Why Buy Paradise

Posted on Monday, April 28th, 2014 at 3:32pm.

Why buy REAL ESTATE on Lido Key, St. Armand’s, Lido Shores or Bird Key?

WHY BUY HERE?

St Armand's Circle and Lido key are one of the best qualities of life in the world.

Lido Key is a breathtaking 12 mile long barrier island nestled between the equally gorgeous Longboat Key and Siesta Key. South Lido Park is a large area of public land that juts into Big Pass, which connects Sarasota Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Lido beach extends to North Lido Park's long expanse of secluded rolling dunes, with paths leading from the beach to nature trails that wind through the park's tranquil pine forest. Between those two scenic areas are a collection of beach-front hotels and condominiums with panoramic views of both the Gulf and Sarasota Bay. At the north end of Lido Key lays City Island, just before the bridge is world-renowned Mote Marine Laboratory and its public aquarium.

The enchanting bit of the world was named after the first resident, a Frenchman named Charles St. Armand’s. The key was then purchased by the circus magnate John Ringling in 1917. He designed a planned development of residential lots and shopping to be laid out in a circle. Like a great many of Americas true fairy tales here many have come to rub the magic lamp, modify and enjoy this enchanting cultural and art epicenter to create one of Florida’s most distinctive places.

Whether you’re looking for a waterfront home on the Sarasota Bay, Gulf of Mexico or on one of the many deep water canals, there’s an abundance of choices. From quaint canal homes to luxury Gulf front condominiums to mansions on the beach, virtually every taste is catered to.

St. Armand’s is an enchanting circle of fine boutiques and gourmet restaurants. Renowned as a market place with a cosmopolitan flair, past and present seem to meld together flawlessly. Lush tropical landscapes, antique statues and contemporary architectural design blend perfectly with the 130 plus stores and restaurants. Whether you’re looking for a trinket in a gift shop or one of life’s luxuries from a high end boutique, you can find it here. From high fashion to homemade fudge, St. Armand’s Circle delights its visitors from around the world. St. Armand’s truly has something for everyone.

Head a little further east toward downtown Sarasota on the John Ringling Causeway and you’ll come to the exclusive Bird Key development. A secure, gated community of 510 home sites of which many of the area’s finest CEO’s, doctors, lawyers and entertainers have chosen to call home. Due to the exclusivity of Bird Key, many of those that have purchased here have demolished the old structures and constructed some of the most gorgeous homes to be found in the world.

Bird Key, St Armand’s Key and Lido Key are some of the area’s most sought after places to live on the west coast of Florida. Why not make it your home.


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