Japanese Gardens Home Owners Corporation was formed in 1981 as one of the first cooperative mobile home associations under Florida law and purchased by the residents. As a cooperative, the 414 shareholder-owners assure that all areas of the park - the individual homes and the common property - are well maintained; we also are committed to the social well being of all owners.
Owners are assessed a fee that covers maintenance of common areas, use of the heated pool and spa, and all facilities in the park, basic cable TV (currently Comcast), water, and waste water treatment. The board of directors works diligently to keep this fee low for the convenience of owners and is one of the lowest in the area in consideration of the included services. Owners and Renters have many activities, clubs, and events to meet the needs and abilities of virtually everyone.
In 1963, Manasota Beach consisted of a small beach (450 feet of Gulf frontage) with four concrete picnic shelters. Spoil from the construction of the ICW was pumped onto the bay side of Manasota Beach in the early 1960's, expanding the park. Additional beach was purchased by the County in the 1970's with financial assistance from a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant.
Venice is a city in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. Venice consists of a large section of mainland, as well Venice Island, which is surrounded by the man-made intercoastal waterway. The city is located south of Nokomis and north of Englewood. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 20,748. It is noted for its large snowbird population and was voted as a top 10 Happiest Seaside Towns by Coastal Living.
Venice is a principal city of the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.