Venice is one of the first planned communities in Florida, starting in the 1920’s. The architecture is heavily influenced in a northern Italian style which is easily identified in Downtown Venice. Stroll down the lovely downtown area and enjoy many specialty shops, boutiques, and restaurants. Venice is home to about 22,000 local residents and more than 8,000 winter visitors. One of the biggest drawls is the pristine gulf beaches and parks. Staring out in the gorgeous bluish green waters on a beautiful sunny day, toes in the sand, the smell of the sea in the air, there truly is nothing like it! Fishing, parasailing, sunbathing, golfing, and searching for sharks’ teeth are just a few past times that the locals in Venice enjoy. They also have an internationally acclaimed community theater, an active art center, symphony orchestra, historic museums, and more! Venice is also home to some of the best schools in the state! Whether you are young or old there is something for everyone in Venice!