West Bradenton is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, with a history dating back to 1849. The neighborhood was originally called “Bradentown” and then renamed West Bradenton after it became an independent municipality from Sarasota County. One popular attraction for visitors today is Koca’s Place, or more commonly known as Creighton’s Corner, which dates back to 1914 becoming iconic for its delicious ice cream and fish sandwiches.
The neighborhood is also home to the West Bradenton Civic Center which hosts many events for residents of all ages throughout the year including concerts and theater productions.
Westside Park was another historic site in this area that dates back to 1905 with a beautiful park setting designed by John Nolen who laid out over 200 communities across Florida.*It features an outdoor swimming pool, ball fields and walking trails*and has been one of the most popular places for family outings since its opening.* It’s also worth stopping at nearby Christa McAuliffe Playground if you are looking for someswings or slides; it offers a more relaxed atmosphere than other playgrounds around town.