Tips for Getting Established Quickly in Bradenton and Sarasota

May 17, 2016

Getting-Established-Quickly-BS.jpgRelocating to a new city always presents a challenge, but there are several things you can do to streamline your move. If you’re headed to a new apartment home in Bradenton or Sarasota, you have a sunny Floridian community awaiting your arrival. Use these tips to avoid potential pitfalls and stay organized throughout the process.

Getting Settled in Bradenton

Bradenton is known as “The Friendly City,” so if you need assistance with anything during your move, don’t be afraid to ask. The following resources will also help you handle those important details as you get settled in.

  • The city’s official website has all the information you could want as you get to know your new hometown.
  • Register to vote with Manatee County as early as possible to make sure you can cast your vote in all upcoming elections. To register, you’ll need either a valid photo ID with your current address on it, or a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document with your address on it.
  • Register your children for school. Bradenton students attend Manatee County Public Schools.
  • Register your car with the Manatee County Tax Collector. If you’re a new Florida resident, you should get a Florida driver’s license as well.
  • Mark your calendar with upcoming Bradenton events. You can find a full calendar of public events on the city’s website.

Getting Settled in Sarasota

Sarasota offers convenient urban amenities with the charming feel of a small coastal town. If you’re soon to call Sarasota home, there are a few points of business to take care of before you give into the playful lifestyle of this Florida city.

Take the time to handle these details and you can then kick back and relax worry-free in your new apartment home. Are you a long-time local with tips for newcomers to the area? Share your insights in the comments below.

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