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Top 10 Reasons to Move to Venice

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If you're recently retired or nearing retirement, it's time to realize your dream of living an active, fun retirement lifestyle here on Florida's west coast! Venice offers is annual residents so many great amenities from outdoor activities, affordable real estate for seniors as well as great dining options with water views and live entertainment. Come check out what your retirement years could be like in Venice with its amazing small-city charm and friendliness. Below are my TOP 10 reasons to relocate to Venice.

Top 10 Reasons to Move to Venice

  1. Wellen Park Recognized as the 5th Best Selling Community in Florida in 2023
    Based upon full-year sales, Wellen Park in south Venice was recently recognized as the 5th best-selling master planned community in the state of Florida in 2023 by RCL & Company, a well-respected and independent real estate consulting firm. View Wellen Park Community Ranking. Located along River Rd and US 41 in south Sarasota County, the 11,000-acre master-planned community of Wellen Park offers residents a high-quality of life with a centralized town center, shopping and dining, healthcare facilities, a new CoolToday ballpark, and miles of recreational trails, area parks and more.

    # Community Name City Type 2023 Sales
    1 The Villages The Villages, FL 55+ 3,029
    2 Lakewood Ranch Sarasota, FL All Ages 2,257
    3 Babcock Ranch Babcock Ranch, FL All Ages 945
    4 Silverleaf St. Augustine, FL All Ages 896
    5 Wellen Park North Port, FL All Ages 887
      Home sales are for full year 2023.
    Venice offers retirees many real estate choices at reasonable prices. Whether you're seeking a brand new home in a master-planned community with a clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis courts, an existing home or condo close to the Intracoastal waterway or within walking distance to Venice Island, there are lots of options to look at. As of late January 2024, the median Venice home price is $441K and the median Venice rent is around $2.3K per month.
  2. Venice is a Very Safe Town
    Venice has been and continues to be a very safe town with very low crime rates when compared to the rest of Florida. Venice was recently named as a top "Safe City in Florida" by Safe Wise as well as the #1 "Safest City in America to Retire" in by Security Choice. View Safest FL City Rankings.
  3. Venice is a Top-Rated Florida Retirement Community
    With a median age of just under 69, Venice has become one of the most-desired locales in all of Florida to retire in. Venice is commonly ranked as a "Best City to Retire in Florida" and a "Best Place to Retire" by Southern Living Magazine, Kiplingers, SmartAsset and other popular publications.
  4. Venice Has Gorgeous Gulf Beaches
    The Venice area is well known for its beautiful beaches, some lined with sharks teeth. The beaches of Venice include Venice Beach, Caspersen Beach, Nokomis Beach and the North Jetty Beach. Venice Beach and Casperson Beaches are located south of the Venice Jetty while Nokomis Beach and North Jetty Beaches are located on the south end of Casey Key (just north of the Venice Jetty).
    Venice Beach - Interactive View
  5. Venice Offers Quality Healthcare
    When relocating to a new area, it's important to have quality medical and healthcare services available. The two main hospitals in the greater Venice area are SMH – Venice (at I75 and Laurel Road) and Venice Regional Bayfront Health, located near the south end of Venice Island. Venice also has many top local medical groups including the Gulf Coast Medical Group. There is also the Venice Health Park located at the intersection of Jacaranda and Center Rd.
  6. Venice is a Year-Round Playground
    With an average year-round temperature of 73 degrees and 252 sunny days each year, Venice is the perfect city for outdoor enthusiasts. If you enjoy golfing, there are many great courses including Calusa Lakes and Waterford. If you like nature, ride or walk the Legacy Trail. And if you enjoy being by the water, take up fishing at the Venice Pier or go for a stroll at the Venice Jetty.
    View Venice Jetty
  7. A Strong Employment Market
    Venice's employment and job market has been very strong in recent years with an unemployment rate at just under 3%. Top industries of employment in the Venice area include hospitality, healthcare, education, skilled trades, retail and various professional services. The biggest employers in Sarasota county include the School Board, Sarasota Memorial Health Care (SMHC), Publix Supermarkets, PGT Industries and County Government.
  8. Venice Has Great Local Cuisine & Dining Options
    When it comes to happy hours and dining options, Venice has endless options! If you enjoy ending your day with a waterview while dining, check out Sharkys on the Pier or Dockside Waterfront Grill at Marker 4. If you prefer to be closer to the historic fowntown area, check out the new Daquari Deck, T J Carney's Grille & Pub, Abby's on Miami, the Soda Fountain or the 3 Little Pigs BBQ.
  9. Endless Events to Check-Out in Venice!
    Venice offers its resdients an active scene of events, outdoor festivals and theatrical performances to enjoy. There are also many popular community events that take place each year including Art Classic, The Craft Festival, The Art Festival, Christmas Walk and many more! I'm glad to keep you updated on current events when visiting Venice.
  10. Venice has an Active Performing Arts Scene
    The Venice area enjoys an active performing arts and theatrical scene. The Venice Theatre, which is one of the largest community theatres in the US, has an active schedule of performances including cabarets, full-scale musicals, comedies, dramas and cutting-edge contemporary productions.

Julie Larson


Your Venice Relocation Expert


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