Grand Palm by Neal Communities is one of the largest new communities and is very focused on preserving and maintaining the natural environment. Roads wind around water and preserve areas and the family friendly community has miles of walking and biking trails for residents to enjoy. A centerpiece of Grand Palm are the lakes where residents can kayak, canoe, or fish and lakeside storage for canoes and kayaks. The Amenity Center and pool area are impressive with a resort pool with water slides and a separate lap pool and a children’s splash park. There is also a state of the art fitness center, basketball, tennis, bocce ball and volleyball courts, and a large field for baseball, soccer etc. A second Amenity Center is currently under construction. An on-site activities director is available to assist residents, and there is a dog park for four legged friends. Located at Center & River Rd in Venice, Grand Palm is 9 minutes to I-75 at River Rd (mile marker 191), and 21 minutes to downtown Venice or 25 minutes to Venice Beach or Nokomis Beach. Both single family homes and attached villas are available. priced from around $260K and up.