Venetian Golf and River Club – Venice Florida

Discover the Venetian Golf and River Club a prestigious gated community, nestled along the serene Myakka River. Whether you are a golfer or would like to play tennis or just want to take part in social activities, Venetian Golf & River Club has it all. As a resident, you enjoy a palette of amenities.  The River Club is the center of all social activities: fine and casual dining, private and corporate functions and weddings. The Club seats for up to 200 people. The 18 –hole 72 par championship golf course meanders […]

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Grand Palm – Venice, Florida

Grand Palm is a master-planned community in Venice, with a big focus on nature  Post updated December, 2019 Welcome to Grand Palm in sunny Venice Florida. This is one of the newer developments in Venice and the first community built under the 2050 guidelines in Sarasota County. Grand Palm is also part of the new West Villages.  The Philosophy of Grand Palm is to save trees, build wildlife corridors, preserve resources, restore wetlands and conserve energy. So there is a big focus on nature. Grand Palm welcomes residents of all ages, […]

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South Venice is a Beach and Boating Community – No Deed Restrictions

Updated January 2020 Don’t like Homeowners Associations and their rules and regulations? Have a closer look at the South Venice Beach Community. With 7,000+ homes, South Venice is the largest subdivision in Sarasota County. The none deed restricted community is unique in several ways: no homeowner is forced to be a member of the homeowners association, but if he decides to become one, the $60 annual fee will grant him  access to the community center and to many community events.  Of course, you can keep your boat or your RV […]

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Venice Beach FL – The Shark Tooth Capital of the World

Venice in Florida, the “Shark Tooth Capital of the World,” is a friendly and vibrant city, located directly on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 estimates, the city has a population of approximately 21,000. True to its name, the city center of Venice is completely surrounded by waterways. Three bridges provide access to the downtown area, which has come to be known as “The Island of Venice.”There is no other city on Florida’s west coast that could be compared with the “proud city” of […]

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Does Florida’s property tax law penalize Canadians?

property taxes in Florida

The answer to the question is a firm “NO” – although it seems on first glance as if the Canadian Homeowners are getting a “special property tax treatment”. Obviously, they are paying more than the average “Floridian”, right? Well, the fact is that all Foreign National homeowners and all US Snowbirds with a secondary home are treated alike in the Sunshine State – with no exception and no special treatment whatsoever. However, one group of homeowners is actually getting the “royal treatment”. There is a section in Florida’s tax law, which is […]

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Southbay Yacht and Racquet Club, Osprey FL

Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club is a lovely  established  waterfront neighborhood West of Trail (route 41) in Osprey, Sarasota County. The community is deed restricted but not gated.  Located along Little Sarasota Bay, it is truly a place to live if people cannot decide whether they want country living or waterfront living. Therefore, Southbay is ideal because homeowners can enjoy both worlds. What a deal! Almost 360 homes are in Southbay Yacht and Racquet Club. Some are located along the  Intracoastal Waterway. Some are surrounding the 7 acre marina, and many […]

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Siesta Key Beach, FL – one pearl out of a string of beautiful subtropical Barrier Islands in the Gulf of Mexico

Flock of Birds

Sunny beaches with crystal-white, powdery sand that stretch for miles and miles. You can stroll through shops with all sorts of fashion, beach accessories, and souvenirs. You will find restaurants where you can grab a quick breakfast or lunch in your flip-flops and sandy toes, or where you can relax in style over an extraordinary candlelight dinner while watching the sea birds go to rest. Originally, the place was named “Sarasota Key”. In the late 1920s this 8-mile long, crescent-shaped Gulf Coast barrier island was renamed to “Siesta Key“. This […]

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