Nokomis

History

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Real Estate in Nokomis FL was responsible for the city’s founding. Entranced by advertisement of palm trees blowing in the tropical Florida winds, Mrs. Bertha Potter Palmer became one of the most influential residents. Ms. Palmer purchased a large tract of land, which includes the current city of Osprey, and developed a ranch she named Meadow Sweet Pastures. The ranch later became part of the Myakka River State Park.
Palmer operated one of the first experimental ranch and farm in Florida. She coordinated with state university departments and agricultural agencies to institute cattle dipping, which lead to the elimination of cattle tick fever. Yields from the experimental farm included watermelon, celery, honey, and citrus. Palmer was instrumental in drawing other wealthy northerners to Sarasota County. For more information, visit the Nokomis Florida website (nokomisfl.com).

Parks and Recreation

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One of the main attractions to Osprey is the exceptional golf courses like Calusa Lakes Golf Club, Capri Isles Course, and Waterford Golf Club. Upscale Homes in Nokomis FL ideally situated near exclusive world-class greens. For more information on Osprey area golf, visit golfinvenice.com. Knight Trail Park haThere is always fun things to do in Nokomis like riding in a hot balloons 271 acres including a gun range, archery, camping, and hiking. The park is notable for the large oak trees that provide shade for visitors. For more information on Knight Trail Park, visit the Sarasota County Government website (Nokomis/KnightTrail).
Nokomis Community Park is another public facility managed by the Sarasota County Government. The 17 acre property has multi-purpose event spaces, an open air playing field, an outdoor basketball court, sand volleyball courts, a state, cricket field, picnic area, grills, fishing pier, community garden, fitness trails, and playground. For additional detail visit the Nokomis Community Park webpage (NokomisCommuityParks). The Pocono Trail Preserve is designated as an Environmentally Sensitive Area. The 8.2-acre preserve was founded by an early settler of Nokomis and is an exceptional example of Florida’s native habitats. Trails wind through the tidal swamp, Pine Flatwoods, and maritime hammock of the preserve (NokomisPoconoTrail).

Attractions and Activities

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Nokomis offers an array of activities and attractions. Amphibious tours called Duck tours are a frequent sight in the wealthy community. Nokomis Beach (escape-to-beach) is renowned for activities like sunbathing, swimming, canoeing/kayaking, fishing, or wildlife viewing. The beach has 14 miles of sand along the Gulf of Mexico.
The publically-owned portion of Nokomis Beach is an ideal shell hunting location, with a wide white sandy beach. Casey Key is a barrier island with some of the state’s most sought-after real estate. Beach and bay front houses offer residents the opportunity to own their own stretch of secluded Florida beach.
North Jetty Beach is public land that boasts great surfing due to the position of jetties at the end of Casey Key.

Events

Events near Tokomis include diverse activities. The annual Venice Area Art Festival is held in January at the Venice Airport Festival Grounds. Historic Spanish Point in Osprey hosts an annual Christmas-time light display called Holly Days and Mangrove Lights. More information on Osprey local events can be found at Zvents (nokomis events).