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Venetian Isles

8850 Venetian Isles Blvd., Boynton Beach, Florida 33437

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The Lovely Canal-Laced 55+ Community of Venetian Isles in Southeastern Florida Features Waterfront Views and Mediterranean-Style Single Family Homes and Attached Villas

Built from 2000 to 2003, 55+ Venetian Isles is along the Intracoastal Waterway in southeastern Florida. It is dotted with ponds and canals and has 1,060 single-family homes and attached villas, all of which have Mediterranean-style architecture.

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Single-family homes can be as large as 2,316 square feet. Villas range in size from 1,276 to 1,480 square feet and are concentrated in one neighborhood. Nearly all residences have two to four bedrooms and waterfront views. Many have upgraded stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and hardwood floors. Lawns are well-groomed with flowering bushes, fruit trees and coconut palms adorning most.

Resales start in the low-$200,000s. Please verify these prices with a Realtor and they change over time. Association fees help pay for a roving security patrol and common ground maintenance.

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The beautiful Venetian Club, the community's social hub, has a fitness center, a sauna, a library, a theater, and a ballroom. Its arts and crafts studio has kilns. Outdoor amenities include trails, courts, a lap pool, a resistance pool, and a putting green.

A full-time activities director manages clubs, events, and classes. Residents can partake in anything from bocce tournaments to sign language classes and Tai Chi. Proximity to Florida's Turnpike and Boynton Beach Boulevard means that homeowners have easy access to retail venues, restaurants, and medical facilities.

Boynton Beach supports art in public places, community concerts, and movies in the parks. Its Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park has a fishing pier, docks, and picnic pavilions. Intracoastal Park has a non-motorized boat launch. Mangrove Park is a hammock forest where three tidal inlets meet. Visitors can sight shore birds and manatees. Nearby Wellington holds polo matches and a Winter Equestrian Festival.

Bethesda Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission.

This area has a tropical rainforest climate (hot and humid). During the rainy season (summer), temperatures are in the 80s and 90s. During the dry season (winter), temperatures are in the 50s and 60s. Hurricane season is from June 1st through November 30th.

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Visit www.jeffreyjkatz.com/venetian-isles for more information. See tinyurl.com/y9bl3ygm for more listings.

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Florida:

The world's 11th largest peninsula doesn't just have an east coast and a west coast. It has a First Coast, Surf Coast, Space Coast, Treasure Coast, Gold Coast, Paradise Coast, Lee Island Coast, Cultural Coast, Nature Coast, Big Bend Coast, Emerald Coast, and a Forgotten Coast.

Each of these geographic regions is packed with its own history and attractions. The first place to be colonized by Europeans, the First Coast is rich with tidal marshes. It's the home of Amelia Island and St. Augustine. The venerable Castillo de San Marcos sits here and guards the Matanzas Bay.

Daytona Beach and the Halifax River are the heart of the Surf Coast. Automobile racing helped it develop its reputation. The area code is 386 (FUN). South of the fun is the Space Coast. Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, and the Kennedy Space Center are a part of its culture.

Named after the Spanish fleet lost in a 1715 hurricane, the Treasure Coast's principle city is Port St. Lucie. It is a northern neighbor to Miami and the Gold Coast. The affluent Naples and major land reserves characterize the Paradise Coast. The Ringling Estate and Sarasota make the Cultural Coast come alive. Twenty miles of beaches along the Gulf Coast distinguish the Suncoast from the forests and blackwater rivers of the Nature Coast.

Travel up to Florida's Big Bend along its emerald waters. Find the Forgotten Coast. With no major cities, it may be the best place to enjoy the state's white-sand beaches.

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Stats:

Population - 20,612,439

Persons 65 years old and over - 20%

High school graduates age 25+ - 87%

Bachelor's degree or higher age 25+ - 26%

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 24%

White persons, not Hispanic - 55%

Median household income - $46,596

Median home value - $159,000

Persons in poverty - 16%

Social Security taxed? No

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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Are 55+ Communities Really Retirement Communities

Many people who live in age-restricted developments (usually for people age 55+) are still gainfully employed. So why would they live in what is considered a "retirement" community? Why not continue to live in a standard neighborhood? People still employed choose age-restricted communities for the same reasons as people who are retired do: the safety, amenities and sense of community that one can provide.

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