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Senior housing types near Venice, FL

  • Venice Center for Independent & Assisted Living

    Venice Center for Independent & Assisted Living

    200 Nassau St N, Venice, FL 34285
    (8)
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    We offer a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you everyday. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence. Our peaceful setting, restaurant style dining experience, activities and beautiful setting combine to create a...

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  • A Banyan Residence

    A Banyan Residence

    100 Base Ave E, Venice, FL 34285
    (2)
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    Who Are We? A Banyan Residence Assisted Living and Memory Care is a community that is uniquely different from any other. Our concept is to stimulate the residents with our multi-sensory environment. The blending of sights, sounds, textures and aromas from our beautiful amenities such as water...

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  • HarborChase of Venice

    HarborChase of Venice

    950 Pinebrook Road, Venice, FL 34285
    (23)
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    Celebrate all your Senior Living options at HarborChase of Venice, Assisted Living suites with all the services you desire! Delicious meals, life style choices to be as active as you desire, wonderful care services designed for your individual needs. 24 hour care there for when you need it! Our...

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  • Elmcroft of Bella Vita

    Elmcroft of Bella Vita

    1420 East Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34292
    (17)
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    We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and always. We are now offering Virtual Tours of our communities via Skype, Zoom and Google Duo. If you’re...

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  • Sunset Lake Village

    1121 Jacaranda Boulevard, Venice, FL 34292
    (33)
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    Situated on Florida's southwestern coast, Venice has been aptly referred to as 'Paradise on the Gulf.' This vibrant city boasts a number of popular attractions including a quaint downtown with dining and shopping, a 700-foot-long fishing pier, and an award-winning, newly restored beach. Found among...

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  • The Windsor of Venice

    The Windsor of Venice

    1600 Center Rd, Venice, FL 34292
    (18)
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    The Windsor of Venice is a licensed assisted living and memory care residence committed to providing quality services in a caring, comfortable environment. We offer professional, personalized services designed to enhance the quality of life for those we serve. We have been serving the needs of...

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  • Tuscan Gardens of Venetia Bay

    Tuscan Gardens of Venetia Bay

    841 Venetia Bay Blvd, Venice, FL 34285
    (23)
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  • Heron Club at Prestancia

    Heron Club at Prestancia

    3749 Sarasota Square Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238
    (13)
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    Across from the old theater at Sarasota Square Mall, at Prestancia at Palmer Ranch, sits a beautiful community where you can enjoy the feel of luxury living while receiving the benefits that assisted living has to offer. Artful Dining, Zestful Activities and Heartful Care are some of the programs...

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  • Brookdale Palmer Ranch

    Brookdale Palmer Ranch

    5111 Palmer Ranch Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34238
    (10)
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    When you’re here, you’re home. Are you ready to redefine your independence with the care you need and the lifestyle you want? Our community is a Continuing Care Retirement Community or CCRC, which means you’ll have the lifestyle you want, plus care if you need it with Assisted Living, memory care...

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  • Savannah Grand of Sarasota

    Savannah Grand of Sarasota

    7130 Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34238
    (30)
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    Savannah Grand, offering gracious retirement assisted living is located in prestigious South Sarasota, Florida. The assisted living community in Sarasota is adjacent to the Beneva Road main entrance of the impressive Palmer Ranch residential community. It is an elegant yet affordable assisted living...

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  • Grand Villa of Englewood

    Grand Villa of Englewood

    925 South River Road, Englewood, FL 34223
    (39)
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    Welcome to the new Grand Villa of Englewood, our lovely assisted living community in quaint Englewood, Florida, located minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. Grand Villa is a resort style community with fabulous features and amenities, designed to help our residents enjoy life to the fullest! The...

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  • Inglenook Assisted Living

    Inglenook Assisted Living

    280 Pine St, Englewood, FL 34223
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    Our Home is Your Home Inglenook was designed as a large family style home with 5 separate seating areas to provide privacy or socialization as desired. Inglenook has been privately owned by a registered nurse for the past 31 years. Our staff is experienced and most have been working at the facility...

