The secret is definitely out....our little piece of paradise in the sun and sand of Florida can no longer be kept to ourselves!  Venice, North Port and Englewood have all received accolades recently from several different sources, but all of them equally impressive. From Coastal Living Magazine's "America's Happiest Seaside Town" nomination to one of "The Best Places to Retire" again from Forbes and other reputable money management and retirement magazines, Venice and it's neighboring towns have been making "waves" in the in every direction.  



1. Efforts are underway to "Vote" Venice AMERICA'S HAPPIEST SEASIDE TOWN! Already in the Top 10 for Happiest Seaside Towns in the country, now making it's way to being #1! All voters have been encouraged to share their pictures on social media with the hashtags #CLHappyTown and HappyTownVenice.

  • 2. Fox Lea Farms, in Venice, is one of the county's top Equine Performing Sport Facilities. It is filled with hundreds of visitors annually who come to watch a
  • variety of high-performing shows. Some of the top attractions at the farm are the Fox Lea Farm Summer Camp Series in July and the Florida Super Eight I & II in March and the SPRING CONCOURS I & II in April and May.
  • 3. The city of Venice was recently named the "One of the Best Places in Florida for Young Families" by Nerd Wallet (Year End 2014).
  • 4. Did you know that the city of North Port is the a proud sponsor of the 2015 SWANA Road-E-O competition in April?  This competition gives solid-waste truck drivers an opportunity to showcase their skills in a competitive environment, and be rewarded for their efforts. Also brings in hundreds of visitors from across the state, giving a great boost to the local economy!
  • 5. April let's the "Fun Begin" in Venice! We start out on April 10-12th with the one & only Annual Shark Tooth Festival! It's what we are known for...and it's music, food, family, friends, rides and FUN....oh and...SHARK TEETH!  As if that festival wouldn't be enough for the month of April, we follow that up with everyone's favorite Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Festival! This fest kicks off on Saturday, April 13th at the Venice Municipal Airport and rocks it's way into the night with everything from finger lickin' good BBQ, to a cornhole tournament, Music, Sporting Clays to a dessert bake-off. These are 2 Great Venice Festivals you DON'T WANT TO MISS!
  • 6. The month of May brings one more bash for the city of Venice...the Venice Brew Bash!  With music and craft beers for all, plus a Home Brew competition which is new this year. Plus, this festival benefits the Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary- which is a "No-Kill" animal rescue facility. Great bash for a great cause!!
  • 7. North Port, Florida was recently named the 2014 Playful City USA by Kaboom! In association with the Humana Foundation.  This is the 5th consecutive year that North Port has been honored with this award. I guess there is something to be said for "Making the World Your Playground"!  North Port took that to heart because they have built 26 Parks & Recreational Area's in their wonderful community!!
  • 8. November of 2015 is going to be a magical date for Englewood FL! They will be hosting their very first ENGLEWOOD BEACH WATERFEST!  This is certain to become a destination festival of the future!! Keep your eyes & ears out for events leading up to the big one....we'll post them on our Facebook Page!
  • 9. The United States only Warm Mineral Springs was recently reopened to the public! 8 Million gallons of water flows through the springs daily at a constant 85 degrees. Hundeds of thousands of people come from all over the world to sit in the springs and soak up the healing powers, that they believe, that lie within.
  • 10. Venice has yet another badge of honor bestowed upon it....the "Silver Bicycle Friendly Community" by The League of American Bicyclists because of the extensive network of trails and amenities for leisure cyclists (18 Miles) - including a trailhead on the 10- mile Legacy Trail and Venetian Waterway Park!

You really don't need any more reasons to move to the Venice Florida area. The gorgeous sun, sand and sparkling blue waters along with the fantastic Championship Golf Courses, Luxury Shopping, and Five Star Restaurants would easily have been enough. But what the heck, we had to tell you about all the attention we were getting lately. So if you are contemplating finally making the move to the Venice area contact the Nick Flerlage Team at 941-882-2229 or visit our website at EXPERIENCEVENICE.COM.

If you'd like to check out the homes available in Venice you can peruse our website at : VENICE HOMES FOR SALE  We'd highly recommend that you join the PREMIER Email List so that you receive any New Home Listings that match your personal preferences RIGHT WHEN THEY HIT THE MARKET!  It's so easy and only takes a few minutes. Just follow this link:  NEW HOME LISTING ALERTS.

We look forward to helping you find the home of your dreams!  LIVE THE PARADISE LIFE.....VENICE FLORIDA!