Old Florida, Small Town Feel

Palmetto, Florida offers a variety of activities and attractions for visitors. Here are some suggestions on what to do in Palmetto:

  1. Emerson Point Preserve: Explore this beautiful nature preserve with hiking trails, picnic areas, and scenic views of the river. It's an excellent spot for birdwatching and enjoying the outdoors.

  2. Manatee County Agricultural Museum: Learn about the region's rich agricultural history at this museum. Discover exhibits showcasing farming equipment, historical artifacts, and educational displays.

  3. Palmetto Historical Park: Step back in time and visit this park, which features historical buildings, including the 1880 Old Post Office, the 1914 Schoolhouse, and a steam locomotive. Take a guided tour to learn about the area's history.

  4. Riverside Park: Enjoy a relaxing day at this waterfront park with a playground, picnic areas, and a fishing pier. It's a great place to take a stroll, have a picnic, or watch the sunset.

  5. Regatta Pointe Marina: If you're interested in boating or fishing, visit this marina. It offers boat rentals, fishing charters, and scenic views of the river.

  6. Gamble Plantation Historic State Park: Located nearby in Ellenton, this park is home to the Gamble Mansion, which is the only surviving antebellum plantation house in South Florida. Take a guided tour to learn about the area's history and explore the grounds.

  7. Palmetto Estuary Preserve: Explore this nature preserve with boardwalk trails that wind through mangrove forests and salt marshes. It's an excellent spot for birdwatching and observing wildlife.

  8. Manatee Performing Arts Center: Check the schedule and catch a show at this performing arts center. They offer a variety of performances, including theater, music, and dance.

  9. Golfing: Palmetto and the surrounding areas have several golf courses where you can enjoy a round of golf amidst beautiful scenery.

Remember to check the opening hours and availability of attractions before visiting, as they may vary.


If you're looking for places to eat in Palmetto, Florida, here are a few options:

  1. Riverhouse Reef & Grill: This waterfront restaurant offers scenic views of the Manatee River and a menu featuring seafood, steaks, and American cuisine.

  2. The Clam House: Known for its fresh seafood, The Clam House serves a variety of dishes including clams, oysters, shrimp, fish, and more. It's a popular spot for seafood lovers.

  3. Mia's on the Manatee: Located on the Palmetto Riverwalk, Mia's offers a casual dining experience with a menu featuring sandwiches, salads, burgers, and seafood options. It's a great place to enjoy a meal with riverfront views.

  4. Popi's Place IV: A local favorite, Popi's Place IV is a family-owned restaurant serving American comfort food. They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, including pancakes, omelets, burgers, sandwiches, and more.


Palmetto, Florida, is served by the School District of Manatee County. Here are some of the schools located in Palmetto:

Elementary Schools:

  1. Palm View Elementary School
  2. James Tillman Elementary Magnet School
  3. Palmetto Elementary School
  4. Blackburn Elementary School

Middle Schools:

  1. Lincoln Middle School
  2. Buffalo Creek Middle School

High Schools:

  1. Palmetto High School

Charter Schools:

  1. Imagine Charter School at North Manatee
  2. Palmetto Charter School

These are just a few examples of the schools in Palmetto, Florida. It's important to note that school boundaries and availability may change, so it's recommended to check with the School District of Manatee County or visit their official website for the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on schools in the area.

Properties in the Area

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