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  • Aravilla Sarasota Independent Assisted Living

    Aravilla Sarasota Independent Assisted Living

    3271 Proctor Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231
    (4)
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    Aravilla Sarasota is a unique independent assisted living community with private apartments ranging from studios to two bedroom two baths units. We have wonderful views, a pool to relax in or enjoy the aqua-therapy classes. Aside from healthcare and compassion, we are known for our delicious menu...

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  • Brookdale Phillippi Creek

    Brookdale Phillippi Creek

    5501 Swift Road, Sarasota, FL 34231
    (18)
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    Putting the Life Back In Senior Living You’ll find exceptional memory care and assisted living at this community located in desirable Sarasota, Florida. Sarasota is a popular destination for people of all ages, boasting stunning Gulf beaches, a rich history that includes the Ringling Brothers Circus...

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  • Angels Senior Living at Sarasota

    Angels Senior Living at Sarasota

    5750 S Honore Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34233
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    Quality of Life is a priority at Angels Senior Living It’s priceless to give your loved one a nurturing and loving home environment when they are no longer able to live independently in their own home. We deeply understand the transition stage that seniors and families go through and we know it can...

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  • The Springs at South Biscayne

    The Springs at South Biscayne

    6235 Hoffman St, North Port, FL 34287
    (21)
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    Awards: The Springs at South Biscayne has been rated as the Best of Assisted Living in Sarasota for 2018 by SeniorAdvisor.com. This award recognizes senior living and home care providers who receive consistently high ratings and positive reviews from their residents, families and visitors. This...

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  • HarborChase of Sarasota

    HarborChase of Sarasota

    5311 Proctor Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
    (15)
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    HarborChase is an assisted living and memory care community located in sunny Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida. The first thing that residents and visitors notice about this community is the beautifully landscaped grounds and pleasant architecture. HarborChase is in an established residential area...

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  • Atria Sarasota

    Atria Sarasota

    4540 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233
    (30)
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    Atria Sarasota is a premiere senior living community offering independent living and assisted living services in Sarasota Florida. Drawing people from all over the world with it's famous white sandy beaches, Sarasota boasts cultural and recreational opportunities for people of all ages, making it a...

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  • Brookdale Colonial Park

    Brookdale Colonial Park

    4730 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
    (24)
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    Rethinking Senior Living. Redefining Independence. There’s a different way to do senior living that doesn’t include living an isolated life at home. There’s a different way to be retired that doesn’t include spending days with the hassles and worries of home ownership and upkeep like cleaning and...

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  • Heron East

    Heron East

    2290 Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232
    (16)
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    Heron East Assisted Living has been providing a warm, lively community setting and outstanding care for Sarasota seniors since 1999. Our dedicated and experienced staff reflects a stable team with many years tenure, offering more than 60 years of experience in elder care. The City of Sarasota rests...

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  • Heritage Oaks

    Heritage Oaks

    7374 San Casa Dr, Englewood, FL 34224
    (5)
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    CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE... EVERY DAY Our community offers a rich array of amenities and engaging social activities in a spectacular setting. On a typical day, our residents can be found getting a trim at the on-site beauty salon and barber shop, strolling through the gorgeous community gardens,...

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  • Brookdale Sarasota Midtown

    Brookdale Sarasota Midtown

    2186 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota, FL 34239
    (11)
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    Putting the Life Back in Senior Living The exceptional life here is built around two things: interesting things to do and interesting people to do them with. That’s what our residents find, with a brand new list of options every day for how to spend their time, and a whole community’s worth of...

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  • Grand Villa of Sarasota

    Grand Villa of Sarasota

    730 South Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
    (31)
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    Grand Villa of Sarasota is a beautifully landscaped, Florida community situated on three lush acres on the Hudson Bayou. It is close to historic and charming downtown Sarasota, which offers residents plenty of excellent shopping and dining options. Residents enjoy our warm, relaxing environment,...

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  • Heron House

    Heron House

    3221 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237
    (13)
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    About Heron House Heron House Senior Living Community is located in the heart of Sarasota, Florida. Our community is close to many award winning beaches like Siesta Key and located a stone's throw from trendy downtown Sarasota. Our residents also enjoy the variety of restaurants, art districts and...

