Palms trees surrounding the outdoor pool at Renaissance at West Villages in Venice, Florida

Let's explore some of the active adult communities with attractive homes for sale in Venice, Florida.

Set along the Gulf Coast, Venice, Florida is known for its coral reefs and ocean treasures like shark teeth and shells. The city’s pier is one of the most inviting places to watch a sunset, and tons of trails, golf courses, and shopping opportunities keep people visiting this lively coastal city.

Living in the seaside city is even better than visiting, and homes for sale in Venice start at price points that are surprisingly affordable for being so close to the water. Some of the best options are in active adult communities, which offer spacious floor plans, modern amenities, and community events.

Here’s what you can find when you’re looking for homes for sale in Venice, Florida.

Venetian Falls

Mid $200s - Mid $300s

Venetian Falls is a 55+ community with 700 resale homes in attached villa, duplex, and single-family models. Residents enjoy a sense of community with their neighbors by participating in clubs, activities, and events such as game nights, water aerobics, and walking groups.

Amenities at the 16,000-square-foot clubhouse include a large fitness center, a dance studio, and an arts and crafts center. There’s also billiards, an internet cafe, and a card room. Outside, residents gather at the pool, the bocce ball courts, and the nine-hole golf course.

Attached homes are 1,448 to 1,668 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an extra room to use as a den or office, and an attached two-car garage. There are four single-family models with 1,730 to 2,165 square feet, two or three bedrooms, a den, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. This community is 10 minutes from the beach and close to lots of fishing and shopping. 

Learn more information about Venetian Falls here.

Plantation Golf & Country Club

Mid $100s - Mid $700s

Buyers seeking luxurious Venice homes for sale can find what they want at Plantation Golf & Country Club, which is member-owned and includes a 36-hole championship golf course. Restaurants, gathering rooms, and the Sunset Lounge provide comfort and a sense of community for anyone who wants a country club lifestyle. Residents in this community enjoy events like tapas night, trivia night, and live music.

Additional amenities include a fitness center, a library, a resort-style pool, 13 tennis courts, and two pickleball courts. Also, twenty individual neighborhoods have their own clubhouses, cabanas, and pools.

Resale homes are as small as 1,279 square feet and as large as 3,000 square feet or more. Condos are affordable and spacious with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and 2,275 square feet. The low-maintenance attached villas come in eight models ranging from 1,279 to 1,765 square feet with one to three bedrooms. Single-family homes can also be purchased in a diverse range of sizes and styles. 

Learn more information about Plantation Golf & Country Club here.

IslandWalk at West Villages

Mid $200s - Low $600s 

A combination of new and resale homes can be found at IslandWalk at West Villages, which is a gated community without age restrictions right along the scenic Myakka River. Attached duplex homes offer 1,542 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a den, and an attached two-car garage.

There are a number of collections offering single-family homes in several models, allowing buyers to choose a home with one to four bedrooms and 1,133 to 2,611 square feet. Features in various homes include huge master suites, eat-in kitchens, and large outdoor spaces.

The amenities at IslandWalk at West Villages focus on health and wellness. There’s a fitness center, a therapy room, a movement studio, a heated outdoor lap pool, and a resort-style pool with a patio and spa. There’s also pickleball, bocce ball, and tennis courts as well as a basketball court and an event lawn. The community’s Entertainment Center is a great spot for hosting holiday parties, mixers, and a variety of classes. Living this close to the area’s largest river allows for plenty of wildlife viewing at places like Myakka River State Park.

Learn more information about IslandWalk at West Villages here.

Sarasota National

Mid $200s - Low $500s

A members-only golf club is available to residents at Sarasota National, which offers new and resale Venice homes for sale in a comfortable community. The Golf Club includes separate card rooms for men and women, restaurants, and an 18-hole championship golf course. Amenities outside the golf club include a fitness center, an event lawn, and pickleball courts. Seasonal parties, community events, and exercise classes are also frequently held.

Homes in several models and floor plans are available to buyers who want comfort and space. Coach Homes, Carriage Homes, and Villas offer 1,375 to 2,376 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached one- or two-car garages.

Grand Villa Homes and Golf Estate Homes offer more space and larger price tags. Buyers can select a two- or three-bedroom model with a den and two and four bathrooms. All homes have attached two-car garages and features like eat-in kitchens and screened patios. Models range from 1,756 to 3,184 square feet.

Learn more information about Sarasota National here.

Renaissance at West Villages

Mid $200s - High $300s

Buyers looking for an intimate community should consider Renaissance at West Villages, where only 120 single-family homes will be built. Eleven models will be available with between 1,539 and 3,414 square feet. Floor plans have two to five bedrooms, two to four-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached garages for between one and three cars. Mattamy Homes is providing a lot of flexibility for buyers who want custom finishes and unique designs in their new home. 

Planned amenities for this active adult community include a clubhouse, a pool, a patio, and tennis courts. Residents also can expect bocce ball courts and pickleball courts as well as scenic walking and biking paths that include water views. The community is close to the Myakka River and Deer Prairie Creek Preserve where visitors can canoe, kayak, fish, and hike.

Learn more information about Renaissance at West Villages here.