Palmetto : Florida

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What it's Like to Retire in Palmetto

Palmetto is a small town of about 12,000 souls on Florida's west coast - below St. Petersburg, above Sarasota, and just across the bay from Bradenton. The area is popular with retirees and those who like having warm winters and being near the coast.

Where to Retire in Palmetto and Home Prices

There are many active adult and 55+ communities in the area. The median sale price of a home has steadily risen in that past few years and in mid-2016 was $224,900, according to Zillow.


What is special about Palmetto

Palmetto is on the water and real estate is relatively inexpensive.

What is not special about Palmetto

The crime rate is surprisingly high for a town of this size. Summers are hot and humid.

Who will like retirement in Palmetto

Retirees who want a small town on the water, with a low cost of living, may enjoy retiring here.


Local economy is driven by

Construction and Manufacturing


Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 61 degrees, the average July temperature is 82 degrees.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Sarasota and St. Petersburg are nearby for Restaurants and the Cultural Scene.



Palmetto has a high crime rate.


Medical facilities

Bradenton offers medical facilities just a few miles away.



Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport is just 10 miles away.


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Facts about PALMETTO
  • State: FL
  • Environment: Suburban,Small Town,LGBT,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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