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  • Cabot Reserve on the Green

    Cabot Reserve on the Green

    4450 8th Street, Sarasota, FL 34232
    (7)
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    Cabot Reserve on the Green is a free standing assisted living community licensed for 60 residents and has been open since 1999. The community is part of Family Extended Care, a not for profit organization, with five communities in Florida and one in Georgia. Residents enjoy the serenity of country...

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  • Brookdale Rotonda

    Brookdale Rotonda

    550 Rotonda Boulevard West, Rotonda West, FL 33947
    (11)
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    Our assisted living community offers a carefree lifestyle in sunny Rotonda West, Fla., where our residents live as independently as possible in the privacy of their own apartment. And because we provide assistance 24/7, you can exchange the fear of living alone for the security and comfort of having...

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  • The Fountains of Hope

    The Fountains of Hope

    2250 Jesus Way, Sarasota, FL 34240
    (12)
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    Assisted Living at The Fountains of Hope is designed for each individual's comfort, happiness and confidence. Our month-to-month structure means no stress or burden of long-term contracts or large entrances fees. The Fountains of Hope is owned and operated by Pegasus Senior Living , a trusted leader...

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  • Aviva - A Campus for Senior Life

    Aviva - A Campus for Senior Life

    1951 N Honore Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34235
    (23)
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    Welcome to Aviva, Sarasota's only senior living rental community offering all levels of care. The Aviva Experience is about maximizing your potential. Live life to the fullest in our warm, intellectually stimulating environment which attracts educated and curious individuals. It is the perfect blend...

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  • DeSoto Palms

    DeSoto Palms

    5601 N Honore Ave, Sarasota, FL 34243
    (4)
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    DeSoto Palms Assisted Living Community is all about Living the Life and what better place to do just that than in the quaint, metropolitan city of Sarasota, Florida. DeSoto Palm's mediterranean style compliments the tropical living of Sarasota and is located just 10 miles from the beautiful white...

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  • Village Place

    18400 Cochran Boulevard, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
    (38)
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    Port Charlotte, FL was ranked among the top ten best places to retire in 2012 by U.S. News & World Report and is home to the Village Place Retirement community. Village Place provides seniors with assisted living and memory care services and aims to support residents in their everyday life. With...

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  • Brookdale Port Charlotte

    Brookdale Port Charlotte

    18440 Cochran Boulevard, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
    (73)
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    Exceptional Senior Living If you’re ready to trade up from a humdrum senior life, or ready to switch out chores and home maintenance for a full social schedule and a nearly endless list of activities, then Brookdale Port Charlotte is just the place.  We are an assisted living community located in...

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  • The Windsor of Lakewood Ranch

    The Windsor of Lakewood Ranch

    8220 Nature's Way, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
    (10)
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    The Windsor is a licensed assisted living residence dedicated to providing quality services in a warm, comfortable environment. We offer professional, personalized services designed to enhance the quality of life for those we serve. At The Windsor, we are dedicated to each resident's independence,...

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  • Royal Palm

    Royal Palm

    2500 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte, FL 33952
    (32)
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    Welcome to Royal Palm Retirement Centre! We offer seniors a broad range of retirement lifestyles to choose from, including varying levels of care. Simply put, Royal Palm provides seniors what they need, when they need it. Our Royal Palm community is located in Port Charlotte, Florida, which U.S....

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  • Inspired Living at Lakewood Ranch

    Inspired Living at Lakewood Ranch

    5424 Lena Road, Bradenton, FL 34211
    (13)
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    Bradenton’s premier senior living community, Inspired Living at Lakewood Ranch, sits on 14 lush, wooded acres conveniently located off SR 70, and within quick access of Interstate 75. We are just minutes away from the exclusive restaurants and shopping areas of Lakewood Ranch. Purposefully designed...

