South of Osprey and north of Venice is the small town of Nokomis. The town has grown exponentially in recent years with many new communities east of I-75 at Laurel Road (Exit 195). This are is also home to two of Sarasota County’s largest companies, PGT Windows, and Tervis Tumbler. Continue west on Laurel Road and you will find both established and new home communities, including Mission Valley Estates, and the various Sorrento communities – both east and west of 41. The crown jewel of Nokomis is Casey Key, a small barrier island which is home to many well known celebrities. Many homes in Nokomis offer boating access to the Gulf, and local amenities include Nokomis Beach, and the North Jetty which features a park and a beautiful view across the water to Venice. Several new hotels, restaurants, and stores have sprouted along 41, as this area, convenient to both Sarasota and Venice, continues to grow.