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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: $5,875,000
  • 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: $5,495,000
  • 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 with remarkable updates immersed in unforgettable natural splendor and vintage character. O ... 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# A4209906 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 323 S WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $2,295,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 3097 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3+
  • Located on St. Armands Key, this three-bedroom home on beautiful azure waters is the epitome of luxurious Florida living. Boat and fish from your dock, gather around the fire pit, or walk to St. Armands Circle or Lido Beach and then relax at home, wh ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: Michael Saunders & Company

MLS# A4215160 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 121 N BOULEVARD OF PRESIDENTS
  • Price: $2,200,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 3491 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3+
  • A super location on the Circle is now available, a very bright, well built conforming home with an exceptional number of windows. In order for insurance integrity the owner spent had all windows and doors covered with electronic aluminium roll down s ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX Alliance Group

MLS# A4209525 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 370 S WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $1,750,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 3116 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3+
  • Island Estate on St Armand's at IT'S BEST! Magnificently redone, transformed and polished to perfection this oversized corner parcel offers the very best of everything that you would expect for the tropical lifestyle. All on one level - enjoy the spa ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: Wagner Realty

MLS# A4404122 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 355 N WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $1,299,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 3501 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 4
  • LOOK NO FURTHER, this fabulous home is situated in the Hub of Sarasota where everybody want to live. This home has been updated and comprises of oversized kitchen with quartz counter tops and stainless appliances, and travertine flooring throughout. ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: ALLISON JAMES ESTATES & HOMES

MLS# A4214640 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 133 N WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $1,298,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 2087 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2
  • Imagine your own tropical resort in this iconic Sarasota location on St Armands Key and on prestigious Washington Blvd. This well appointed garden home has everything to complete your dream lifestyle...3/2 split plan with 2 car garage...and convenien ... 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: $1,099,000
  • 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

MLS# A4400705 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 322 S WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $969,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 1715 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2
  • Here's your chance! Older well maintained, well landscaped beautiful home on St Armand's Key under $1M. Close to the beach, close to shops, close to dinning - close to downtown. Perfectly situated on the quiet side of the island in the SW quadrant wi ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: WAGNER REALTY