B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$127,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$932
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    449
    273
  • Murder
    11
    6
  • Rape
    50
    41
  • Robbery
    112
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    740
    525
  • Theft
    2,876
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    177
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,227
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Bradenton Reviews

122 reviews
All Categories
The friendly environment is amazing, everywhere you go you will meet genuine people. The public schools are amazing. Each of the teachers I had was invested into their students and wanted to succeed and continue their education. I have meet life long friends here, and have been friends with them for 20+ years. There is not a big nightlife, which is great for those with young families. It is a quiet city with beautiful beaches! One thing I would change is the construction going on because traffic gets a little crazier.
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Bradenton is a fantastic place to live. Granted we are 10 minutes from the beach and only have a handful of days that we have to worry about grabbing a jacket! The only downfall to Bradenton, FL is the overcrowded mess, there is way to many people that live here for the small town it is, traffic is a nightmare. Although, when you live that close to an island it is pretty much expected but worth it.
I've lived in Bradenton all 22 years of my life, it beautiful, quiet, and so family oriented! I'm now married with a daughter of my own and couldn't think of a more perfect place to raise her. The community is so welcoming, the schools are outstanding, and the weather is always good!