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Thinking of Moving to Venice?

Let me help you discover the Venice area and what it offers.

Greetings. My name is Julie Larson and I'm your Venice relocation expert. You've landed on this page because you've likely given some thought about relocating or moving to the Venice area. As such, I've organized this site to help give you a good overview of the area as well as my TOP 10 Reasons as to why you should consider moving to Venice. If you are ready to make the move, or have specific questions not answered on my site, feel free to give me a shout. I look forward to hearing from you!

Overview of Venice, FL

Venice is an popular small-town retirement city on the west coast of Florida. Located 18 miles south of Sarasota, Venice is famous for its historic downtown, its area beaches which are lined with shark's teeth, its active waterways that are a playground for boating and watersport activities as well as its jetty and its 700-ft long fishing pier which provides panoramic views of the Florida coastline. Venice provides its residents with a high-quality of life, affordable real estate and top healthcare and medical facilities. The current population of Venice is 21,730 persons (Sarasota County population is 379,448).

Experience the small-town charm of Venice and its historic downtown in the video below. Make sure your volume is on.

Venice, FL Awards & Accolades

The City of Venice commonly receives awards and accolades each year for its small town charm, its high degree of safety, its popularity as a retirement destination as well as its top-rated healthcare services. See recent awards and accolades below.

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Map of the Venice Area

Venice, Florida is comprised of five separate communities which include Venice Island, South Venice, Laurel, Osprey and Nokomis. Each area has its own distinct charm and history. I have marked these communities on the map below for your convenience. You can clearly see how Venice residents enjoy this community year-round with its beautiful beaches, waterfront dining and amazing water views from their homes. Once you reach out to me, I'm glad to help you locate the communities that best meet your lifestyle, needs and budget.

Your Guide to Venice Real Estate, Beaches, Area Attractions & Employment

Venice Real Estate

Listed below are best neighborhoods in Venice that people want to live in. Many are these offer great amenities such as gated access, swimming pool, clubouse and golfing.

Best Neighborhoods on Venice Island

  • West Venice Avenue
  • Waterfront on Venice Island

The West Villages
The Top Master-Planned Community in Venice, FL

The West Villages, located along River Road and US 41 in South Venice, has been recognized as the 4th best-selling, master planned community in the entire country. View the community rankings list. Below are popular West Villages communities.

  • Gran Paradiso
  • Grand Palm
  • Island Walk
  • Sarasota National
  • Renaissance
  • Oasis at West Villages

Best Neighborhoods in Osprey, FL

  • Willowbend
  • Rivendell
  • Southbay Yacht & Raquet Club
  • The Oaks
  • Park Trace
  • Osprey Harbor Village

Best Neighborhoods in East Venice

  • Venetian Golf & River Club
  • Capri Isles Golf Club
  • Milano
  • Toscana Isles
  • Aria
  • Waterford Golf Club

Best Golfcourse Communities in Venice, FL

  • Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club
  • Jacaranda West Country Club
  • Sarasota National
  • The Oaks Club
  • Venetian Golf & River Club

Best Waterfont Neighborhoods in Venice, FL

  • Casey Key
  • Donna Bay Waterfront Homes
  • Roberts Bay Waterfront Homes
  • Southbay Yacht & Raquet Club
  • Venice Island Waterfront Homes

Top Beaches in Venice, FL

Venice is home to four great public beaches. Each of these locations, just a short commute from downtown, conveniently offers ample public parking and restrooms.

  • Nokomis Beach
  • North Jetty Beach & Park
  • Venice Public Beach
  • Casperson Beach

Popular Venice Area Attractions

  • Historic Downtown Venice
  • Historic Spanish Point
  • Oscar Scherer State Park
  • Historic Venice Train Depot
  • Venice Theatre
  • Venice Fishing Pier
  • Venice Jetty
  • Driving along Casey Key

Popular Venice Area Events

Venice offers many weekly and annual events including the following.

  • Venice Farmers Market
  • Venice Craft Festival
  • Venice Boat Parade
  • Venice Christmas Walk
  • Venice Chalk Festival
  • Venice Art Festival
  • Venice Seafood & Music Festival
  • Shark's Tooth Festival

Venice Relocation Reviews

"Julie took the time to listen to our wants and needs, and also viewed countless properties with us until we found our perfect fit! We highly recommend Julie, she's the best!"
"Julie Larson is the one person you want to work with when buying or selling a home. A native to the area, Julie brings insight in the nuances of the Gulfcoast area. Additionally, she is an extremely nice person, is delightful to work with and will give you her absolute best effort."

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Venice Employers

Venice is the home of many top and best employers in Sarasota County, and several are headquartered here locally. Also listed below are the largest employers in Sarasota, and nearby Manatee County.

Top Medical Companies in Venice

  • Gulf Coast Medical Group
  • Venice Regional Bayfront Health
  • Venice Health Park

Top Technology Employers in Venice

  • Frontier Communications
  • Scanco

Top Financial Services Employers in Venice

  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Bank of America

Top Business Solution Employers in Venice

  • Shared Services Center
  • Shaver Employment Agency

Top Manufacturing Employers in Venice

  • Tervis
  • PGT Innovations
  • Kent Manufacturing
  • Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors

Largest Sarasota County Employers

  • Sarasota County Government
  • School Board of Sarasota County
  • PGT Innovations
  • Sarasota Memorial Health Care
  • Publix Supermakets, Inc.
  • City of Sarasota
  • Goodwill Industries Manasota
  • Venice Regional Bayfront Health
  • Sun Hydraulics Corporation
  • Tervis Tumbler
  • The Ritz-Carlton of Sarasota
  • Tidewell Hospice
  • City of North Port
  • Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
  • Englewood Community Hospital
  • ASO, LLC
  • Shared Services Center
  • Ringling College
  • FCCI Insurance Group
  • Expert Global Solutions

Largest Manatee County Employers

  • Manatee County Government
  • Manatee Memorial Hospital
  • Manatee County School District
  • Beall's Inc.
  • TriNet
  • Tropicana Products, Inc.
  • Manatee County Sheriff's Dept
  • Blake Medical Center
  • Feld Entertainment
  • Publix Supermarkets
  • City of Bradenton
  • IMG Academies
  • SCF Manatee - Sarasota
  • SYSCO West Coast Florida, Inc.