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Venice: A Desirable Florida Lifestyle

Recreational opportunities are abundant in the Florida city of Venice. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the city centers many of its popular activities around the warm gulf waters. Of these activities, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, boating, and swimming are the most popular. In addition to activities by the water, other popular activities in Venice include golfing, sightseeing, tours, and shopping and dining.

Venice is known for another unique feature, as well—shark teeth. Considered the shark tooth capital of the world, Venice brings many visitors, residents, and retirees to the gulf shoreline every year to comb the beach or dive for shark teeth. Every April, Venice holds the annual Shark's Tooth Festival.

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Things to Do & Places to See

Arts, culture, entertainment, and recreation are within easy reach when you live in Venice. Home to many local businesses, Venice is proud to offer a desirable and still-growing lifestyle focused on community. Everything you enjoy about a small, tightly knit community you can find in Venice, from farmers' markets to craft shows downtown. As an area that caters to its citizens, no matter what your age, Venice offers everything you could ever want or need.

Don't Miss Historic Downtown Venice

A key feature of the Venice lifestyle is the quaint downtown, which is filled with colorful buildings and palm tree-lined streets. Residents and visitors flock to this historic district for the best boutique shopping, local dining, cultural attractions, and community events. When you are exploring Historic Downtown Venice, don't miss the opportunity to visit the Venice Theatre, Venice Art Center, the Venice Farmers' Market, and events in Centennial Park.


Unbelievable Accolades

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"Best Places to Live on the Coast" – Coastal Living

Truly a hidden treasure just waiting to be uncovered, Venice draws in thousands of visitors from around the globe each year—and a few get lucky enough to stay forever!

"Shark Tooth Capital of the World"

Venice is widely known as one of the best places in the world to find shark teeth, which is why you'll often find people combing the area's white-sand beaches for them.

"Happiest Seaside Towns in America" – Coastal Living

Envision the idyllic beach towns straight out of romantic films, and you'll have a clear picture of Venice in mind. Even when you take off your rose-colored glasses here, things still seem to be on the sunny side! 

Florida Main Street City

Apart of Florida's Main Street program, Venice has replaced the winding canals of its namesake Italian city with its beautifully designed boulevards. Strolling along its downtown district, you'll see plenty of shops and eateries, all adorned with distinct Italian architecture. 


There's Even More to Love


Even if you don't have children, it's worth researching nearby public schools when moving to a new area—they can actually increase a community's property values. Luckily, students living in Venice attend Sarasota County Schools, which boasts a 15:1 student-teacher ratio. 

And if students crave even smaller class sizes, SKY Academy Venice is an alternative setting for middle school students.


Venice is centrally located among some of Florida's top-rated healthcare facilities. A quick drive down West Venice Ave. will take you to Restore Medical Partners, which provides physical therapy and pain management practices to city residents. 

Right off South Tamiami Trail, you can find a variety of healthcare providers, including a chiropractor practice at Johnson Medical Center.

Local Events 

Venice hosts about 30 large-scale events each year, in addition to some smaller festivals and get-togethers. Serving as a nod to the city's interesting claim to fame, Venice celebrates its famous Shark's Tooth Festival every spring. Here, you'll find displays of prehistoric shark teeth, homemade artisan goods, and lots of live entertainment. 

Ready to celebrate year-round? Curb all your cravings in February with the Italian Feast & Carnival, witness the city streets come to life at the Chalk Festival in November, and end the year on a bright note at the Christmas Boat Parade.


Located just south of Sarasota, Venice stretches 14 miles from Casey Key to Manasota Key. Here, you'll find that there are many residential communities nestled against the pristine beaches of the Gulf Coast. Caspersen Beach is one of Venice's most sought-after communities, especially for those who want to have first pick of the beach's shark teeth collection.

If you're considering a move to Venice, you may be pleasantly surprised by the city's more affordable selection of homes, with the average property being sold somewhere around $350k.

Find Your Paradise

You've spent countless hours researching the real estate market, comparing home values, and reviewing local resources. Shouldn't you do the same amount of research on your real estate agent? As real estate experts serving Venice and the greater Sarasota area, we will handle every detail of your transaction. If you're planning to buy or sell a home, contact us at 941.815.6772.

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