Bradenton, pop. 54,000+ (Wikipedia) co-anchors its own Gulf Coast metropolitan area with similar-sized Sarasota, just to the south of Tampa Bay.  While Sarasota is better known and characterized by more upscale panache, Bradenton is a down-to earth waterfront city with a skyline of its own fronted by an inviting downtown riverwalk.  The city of Palmetto … More Bradenton