Good morning, Judiith.
This is an excellent question - one that will help many people considering the Venice area - so thanks for asking it.
I live and work in Venice, love it's clean beaches and small town charm, and very familiar with the area.
When you say, walking distance to "town," do you mean the Historic District on Venice Island? In that case, you would need to live on Venice Island to walk, or quickly bike, to its quaint boutiques and sidewalk cafes.
If you mean, walking distance to nearby shopping and restaurants, there are opportunities for you all along Venice Avenue, Jacaranda Blvd, Shamrock and US41.
It would be depend on your budget, if you want deed restricted or non deed restricted, gated, new or older, public utilities or well and septic.
If you email me your wishlist, I can send you some listings to consider.
Charryl Youman, Realtor
Prudential Florida Realty, Venice