Tuesday, June 28, 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: $6,250,000
  • 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 marbl ... 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.The home provides 252 ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY SELECT

MLS# A4150870 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 47 S WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $4,900,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 4436 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3+
  • Exquisite 1927 National Register Mediterranean Revival home has not been on the market since 1992. The marble fireplace in the living room was a gift from John Ringling. Renowned architect Thomas Reed Martin. Famous detective William J. Burns built ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: MARLENE LANCASTER REALTY

MLS# A4153144 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 35 S WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $3,100,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 4295 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIVISION JOHN RINGLING ESTS
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 4+
  • Open Bay and Chic Urban Living! This 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath flawlessly crafted masterpiece is the closest Bay Front available to St Armand's Circle, as well as quickest driving access on and off the island to mainland Sarasota. Walk down this exclusive ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: INVESTMENTS IN SARASOTA

MLS# A4152794 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 353 S WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $3,100,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 4479 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 4+
  • AVAILABLE TO SHOW THROUGH JUNE 16TH! Built in 2008, this executive waterfront home on St. Armands gives you beautiful water and Gulf views from the rooftop terrace. The four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home has a bonus room and two other rooms to b ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: PREMIER SOTHEBY'S INTL. REALTY

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

  • 211 TREMONT LN
  • Price: $2,300,000
  • 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# 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

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

  • 133 N WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $849,000
  • 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 shops, restaur ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY