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Anna Maria Island is a quaint Barrier Island nestled in the Gulf of Mexico. Beautiful turquoise waters and white sandy beaches are the main attraction here. It is a place where "old" Florida charm can still be found, flip flops are a way of life and the speed limit never exceeds 35mph. High rise condos and fast food restaurants are pleasantly absent from our pristine "get away from it all" island. Our accommodations and restaurants offer something for everyone. From quaint cottages by the sea to deluxe suites, from million-dollar villas to rustic cottages to own, One visit to Anna Maria Island and you will be calling it, "My island in the sun". The island was originally used for hunting and fishing by various Indian tribes and the only way on and off the island was by boat. Visit the Anna Maria Island Historical Society for a look at this island paradise in its original form when it was discovered by the local Timucan and Caloosan American Indian tribes and then by Spanish explorers (including Hernando DeSoto) in the name of the Spanish Crown. In 1892 George Emerson Bean became the first permanent resident on the Island, followed by John Roser. Bean settled on the northern tip of the island, now known as Bean Point. It was Bean, his son Will along with Charles Roser who developed the area by adding streets, a water system and homes. Shortly after came a school and churches which lead to the beginning of an island community. A jail was built in 1927 for the drunk and disorderly visitors which is still standing today on Pine Avenue without a roof due to a fire in the 1940’s. Mr. Bean homesteaded much of what is now the City of Anna Maria. In the early 1900s, Bean began to develop the Island with the Anna Maria Beach Company, which laid out streets, built sidewalks and houses and installed a water system Duncan Real Estate is the foremost expert for buying and selling real estate on Anna Maria Island and throughout Manatee County, and for leasing Anna Maria Island beach house rentals. If you’re searching for a home on or near the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico or you’re seeking Anna Maria Island vacation rentals, our team of dedicated real estate professionals is ready to meet your every Anna Maria Island real estate need. Since 2001, Duncan Real Estate has satisfied those desiring a superbly relaxing Anna Maria Island Vacation and those who have decided to purchase a little bit of the paradise that is Anna Maria Island. For homeowners, we offer comprehensive, year round Anna Maria Island property management services, providing total peace of mind when you’re away from your island home. Our three quaint island towns of Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach have their own distinctive personalities. Each offers a wide variety of real estate on Anna Maria Island and unique choices for Anna Maria Island beach house rentals. For those looking to purchase or sell commercial real estate on Anna Maria Island or throughout Manatee County, Duncan Real Estate is unquestionably your first choice. For owners, we provide free commercial brokerage analysis and specialist identification. For buyers, our commercial property specialists will work with you to identify your specific needs and locate the right property. Contact us or call Duncan Real Estate today at 941-779-0304 to speak with one of our knowledgeable real estate specialists. Website - http://www.teamduncan.com Cinematography by Chibi Moku - http://www.chibimoku.com+ More details
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