Saturday, February 13, 2016

Saint Armand’s Key

St. Armand’s Key Real Estate for Sale

Saint Armand's Key

The development of properties at the St. Armand’s Key in Florida has a rich and colorful history tied with the famed Ringling Circus. This is one trivia that can spur much interest to those keen on acquiring homes in this barrier island on the west coast of Florida. Fronting the Sarasota Bay and the azure Gulf of Mexico waters, the community at the Ringling Estates/St. Armand’s property started taking shape in earnest as early as 1925. This was when a causeway was built using Ringling circus hands laboring in their off season to link the key with the mainland of Sarasota County.

St. Armand’s Key consists of about 130 acres and was formerly a homestead owned by a Frenchman pioneer, Charles St. Amand. His surname was misspelled to St. Armand in land deeds, and that name stuck to this day. The circus wiz John Ringling acquired the property in 1917, and from the outset, he envisioned the property development to include a residential district radiating around a shopping center. With the completion of the causeway in 1926, the Ringling Estates/St. Armand’s properties hit the market with encouraging sales of more than $1 million on the first day of its opening.

Saint Armand's Key

However, an economic downturn in the ensuing years highlighted by the Great Depression adversely affected the growth of investor interest in the property development. It was only in the mid-1950s that the property again began to attract significant attention from investors in St. Armand’s Key real estate, including both home buyers and commercial entrepreneurs.

Currently, Ringling Estates/St. Armand’s homes for sale still draw much of their market strength from the vision of its founding father. The shopping center has become a huge success so much so that it has become a magnet not only for St. Armand’s Key real estate investors. It has also helped attract home buyers in its outlying districts including the City of Sarasota.

Sales-listed residences at Ringling Estates/St. Armand’s can include homes upgraded from their original 1950s structures. One such option can have a starting price in the low $500s and feature a floor plan of 1,500 square feet. Residences of more recent vintage and floor areas of 3,000 square feet up to more than 6,000 square feet can have tag prices from around $1.3 million to $5.9 million.

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Besides their proximity to a chic shopping haven which likewise teems with fine dining places, these homes are right next to Lido Key’s famous sand beaches. Various cultural events are also held regularly at the neighboring Longboat Key Center for the Arts. Numerous exciting lifestyle alternatives are available at the City of Sarasota as well, which also hosts the Ringling Museum of Arts, a showcase as enchanting as the development of St. Armand’s Key.


St. Armand’s Key Real Estate for Sale

Below are all of the current real estate listings available for sale on Saint Armand’s Key.

Please contact me if you would like to schedule a tour of any of the listed properties.

MLS# A4102525 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 96 N WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $5,950,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 5660 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 4+
  • St. Armands Sarasota, Key West style home built on the Sarasota Bay front lot in 2005. The architectural, decorative and technological features embrace the natural beauty of the waterfront and enhance ease of living at this gated estate. The heated ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY

MLS# A4132686 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 66 N WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $5,490,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 5000 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: JOHN RINGLING ESTATES ST ARMANDS DIV 01
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3+
  • Spectacular views will captivate you upon entering this stunning home on St. Armand's bay front. Truly finished to absolute perfection, and with amazing attention to detail, this majestic, gated estate provides over-the-top luxury! The dramatic ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: PREMIER SOTHEBY'S INTL. REALTY

MLS# A4134703 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 276 N WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $4,950,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 2526 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3+
  • 153 FEET OF SEAWALL!!!Prime Waterfront Real Estate nestled on The Sarasota Bay at St Armand's Circle !!A short walk to St Armand's Circle and to Lido beach!!153 ft on glorious waterfrontage just waiting for your personal touches. T ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX ALLIANCE GROUP

MLS# A4103424 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 35 S WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $2,995,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 4295 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 4+
  • NEW PRICE!! This stunning home built by International award-winners Bamboo Homes with spectacular views over Sarasota Bay is being sold Turn-Key furnished! Not only that but the 2 jet skis also come with it! What more could you ask for? Location! Loc ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY

