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St. Armands Key Real Estate for Sale – Sarasota, Florida 34236

St. Armands

One of Sarasota Florida’s most popular areas for shopping and dining is St. Armands Circle. Lined with over 125 high-end boutiques and fine dining opportunities, St. Armands Circle provides many amenities to the residents of the residential real estate community that surrounds it.

The history of Sarasota would not be so significant if the story behind the development of St Armands was left out. Many of the real estate visionaries of the early 20th century were involved in St. Armands’ development beginning with a humble Frenchman by the name of Charles St. Amand. Mr. St. Amand purchased the key in 1893 for $21.71. Due to a mistake in the spelling of his last name in the land deeds, the key later became known as St. Armands key, an error in name that has survived more than 100 years.

Ultimately the development of St. Armands as we know it today was a vision of Circus Magnate, John Ringling who purchased the entire key in 1917. It was his vision of a circular shopping area surrounded by a residential real estate community that defined the current layout of the island today.

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One thing that a circus of that area had in abundance was a strong labor force that was in charge of the set up and tear down of a traveling show that was indeed the Greatest Show on Earth. It was during the circus off season that John Ringling kept his army of laborers gainfully employed dredging canals, building the seawalls and building the roads on St. Armands Key. In 1925 this force began the construction of the original causeway that linked St. Armands to the city of Sarasota.

It was rumored that John Ringling employed the circus elephants to drag and place the timbers used in the construction of the causeway, unfortunately this rumor is just that, a rumor. As elephants in the 1920’s were so valuable and were prized much more than many “human” performers, these animals were never unnecessarily required to do menial tasks that could endanger their wellbeing. Human labor was cheap and easy to come by, trained elephant labor was not.

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In 1926 the St. Armands community of “Ringling Estates” was opened to the public. The first day over $1 million in sales were estimated to have been conducted. This boom, however, was short lived. As the depression drew near the land sales quickly dried up and in 1928 the causeway was gifted to the City of Sarasota as John Ringling could no longer afford to maintain it. During the depression the causeway fell into extreme disrepair, the grandstand at the center of St. Armands and the streets in the community began to be reclaimed by Mother Nature and that was the fate of the Key for the next 20 or so years. It was not until the mid 1950’s that St. Armands began it’s revival and was once again reclaimed by real estate developers.

Nearly 100 years later the vision that John Ringling had for St. Armands is certainly thriving and has become everything he envisioned it to be. St. Armands is without a doubt as important a Sarasota landmark as the Ca’ d’Zan, John Ringling’s fabulous residence and home to the Ringling Museum of Art.

Today St. Armands real estate is a fantastic investment at these current market prices. St. Armands homes for sale range in price from $500,000 for one of the original 1950’s homes to nearly $9 million dollars for an opulent, modern residence located in Sarasota’s finest neighborhood.


Saint Armands Homes for Sale

Below are all of the Saint Armands homes and real estate listings currently offered for sale.

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MLS# A4173030 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 96 N WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $6,150,999
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 5660 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 4+
  • Exquisite home positioned to capture the best water views of Sarasota Bay. St. Armands Sarasota, Key West style home built 2005. The architectural, decorative and technological features embrace the natural beauty of the waterfront and enhance ease o ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: Michael Saunders & Company

MLS# A4202027 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 25 S WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $5,995,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 7258 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 6 Baths: 6+
  • Nestled just a short walk from St. Armands Circle and designated a historic structure by the city of Sarasota, Casa del Mar is a 1930's Spanish Modernist home immersed in unforgettable natural splendor and vintage character. Once behind the gates, th ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY

MLS# A4161014 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 192 N WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $3,500,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 4891 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 5
  • Direct Bayfront home with stunning panoramic views of City Skyline, 5 minute walk to St. Armand's Circle, Location, Location. The home has floor to ceiling windows in a semi circle fashion in the living room area. Beautiful interiors with vast open p ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: Hub Realty & Investments LLC

MLS# A4190612 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 35 S WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $2,795,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 4295 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIVISION JOHN RINGLING ESTS
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 4+
  • South Washington Drive is the ONLY LOCATION in Sarasota that offers the ENTIRE package: OPEN WATER dock to park your YACHT or Catamaran in your BACKYARD, the 150 shops and restaurants of ST ARMAND'S CIRCLE one block out your FRONT DOOR, the fine san ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: INVESTMENTS IN SARASOTA

MLS# A4191263 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 353 S WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $2,399,999
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 4479 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 4+
  • HUGE PRICE REDUCTION SELLERS WANT IT SOLD. Location is everything and this St Armand's residence with beautiful water views and gorgeous gulf views from the roof top terrace is where everyone dreams of living. This custom built home comes fully furni ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: Allison James Estates & Homes

MLS# A4168825 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 208 N POLK DR
  • Price: $1,974,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 3085 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: JOHN RINGLING ESTATES INC LIDO BC
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3
  • 208 N. Polk Dr. is a beautiful 3 bed 3 bath home with den, large garage, pool and boat dock. The house is only steps away from Lido Beach and the world-famous boutiques, bars, restaurants of St. Armand's Circle. Walk to Circle for cocktails and dinn ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: Sarasota Real Estate Services

MLS# A4194175 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 318 N WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $1,950,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 2853 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 2+
  • This is a home that draws you in as soon as you approach the front door. Welcome to the charm of Old Florida and all that it offers while sitting directly on Pansy Bayou, St. Armands. As you enter the front door you can see directly through the front ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: Premier Sothebys Intl Realty

MLS# A4181913 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 254 S POLK DR #1
  • Price: $1,860,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 3091 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 4
  • Now under construction. St. Armands Place is a two building project,with a private keyed elevator, 2 residences in each building with over 3000 sq. ft. of a/c plus 3 balconies with a flow through design in an exceptional location, the south facing po ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: Hub Realty & Investments LLC

MLS# A4197524 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 540 N WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $1,800,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 3836 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 5
  • This home is ideal for an investor or developer who wishes to invest at today's price. Tenant is in place until June, 2019. As is, no inspections, no visits. The seller will consider financing. A desirable and convenient location to the world renowne ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: SARASOTA REAL ESTATE SERVICES

MLS# A4200630 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 76 S WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $1,599,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 2636 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3+
  • Be a part of Sarasota history and LIVE in it! One of only two remaining John Ringling spec homes perfectly restored and maintained on beautiful, historic St Armand's Key. Tastefully and meticulously transformed as a part of ASID Showcase Jewels on Th ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: Wagner Realty

MLS# A4192457 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 47 N WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $1,495,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 2524 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2+
  • Positioned on a rare oversized lot just around the corner from St. Armands Circle, this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath island retreat is designed for fun and fabulous yet laid-back living. Upon stepping into the impeccably remodeled interior, you will fall in ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY

MLS# A4195171 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 235 N ADAMS DR
  • Price: $1,150,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 2032 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3
  • Click above left for virtual tour and awesome drone video! Indoor/Outdoor living located on the desirable North Adams Drive, St Armand's Key, but off the heavy traffic routes. This split plan, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom charmer is one block away from the ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: Key Solutions Real Estate Grp