Sun Sand and Shopping in Venice

By | February 17, 2014

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Downtown Venice Street SceneVenice was voted #11 of 12 Best Cities in U.S. to Retire in 2014 by MSN Money…where else can you go where there’s 14 miles of sandy beaches from Casey Key to Manasota Key and offer plenty of recreational opportunities to all ages. Venice is nestled about 20 miles south of Sarasota and is fast becoming an uncovered secret as more and more people are discovering the hidden treasure many now call their home. With its continued growth (population of 20,000), it still seems to maintain its small town charm that I came to love when I moved here 28 years ago.  It has such a open, welcoming atmosphere  many appreciate without the hustle and bustle of a larger town and makes settling in so much easier for those who wish to become involved in all aspects as a newcomer to the community.

I highly recommend a potential buyer to spend a day in the historic downtown area with its Italian style architecture to shop among the variety of retail shops, dine at the many eclectic establishments and/or take a short drive to the banks of the north jetty which is the open passage to the Gulf of Mexico from the Intracoastal Waterway. You’ll find fishermen casting their fishing lines while others bask in the sun or watch a sunset from benches to wave at the passing boaters.

When a Buyer asks me why I would recommend Venice? The answer to that question usually arrives after a short drive to the north or south jetty inlet to discover why Venice living is so unique and also noteworthy known as the “Shark Tooth Capital of the World” and a great place to go shelling  for all ages.

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