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Overview

Introduction to Venice, Florida

Venice, Florida, in Sarasota county, is 17 miles S of Sarasota, Florida (center to center) and 58 miles S of Tampa, Florida. The city is included in the Sarasota Bradenton metropolitan area. 

Venice History

Venice had its first settlers in the late 1860s. John and Eliza Webb, a couple from New York, were the first people to settle in this area. Frank Higel, who contributed significantly in the development of Venice, was also instrumental in its naming. He was originally from Venice, Italy and suggested the name Venice because the intricately woven canals of the coastal town reminded him of his hometown. Later, in 1910, Bertha Palmer from Chicago bought 140,000 acres of land around this area. She helped in establishing a railroad terminal here. In the 1920s, Dr. Fred Albee got the famous city planner John Nolen to make plans for developing a large area of Venice. The plan was well thought out and executed, and a lot of the original plan can still be seen in the downtown area.

Venice and Nearby Attractions

  • Triangle Inn Museum.
  • Venice Municipal Beach.
  • Venetian Golf and River Club.
  • Waterway Park.
  • Pelican Pointe Golf and Country Club.
  • Jacaranda West Country Club.

Venice Activities

Venice is also popular as the Shark Tooth Capital of the World, because one can find an abundant amount of fossilized shark teeth strewn on its shores. Locals as well as tourists are fond of going on shark tooth hunts. The city people also celebrate an annual Shark Tooth Festival. Apart from that, a number of special events, concerts and art and crafts shows are organized throughout the year on Venice Avenue. People indulge in water sports on the beach and there are golf courses for golf enthusiasts as well.

Venice Transportation

General air travel services are provided by Tampa International Airport.

Venice Higher Education

Adult education is available from Manatee Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,722
Male Share of the Population45.7%
Female Share of the Population54.3%
Senior Citizens58.8%
Employed Population 16+5,741
Age of the Population68

Families

% of people married57.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.2%
Median Earnings25+$30,306
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$6,453
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,293

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,334
% Above Poverty Level92.2%
% Below Poverty Level7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home9.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone40.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,156
Median House Value$208,900

Ancestry

Irish16.9%
English14.4%
Italian10.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.8%
French Except Basque5.4%
Polish4.6%
Scottish3.3%
Dutch1.7%
Hungarian1.5%
Russian1.5%
Swedish1.5%
Norwegian1.4%
Ukrainian1.2%
Welsh1.2%
Danishn0.8%
Swiss0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
Greek0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Serbian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Australian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Arab0.1%
US/American0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
African0.1%
German0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Venice Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sarasota County
Standard Zip Codes34285, 34292, 34293, 34286, 34287, 34291
P.O. Box Zip Codes34284, 34290
Phone Area Codes941
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude27.09
Approximate Longitude-82.43

Venice Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationVENICE
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp52 to 73 F
Apr Temp61 to 82 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp66 to 85 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationPARRISH
Distance36.3 miles
Jan Temp49 to 72 F
Apr Temp59 to 81 F
Jul Temp72 to 90 F
Oct Temp65 to 85 F
Annual Precip52 inches
StationARCADIA
Distance37.1 miles
Jan Temp48 to 73 F
Apr Temp57 to 83 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp64 to 85 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Longboat Key7,158$138,822
North Port60,871$61,229
Sarasota54,425$55,641

Venice Hospitals

Venice Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
540 The Rialto
(941) 483-7773

Venice Public Schools

Garden Elementary School
700 Center Rd
ZIP: 34285
(941) 486-2110
Primary
Total Enrollment 649
Sky Academy
701 Center Rd
ZIP: 34285
(941) 244-2626
Middle
Total Enrollment 338
Student Leadership Academy
200 Field Ave E
ZIP: 34285
(941) 485-5551
Middle
Total Enrollment 285
Venice Elementary School
150 Miami Ave E
ZIP: 34285
(941) 486-2111
Primary
Total Enrollment 593
Venice Senior High School
1 Indian Ave
ZIP: 34285
(941) 488-6726
High
Total Enrollment 1941
Island Village Montessori School
2001 Pinebrook Rd
ZIP: 34292
(941) 484-4999
Other
Total Enrollment 677
Oak Park South
1900 Center Rd
ZIP: 34292
(941) 480-3410
Venice Middle School
1900 Center Rd
ZIP: 34292
(941) 486-2100
Middle
Total Enrollment 543
State College Of Florida Collegiate School At Venice A+ Stem
8000 Tamiami Trl S
ZIP: 34293
(941) 752-5494
Taylor Ranch Elementary School
2500 Taylor Ranch Trl
ZIP: 34293
(941) 486-2000
Primary
Total Enrollment 630

Venice Private Schools

Epiphany Cathedral School
316 Sarasota St
ZIP: 34285
Elementary
Total Enrollment 186
The Study Center
1501 Tamiami Trl S # 501
ZIP: 34285
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 6
Venice Christian School
1200 Center Rd
ZIP: 34292
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 215
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