Water brought the first settlers here in the middle 1800s and soon, yachtsmen and shippers discovered the beauty and allure of the mile-wide Manatee River. Fertile ground and a suitable climate attracted hearty young couples willing to accept the challenge of the future and the building of a community.
The City of Palmetto dates its beginning to the arrival of Samuel Sparks Lamb in 1868. He is called the “Father of Palmetto” and gave the town its name after his home state, South Carolina, the “Palmetto State”. In 1897, Florida’s governor signed the charter declaring Palmetto a City in the Sunshine State.
The following list of establishments and organizations are not a endorsement by the Homes of Riviera Dunes HOA. We offer it to show some of what Palmetto has to offer new residents and guests. Government Palmetto City Hall, 516 8th Ave W. Palmetto Police Department, 1115 10th Street W U.S.Post Office, 520 7th Street W Banks Bank of America, 700 8th Ave W. Bank of the Ozarks, 501 8th Ave W BMO Harris, 1301 8th Ave West Fidelity Bank, 995 N. Haben Blvd Harbor Community Bank, 410 8th Ave W Wells Fargo, 510 7th Street W Supermarkets Aldi, 605 10th Street E and Detwilers Farm Markert, 1800 Rt 301 Publix, 1101 8th Ave West Winn Dixie, 515 7th Street W
Churches New Life Baptist Church, 609 9th St W First Baptist Church, 1020 4th St W First United Methodist, 330 11th Ave W Palmetto Presbyterian, 1115 10th Ave W 11th St. Church of Christ, 513 11th Ave W Crossroads Christian Church, 1400 10th St. W Providence Missionary Baptist, 501 11th St Dr.W Turner Chapel AME Church, 317 11th St Dr W Church of Hope Palmetto, 1701 10th St W Church on the Rock, 1401 14th Ave W Church of God, 608 3rd Ave W Palmetto Church of Christ, 1575 14th Ave W Jehovah Witnesses, 1808 10th St W Holy Cross Catholic Church, 505 26th St W Pharmacies CVS, 945 8th Ave West Walgreen’s, 930 8th Ave West Hardware Store Ace Hardware, 1118 8th Ave W Yacht Club Bradenton Yacht Club, 4703 13th Street Restaurants Blue Mangrove Grill, 102 Riviera Dunes Way Clam House, 304 7th Ave West Demi Noodle House, 1318 10th St W. Joey D's , 945 10th Street East Popi’s Place Too, 815 8th Ave West River House Reef & Grill, 995 Riverside Drive Riverside Café, 955 Riverside Drive Shipping Service UPS Store, 1180 8th Ave West Massages GR Therapies