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

St. Armands

St. Armands Key, to most residents and visitors of Sarasota, is mainly a chic island shopping center. It is, however, also a showcase for some of the most upscale luxury Sarasota homes for sale. Such was the originally vision of circus magnate and entrepreneur John Ringling who began developing this barrier island during the 1920s.

Prior, Ringling purchased the island from Frenchman homesteader Charles St. Amand whose surname was misspelled in land deeds to “St. Armand.” This misnomer, nonetheless, was eventually carried over to the current name of the barrier island. Its commercial area came to be known as St. Armands Circle as it was built around a European-inspired park with a circular layout.

Search among presidents

St. Armands

The home lots were allocated around this commercial section and were marketed as St. Armands Division Ringling Estates. Ringling served notice of his desire to make the subdivision a prestigious address and presidential in every sense. Moving around the community can entail traversing the Boulevard of the Presidents and exploring the Ringling Estates for available Sarasota homes for sale along Washington, Jackson, Adams, Arthur, Madison, Fillmore and Van Buren Drives.

The island’s centerpiece roundabout was likewise named Harding Circle after one of the early American presidents. Imported European Renaissance statuary and tropical Florida landscaping are some of the distinctive features of this park rotunda which is a designated historic site in Sarasota.

Chic shops and palatial homes

St. Armands

More than 130 trendy shops, boutiques, art galleries, cafe and restaurants surround this park amid the roundabout. Courtyards and patios in contemporary architectural design, along with lush tropical plantings, create for St. Armands Circle a flawless fusion of a relaxing and friendly commercial center with an international ambience. Its shops offer everything from souvenir trinkets to luxury items while restaurant offerings range from gourmet snacks to formal candlelight dinners.

The residences surrounding St. Armands Circle consist of palatial estate homes with direct water access and a few small bungalows built in the old Florida style. Many of the upscale residences in this neighborhood flaunt cascading fountains at their entrances with blooming bougainvilleas draped over their perimeter walls.

Market focal point

Properties located here can vary wildly in price. From the older homes built in the 1960’s to homes located on the waterfront, the disparity is measured in millions of dollars. If you are looking for some of the best real estate that Sarasota has to offer, St. Armand’s and John Ringling Estates will certainly deliver.


St. Armands Homes for Sale

Below are the current real estate listings available at St. Armands

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MLS# A4528731 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 61 S WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $12,800,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 8572 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 7 Baths: 8+
  • Palm Beach International Design meets Mid Century Mediterranean elegance and charm in one of Sarasota's most desirable and acclaimed communities of St. Armands Key. A boater's dream, situated on a private 28000 square foot lot with 172' of expansive ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: COLDWELL BANKER REALTY

MLS# A4534052 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 97 S WASHINGTON DR
  • Price: $11,995,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 7863 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: SAINT ARMANDS DIV JOHN RINGLING ESTATES
  • Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 5+
  • You will want to see this gorgeous bayfront estate, just a sunny walk from St. Armands Circle. Situated on two corner lots, spanning more than a half-acre, this five-bedroom residence is set among lush, professionally managed greenery beside the coas ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: COLDWELL BANKER REALTY

MLS# A4537136 - Status: Active View Property Details Add to Favorites View Map

  • 423 S POLK DR
  • Price: $5,690,000
  • Zip Code: 34236
  • 3890 Square Feet
  • Subdivision: LIDO BEACH DIV B JOHN RINGLING ESTATES 03
  • Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 4
  • Escape to paradise on Lido Key. This stunning waterfront home, built-in 2019 has just about everything you need for a perfect island getaway, a family home, or a lucrative rental property. Enjoy daily beach walks on the crystal sands of nearby Lido B ... Read More
  • Listing courtesy of: PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTL REALTY