Monday, August 03, 2015

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.

Saint Armand's Key

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# A4105830 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 290 N WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $5,990,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 6700 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 4+
  • Venetian elegance, bay-front home just steps to the heart of St. Armands Circle and the Gulf of Mexico with no bridges to Sarasota Bay and easy access to the Gulf of Mexico. Spend your day at the beach followed by shopping and world-class dining and ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: PREMIER SOTHEBY'S INTL. REALTY

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

  • 35 S WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $3,190,000
  • 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? Other tha ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY

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

  • 211 TREMONT LN
  • Price: $2,750,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 3922 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT 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# A4117068 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 266 S POLK DR
  • Price: $1,290,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 2648 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: JOHN RINGLING ESTATES INC 3
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3+
  • Build your dream home on this property or you can build 2 units (condo') Lot size is 101 x 115 Survey shows Plate shows 107' ft 6ft to the north are not included. ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: GULF RLTY INVEST & DEV INC

MLS# A3996534 View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 308 N WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $1,097,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 0.2323 Acres
  • Rare waterfront lot on tranquil Pansey Bayou just off of St. Armand's Circle. This fabulous location puts you in the middle of where you want to be. Close to dinner or shopping and the excitement of St. Armand's Circle as well as the beauti ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: PARTNERS REALTY OF SARASOTA

MLS# A4122003 View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 423 S POLK DR
  • Price: $1,060,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 0 Acres
  • Just steps away from Lido Beach and St. Armands Circle you will discover this canal-front property with deeded, private dock, concrete seawall and large swimming pool in a very desirable area where new houses sell for $2 to $4 million dollars. The at ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: PREMIER SOTHEBY'S INTL. REALTY

MLS# A4121988 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 423 S POLK DR
  • Price: $1,060,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 1886 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: LIDO BEACH DIV B JOHN RINGLING ESTATES 03
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2
  • Just steps away from Lido Beach and St Armands Circle you will discover this canal-front property with deeded, private dock, concrete seawall and large swimming pool in a very desirable area where new houses sell for $2 to $4 million dollars. The att ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: PREMIER SOTHEBY'S INTL. REALTY

MLS# A4102075 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 101 N ADAMS DR
  • Price: $659,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 1481 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2
  • Beautifully maintained 1960's florida style home with original terrazzo floors, situated on oversized corner lot. Fully sidewalked for lovely walks to the fine restaurants, shops and events happening on St. Armands Circle, or walk on over to L ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: VICTORIA M KING LIC R E BKR

MLS# A4127322 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 206 N BLVD OF PRESIDENTS
  • Price: $655,900
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 1705 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3
  • Just walk to St. Armand's Circle! Only One Block Away!! Nicely updated 3 bedroom, 3 bath ranch with in ground pool. Home offers privacy wall with gate. Priced to sell. Just steps away from Lido Key and Sarasota Bay. A Great Place To Call Home! ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: COLDWELL BANKER RES R E