Each year an estimated one million seasonal residents seek out the warmer climates of Floridian cities, and Venice is no exception.
Seasonal residents have a unique set of concerns and requirements when looking for a ‘home away from home’.
The accessibility and amenities are the most important aspects of a seasonal home. After that, the top concern is often the security and maintenance of their property during the vacant summer months.
Accessibility: Travel to Venice
Venice is a stone’s throw from several major airports in Sarasota, Tampa and Ft Myers. St. Andrews East is a few miles from Interstate 75 for those travelling from the Mid-West United States and easy access by I-75 to I-4 and on to to I-95 for those travelling from the Eastern Seaboard. So whether you fly or drive, your trip to Venice will be an easy beginning to your winter retreat.
Amenities: What Venice has to Offer
With its beaches, golf courses, restaurants, and small town feel, Venice has everything the seasonal resident needs. For more information, check our our page titled “Our Area.”
Security: The Security of Your Home
St. Andrews East is the ideal community for seasonal homeowners seeking a safe and peaceful community with peace of mind. Crime in the City of Venice is almost non-existence, with a theft rate of 1/10th the national average, and 1/2 that of the rest of the State of Florida (neighborhoodscout.com).
Maintenance: Reliability of New Homes
It’s every homeowner’s nightmare: you return to your vacation home to find a leaky roof, a broken A/C, or a burst pipe. It spoils your vacation and costs you money. So why risk it? Take advantage of the reliability of a new construction home with less maintenance and more vacation. And in the event you do have an issue, you also have a new home warranty.
Tropical Storms and Hurricanes: Withstanding a Storm
Most Florida homeowners will tell you there are three concerns when a storm is approaching: the probability of a hit, the storm surge, and the strength of the storm.
The Tampa Bay area (Venice included) has one of the lowest Coastal Strike Probabilities in the State of Florida.
Chances of receiving a direct hit from a hurricane:
Miami: 1 in 6
The Keys: 1 in 8
Naples / Fort Myers: 1 in 11
Tampa Bay (including Venice): 1 in 25
This means lower insurance premiums and a better chance of avoiding a storm all together.
Storm surge is only a factor for coastal properties, which often need to be evacuated before a storm, and are frequently prohibitively expensive to insure against water damage. The chance for wind damage goes down as the storm moves inland. Although St. Andrews is conveniently located a short drive from Venice Beach and the inter-coastal, it is six miles inland. This provides a buffer zone from surge and wind damage.
New homes in St. Andrews East are built to withstand windstorms, with reinforced masonry construction, impact windows, reinforced paneled steel garage doors, and building standards that meet or exceed County and State hurricane codes.
* Subject to terms and conditions. Please ask us for more information on the details and limitations of our new home warranties.