The Venice East Corridor

A Friendly Classic, Gulf Coast Community in South Sarasota County

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Things to know about the 14 communities that make up the VEC.

FEE FREE & HOA Options

Whether you are looking for a homeowners’ association with community pools and lawn care, or a FEE FREE neighborhood that allows you maximum flexibility in how you use your property, Venice East could be the location for you.

Fourteen subdivisions make up the area known as the Venice East Corridor, with the original section carrying the official name of “Venice East.” 

12 of the other communities have their own HOA's features and benefits. All can be accessed from Venice East Blvd. See the complete list below.

THE ORIGINAL VENICE EAST is one of the few non-deed-restricted/non-HOA neighborhoods in Venice, Florida that also enjoys public water and sewer.  This community allows children to have trampolines, swing sets, and other desirable family lifestyle amenities that most, if not all, HOA communities will not allow.  Since Sarasota County sets the restrictions for Venice East, there is much greater flexibility for a homeowner to make decisions regarding their property.  Fence height can be as high as 8 feet. Roof types, landscape, and paint colors are plentiful. Additions, sheds and custom driveways are options that many homeowners are enjoying.  Would you like the option to enjoy an uncaged in-ground or above ground pool? The Original Venice East is your oyster.

According to, there are 842 single family home sites that were mostly built in the Venice East Corridor during the 1960's through the 1980's. Additional homes have been built since then, including the most recent in 2019. Most have 2 and 3 bedrooms, and a few have 4 bedrooms. You'll find single carports to 3 car garages, with most homes having a 1 or 2 car garage. Most lot sizes are close to a quarter acre (give or take 1,000'). There are currently 326 pool homes with more being added each year.

A little known secret about the original Venice East concerns the street directly behind Venice East Golf Course. That street is appropriately named Golf Club Lane. This street has its own community name, which is Venice Country Club Estates. This is the 14th VEC community, as mentioned earlier.  It has no mandatory HOA and is governed by Sarasota County like the Original Venice East.

The following Venice East subdivisions all have Home Owner's Associations with a varying degree of amenities and restrictions. All can be accessed from Venice East BLVD.

They are Chestnut Creek, Lake of the Woods, Jacaranda Lakes, Park Estates, Grassy Oaks, East Village, Quail Lake, Meadow Run, Willow Springs, Heron Shores, Heron Lakes, and Village Run

For the many Venice residents who do not want to be in a deed restricted neighborhood with a homeowner's association that guides their actions, the city water, city sewer, and option to drive their golf cart to Venice East Golf Club are only the beginning of what draws them to the original Venice East.
A 10 to 15 minute drive gets you to several Gulf Coast beaches. Coming soon is a straight drive or bike ride down Venice East Blvd to Manasota Beach. Walk, jog, skate board, or bike ride to our local dog park where there are also tennis courts, basketball, and a playground. Just minutes south on 41 gets you to Wellen Park and minutes north to Venice Island.
Although many of the home values in Venice East are in the $400,000 to $500,000 range, this is where you can still get into the Venice real estate market with a single family home for under $400,000 and occasionally even under $300,000. Pets are welcome. You’ll meet plenty of dog loving neighbors by simply walking your fur baby through the neighborhood. You’ll also see a plethora of home improvement projects on any given day throughout the community as our older homes are being given new life for a new generation. You can even walk or ride your bike to Home Depot, Bealls, Snowbirds Restaurant, Jacaranda Library, Publix and many other favorite stores and restaurants. 
Many properties also have room for an RV pad or boat parking.

For young families to retirees, the original Venice East is one of the non-deed-restricted gems of Venice.

If you are planning to buy or sell in Venice, and you believe that skill and experience make a difference in your results, then you will want to know the following information.

  • From 2015 through 2023, 1,133 real estate agents have claimed credit for closing at least 1 Venice East home sale.
  • 1099 agents averaged less than 1 closing per year.
  • Steve Martin has closed an average of 6 per year with 54 closings.
  • That's why Steve clearly holds the title of #1 selling agent in the Venice East Corridor.
  • The #2 agent closed 28 sales, an average of 3 per year.
  • Steve Martin also ranks as #1 in closings within RE/MAX Platinum Realty since joining RE/MAX in 2020.

Are you looking for a local brokerage with a huge presence?

RE/MAX Platinum Realty has 6 offices across 2 counties, including one on Venice Island, and one in Wellen Park. is owned and managed by Steve Martin Homes Group

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About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Great for retirees
Car is needed
It's walkable to grocery stores
It's walkable to restaurant
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Parks and playgrounds
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Walking / Hiking trails
Golf Cart Friendly
The information contained herein has been provided by My Florida Regional MLS DBA Stellar MLS. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use, that it may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing, and that the data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS. Listings last updated Jun 17, 2024 8:04:am.