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413 Peppertree Rd Venice FL 34293 – Venice Gardens

Venice FL home for sale

413 Peppertree Rd Venice, FL 34293
Two bedroom 2 bath home with large 2 car garage in Venice Gardens, Venice Florida. This Ruth Richmond built home has a new A/C system, new front door and recently painted exterior. The photos have been virtually staged.

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Great room

Great room

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Florida room

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Venice Gardens has a voluntary home-owners association that offers a community pool with lots of activities. There is a 10 acre neighborhood park with a picnic shelter, grills, a playground and walking trails.

Venice is a charming town with wonderful beaches, restaurants, shopping, and golf. It is a short drive to Sarasota for even more cultural opportunities, more beaches, restaurants and activities. Don’t miss our sensationalVenice FL home for sale sunsets on the sparkling Gulf of Mexico.

Find the Best Nokomis Homes for Sale

We just love the convenient location of Nokomis FL. Nokomis is a charming town with a small town flavor graced by a beautiful beach – right on the sparkling Gulf of Mexico.

Nokomis is situated between the cities of Venice Florida and Sarasota Florida and our visitors and residents are able to enjoy the benefits of both locales. Each city has it’s own flavor, and both have beaches, cultural activities, restaurants, shopping, golf, water sports, and year round farmers markets. There is no shortage of things to do.

Nokomis has easy access to the Interstate – I-75 directly off Laurel Road.

The Nokomis lifestyle often revolves around our wonderful beaches, area golf courses and fabulous restaurants.

Nokomis Beach is a public beach on Casey Key that is usually not as crowded as the beaches to the north on Siesta, Lido and Longboat Keys.

Nokomis Beach

Nokomis Beach


You will find Nokomis beach has lifeguards, free parking, concessions, rest rooms and picnic tables. Don’t miss out on our drum circles held in the evenings on Wednesdays and Saturdays to celebrate our unforgettable sunsets.

Water activities include swimming, fishing, boating, shelling, beach combing, hunting for shark’s teeth, snorkeling and sailing. There are parks with boat launches at the North Jetty and at Blackburn Point.

The popular Legacy Bike Trail runs through Nokomis and we are proud to have such wonderful neighbor organizations as In Stride Therapy and Venice Challenger Baseball.

Nokomis homes for sale will offer you a wide variety of homes to choose from. We have waterfront neighborhoods on the bay and the creeks, we have new gated communities, golf course communities and older neighborhoods with larger lots and mature trees. Let us help you find the perfect place for you.

Our Favorite Sarasota Homes for Sale

We are excited to share the Sarasota lifestyle with you. Here is some information about our favorite Sarasota homes for sale.

You can search for your dream home without even registering. When you find the homes you want to view, call us at 941-321-3916 and we can arrange to show you the homes. We will negotiate for you on your behalf and it does not cost you anything extra.

We are also happy to search for you, if you prefer, once we learn about what is important to you.

Home for sale in Turtle Rock on Palmer Ranch in Sarasota FloridaImagine a huge a variety of housing choices – and that is one of our boasting rights. You won’t have a problem finding a home for your new lifestyle.

Sarasota homes for sale include single family homes in many sizes – some have private pools and some have community pools. Our lives often revolve around outdoor living on our lanai, which is a screened porch.  Our lanais can include a pool and also an outdoor kitchen.

Relax by your own pool

We love lanai living with a sparkling pool

Do you want to have your own yard or be in a maintenance free community where yard maintenance is included? Would you like a gated community with a clubhouse and tennis courts?

Or are you a golfer and have always wanted to be in a golf community? If golf is your thing we have many golf communities to choose from, many with fabulous views.

If you would like to explore new construction – we are the team to have on your side. We both have experience and credentials in new home construction and we can guide you through the process. It does not cost more – builders welcome us – we need to go with you the first time so the builder knows you are being represented.

Outdoor kitchen on the lanai

Outdoor kitchen on the lanai

Would you prefer a condominium where everything is taken care of for you? We have villas that are either attached or detached, condos that are low, mid or high rise, and townhouses.

You will find luxury condos, lavish beachfront mansions, rustic cabins along the Myakka river and everything in between.

Lot sizes often vary by the age of the house. Our older homes were typically built on the larger lots and the newer homes tend to be on smaller lots. We will explore with you what will best fit your new lifestyle.

Empty nesters have many choices based on their preferred lifestyle. Seasonal residents often prefer maintenance free communities so they can come and go as they please. We have 55+ communities for active adults that are loaded with activities, if you choose.

Boaters and sunset lovers have many waterfront options – we have Gulf front homes, homes on the bay, and homes on the inter-coastal, canals and lakes.

Other options for Sarasota homes for sale include homes with walkability, gated communities, country club living, airport communities, equestrian communities and many other lifestyles.

