Bradenton Tropical Palms

Phone: 941-748-7423
Bradenton Tropical Palms
2310 14th Street West
Bradenton, Florida 34205

  • Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • "World Famous Shuffleboard Court"
  • Library
  • Gated Entrance
  • Pool Table & Game Room
  • Large Community Hall
  • Garden Club

With so many amenities, and such a beautiful tropical gulf coast area, you would think that wintering in Bradenton Tropical Palms would be expensive. Well, it's not! We are a resident-owned 55+ community, and you can become an owner for only $27,500 for your share in our community. Once you become an owner, the monthly maintenance fee is only $170. This includes all the amenities, lawn service, and water. Taxes are between $300 and $500 a year and include garbage pickup and recycling. It doesn't get much better than this!

Owning a home in Bradenton Tropical Palms is one of the best deals you can get in the Bradenton/Sarasota area. In a land lease community, monthly fees are typically from $400 to $800 per month and the homes cost significantly more than in BTP. Condos and town houses start at over $200,000 and maintenance fees are usually over $400 per month.

Our lovely landscaped gazebo area near our beautiful pool and spa, where many community gatherings and events take place.



In a land lease community, monthly fees are typically from $400 to $800 per month and the homes cost significantly more than in BTP. Condos and town houses start at over $200,000 and maintenance fees are usually over $400 per month. In BTP, for the share price of $27,500, you will have ownership in our community, and we will give you a lot for you to have your brand new mobile home installed.

Please Note: Bradenton Tropical Palms is a designated no pet community. Only service and emotional support animals with the required forms are allowed.


POOL - Bradenton Tropical Palms boasts a large 60' X 40' pool heated to 85 degrees. Beside it is a large hot tub, and plenty of lounge chairs to sun yourself. If shade is what you want, we have a shaded area as well.


Large community center that seats over 300 comfortably with a large stage for plays and concerts.


FITNESS CENTER - There is a professional fitness center with plenty of machines and weights for your workout.


Library - In addition, we have a pool table, an excellent library, and activity rooms for crafts and games. There is never time to get bored at our BTP 55+ community.


HISTORY - In 1935, it was just a "twinkle" in the eye of the Bradenton Chamber of Commerce. "The World's Largest Trailer Park" was born October 21, 1936, when some men felt the need for such a place in the community. The Bradenton Kiwanis Club took the idea as their project. A 40 acre subdivision at the southwest corner of the city was bought by the club. The lots were divided into trailer spaces with electric, water and sewer. Bradenton Trailer Park was the first trailer park in Manatee County. As the park grew (peak capacity was 1188 trailers), the donors were reimbursed, but the reason for the project remained the same. All profits were to go into a youth fund. Streets A & B were removed and a Kiwanis Hall was erected.

In 1962 the old auditorium came down, and in its place the present building was erected, named for Robert Beall, a devoted club member. Between 1965 and 1969, renovation of the park began. Modern shuffle courts, management facilities, recreation rooms for cards, exercise, library and pool table were added, and the purchase of 5 1/2 acres in the southwest corner.

By 1972 the park was totally revamped, making room for 600 mobile homes. All the improvements cost over 1 million dollars. This now gated community was purchased by a cooperative formed by the residents in 1997 to the tune of 8.8 million dollars and the name changed to Bradenton Tropical Palms. Improvements continued with a modernized kitchen named for life long resident Ruth Kissell in 1999. The pool and hot tub were added, along with handicapped accessible restrooms. The maintenance building was added in 2000, and the gazebo was constructed in 2003 in memory of loved ones by remaining spouses and friends. The gazebo is a gathering place after golf, as well as cookouts hosted by the golf and shuffle clubs. In 2016 the park received a settlement from the county for the land they took to improve Wares Creek.

With some of this settlement the mortgage was paid off and BTP became debt free. There was a huge "Mortgage Burning" party to celebrate. Change has been what's enabled BTP to survive so long. There is no other neighborhood in Manatee County quite like it. It was, and always will be the first of its kind. You can be involved as you want in this community. There is always something to do and never a dull moment.

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