Welcome to Japanese Gardens
We are a resident-owned (55+) community in the beautiful Venice area, located a mile and a half from Manasota beach and the warm Gulf of Mexico waters. The park is located just off Route 776 at Manasota Beach Road junction. The Sarasota airport is 40 minutes away as are the excellent Sarasota shopping and medical facilities. Ft Myers airport is about 90 minutes to our south and Tampa International airport is 80 minutes to our north for the convenience of those flying in to visit us here in paradise!
Our park was formed in 1981 as one of the first cooperative associations under Florida law and is now completely owned by the 414 residents. The park is comprised of a sixty-acre, fenced-in complex with paved streets, landscaped grounds, and a sense of beauty and security. Our lighted streets are all paved with sidewalks and lined with mature palm trees. Our clubhouse is a modern facility with two large kitchens, dance floor, stages, professional bingo board, PA system, large screen TV, and complimented with a library, billiard room, ping pong area, laundry and drying bay and a modern security system.
We enjoy a beautiful pond and fountain with a pleasant park setting. Our newly renovated (December 2008) heated pool is a great attraction and it’s rumored that late in the afternoon some of the best dining recommendations come to the surface from sources floating in the pool!! We also enjoy world class bocce and shuffle board courts and challenging horseshoe pits.
All utility services are underground–electric, telephone, TV cable, sewage disposal and water supply. Japanese Gardens has its Waste Water Treatment Plant and has recently connected (2012) to the Englewood Water Disrict for fresh drinking water. We enjoy cable TV as part of our maintenance fee, and for a separate purchase we also have the latest technology available for high speed internet from both Verizon and Comcast. We maintain a monthly newsletter called the “Socialite” which is distributed to all residents.
Please feel free to explore our newly-developed website. Not only is there information about our park, but also homes for rent and sale, and community information. Check us out! We welcome you to join our community and discover affordable, simple and delightful Florida lifestyle the Japanese Gardens way!