Venice Continues to Impress Baby Boomers


Venice recently reaffirmed its lofty stature among the U.S. towns and cities best for retirement. The city emerged third in the top 100 most popular spots for retirees as compiled for 2015 by the popular website, which in effect strongly recommends Venice homes for sale to retirees.

This online resource also noted the dominance of Florida in its ninth annual list, “Where Baby Boomers Go to Find Their Best Place to Retire.” In this 2015 compilation, exactly one-fourth or 25 town and cities came from the Sunshine State, with four among the top 10. Besides Venice, those included in the leader board were Sarasota (2nd), Ft. Myers (9th), and Naples (10th).

Essentially, this ranking was a popularity contest as reflected by the opinions of visitors in the website. The list was compiled by determining the 100 towns that had the most online visits out of the 1000+ places reviewed during the last half of 2014.

An echo from Forbes

Venice Continues to Impress Baby Boomers

Earlier, the prestigious Forbes magazine has likewise included Venice, along with two Florida other cities—Cape Coral and Port Saint Lucie—in its “25 Best Places to Retire in 2014.” The business publication’s criteria for this list included not only living and housing costs but also taxes, health care availability, air quality and weather. Also considered were active lifestyle levels centered on walkability, bicycling, volunteering and potential for work at post-retirement age.

The pros which the magazine cited for Venice included its warm climate, cost of living at national average and above average air quality. The city’s estimated median home price of $196,000 and low crime rate were also plus factors in the popularity of Venice homes for sale among retirees, the publication said.

Wide-ranging home choices

As attractive for retirees hunting Venice homes for sale, the city’s property market offers a wide selection of residential types. These include not only single family homes and condos in multi-story buildings but also condo-type villas and townhouses.

For multi-story condominiums, among the great choices are beachfront properties near the downtown. Three excellent condos which fit the bill are the 120-unit Valencia on the Gulf, the 76-unit Venice Sands and the 32-unit Island Shores . The price points in these upscale condominiums start in the $300s and scale upward to the $800s.

Affordable homes in golf communities

Alternatives on affordable single family homes, as well as townhouse or villa-type condos, can be found in a number of Venice golf communities, such as Jacaranda Trace, Sawgrass, and Turnberry Place. Asking prices of multi-family residences in neighborhoods like Jacaranda Trace are typically quoted in the $200s. Single family homes, like those in Sawgrass and Turnberry Place, are typically sales-listed in the $200s up to the $500s.

There are also properties which aren’t part of a golf club development but nonetheless enjoy the refreshing setting of adjoining golf links. One of these is the Gondola Park which borders part of the fairways of the Capri Isles Golf Club and typically offers available townhouse-type condos priced in the $100s-$200s range.