As one of the very first planned communities in the area, Venice has attained maturity, earning it strong ratings for general economic growth and future job projections. Its pedestrian-friendly streets and paths provide residents with a small-city lifestyle. With more than 300 full-service restaurants, an average commute of 19 minutes, an unemployment rate 1 percent below the national average, and a median home cost of $170,700 (and yielding a 3.90 percent appreciation return), Venice is increasingly becoming home to those discovering its varied treasures. The sun shines about 70 percent of time, and temperatures average 75 degrees throughout the year. In addition, this smaller city offers families a generous selection of educational options, from public and private schools to more than half a dozen colleges and universities.

This town of approximately 22,000 residents sits along the beautiful sugar sands of the Florida Gulf Coast, with Sarasota just to the north and Cape Coral to the south. With nearly 20 percent growth in population over the last decade, Venice offers a feast for the senses. When it comes to homes for sale, its classic 1920s architecture and contemporary strategic planning immediately capture the imagination and offer possibilities for an unsurpassable quality of life. Residents can choose from beachside condos, sophisticated urbane structures, or spacious single-family homes with golf course views.

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