Venice, Florida's claim to fame is that it is one of America's first planned communities. It is an ideal

 walking town, downtown Venice Island is laid out like European towns with a central park, wide 

 boulevards lined with one of a kind shops and outdoor cafes. Venice Gardens homes are mostly traditional 

Florida ranch style, all on one level, concrete block, with attached garage. 

Venice Beach which is only a few miles away 

from Venice Gardens, is known, not only for its white sand, but also for the fun of shark teeth hunting. Dog 

lovers are happy to know that Brohard Paw Park at Venice Beach is the only dog friendly beach in Sarasota 


There is plenty to do in and around Venice. It is just down the road from bustling and sophisticated 

Sarasota, with its wealth of art galleries, boutiques, world class cuisine, ballet and opera. Nearby Siesta Key

 was voted the best beach in the world for several years running. Plenty to do and see not too faraway, and 

then return to your own quiet and beautiful home by the lake.


Venice Gardens Community Pool - only $150 for annual family membership. 

~ Venice Beach ~


~ around town ~

Distances - Here to There 

Venice to Disney World - 141 miles [227 km] - about 2 hours driving time

Venice to Busch Gardens - 79 miles [127 km] - about 1 hour, 20 minutes driving time

Venice to Ringling Museum, Sarasota - 27 miles [44 km] - about 40 minutes driving time

Venice to Orlando Int'l Airport - 144 miles [232 km] - about 2 hours, 12 minutes driving time

Venice to St. Armand's Circle - 22 miles [36 km] - about 36 minutes driving time