few homes here and there, most homes on Anna Maria are at least 35 years old.
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