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More About Cortez Florida
The town of Cortez is located about 35 miles south of the city of Tampa near the southern end of Tampa Bay and is in one of Florida's last remaining fishing villages. Some people refer to the town of Cortez as "Cortez Fishing Village." Cortez's exact location lies on the smaller Sarasota Bay on the gulf coast (western coast) of Florida. It is a wonderful place to live for water lovers.
Things to Do in Cortex Florida
This fishing village that began in the 1800s still holds so much historic charm with a nice mix of modern amentieis and activities.
Cortez is not just called a fishing village, it really is one of THE best places to fish in Florida. The historic fishing pier area is a deep water space buffered by the barrier islands. If you are an avid and serious fisher, or just starting out and beginning to learn the tricks of success this is a specatcular spot.
Officially named The Florida Maritime Museum is the place to learn about the rich history and heritage so pridefully and proudly held on to by those who have lived in Cortez for generations. There are classes offered at the museum to learn the skiils of the past and preserve Cortez's history.
Parasailing, Kayaking, Jet Skiing
Being that the waters of the bay surrounding Cortez are much quieter and laid back than other more populated or well-known areas of Florida, this is a great place to enjoy riding on small water craft. If you do not own your own kayak or jet-ski you can rent one in town or on Anna Maria Island just across the bridge. You can even take a parasailing ride high above the area and get a bird's eye view/tour.
There are many great fresh seafood waterfront restaurants in and all around Cortez. The most popular and beloved waterfront restaurants in Cortez offer a family-friendly laid back atmosphere for a change of pace from more "fancy" dining venues you might come to expect from seafood restaurants right on the water. The Star Fish Company has been a local favorite for many years with its picnic-table seating and historical venue accompanied by resonably priced seafood.
If you want to try your hand at cooking seafood on your own, Cortez is one of the best places to purchase your own seafood. Locals like to pick up the best seafood in the area at Cortez Bait and Seafood Fish Market and Star Fish Company Market and Restaurant (also mentioned above under dining).
Anna Maria Island
Cortez is just across the bridge from the famous Anna Marie Island and the town of Bradenton Beach. Here you will find a plethora of sugar sand beaches, great seafood restaurants, fun local shops, and tons of water activities.
Homes in Cortez Florida
There is a good mix of properties for sale in the small town of Cortez including homes built in the 1960s and 1970s during Cortez's biggest boom and brand new construction homes such as the gorgeous beach bungalow homes of Hunters Point that are 100% self-generated energy. Homes in Cortez are priced from the mid $100,000s to $900,000.
Schools in Cortez Florida
The public schools serving students living in Cortez are all part of the Manatee County Public School District. The specific schools serving Cortez are located in the neighborhing town of Bradenton. Some of these schools include Sea Breeze Elementary School, W.D. Sugg Middle School, and Bayshore High School.
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