More Reasons Why It’s Wise to Choose a Home in Venice


SARASOTA, FLORIDA, July 8th, 2016 – Add more feathers to the cap of Venice which again boosted its stature as one of the most desirable places to live in Florida. Two separate studies recently named this city amongst the safest places in the Sunshine State while another research ranked Venice as one of the most affordable sunny small towns in the U.S.

Based on metrics it sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the personal finance website ranked Venice as 10th safest amongst mid-sized city in Florida having population of between 15,000 and 40,000.

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More Reasons Why It’s Wise to Choose a Home in Venice

Going to the rankings of smaller places with 5,000 to 15,000 residents, it is also notable that Longboat Key topped this category. With this lofty ranking, this town emerged fourth overall in ValuePenguin’s list of the safest places in the entire state for 2016.

In a separate study by, an online facility advocating public safety and open government, Venice was also recently named as one of Florida’s safest cities. It ranked No. 24 on this website’s list of 50 safe Florida cities.

Sunny and Affordable Homes

Venice likewise was a standout in the “Top 50 Most Affordable Sunny Small Towns in the U.S.” which was compiled by a website devoted to light therapy. Considered in this listing were 174 small towns and cities in 10 states which have the highest annual sunshine percentages in the country.

In this review, Venice was ranked at no. 16 for its 266 total sunny days per year and an estimated average home price of $170,000. It was likewise cited as a one of the “quaint and peaceful parts of Florida,” besides having an ample stock of Venice homes for sale which are relatively more affordable.

Desirable Villas of Heron Shores

Searching for homes priced under the $200s, prospective buyers currently can have a choice from around 150 listings of Venice homes for sale. Some available properties at this price range can be found at the maintenance-included Heron Shores just south of Center Road in east Venice.

The typical Heron Shores listings of residences priced below the $200s price point have two bedrooms and two baths within floor plans of about 1,400 square feet.  The amenities in this community include a spacious clubhouse with a well stocked library, a heated community pool, spa, fitness center, tennis courts and shuffle board. This community, developed around the mid-1980s, likewise features beautiful lakes with extensive walking trails around them.

Leveling Up to Venetian Falls

From here the choices can level up to newer builds of garden villas at Venetian Falls, a gated, active lifestyle community also just off Center Road in east Venice. An age-restricted community, this property was developed by the Centex unit of national homebuilder Pulte Group in 2012‒2014. Here, Centex offers two-bedroom homes priced in the $200s with floor areas ranging from approximately 1,400 square feet up to about 1,700 square feet.

Venetian Falls has a 16,000-square-foot clubhouse with a state of-the-art fitness center, bocce ball court, billiard room, Internet cafe, art and crafts room, and a grill area. Other amenities include a heated lap pool, spa, resistance walking pool, and putting green. As enticing, the community has garden plots which aptly complement the sunny and safe environs of Venice.