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Retirement Living in Anna Maria Island - Florida

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Area Description

Anna Maria Island is a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico just off the coast of Bradenton, Florida. With our laid back culture, and toes in the sand lifestyle, this is a great place to vacation and to live. Anna Maria Island still has an "old Florida" feel, with 7 miles of pristine white sand beaches. Pick your activity with great restaurants, boutique shops and a free trolley service that runs 7 days a week. Don't want to leave here, no problem. A grocery store, pharmacies, a general store, banks, churches, community organizations, great arts and culture venues and many outdoor activities are available. Anna Maria Island has no high rise buildings, and has a true sense of community and culture. Anna Maria Island Awaits You!

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Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   People who love the water, the gentle swell of the Gulf of Mexico and a laid back lifestyle, where flip flops are the norm, will love Anna Maria Island. Cultural venues like the Island Players, museums, art galleries and an active Community Center make this a perfect place to get involved in your community. Two annual island festivals which are family friendly and free of charge are always fun.

Cultural Activities

Island Players Theater, Artists Guild, Art studios, Concert Chorus and Orchestra, Artswalk, 2 libraries

Public transportation

Bus service to the mainland, with 3 airports within an hour of the island. The Port of Manatee hosts cruise ships for an offshore adventure, and the free trolley service on the island makes it so easy to get around. Rent bicycles, golf carts or just take a leisurely stroll on the beach.

Medical Facilities

Two major hospitals on the mainland are within easy distance of the island.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  50.9  61.6  72.3  2.9 "  0.0 "
 Feb  52.5  63.0  73.5  2.7 "  0.0 "
 Mar  56.9  67.2  77.5  3.4 "  0.0 "
 Apr  59.5  70.7  81.8  1.8 "  0.0 "
 May  65.5  76.4  87.3  2.9 "  0.0 "
 Jun  70.8  80.5  90.3  7.4 "  0.0 "
 Jul  72.5  81.9  91.3  8.7 "  0.0 "
 Aug  72.9  82.0  91.2  9.4 "  0.0 "
 Sep  71.8  80.8  89.8  7.3 "  0.0 "
 Oct  64.8  75.0  85.1  2.9 "  0.0 "
 Nov  58.7  69.2  79.6  2.4 "  0.0 "
 Dec  52.8  63.5  74.1  2.5 "  0.0 "

Anna Maria Island is positioned just south of Tampa Florida, so we do occasionally get tropical storms. Summer is our rainy season, and although there is a chance of hurricanes, we have been very fortunate. Anna Maria Island is considered a sub-tropical location.

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Cost of Living for Anna Maria Island, FL

Anna Maria Island, Florida cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Assisted living and residential care facilities are on the mainland within easy access

Senior Assistance in Anna Maria Island, FL

Anna Maria Island, Florida offers the following assistance for seniors:

All of the assistance is available.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Anna Maria Island has a strong volunteer base. With a majority of the jobs on the island being in tourism, there are also positions available for skilled trades to executives.

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