St. Armands Circle
on St. Armands Key
Sarasota, Florida

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Overview of St. Armands Key

You will find Lido Key on the Gulf Coast of Florida, an hour south of Tampa.  Lido Key is  connected to Sarasota mainland by St. Armands Key with a bridge, and to Longboat Key on the north with a bridge. There are homes, condos, hotels, shops, restaurants and great beaches on Lido Key. St. Armands Circle is a key is often thought of as a part of Lido Key, but it is actually its own key. Condos and homes on Lido Key are bay front, beach front and a short walk to the beach or bay.

St. Armands Circle is the circular key


History of St. Armands Circle

In the early 1920's John Ringling purchased Bird Key, St. Armands Key and Lido Key. His first project was to connect them to the mainland with a bridge. Bird Key came with an existing mansion that he hoped  would serve as the winter White House for President Warren G. Harding. He believed this would help advertise his development, Ringling Isles, and boost sales there. Ringling named the streets on adjoining Lido Key in honor of American presidents. The pool below is still there, next to the Radisson. Plans are being drawn up to repair the pool and re-open it.

The island charm, shopping, restaurants and unhurried tropical lifestyle on Lido Key and St. Armands is appealing. Are you interested in viewing properties or do you have specific questions about Lido Key? 

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