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May 2009

Found 2 blog entries for May 2009.

Orchid Beach Club continues to be a condominium complex we show often on Lido Key. The two beautifully designed Carribean inspired buildings were built in 2005. Amenities are the big draw at Orchid Beach Club as buyers are particularly interested in top of the line extras when they purchase a luxury property.

Orchid Beach Club Terrace View

Located on the south end of Lido Key past the Ritz Carlton Beach Residences, Orchid Beach Club’s beachfront units have wide-open views of the Gulf of Mexico. A second building positioned just behind the Gulf-front building offers wonderful city and bay views.

You can search the Sarasota MLS and preview the 11 condos for sale at Orchid Beach Club on our websites. Our January 2009 Orchid Beach Club report is available also.

Prices at Orchid

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In 1917, John and Mable Ringling had a vision of making St. Armands real estate and the Circle a shopping and residential mecca when they purchased this mangrove key. Ringling constructed circular streets, a wooden bridge from the Sarasota mainland across Sarasota Bay from the land. Circus elephants were used to help in the construction of the streets and the bridge. The depression hit, and Ringling gifted the land to the City of Sarasota. The dream died for the Ringlings, but decades later, St. Armands got a second look from developers and present-day St. Armands was reborn.

Today St. Armands’ circular and palm lined streets remain as in Ringling’s vision. In the center of St. Armands is a circular park honoring circus stars showing off Sarasota’s

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