When considering buying real estate and potentially making the move somewhere new there is a lot to think about. Of course there’s all of the logistics that go into what kind of home itself: neighborhood, space needed, possible renovation budget. But before any of that, you should first ask yourself if your new hometown takes care of these 3 important pieces: Community, Accessibility, Quality. We’ll answer these questions for you about Anna Maria Island (AMI) and show you why our slice of paradise is the best place to put down your roots.
The culture of Anna Maria Island has remained steadfast over generations: Happy people living in a happy place. The residents of AMI are engaged and dedicated to offering so many cultural treats year-round. There are frequent art fairs, festivals, parades, fundraising events, beach cleanup and turtle watch walks, an active community center and so much more. AMI has a vibrant culture and so many wonderful residents who work day-in and day-out to ensure our little island on the Gulf remains close-knit, exciting, and beautiful.
Anna Maria Island may only be about 7 miles long but there’s everything you need! Doctor’s offices, local eateries, banks, pharmacies, farmers markets and grocery, a free trolley, bike lanes, and a top elementary school in the area! Often times you can get most everything you need without even going on to the mainland. Just because AMI likes to live on island time and feels like Old Florida doesn’t mean it’s left in the past when it comes to top-notch programs and services!
- Quality of Living
Sure, the tropical weather and glorious beaches year-round are the biggest draw to move to Anna Maria Island but that’s not all that makes quality of life here so great. National Geographic recently named the Bradenton-Sarasota-AMI area 14th happiest to live in the United States! The study measured 15 metrics to find happiness levels like healthy eating, financial security, vacation time, and civic engagement. The study found “locals smile and laugh more often, socialize several hours a day, have access to green spaces, and feel that they are making purposeful progress toward achieving life goals” in the happier cities according to National Geographic.
Looking at the community, accessibility, and quality of living are pivotal in the search of your new locale. No matter if you’re a young family or looking to retire in paradise, Anna Maria Island has so much to offer its residents and if you’re ready to make the move, we’ll make your process as painless as possible and welcome you with open arms. Give us a call at (800) 237-2252