Safety is something we all take into account when deciding where we live but should be especially considered when choosing where you retire. Retirement should be relaxing and enjoyable without worrying about what happens outside your door.
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Safe Florida Areas for Seniors
One thing that everyone looks for in a forever home is safety. At any age, crime is something we hope we never experience. As found on Alarms.org, you can see how Florida ranks for crime in the United States. One important statistic is that Florida is "the third most populous state with some 21 million inhabitants making it the 8th, most densely populate." It's a thriving and welcoming state for residents and visitors. Many seniors find Florida a great place to call home and enjoy fun activities all year round.
As reported, the closer you live to the metropolitan areas, such as Tallahassee, Tampa, and Miami, the higher the crime rates. You see those areas that the Alarms.org article reports as the lowest areas for crime in Florida.
Venice, Florida: A Safe Place for Seniors to Call Home
Want to know more about Venice? AreaVibes tells you how others feel about living in Venice, and you will see that people rated it above average when it comes to feeling safe.
- "Venice is 47% lower than the national average," when it's compared to the United States' overall crime rate.
- The daily crime rate is extremely low based on "100,000, there are 4.01 daily crimes."
- "Venice is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States."
- Total crimes have significantly decreased by "26% year over year."
Where Seniors Can Have Fun and Play Games in Venice, FL
With the warm Florida weather, you can have fun all year. Florida is known for a state, where you can explore on a tankful of gas. Venice is perfectly placed on the Gulf Coast, and there is so much to do in and around this small Florida town. Here, we touch on some of the fun you can have in Venice.
Where Nature is Always Calling
Waterway Park is one way to enjoy biking or walking along the Intracoastal Waterway. It's an adventure, so you want to be prepared, and here is the latest brochure that you can print off showing all the parks and amenities along the way.
Venice Area Audubon Society is for anyone who has a love for our "wildlife and the environment that supports it." Join the other bird watching enthusiasts, and enjoy the beauty of Florida.
Maxine Barritt Park is only approximately nine years old. Stroll around the beautiful man made lake. For our dog lovers, it's "adjacent to the Paw Park and Sharky's restaurant and the Venice Fishing Pier on the other." Want to have a friend and family get together? You can reserve the pavilion for a private gathering.
Strolling Historic Venice
Venice MainStreet is where you will leave nature behind to enjoy one of Florida's historic towns with unique shops and restaurants. It's a great place to meet family and friends for an enjoyable afternoon lunch and stroll.
Fun Activities to Fill Retired Calendars
Friendship Centers of Sarasota County are great places to meet new friends, play cards and billiards, join an exercise class, have fun socializing, create art, and so much more. It's a place to hang out and enjoy days filled with fun. And, there are more informative classes just for seniors to help you through the golden years.
Shuffleboard is always a fun challenge, and Venice has its own club. If you're looking to find a game, here are two places that you may enjoy.
- Hecksher Park, located at 450 W. Venice Avenue, is not only a great area for grandkids, but they have lighted courts for shuffleboard. If you want to find out more, call 941-861-5000.
- Linksters Tap Room Venice, located at 2127 S. Tamiami Trail, is the place to have a beer and have a friendly shuffleboard game.
For the Love of Golf
Are you looking to try out the many golf courses in and around Venice? GolfNow is designed for the person who wants to try out different courses. If you have never picked up a club before now, there are plenty of places to begin the hole-in-one challenge!
Jacaranda Trace: A Wonderful Place for Seniors to Live and Have Fun
Come visit our 33-acre Venice retirement community, and find an exciting and safe lifestyle. It's a community where you can be as active, or as relaxed, as you want to be. Our monthly calendars are full of education, fun, and supportive events. We invite you to come and explore our exceptional retirement community, where the location is perfect for fun travels to some of Florida's big cities.