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  • Elan Manatee Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Elan Manatee Assisted Living & Memory Care

    7375 Stone River Road, Bradenton, FL 34203
    (1)
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    Welcome to the new Elan Manatee Assisted Living & Memory Care-where a lifestyle and distinction is easily found. Located in beautiful Bradenton, Florida, Elan strives to provide senior living services to brighten and enhance every residents life. We are dedicated to delivering the care and attention...

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  • The Windsor of Bradenton

    The Windsor of Bradenton

    2800 60th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34207
    (24)
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    The Windsor of Bradenton is a licensed assisted living residence committed to providing quality services in a caring, comfortable environment. We offer professional, personalized services designed to enhance the quality of life for those we serve. We have been serving the needs of senior adults...

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  • South Port Square

    South Port Square

    23023 Westchester Boulevard, Port Charlotte, FL 33980
    (23)
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    Upsize your possibilities and experiment with new hobbies, re-ignite your sense of purpose and enjoy new experiences and connections with interesting new friends. At our continuing care retirement community (CCRC), you’ll have independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing all...

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  • Bayshore Guest Home & Gardens

    512 Bayshore Road, Nokomis, FL 34275
    (84)
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    Located in Nokomis Florida, Bay Shore Guest Home and Gardens is a boutique-style Assisted Living Facility. We strive to ensure a family home that will keep partners together. Unlike many larger assisted living facilities we do not separate partners even if they have different medical conditions. Our...

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  • Family Affair ARCH

    740 Crestwood Road, Englewood, FL 34223
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    In Englewood, Florida, the Family Affair ARCH is a residential care home. Englewood is unique in that part of the town is in Sarasota County, where our care home is located, while a portion of Englewood is located in Charlotte County. Englewood enjoys scenic ocean vistas along Lemon Bay for nearly...

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  • Magnolia Acres ALF

    729 Crestwood Road, Englewood, FL 34223
    (6)
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    Magnolia Acres is an assisted living community located in Englewood, FL. The city of Englewood is in Sarasota County and home to about 15,000 people. It's a small town with a quiet atmosphere and good weather year round. Residents can enjoy going out to shop and get a bite to eat, or they can relax...

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  • Adult Family Care Home

    5413 Hayden Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34232
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    Adult Family Care Home is a senior care home located in the well-developed City of Sarasota, Florida in Miami Dade County. Our residence is unique in that it sits on a spacious compound that is well decorated and maintained. Its location is also well connected to both road and rail transport, making...

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  • Parkside Assisted Living and Memory Cottage

    Parkside Assisted Living and Memory Cottage

    2595 Harbor Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33952
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Venice, Florida

Assisted Living

Assisted living communities administer oversight, personal care, and social interaction to individuals who are on average 65 years of age or older. Assisted living communities frequently provide chances for social activity, aid with appointments and transportation, and supervision of care. In select cases, communities may offer respite, continuing care, or dementia care. In Florida, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around 42,000. Florida has specific regulations associated with this type of community. The Bureau of Health community Regulation supervises this type of community. Public assistance is available through 1915(b)(c) MLTC program. There must be one toilet for every 1 residents and one bath or shower for every 1 residents. This type of community is required to have a staff member on duty 24 hours a day. The minimum number of residents for this community type is 1. This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include meals must be adapted to residents physical abilities , meals must be adapted to residents' food habits, meals must be adapted to residents preferences, and the community must provide a variety of regular meals that meet the nutritional needs of residents. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include nursing services, assistance with activities of daily living , assistance with self-administration of medications, and personal care services. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include unlicensed staff may assist residents with self-administration, licensed nursing staff may administer medications, and placing an oral dosage in the resident's hand. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to ensure their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as community must document any substantial changes in a resident's status which may necessitate relocation to a more specialized community , communities must document such assessment, monthly nursing assessment of resident as ordered by physician , and medical examination report. Staff must obtain training in a variety of fields. These include: resident behavior and needs, 12 hours of continuing education every 2 years on topics related to assisted living, community emergency procedures, and infection control.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

The air quality, air temperature, and humidity of a destination may have a serious impact on the overall health of your loved one. Monthly, Venice receives about 7 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation historically occurs in June with an average of 12 inches during the month. For snowfall, Venice receives on average 0.00 inches of snow. On average, Venice has a humidity rating of around 72%. Humidity levels are highest in September at roughly 75%. In the summer, Venice is about 83F. The summer high rises to about 92F in August. The low summer temperature is approximately 73F during the month of June. In the winter months, the average air temperature in Venice dips to roughly 64F. The highest winter temperature will rise to around 75F in the month of December. The low winter temperature gets to approximately 52 F in the month of February. Venice has a humid subtropical type of climate. The average air quality index rating in Venice is around 40.3. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index score is at its highest during April at approximately 51.4. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.

