how is venice town to own home for just Winter?

Asked by Bipin Patel, Venice, FL Sat Feb 15, 2014

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Benita Larmer, Agent, Northampton Township, PA
Sun Mar 16, 2014
I visited the area in March and found it a wonderful town that I could see myself living year round. Anything you could possibly want in terms of shopping along the Tamiami Trail, Downtown Venice is a lovely place to dine and shop, there are tons of wonderful beaches within a very short distance, super close to downtown Sarasota, Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater, etc. 75 takes you straight up the state. I have friends from NJ who own here and love it!
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Cynthia Lucas, Agent, Sarasota, FL
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Venice is a lovely town for any season, but especially the winter. The winters are mild and there are a lot of activities to keep you busy. They have lots of cultural things, shops, restaurants, not to mention you are very near several of the best beaches. You will have many gated communities of which to choose if you prefer. Contact me and I'll send you information on homes in the area. 941-706-1713 or

Cynthia Lucas,Realtor
2100 Constitution Blvd.
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Steven Chapm…, Agent, Venice, FL
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Hi Bipin, Venice is a wonderful community and one of the best kept secrets in Real Estate. Venice has been named several times as one of the top ten places to retire, as reported on the "Market Watch" web site, "A pleasant community of 21,000 people, Venice is south of Sarasota on the Gulf of Mexico. Originally developed in 1925 by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers as a planned retirement community, Venice is named for the many canals and rivers running through it. Thanks to its central planning, Venice is a top-rated community for adults over 55. In many ways Venice is similar to Naples; except with less traffic and far lower prices. The town has wide boulevards lined with palms and banyan trees. Much of the town is in the northern Italian renaissance architectural style. The lively downtown, left, has interesting shops and restaurants and there are plenty of parks, public tennis courts and one of Florida’s best Gulf Coast beaches." I have lived in Venice for 34 years and know it well, so give me a call, text or send me an email and I'll find exactly what your looking for.
Thank You,
Steven Chapman
Venice Real Estate Company
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1058 Venice Avenue
Venice, FL 34285
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Tammy Hayes, Agent, Port Charlotte, FL
Sat Feb 15, 2014
There are a lot of seasonal residents in this area. Many people have a home watch service or a neighbor look in on their home while they are gone. There are also several things you can do in your home to prepare it for when you are not living there. Some people come for 6 months, others for only 3 months during the winter time. So, it is very common.

Venice has condos, villas, single family homes and mobile homes to choose from, depending on your price range. You can search for properties in different communities on my web site at:

Here are some additional links in the Venice area:
City of Venice -
Venice Chamber of Commerce -
Main Street Venice -
Venice Beaches -

I would be happy to help or answer any other questions you may have.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Remax Palm Realty,, 941-276-6185
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Rick Eaton, Agent, Venice, FL
Sat Feb 15, 2014
Venice is a great place for a seasonal home. You generally have good neighbors and you also have a full network of services to care for them when you are away. A large portion of our homes are seasonal/winter occupancy only.

Life is too short to freeze next winter...ESCAPE TO PARADISE NOW!!!

Rick Eaton
Carrington Real Estate Services
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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Sat Feb 15, 2014
Consider checking out this link to the Venice Chamber of Commerce website. I think you'll find it informative and hopefully helpful.....
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