When searching for the perfect home for rent in a city that is safe, family-friendly, boasts the latest and greatest amenities and isn't too far from large metropolitan hubs while still retaining the small-town feel, look no further than Parrish, Fla. This unincorporated community is only around 17 minutes away from Palmetto, but it's still far enough away that renters can escape back to the quiet community when they want peace of mind.
That being said, this isn't a sleepy town by any means - Parrish might be a small community, but it's got a big heart and plenty of fun to offer its residents.
2 Things to Know About Parrish
Parrish is located within Manatee County, and because it's an unincorporated community, residents can use the resources of the county, like the police force, library systems, parks and recreation department and so on.
There are two stories regarding how Parrish got its name - either it was called that because John Parrish donated his land for the train depot and wanted to name the Parrish stop after his father or the post office had to change the name because its original name, Oak Hill, was already taken.
2 Resources for Parrish Renters
The closest Manatee County library to Parrish is the Ellenton branch, the Rocky Bluff Library, where residents can find new books, computers for use and other media.
While there are a number of outdoor parks near Parrish and plenty of great restaurants within the community, one of the best things to do in the area is check out the Rye Preserve. The 250-acre preserve boasts horse and walking trails, a waterfront area and campsite.