Many Properties, Many Communities

The Communities We Serve


Barbara Anson Realty and Associates has magnificent properties and discerning clients throughout Manatee, Sarasota, Desoto and Hardee Counties. Below is a list of communities that we serve.

Myakka City, Manatee County

Myakka City is a small, rural city located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, approximately 25 miles east of Sarasota covering 230 square miles in southeastern Manatee County. A charming small-time community makes Myakka City the perfect place to call home. With a population of just over 6,000, most of Myakka City is comprised of small to large acreage farms and some single-family residential homes on lot size parcels.

The Myakka River flows through Myakka State Park, a 37,000-acre natures preserve 9 miles east of Interstate 75. In the evening, the silence is broken only by chirping crickets, hooting owls and nature’s other inhabitants. There are few lights, no glow from homes, stores and cars, no rush of nearby traffic. Stars twinkle brightly in the sky.

Neighborhoods In Eastern Manatee County:
Braden Woods, Panther Ridge, Pomello Ranches, Saddlebag Creek

Parrish, Manatee County

Parrish is a small community with a great mix of acreage and residential homes for sale. Parrish is located 3 miles east of the city of Palmetto and roughly 15 miles south of Tampa. Because of the low cost of living and its relative proximity, many residents commute to work in Tampa or St Petersburg.

As of 2009 the median residents age was 45, median household income was $58,000 and the median home price was $238,000.


DeSoto County

DeSoto County is located southeast of Tampa between Winter Haven and Punta Gorda, along US Highway 17. The county is situated on the banks of the Peace River near Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. The main city in Desoto County, Arcadia is just 20 miles east of Myakka City.  Arcadia has two lines of railway: the Atlantic Coast Line railway, which has furnished shipping facilities since 1886 and, more recently, the Charlotte Harbor and Northern railway which has completed the line from Arcadia to Boca Grande.

East Sarasota County

One of the most beautiful areas in the world, Sarasota, Florida, is a true paradise. Located on the West Coast of Florida about 60 miles South of Tampa, Sarasota County has a land area of 573 square miles and a population of 301,000.

The climate is wonderful with an average annual winter temperature of 61.5 F and summer of 80.1F, with an average annual rainfall of 57.11 inches. The beaches on Siesta Key are always rated among the finest in the world.