Venice, Osprey, Nokomis

Venice truly has it all...

Have you heard what they’re saying about Venice, Florida?   Everywhere you turn, you’ll fall in love with this area! From our 14 miles of pristine beaches to our 30 miles of single-track biking and hiking trails, to the historic downtown district, unique shops, concerts & festivals, theatre & fine dining plus two Farmers Markets, golf, canoeing, kayaking in hidden bays & mangroves, shark tooth hunting and fishing… Venice truly has it all! And did you know, you may be able to purchase a home in Venice for a bit less than other nearby areas?

Interesting facts and useful tidbits

Originally called Horse and Chaise because of the carriage like tree formation that marked the spot for fishermen, the name Venice was first applied in 1888 because of its likeness to the canal city in Italy.

Florida has 8,436 miles of coastline, second only to Alaska.  Venice claims 14 of those beach miles stretching from Casey Key to Manasota Key on the Gulf Coast. Venice is also one of only 3 cities situated directly on water with no barrier islands.  Of the 16.81 square miles in the City of Venice, over 1.34 is water.


What to do in Venice...

So many options to explore!

If it’s activity you seek, you’ve come to the right place! Venice boasts of two Farmers Markets on Saturday mornings. Stroll historic downtown graced by northern Italian architecture and beautifully landscaped boulevards that date back to the original city plans of 1925,  stop for a beverage or meal in one of the many restaurants lining Main Street.

If your love is water, Venice is home to 14 miles of pristine beaches, Venice Beach, Caspersen, Nokomis and the North or South Jetty, to name a few.  Water sports are plentiful; such as kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding in hidden bays and mangroves in the intracoastal or in the Gulf where you’ll share the waters with dolphins and manatees at play.   Or how about Boating with some of the best charter fishing anywhere. Shelling is also a favorite pastime in Venice, and fossilized shark’s teeth can be found in abundance by sifting through the sand.  Did you know Venice is known as “The Shark Tooth Capital of the World”.  If golf is your preference Venice has 25 public and private courses. Biking and hiking are available on 30 miles of trails, such as Legacy Trail following 10.7 miles of paved trail from Venice to Sarasota, the Venice Bike Loop, Venetian Waterway Park trail and more.

If you are a lover of the arts, Venice is certainly rich with options such as Venice Theatre, Venice Symphony, Venice Art Museum, plus so much more. Plan to visit one of the special events happening throughout the year, The Chalk Festival, Sun Fiesta, Boat Parade, Holiday Parade just to name a few.

Additionally, did you know you can purchase a home for a bit less than in some of the surrounding areas?  We’d love an opportunity to show you around and provide you with details about homes that are for sale in this area.

Feel free to visit Nokomis Beach, Living In Sarasota YouTube video – you’ll want to call Venice your home!