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Parrish: A Florida Town Full of Charm

Enjoy peaceful living and natural beauty in Parrish, Florida. As a primarily rural area, Parrish lets residents and retirees enjoy quiet streets, local shops and restaurants, and one main tourist attraction — the Florida Railroad Museum. The communities of Ellenton, Bradenton, and Anna Maria Island are not far away, giving residents quick access to everything from beautiful beaches to championship golf courses.

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About Parrish, Florida

Parrish, Florida, is a small community in Manatee County, located along US-301 about 15 miles northeast of Bradenton. Though still primarily rural, the area is growing. Residents have access to I-75 and I-275 just a few miles away from the heart of the community, and from there can visit the major attractions along Florida's Gulf coast.

Students who live in Parrish attend public schools within the Manatee County Public Schools district. If you are relocating to this area, you can find out more about schools near Parrish here.

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The Parrish Lifestyle: Unique Points of Interest

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Parrish's main attraction is the Florida Railroad Museum, which commemorates the area's rich railroading history through weekend train excursions and special themed-train rides. However, the railroad museum is not the only attraction that Parrish residents can enjoy. Here is a quick overview of points of interest in and near this residential community.

Golf Courses Near Parrish

Golfers can choose from several nearby courses, including the public Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto and the Manatee County Golf Course in West Bradenton. These golf courses feature manicured fairways, challenging layouts, and strategically placed hazards. Additional practice facilities are also available at these courses.

State Parks Near Parrish

Several state parks are located near Parrish, including the Gamble Plantation Historic State Park. This park in nearby Ellenton features a historic mansion that was donated to the state in 1925. Visitors to the park can tour the home — the only plantation house still standing in South Florida — and get a glimpse of life as it was over a century ago.

Another nearby park is Lake Manatee State Park. It is a 30-minute drive southeast of Parrish, located in nearby Bradenton. The park is nestled along Lake Manatee and features activities such as swimming, wildlife observation, kayaking, hiking, boating, and camping.

Manatee County Points of Interest

Manatee County as a whole offers additional attractions, including the annual Manatee County Fair. The fairgrounds are in nearby Palmetto, a 22-minute drive from Parrish. The Manatee County Fair has been held annually since 1916 and features live entertainment, various exhibits, rides, and refreshments.

Another Manatee County staple is the ArtCenter Manatee, located 13 miles southwest of Parrish in Bradenton. The ArtCenter features an artists' market with gifts and local artwork, classes for all age groups, and exhibits displaying a variety of pottery, photography, and paintings.

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