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Venice Moving Guide

The step-by-step guide to simplify your move to Venice.

When moving to a new place, the transitional state can be very stressful to say the least. There are many items to juggle between selling your current home, getting moving quotes, securing a new job, getting your kids enrolled in a new school district, obtaining a new Florida drivers license, locating new doctors, a dentist, and the list continues… For your convenience, I’ve assembled a step-by-step checklist of items for you to arrange once you’re under contract on your new Venice home.

My Checklist for future Venice residents.

( INITIAL planning stage )

  • Come Visit Venice
    There's no better way to experience the sights and sounds of Venice than to visit our charming small town. Bring your beach umbrella, the family and come check out our beautiful gulf beaches, visit some of our top local attractions and try some of top-rated local restaurants. If you are flying into our local Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, which is roughly a 45-minute commute to downtown Venice, simply click the link below to search available flights and costs. Search Flights
  • Connect with Me of Course!
    Once you know the exact days you’ll be in Venice, you'll want to connect with me. I look forward to meeting you! Once I learn about the type of property you’re seeking, as well as your desired criteria and price point, we can start reviewing available options via email and phone. Then, when you arrive in town, I will arrange for property showings around your schedule.
( AFTER your offer is accepted )

  • Begin Planning Your Move to Venice
    Once the offer on your new Venice home is accepted, a closing date will be set. This is the actual day of which you can officially take possession of your new home. If you are the planning type like me, you’ll definitely want to start planning your Venice move and begin deciding what exactly you will be bringing. At this point, I recommend reaching out to movers to find out their respective costs and availability as the clock is now ticking. Should you need to sell your current home, I am glad to refer you to a professional and experienced Realtor in your home town.
  • Arrange for Your New Utilities
    As a general guideline, I recommend contacting local utility companies at least a couple weeks ahead of your closing date. This allows the utility companies ample and sufficient time to schedule a service visit for any setup services and/or equipment that are needed. I've listed our local utility providers below for your convenience.
    Electric Utility Co.
    (800) 226-3545
    Gas Utility Co.
    (877) 832-6747
    Cable TV/Internet
    (800) 921-8101
    Cable TV/Internet
    (941) 342-3531
  • Get the Kids Enrolled in School
    If you have children, you will definitely want to start the process of getting them enrolled and registered within the School District of Sarasota County. For your convenience, I’ve included the links to find out the elementary, middle and high school closest to your new Venice residence.
    Locate Your New School
    Sarasota County Schools - New Student Enrollment
  • Register to Vote
    It's your civic duty to get out and vote. As a new resident of Sarasota County, you will definitely want to register to vote. Below is the link to register.
    Register to Vote in Sarasota County.
  • Register to Drive in Florida
    You will only need to complete this step if you are moving to Venice from out of Florida. Being a new Floridian, it’s necessary to establish your Florida driver's license and to register your vehicle with the state. Below are the links to do so.
    Sarasota County - Get Your Drivers License
    Sarasota County - New Vehicle Registration
  • Find a Venice Area Doctor and Dentist
    When moving to Venice, it’s important to have a good primary care doctor and dentist for regular check-ups just like you have back home. To locate your new Venice area care providers, below is a great website I recommend to my clients. You can search and locate physicians near your new home and view patient reviews.

Julie Larson


Your Venice Relocation Expert


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