The homes in Venetian Golf and River Club, for very valid reasons, draw a lot of buyer interest compared to other Venice, Florida real estate offerings. For one, the Venetian is among the outstanding property developments of the WCI Communities well known for its master planning of resort-style living within a golf club complex. In fact, there are now over 150,000 residents, those in the Venetian included, who benefit from WCI’s expertise.Much of the allure of the 1,000-acre Venetian Golf and River Club emanates from its ideal location. This golf community is only a mile and a half away from Interstate 75, enabling easy transit to and from nearby urban centers and the beach playgrounds of Venice Island and Casey Key. More importantly, the community is next-door neighbor to the fourteen-mile long Myakka River reputed to be Florida’s oldest and largest state park. This pristine environment became the platform for the development of the Venetian’s six hundred-acre nature preserve consisting of wetlands, lakes, conservation areas, and golf links.Rounding out this celebration of Mother Nature is a seventy-acre nature park which effectively complements the exquisite facilities at the Mediterranean-style Venetian clubhouse. Afforded with stunning scenery, club members can enjoy socials, special events, and dining privileges at the clubhouse’s Il Pranzare, La Vista, La Sala, and Il Palazzo.In addition, there is an intimate Tiki Bar near one of the Venetian’s two swimming pools. Club privileges also extend to six Har-Tru tennis courts, with a pro staff for training lessons. Breaking a sweat in style is provided by an aerobics studio and a fitness center with comprehensive training programs.Fun in golf is supplied via the Venetian’s 18-hole par 72 layout masterminded by course architect extraordinaire Chip Powell who fashioned links challenging for both the casual and serious players. Measuring 6,931 yards at its longest play, the course has been designated with an Audubon Gold Signature title for the marvelous natural environment and wildlife habitat that it created.The residential community which partakes in this lush splendor consists of single family homes and condominium residences, all bearing the quality hallmark of WCI communities. Listed prices of Venetian homes for sale can start around the $200s for condominium units that have living areas of about 1,500 square feet. The standouts in a listing for their luxurious designs and spacious layouts are single family homes with floor plans of around 3,000 square feet and starting prices in the $600s.