Are you looking for “old” Florida? The unspoiled, natural, Florida without the tourists and theme parks? Then find your next apartment in Ellenton. A small, unincorporated community located along the Manatee River, Ellenton is 4 miles from Bradenton and 15 miles from Sarasota. But even though it is near larger cities, this tiny slice of rural Florida features older, established communities and undeveloped areas.
Egmont Key State Park is accessible only by private boat and is a wildlife refuge. This is natural Florida at its best, with great shelling, swimming, and fishing. Visit the lighthouse that dates to 1858 and view the ruins of Fort Date, built in 1898 during the Spanish-American War.
The Gamble Plantation Historic State Park features the only surviving plantation house in South Florida. Built in the 1840s, this antebellum sugar plantation mansion is located on 16 acres.
A quiet gem on Florida’s west coast, Ellenton apartment rentals offer a step back in time.