We can help you evaluate what your lifestyle will look like, help you sort through the myriad of choices and help you find the right fit for you.
Give us a call so we can set you up with listing alerts and you will be the first to know when a property comes up for sale that matches your criteria. 941-321-3916

Some of the home styles we offer in the Sarasota area include:

Florida style homes – with a Mediterranean flair
Waterfront homes
Ranch style one story homes
Contemporary style homes
Courtyard homes
Villas – attached and detached
Condos – mid and high rise
Country ranchettes
Golf course community homes and villas
Downtown condos
Homes and condos on our Keys – Casey Key, Siesta Key, Lido Key and Longboat key
Some of the neighboring communities we serve are


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Find Osprey Homes for Sale

Beautiful Home in Osprey Florida

Discover Osprey and homes for sale in Osprey on the gorgeous gulf coast of Florida.

Here is some information on Osprey that we hope will be valuable to you. Osprey Florida is located north of Venice Florida and south of Sarasota Florida. The recreational attractions of Oscar Scherer State Park and Historic Spanish Point enable this area to preserve its natural beauty.

The Legacy Trail has several access points from Osprey. Whether you like shopping in the unique stores of the downtown Venice Avenue district or prefer golfing, boating, fishing, or just lying on the beach you will find that Osprey is very convenienly located and that the nearby areas offer a little bit of everything.

We’ve done the research for you and here’s what you need to know about Osprey.
Osprey, is located in Sarasota County, Florida. Osprey is home to 6,169 (as of July 1, 2016) people and is a suburban community. The median household income is $74,804. The average household income is $113,835. 63% of residents of Osprey are married and 19% are families with children.

Half the residents in Osprey commute just 20 minutes or less to work, with 37% of working residents holding white collar jobs and 63% residents holding blue collar jobs. The median age of homes is 14 years. Many retired and what we happily call ‘Sno-birds’ call Osprey home.

In Osprey, 76% of homes are owned, 18% are rented, and 6% are not occupied. Last year, 342 Osprey properties were sold and the median sale price of a home was $424.552. The average home value is $503,736.

The primary coordinate point for Osprey is located at latitude 27.1904 and longitude -82.4757 in Sarasota County. The formal boundaries for Osprey encompass a land area of 5.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.84 sq. miles. Sarasota County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5).

The elevation is 16 feet. Weather is a mix of ‘perfect’ to ‘almost perfect’. Temperature averages for January is 54* for low and 73* for high. July average is 72* low and 91* for high. The rainy season is June to September averaging 7 inches monthly. Average annual snowfall is “0”!

Historically, Osprey is a secret treasure of an adventurous past. With an archaeological record that encompasses approximately 5,000 years of Florida prehistory, a wonderful attraction is Historic Spanish Point. On the National Register of Historic Places, Spanish Point has a museum referred to as one of the largest intact actively preserved archaeological sites of the prehistoric period on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

Historic Spanish Point Osprey FL

Historic Spanish Point Osprey FL

The rich heritage of human habitation at Historic Spanish Point entered a new phase in 1867 when John Greene Webb and his family from Utica, New York, established a homestead on the shores of Little Sarasota Bay. Florida owes its success to people like John Webb and his intrepid family, who braved heat, humidity, insects, illness, fires, and risk of hurricanes to settle and build up the Gulf Coast region.

In 1910, Bertha Palmer made her first impact on Sarasota history and on the Spanish Point homestead. The Chicago socialite and widow of Potter Palmer came to Sarasota to establish a Winter estate. The Webb homestead was part of the land she chose for her 350-acre estate, which she named “Osprey Point.” She preserved the pioneer buildings and connected them with lavish formal gardens and lawns.

Three of the gardens of Mrs. Potter Palmer – the Sunken Garden, Duchene Lawn, and Jungle Walk – are enjoyed by visitors today. The classical styled Pergola overlooking Little Sarasota Bay was restored in the 1980s and is the site of wedding ceremonies and living history drama performances.

Oscar Scherer State Park has a large acreage of scrubby flatwoods and is one of the best places in southwest Florida to view Florida scrub-jays, an imperiled species found only in Florida. The birds are abundant in this 1,381-acre park. In addition to viewing wildlife, an array of other land-based and water-based recreational activities awaits you. There is always something to do at Oscar Scherer State Park.

The park provides opportunities for canoeing, fishing, swimming, picnicking, hiking, bicycling, camping and wildlife viewing. Canoeists and kayakers can paddle along South Creek, a tidal stream, which flows to a nearby bay. Fifteen miles of trails provide solitude, beauty, challenge and a healthy adventure for everyone.

The park also has access to the Legacy Trail; a paved rails to trails; suitable for walking, biking, jogging, or rollerblading which runs from Venice, Florida to Sarasota, Florida passing through Osprey’s Oscar Scherer State Park.

Sarasota County schools are consistently rated amongst the top in the state. Osprey is the home of Pine View School – a highly acclaimed public school for intellectually gifted students.

Discover Osprey homes for sale – Osprey is blessed with natural beauty and we would love to help you find your piece of our paradise. Osprey homes for sale will include condos, single family homes and maintenance free homes. We have exclusive gated golf communities, waterfront homes, and homes with water access.

Choose the lifestyle that fits you – you can be as active as you choose. Give us a call and we will make it happen for you.