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Canal Front Homes in Venice

A bit about Venice

Venice, Florida was named by an early explorer who thought the beautiful, clean canals that snake through the coastal community starkly resembled the canals of the historic city of Venice, Italy. In the 2000 census, Venice, Florida had a population of 17,764 people and that number has continued to increase over the last five years. Venice is one of five communities that are nestled on the southwestern coast of Florida along the Gulf of Mexico. However, it is one of the few cities that does not have a barrier island to the Gulf.

The warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico help maintain an exceptional year-round climate that rarely drops below 70 degrees. Gorgeous weather combined with miles of pristine white sand beaches is perfect for all beachgoers. The clear blue water is great for swimming, surfing, fishing, and boating. Because the beaches are sprinkled with prehistoric, fossilized shark teeth, the city has become known as the "Sharks Tooth Capital of the World."

If you are looking at canal front homes in Venice, you probably consider recreation as an important factor in your decision. Besides having instant access to the waterfront where you can swim, boat, and enjoy many water sports, Venice also has many other indoor and outdoor activities. There are nearly a dozen challenging golf courses that are great for all skill levels. For example, the Plantation Golf and Country Club has difficult greens while the Bird Bay Executive Golf Club offers an easier day on the course.

Buying a canal front home in Venice

Each year, more and more people desire to live in one of the beautiful canal front homes in Venice. There are several canal front homes for sale that fit different tastes and budgets. There are styles ranging from luxurious Italian architecture to modern contemporary structure. A prospective homebuyer can choose from luxury homes, condominiums and villas. Perhaps the most popular type of housing in recent years is the villa.

The price of canal front homes varies immensely. Depending on the size, amenities, location and style of the home, some properties may cost a few hundred thousand dollars while others may cost a few million dollars. However, whatever type of home you are looking for and whatever amenities you desire, you should be able to find a suitable canal front home.

Canal front homes in Venice offer the best of all worlds. You can have a beautiful home located on the clear blue water of the canals while still having close proximity to business districts, schools and shopping centers.

Just imagine yourself sitting on the dock, dangling your feet in the cool, blue water after a great day of boating. Then imagine yourself striking up the grill and enjoying a family barbecue on the banks of the peaceful canal. Could you ask for a better day? With such an abundance of desirable qualities that nearly every homebuyer wants, but most only dream about, what could be better than canal front homes in Venice?

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