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Venice

With about 21,000 inhabitants, Venice is a charming small town with typical American residential structure. The crime rate is very low. Venice consists of the districts of Osprey, Laurel, Nokomis, Venice and South Venice and is located about 13 Miles south of Sarasota.

The beaches around South Venice are among the most beautiful in South West Florida. The drive from this part of the city is mostly only a few minutes. Parking is free at the beaches of Venice Beach and Manasota Key - no longer common in many regions of Florida!

Unique about South Venice is the community owned private beach, an idyllic natural and beautiful beach, where you can get to with a ferry. The ferry starting point with a boat dock is centrally located and offers a large parking space. The pass for this ferry is included with most of the rentals. Just ask about it!

Venice is conveniently located on US 41 (Tamiami Trail) and off the I-75th. So a fast connection is ensured in all directions. The Airports Tampa and Fort Myers are about an hour, Orlando about 2 hours away. From Miami it takes about 3 hours.

In few minutes, you reach large supermarkets such as Walmart and Publix for daily needs. Big malls are located north in Sarasota or south in Port Charlotte, for a day of shopping at an outlet Ellenton outlets in Bradenton (45 minutes north) or Miromar Outlets in Estero (about 1 hour 15 minutes to the south) are perfect.

Florida is Golfer's Heaven. The selection of good courses is great, playing amidst tropical vegetation is pure relaxation. In Venice alone, there are about 20 golf courses, more than 10 public spaces, which are all within a short drive from your vacation home.

For nature lovers, Sarasota County around Venice is a paradise. There are numerous ways to experience the original Florida with its unparalleled wildlife. Far from the beaten track you find fascinating landscapes that are best explored on foot or by bike. With a little luck you will spot a Blue Scrub Jay, a bird species only found in Florida. A lot of them live in Lemon Bay Preserve in South Venice.

Also in South Venice you find Shamrock Park, a fantastic city park with a trail system for walking, jogging and biking within a beautiful Florida vegetation, tennis courts and a large playground. It is situated right at the Venetian Waterway Park, which stretches along the Intercoastal Waterway.