The ongoing development of Bradenton makes it look like a brand-new city that belies its heritage dating back to 1842. From an architectural point of view, the Old Florida roots of Bradenton are confined to less than a dozen buildings and a few neighborhoods, one of them being Ayre’s Point.
Located in the northeastern quadrant of Downtown Bradenton, right at the corner formed by the Manatee and Braden riverbanks, Ayre’s Point is a historic subdivision that is a living reminder of how good life was for Old Florida residents. Ayre’s Point has the largest collection of historic residential properties in Manatee County; while development in most of Bradenton has been focused on gated communities and gleaming condos, Ayre’s Point has stuck to its Old Florida roots.
The single-family homes in Ayre’s Point range from bungalows to Victorian manors and from Florida ranches to cottages. Most of the properties have been remodeled and upgraded over the years, but homeowners have chosen to retain the historic look of the neighborhood.
Heading into 2018, pricing at Ayre’s Point started at $85K for a cottage in need of remodeling; more well-appointed listings include a three-bedroom waterfront mansion complete with seawall, private dock, fishing pier, and even a swimming pool with waterfall priced at $589K.
Ayre’s Point is a very quiet and pleasant neighborhood with broad sidewalks lined with mature trees. This is easily one of the best-looking neighborhoods in Southwest Florida, and the attractive pricing makes it ideal for young families, first-time home buyers and retirees. In some sections of Ayre’s Point, the city council has enacted mixed zoning to attract home buyers who may want to run art galleries, boutiques and cafés from their own homes.
Living within walking distance of Downtown Bradenton has its privileges. Ayre’s Point residents are never far from clinics, stores, banks, pubs, and riverfront restaurants. The Westgate shopping center is less than two miles away, and Holmes Beach is a 20-minute drive down Manatee Avenue.
Homes for Sale at Ayre’s Point in Bradenton
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