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Ellenton, Florida: A Peaceful Florida Retreat

Ellenton is a census-designated place that is home to about 4,500 people. It encompasses a nearly 5-mile area from the banks of the Manatee River north along I-75. Though small, this area is conveniently located, allowing residents and retirees to easily access the amenities of Bradenton, Sarasota, and Venice.

Enjoy a laid-back and easy way of life in Ellenton, where single-story homes and flat farm fields lie underneath the vast blue skies. This charming town along the Manatee River is a small, tightly knit community. If you are eager to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, you will love this convenient community. Explore everything Ellenton has to offer!

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Things to Do & Places to See

As a quiet community, Ellenton offers residents plenty of places to escape from the hustle and bustle. But with easy access to major shopping centers, large parks, and historic points of interest, you won't experience boredom any time soon.

If you're in the mood for winter fun during the summer, head to the "igloo" — the Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex — for hockey, ice skating, and figure skating. But there are plenty of warmer activities to enjoy at this premier recreation facility, as well. The Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex features two large ice rinks for public skating and private lessons, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a large turf field for soccer and football, a video game room, a pro shop, and so much more.

If you prefer to spend time at a major shopping destination, shop and dine to your heart's content at Ellenton Premium Outlets. You'll find your favorite brands, from Adidas to Zales, and places to eat all in one convenient place.

And if you enjoy history and the great outdoors, take a step back into the past at Gamble Plantation. This historic sugar plantation features a magnificent mansion — the only surviving plantation house in all of South Florida. With its stately columns and white facade, verdant lawns, and moss-draped oaks, the plantation is popular for weddings and other special events. View more fun things to do in Ellenton on our interactive map below.


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