According to the local Herald Tribune, Venice has the highest median age in the United States, around 68, if I remember correctly.
Only about 30 percent of Venice (FL) residents have jobs--not so much due to the bad economy, but due to the number of retired people who live here.
So you see a lot of people fishing.
I told someone recently that I did miss walking in the snow. That was a fleeting feeling. I don't really miss it that much.