Venice is Ranked the 11th Best Suburb in the Nation and #1 in Florida
The Sharkstooth Capital of the World, Venice ranked as the 11th best "suburb in the nation with a city feel," according to a NEW poll conducted by the by national self-storage company STORAGECafe.
Venice was the highest ranked suburb in the entire state of Florida.
Other Florida Cities on the list....
Boca Raton # 50
St. Augustine #65
Lake Mary #77
Fernandina Beach #83
Palm Beach Gardens # 91.
For the purposes of this study, suburbs were considered to be places with a population between 10,000 and 100,000 inhabitants.
Venice is considered a suburb of the Sarasota metropolitan area, while Beach Gardens is considered a suburb of Miami.
The top ranked suburb was Southlake, Texas, which is outside of Dallas. The second through fourth ranked suburbs were all outside of Chicago – Lake Forest, Highland Park and Geneva – followed by Calabasas, California, which is outside of Los Angeles.
Venice rose to the upper levels of 1,000 community ranking because of a strong mix of city-like features, including the second highest concentration of local businesses on the list – 73 businesses per 1,000 people – as well as 5.3 retail stores per 1,000 locals and 2.7 restaurants for every 1,000 residents.
It also got points for low population density, a low crime rate and its preponderance of parks, which netted out at 880 square feet of park space per resident – which was more than twice as much space as in a typical suburb.
The survey also noted that there are about 5.7 health care and social assistance establishments per 1,000 persons.
When looking strictly at the 20 best places to live – the suburbs that offer the best mix of lifestyle and housing options – the average household income is roughly $139,000, which worked out to 82% more than the average income of the typical suburban household, of $76,250.
You can read the full report here: https://bit.ly/3sWSMlm.