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Lido Key & St. Armands

Lido Key is surrounded by St. Armands Circle, the Gulf of Mexico & Sarasota Bay. John Ringling purchased Lido Key planning a major tourist attraction. Things did not happen as he planned, but today, Lido Key  has world-class status. Lido has great beaches, plenty of free parking, lifeguards, concessions, picnic tables, & a playground. It is a great beach for a stroll at sunset.  There are numerous vacation rentals on Lido Key from luxurious resort hotels, rental condominiums, apartment efficiencies to motel rooms. Most have views of the Gulf of Mexico, private beaches or beach access. Lido is a great place to purchase property.

St. Armands Circle

St. Armands Circle has sophisticated restaurants, nightclubs, exclusive shops and exotic boutiques. In the center is a circular park dedicated to the memory of John Ringling. St Armands has lush tropical plantings, antique statuary and an elegant international atmosphere with friendly warmth. There are over 130 shops on St. Armands Circle. This island was originally 131 acres and was purchased for $21.71 by Charles St. Amand, a Frenchman. In later deeds his name was mis-spelled and that is the name that has stayed. John Ringling purchased the property in 1917 and planned a development of shops in a circle and residential lots beyond that. The circus elephants were used to help haul the material to build the bridge that joins the island to the mainland. One year later, the bridge was completed, the Ringling Estates was open and there was free bus service to St. Armands for tourists and interested home buyers. Then the depression worsened and land sales went flat. The wooden causeway began to rot, and vegetation began growing through the sidewalks. Until the mid-1950's there was nothing happening on the island, then businesses began opening and tourists started coming. Today, St. Armands is a cosmopolitan shopping area in a tropical paradise.

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Properties on the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota mainland, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island, Lido Key, Bird Key, Casey Key, on Sarasota Bay, St. Armands Key, Lakewood Ranch, Manatee County mainland and coastal areas.

Sarasota Offers Something for Everyone

Enjoy canoeing and kayaking, board your boat and head out to the bay for fishing, skiing or to enjoy the waterways. Several islands dot the bay waters creating a sanctuary for many bird varieties. Walk along the Gulf on world famous beaches. The waters abound with many varieties of fish including tarpon, snook and mangrove snapper. See the dolphins & manatees feed & frolic. Walk along the spectacular beach, just minutes from your door. Living in Sarasota is like being on vacation every day with blue skies, sunny days, miles of the best beaches, the gulf coast breeze. Let us help you find your Sarasota real estate with a new home or condo in "Best Small City" in the U.S..  

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We are working with properties every day: Beach and bay front homes, condos, golf course homes, maintenance-free homes, planned communities, homes with charm, family neighborhoods, the downtown art area, gated and golf communities and new homes. 

 

Our experience can make the deal happen: We know of properties that are not on the market yet, we know the differences in writing Manatee and Sarasota contracts to save you money and when negotiating a contract our experience can help you get the property that you want. Ethics counts when you want a level playing field and hard work is critical when you want the best.

We enjoy showing the area and properties to our clients. Let us know when you are coming and we will e-mail you some great places to go and things to do, as well as MLS listings of condos, houses or lots.

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Sarasota Demographics

The Sarasota area is one of the largest and affluent markets in 
Florida, offering small-town charm and big city amenities.

  • One of the best places in the nation to live and work.

  • Over 500,000 people.

  • Previous 5 years, growth 4 times faster than the national average.

  • Fastest-growing segment is middle-aged adults and children.

  • A strong base of retirement age people, about 1/3 of the population.

  • Approximately 1/4 of the population of Tampa/St. Petersburg area.

  • Per capita retail sales are almost 20% above the national average.

Cultural Activities

Theatre visits offer many choices such as The French Film Festival, the Asolo Theatre Company, Florida Studio Theatre, Island Players, Lemon Bay Playhouse, or Theatre Works, for a start.

Music interest? Check out the Florida West Coast Symphony, Key Chorale, the Jazz Club, Sara. Ballet of Florida, Sara. Blues Society. Opera Association, or the Sarasota Concert Band.

Enjoy collecting art? There are numerous galleries and art shows.

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We are working with properties every day: Beach and bay front homes, condos, golf course homes, maintenance-free homes, planned communities, homes with charm, family neighborhoods, the downtown art area, gated and golf communities and new homes. 

 

Our experience can make the deal happen: We know of properties that are not on the market yet, we know the differences in writing Manatee and Sarasota contracts to save you money and when negotiating a contract our experience can help you get the property that you want. Ethics counts when you want a level playing field and hard work is critical when you want the best.

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