Manatee and Sarasota counties along the I75 corridor. Shopping, newer schools and newer subdivisions have become the large players in the draw to this area.  It’s appeal is to a more blue-collar, middle class resident and up and coming young family purchasing their Many are focusing on the much more recently developed areas of Eastern Manatee and first home needing the commute convenience of the interstate.
This region also is catching the eye of the city's white-collar professionals and affluent retirees who are looking for upscale suburban neighborhoods offering golf, tennis, country clubs, etc. Includes:
Manatee County
Bradenton - East Bradenton (Kingston Estates, Samoset, Oneco, Briarwood, Tallevast, Creekwood, Braden River)/Lakewood Ranch (Edgewater, River Club, Lakewood Ranch Country Club)
Palmetto (Parrish, Ellenton)
Sarasota County
Palmer Ranch (Deer Creek, Turtle Rock, Stoneybrook, Beneva Oaks, Gulf Gate, Bay Oaks)/University Park/Fruitville/Tatum/Coral Cove/Camo/OspreyEastgate/VeniceGardens