Thinking of moving to Anna Maria Island?

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.

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Farmer’s Market Guide to Picking Produce

Just in time for the Holidays, we’ve compiled a list of tips on how to pick the best produce. With the Downtown Bradenton Farmers Market every Saturday and the City of Anna Maria Farmers Market every Tuesday- there are 2 great options to get local products and some of the freshest fruits and veggies for great prices! We can probably all cover the bases of how to pick apples and bananas but what about those trickier ones like avocado or sweet potatoes? We’ll make it easy for you!

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Go Green with House Plants

It’s not just a tried and true staple to your home, it is actually this year’s hottest home decor accessory: house plants. Yep, what started with the trend of tiny succulents has actually grown into full live greenery being the year’s hottest interior design tip. With good reason, adding house plants makes a space appear much more open and airy, adds depth, and adds a pop of fresh and lush color to any room. But did you know that it actually offers other legitimate health benefits?

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We Like Long Walks on the Beach

In today’s world it seems there is always a new fad exercise or self-care regimen, some apparent cure-all to mental and physical health. With endless outside noise telling you what’s best, it can be hard to keep up! What is truly best for you is that you find something that feeds both your body and your soul. Getting up and being active is just as important as actively seeking things that are good for your spirit.

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Back-To-School Organization Tips

The kids are back-to-school but just because they are out of the house, doesn’t mean the whirlwind ends. Usually it means it’s just beginning! Now there’s homework and after-school activities and and play dates and projects. Did you know that the environment you’re in can greatly add to or help stress levels in your home? We’ve rounded up some quick tips for back-to-school organization that are small, but may be a big help in the day-to-day.

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5 Tips For Hurricane Season Prep

While Hurricane Season technically begins in May, the threat of a hurricane really gears up once the Summer temperatures rise. After last year’s alarming Hurricane Season, it’s a great idea to make preparations soon just in case a Hurricane threatens the Gulf Coast over the next few months. Here are five things you can do now to alleviate the last-minute panic should the weatherman bring some potentially scary news.

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Staff Spotlight: Marietta Rocca

The greatest part about living and working in paradise isn’t the beauty of the beach, but the people who make up this community… and specifically, our staff at A Paradise! We are highlighting our team so you can get to know the people behind the Paradise.

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South Florida Museum

Looking for something new to do with the family? The largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast is right here in our area - The South Florida Museum. Both educational and fun, The South Florida Museum in Downtown Bradenton offers engaging exhibits as well as educational programs. In addition to permanent exhibits, the Museum features changing temporary exhibitions with something new to discover every visit.

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Cheers to Bradenton Breweries

A great way to cool down after a long day at the beach or relax after a long day of work is with an ice, cold beer. And one that’s brewed right here in the Bradenton area? Doesn’t get better than that. Bradenton has recently become a hot spot for craft beer and breweries - with many brew master’s coming to the gulf coast area to open taprooms for our enjoyment. We’ve recently visited four of the top local breweries and taprooms to share about it and highlight our favorites. Spoiler alert: We loved them all.

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Let’s Talk Turtle Season

From now until October 31st, some of our favorite part-time residents will be making their annual trip to the beaches of Anna Maria Island. They appreciate the good things on AMI like our smooth sand and our crystal clear water. They dig the dark and they always live on island time. Of course, we’re talking about sea turtles! And there are five species of sea turtles that swim and feed near our beaches during the months of May through October.

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AMI Outdoors

Great Outdoors on AMI

Soak up the sun of The Sunshine State. Take advantage of the outdoor adventures and advantages of the Gulf Coast. We know our beaches are some of nature’s best work but did you know there’s much more great outdoors to offer in the Bradenton-Sarasota-Anna Maria Island area than just our beautiful beaches? We’ve rounded up some beautiful and fun excursions to get some fresh air and fresh perspective.

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5 Steps to kick off Spring Cleaning

It’s Spring! Which means the weather is lovely, flowers are blooming, and it’s time for some Spring Cleaning! Attempting to dive into some deeper-cleaning than usual can be a bit overwhelming at first so we’ve mapped out 5 great places to start.

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