Lakewood Ranch Medical Center
A cosmopolitan community with small-town charm, Bradenton is just 40 minutes south of Tampa and is nestled on the west central coast of Florida. It was founded in the 1840s and is one of oldest cities in southwest Florida. This center of commerce and government for Manatee County has everything you need. Whether you are looking for a coastal community or a metropolitan atmosphere, west central Florida offers a blend of cultural activities, world-class entertainment, and educational opportunities with a superior quality of life and low cost of living.