Cost of Living

The total cost of living can be a major influence when determining which destination works best. Venice has a cost of living index of 109.3 and a grocery price index of 102.7. These index scores are based on a spectrum where 100 is considered the average score and any amount higher than 100 is more costly than said average. Monthly, the median cost for rent in Venice is around $765 and the median home value for Venice is around $223,324. The rent burden for Venice is about 15.1% of the average monthly income.

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

Proximity to medical communities is a significant factor in choosing the most suitable destination. In total, there is one hospital located in Venice which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals that service Venice include Venice Regional Medical Center - Bayfront Health.

Demographics and Values

The current population of Venice is growing at a rate of 0.014%. The current population of Venice consists of 23,020 people. Venice has a population density of 578 people per square mile. In Venice, 56.1% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Venice 20.4% practice Catholicism, 6.0% practice another Christian faith, and 4.2% are Baptists. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Venice, out of the total population 1.5% practice Judaism, 0.1% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.2% practice Islam. In Venice, 7.7% live in poverty, 23.0% have some form of disability, 29.9% participate in the labor force, and 5.9% do not have health insurance. Racially, the population of Venice is 0.3% other or not specified, 0.8% black, 96.5% white, 0.4% mixed race, 1.9% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.0% Native American, and 1.8% Hispanic. During the last presidential election, 53.8% voted Republican, 3.9% voted for a third party candidate, and 42.3% voted Democrat in Sarasota county. Based on gender, 54.7% are female and 45.3% are male. In Venice, 73.0% of the population are over the age of 55, 25.4% are over the age of 60, 26.7% are over the age of 70, and 18.0% are over the age of 80. The median age of Venice is 68 years old. In Venice, 17.7% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Venice is considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Of the population of Venice 16.1% have a graduate degree, 38.2% have a college degree, and 29.6% have a high-school diploma. In terms of crime, Venice has 13.3 property crimes per 1000 residents and 1.6 violent crimes per 1000 residents.

State Information

An overview of Florida

Based on natural beauty, Florida ranks 21st in the nation. In total, Florida has 218 general hospitals and 108 health centers that provide care for 21,626,797 citizens. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be St. Joseph s Hospital, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and Jupiter Medical Center. In terms of resources, Florida has a cost of living index of 98.9, a grocery index rating of 104.0, and a housing index rating of 95.4. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. Overall, Florida ranks 13th out of all states in quality of life and 29th in healthcare.

Social demographics of the state

The median age in the state is 42, and 34% of the population is over the age of 55. In Florida, 35% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 15,611 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-24%, Mainline Protestant-14%, and Historically Black Protestant-8%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Florida there are 290 masonic lodges. In terms of diversity, Florida ranks 8th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the most recent presidential election, 49% of Florida residents voted Republican and 48% voted Democrat.

State-wide weather information

The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 11.50 inches. On average, the state receives 4.54 inches of precipitation a month. On average, Florida has an air quality index rating of around 37.0 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of April with a rating of around 47.9 AQI. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 82F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 95F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 66F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Florida drops to around 60F. The average high winter temperature is around 79F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 36F in the month of January. On average, the humidity rating for Florida is around 75%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of September. While residents of Florida mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Florida can include hurricanes and floods.

Wildlife to be found in Florida

The state of Florida has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Water Oak, Saw Palmetto, A Wide Variety Of Palms, and Cypresses. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Swamp Rabbits, the Six Species Of Sea Turtle, the Diamondback Rattler, or the Fox Squirrels. The state animal of Florida is the Florida Panther.