MLS# A4145228 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 414 N WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $2,850,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 3806 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 4+
  • Great family residence on St Armands Circle overlooking protected Pansy Bayou facing west, just steps to the world renowned dining & shopping of St Armands Circle and the white sands of beautiful Lido Beach. This gorgeous residence has 110 feet of w ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: COLDWELL BANKER RES R E

MLS# A4128008 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 211 TREMONT LN
  • Price: $2,575,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 3922 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: ST ARMANDS DIV/JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 4+
  • The BEST of all worlds is right here! Enjoy the URBAN lifestyle of walking to the shops, bars, restaurants and galleries of St. Armands Circle. Enjoy the WATERFRONT lifestyle at your back door with protected boating water, seawall and lift. Lovely vi ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY

MLS# A4134913 - Status: Active with Contract View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 526 N WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $2,495,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 4431 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 4+
  • Hear that??? It is opportunity knocking and if you don’t answer quickly, it will be gone. You cannot get any closer to St. Armands Circle than now with this enticing home of over 4,400 square feet perched upon the calming waterway filled wit ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: COLDWELL BANKER RES R E

MLS# A4135831 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 470 N WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $2,300,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 3495 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3
  • This St. Armands home is situated on Pansy Bayou, a wide waterway where you’ll often see dolphins and manatees. With only one small bridge to the bay, you’ll have easy access by boat or by kayak to the bay. It is only a short stroll to ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: COLDWELL BANKER RES R E

MLS# A4133452 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 540 N WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $1,999,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 3836 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 5
  • Without a doubt, this is THE most desirable and convenient location to world renowned St. Armand’s Circle that you could ever ask for! Walled and gated for complete privacy, this home is poised on a wide and deep canal for the boating enthusia ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY

MLS# A4143958 - Status: Active with Contract View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 454 N WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $1,395,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 2208 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3
  • Walk to St. Armands Circle and Lido Beach from this cozy waterfront residence on Pansy Bayou with easy access by boat or by kayak to the bay. Watch spectacular sunsets, native Florida wildlife, and boats pass by from the dock, open brick paver terra ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: COLDWELL BANKER RES R E

MLS# A4134302 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 232 S BLVD OF PRESIDENTS
  • Price: $1,290,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 2593 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2+
  • Look no further! Short walk to world famous St. Armand’s circle. Rarely available & highly sought-after prime location offers an easy stroll to fine dining & shopping plus close proximity to the beach, boating & the energy of downtown Saraso ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY

MLS# A4144694 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 331 N WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $1,250,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 2967 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3
  • Welcome to 331 North Washington. As you enter the drive to this lovely updated St. Armands residence you will notice a much sought after flat roof design that provides a contemporary feel to this home surrounded by lush landscaping. Walk in and you ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX ALLIANCE GROUP

MLS# A4142783 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 266 S POLK DR
  • Price: $1,100,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 2648 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: JOHN RINGLING ESTATES INC 3
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3
  • Location! St Armands circle. This home has it all very close to the beach less than 300 feet. There are 3 large bedrooms each with their own bath,vaulted ceilings in living and dinning rooms, separate guest apartment with private drive. The zoning is ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: GULF RLTY INVEST & DEV INC

MLS# A4140113 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 133 N WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $999,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 2087 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2
  • Fabulous location on Sarasota’s St. Armands Circle sits this charming private one story home with three bedrooms. Steps to St. Armands shops and restaurants. A brief walk to Lido Beach as well as a short distance to downtown Sarasota’s ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY

MLS# A4135482 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 230 N ADAMS DR
  • Price: $969,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 1809 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3
  • Located on a lovely street in St Armand's Key, Sarasota, is this beautifully updated garden home on an oversized walled 1/3 acre lot. The home has no steps and is single floor living for the 3 bedrooms 3 baths, with 2,679 sq. ft. gross foot pri ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX ALLIANCE GROUP

MLS# A4139189 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 153 N ADAMS DR
  • Price: $875,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 1487 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: JOHN RINGLING ESTATES ST ARMANDS DIV 01
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2
  • Nestled in on St. Armands Key, this home sits on a Florida friendly well treed, fenced lot with a tranquil SOUTH FACING screened solar heated pool. The roof is new, the kitchen has a full compliment appliances with induction stove with convection ove ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX ALLIANCE GROUP