The overheating of the Southwest Florida housing market is scaling back in late 2018, and this creates a great opportunity for prospective buyers interested in traditional communities such as Catalina in Bradenton. Located in the Palma Sola district just south of the DeSoto National Memorial, Catalina offers spacious Florida ranch-style homes arranged along a scenic canal and surrounded by mature trees and lush landscaping.
Development of Catalina dates back to the 1970s, a time when home sites larger than 12,000 square feet were fairly common. This is a neighborhood where the properties are nicely spaced out and encompassed by tree canopies. The most attractive properties are located along the canal, which runs from the entrance of the community all the way to the northern boundary and back around. If you are lucky to acquire a home that backs into the canal, you will enjoy gorgeous nature views from a covered lanai.
Catalina is one of the few communities in Bradenton where you can still find a three-bedroom home built on more than 1,600 square feet of interior for less than $300K. A fully remodeled four-bedroom house with two full bathrooms and nearly 2,000 square feet under air conditioning could be found listed for $379K in late 2018. This neighborhood is perfect for families with young children since Steward Elementary School is within walking distance and practically inside the neighborhood. Nature preserves, mangrove parks, botanical gardens, and the Palma Sola Bay are just minutes away and open for exploration.
Driving to Holmes Beach from Catalina takes less than 10 minutes; it is close enough for daily bike rides. If you are into boating or fishing, the ramp at Warner Bayou will let you explore the Manatee River. The nearest shopping center is Beachway Plaza, just a few blocks to the south, where you can find a large Public supermarket and a Staples office supply store as well as banks, pizzerias, and more.
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