City Profile


Palmetto is a waterfront community located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, midway between Tampa / St. Petersburg to the north and Sarasota to the south.


The City offers many enjoyable features, including:

  • 12 city owned parks
  • Numerous festivals
  • Over 60 acres of green space
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Playgrounds
  • An estuary park abutting the Manatee River

Residential Living

There are residential options for every lifestyle, including:

  • Waterfront, single - family homes
  • Golf and country club communities
  • Historic, downtown, old - Florida homes

City Growth

The City boundaries are comprised of approximately seven square miles with a population of just over 14,000 residents.

Palmetto has seen dramatic growth and expansion of several condominium developments, many with dramatic water views. The City continues to balance growth and expansion, while maintaining the “Old Florida” charm that residents and visitors have come to love.