Venetian Isles is a popular, upscale waterfront neighborhood consisting of 500+ homes. A majority of the homes, most of which were built in the mid-60’s, have undergone extensive renovations, and the Venetian Isles Homeowners Association ensures that remodeling is done in accordance with its goal of preserving the unique character of the community. Venetian Isles is a collection of manmade islands all of which are easily accessible by bridges via Overlook Drive, Grand Canal Blvd. and Mermaid Point. With its deep water canals, the area is great for power or sail boats of any size. The northeast location of Venetian Isles is convenient both to Downtown St Petersburg and Tampa, including MacDill AFB which is why many retired military officers have chosen Venetian Isles as their home.