Venice

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401 W Venice Ave, Venice, Florida 34285 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$ - $
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Single Family Home
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  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:None
  • Gated:No
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History

Richard Roberts set up a farmhouse close to the beach and Roberts Bay in the 1870s. He planted an orange orchard and several other crops. He sold a section of his land to Frank Higel in 1884. Higel set up a citrus business involving the manufacture of numerous lines of canned citrus products, like orange wine, lemon juice, pickled orange peel, and jams. For the next three decades, family members of Higel were contractors, fishermen, boat builders, and grove caretakers.

Darwin Curry was the first postmaster of Venice. He and the Higel clans named their post office Venice.

The railroad to Venice was finished in 1911, making way for the town’s growth. The lines were expanded to the newly planted region and the new stop was named Venice Train Station, Soon after, the post office was relocated near the station, establishing the need for another post office to be set up close to the previous area and was given the name Nokomis Post Office.

The community of Venice grew gradually, and the town remained a tiny farming settlement and fishing resort through the early 1920s.

The first town council meeting in Venice was held in December 1926 and established the fire and police departments. Edward L. Worthington was appointed by Governor John Martin to be the town’s mayor (first ever).

Area and Climate

Venice is just to the south of Sarasota along the white-sanded gulf coast of Florida and provides 14 miles of beaches, from Manasota Key to Casey Key and lots of opportunities for recreation, including boating, fishing, swimming, and sunbathing. A favorite hobby in this area is shelling, and there are plenty of fossilized tooth of sharks that can be discovered by sieving through the sand. The greater Venice area also offers an outstanding golf course for golf enthusiasts.

Venice is a Florida Main Street City as well; its city center is adorned by gorgeously landscaped roads and northern Italian architecture that can be traced back to the original 1925 plans of the city and suggestive of the Italian town where the name was borrowed from.

Venice experiences 49 inches of rainfall annually (U.S. median is 37), while snowfall is 0 inch per year (U.S. median is 25). The average sunny days yearly in Venice are 252. The lowest temperature is in January, at 51° F, while the highest temperature is in July, at around 91° F.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

In 2011, the estimated average value of houses or condominiums in Venice is $155,971 (in 2000, it was $102,100). In 2011, the average prices of mobile homes: $105,153; attached units and townhomes: $206,066; 3- or 4-unit buildings: $235,934; all residential units: $257,961; 5 and up unit buildings: $274,777; 2-unit buildings: $307,927; and detached homes: $334,307.

In Venice, the cost of living index as of March 2012 is 96, which is almost average, as U.S. median is 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

A lot of publications have listed Venice to be ‘The Shark’s Tooth Capital of the World’. Every year, the Shark’s Tooth Festival is hosted by the town to commemorate the large quantity of fossilized shark’s tooth scattered all over its coastal shorelines.

When strolling through the historic city center of Venice, visitors will find a rich assortment in the vibrant shops along Miami, Venice and Tampa Avenues, which are housed in renovated structures of 1920s era currently on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

The various shopping complexes along Tamiami Trail are a haven for bargain hunters and shoppers. At U.S. 41 Bypass North, the Bird Bay Plaza has several professional services. Offering an excellent blend of services and products are numerous complexes at the Venice Isles Plaza, the Venetian Plaza Shopping Center, the Jacaranda Plaza, the Brickyard Center, and the Wal-Mart Plaza at U.S. 41 Bypass North.

 

 

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • Boating
  • Marina
 

Lifestyle

  • Great Dining
  • Galleries
  • Gift Shops
  • Boating & Watersports
  • Harbors & Marinas
  • Beaches
  • Biking
  • Walking
  • Fishing
 
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : No
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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