- Peace, Quite, Tranquility
- Nature in its raw form
- Agricultural zoning
- Large tracts of land
Venus, FL is a charming, rural community located in southern Highlands County about one hour east of Ft Myers and two hours northwest of the Broward/Dade county areas. The population of Venus if approximately 1000 but the size is over 176 sq miles. This gives the residents that country feel, privacy when needed and access to a native Florida few can experience. The town of Venus is virtually non-existent but there is a little general store. Shopping is close by in Lake Placid a cute destination in itself.
Venus has a conglomeration of small ranchettes and large sprawling ranches. The most populous of livestock are the cattle and the second largest use of land is for orange groves. Carved among these larger tracts are 1, 5 and 10 acre mini farms, all with agriculture zoning. So, one can farm, raise animals and do just about any legal agriculture venture they desire. And the prices are so reasonable compared to the coastal communities.
So you may be asking what exactly does one do in Venus. Remember, you are coming here to escape the crowds of the coastal areas so you want to really just watch and listen – all you will hear is mooing, crickets and an occasional howl or two. The landscape is beautiful – from Florida scrub to huge Granddaddy oaks, large expanses of open sky allowing beautiful sunrises and gorgeous sunsets. And then there is Fisheating Creek with all of its’ water fowl and fantastic fishing.
While your here, check out the Venus Project. “The Venus Project proposes an alternative vision of what the future can be if we apply what we already know in order to achieve a sustainable new world civilization.” Very interesting and fun thing to do!
If your interested in finding Venus FL homes for sale. Make sure to connect with the community experts at Lake & Land Realty, phone 863-659-4777.