Discover Venice Florida
The City of Venice is directly on the Gulf of Mexico, not separated by barrier islands, in the heart of Florida's "Quiet Coast" ... our secret is getting out.
Venice is not quite the sleepy little town it used to be, maybe it's even a bit better. It retains an irreplaceable charming small town atmosphere,real friendly. From anywhere in town we are only minutes from a wide choice of uncrowded white sandy beaches. Venice offers an unhurried pace,a wonderful quality of life. While oriented toward an active retirement lifestyle, (60 is the new 40) we have wonderful schools and our location is a starting off point for culture and adventure for kids of all ages. This has been my home town since 1985.
Our Venice board shares a MLS provider that is simple and user friendly. It provides search capabilities for14 Florida Counties, almost the entire Florida West Coast.SEARCH THE REGIONAL MLS* .You'll be asked just once to enter basic contact information then proceed to a user friendly search menu.
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AGE TARGETED AND AGE RESTRICTED COMMUNITIES
One of my areas of expertise are Gated Communities offering an Active Retiree Lifestyle.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY The collapse has not been as much as heralded, still fire sale prices.The economic downturn has been accompanied by major price reductions in commercial real estate. Marinas, office/warehouses, developed sub-divisions and projects in distress are available throughout the area.Often all the heavy lifting is done and prices are well below replacement value or at work out prices with the lender.
INTERESTED IN SELLING YOUR HOME? Over 30 Million in sales since 1998 with ERA Preferred Properties of Venice, I've been the leading agent in listing and sales for the office in almost all of those years and a multi-year recipient of the ERA National Franchise System's "Beyond Excellence" awards and the exclusive "Leader's Circle" designations. I promise a fair evaluation of your property, tremendous exposure on every major Internet search engine and honest, intelligent and thoughtful guidance on every aspect of the transaction from list to close.
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INFORMATIONAL LINKS I've written the following articles from my own 25 years of personal experience here. Within each article are links toa myriad of sites offering an interesting gateway to the area,from very informative to entertaining.Good stuff, if a link isn't working let me know.
Community Information Government Sites, Chambers of Commerce, News of Venice and our neighbors.
Where to Stay Beach resorts, Inns and Hotels and, information on Seasonal and Annual property rentals.
Arts and Entertainment Opera, Broadway, Art and Theater all within a few minutes or less than an hour's drive away.
Florida Fishing One of my favorite pastimes, Off shore or "skinny water". Snook, Redfish, Tarpon or Grouper. Good links, what's biting.
Area Golfing35 or more public and private courses within"driving distance" in our area.
Herald Tribune Beach Report Daily report and blog on beach conditions from Manatee, Sarasota to Charlotte Counties, water temperature and quality, tides, wave heights and tanning index.
Roadside Attractions Old Florida and some lesser known but hand-picked favorite and colorful destinations, airboat rides to alligator rassl'n.
MORE ABOUT VENICE FLORIDA Venice is a principal city of the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, a short drive to Sarasota, 10 minutes off I-75 and within 1-1/2 hours of the Tampa (TPA), Ft. Myers (RSW) and Sarasota (SRQ) airports.
Venice is just one off our incorporated cities in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. The population was 17,764 at the 2000 census. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2004 estimates, the city had a population of 19,990. It is noted for its beautiful, natural beaches, and its charming, downtown historic district, with sidewalk cafes and unique boutiques. There is also "Antique Row," for window shoppers, and Venice has its own world class live theater, and symphony. Its newspapers include the Herald Tribune and the Venice Gondolier Sun.
Venice, Florida has been listed in many publications as being the "Shark's Tooth Capital of The World". It hosts an annual festival, the Shark's Tooth Festival, every year to celebrate the abundance of fossilized shark's teeth that can be found on its shores.
Today, Venice is known for its friendly, small-town feel, its quaint shopping center of low-rise buildings that are primarily in a Mediterranean style, and its lovely boulevard shaded by giant live oaks that extends from downtown to the beckoning beach. The beach, starting at the northern edge of the city where the Venice Jetty's open a passage from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Gulf of Mexico, extends for miles. Much of it is undeveloped and merges into Sarasota County's Caspersen Beach Park.
In addition to the lovely beach, a central park along Venice's main street, Venice Avenue, is the site of concerts, arts and craft shows, parades and various special events. Throughout the city are neighborhood green spaces and parks, many of the 1920's design features of early city planner John Nolan who has inspired architects and urban planners working on what is called now called the "New Villages concept of city planning.
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