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St. Marys GA Real Estate

St. Marys has been described at different times over the centuries as a bustling seaport, a sleepy tourist resting place, or a strategic military location. Shrimp Boats close to the Georgia-Florida state line (on Route 40, off Interstate 95), it is located on the St. Marys River, within six miles of the Atlantic Ocean. It served as Camden County's seat from 1869 until 1923. Today many of its residents earn their livelihood by catering to the tourists who visit the St. Marys National Historic District, which includes beautiful nineteenth-century buildings, offices, and shops and the Oak Grove Cemetery. According to the 2000 U.S. census, the population is 13,761. 

Established on the site of an abandoned Timucuan Indian village, Tlathlothlaguphta, St. Marys sits on land confiscated from two brothers of royal governor James Wright. Their Royalist sympathies resulted in their banishment after the American Revolution (1775-83) and the loss of their huge estates. First Presbyterian ChurchThe history of the town's name is not clear. Accounts differ regarding the origin of the name itself—some say it is named after the St. Marys River, while others say it comes from a seventeenth-century Spanish mission, Santa Maria, on nearby Amelia Island, Florida. After the departure of its royalist owners, the land belonged to Jacob Weed, an early planter and state legislator. Weed sold 1,672 acres along the St. Marys River to nineteen other men, and the twenty laid out the new town together in 1788. Early maps show the streets were 100 feet wide, interspersed with two 16-acre public squares. 

St. Marys was established by an act of the state legislature on December 5, 1792. Wartime Involvement The strategic location of St. Marys on the Atlantic Coast just above Florida led to its involvement in several of the major military conflicts in U.S. history. Troops were sent from New York to the area during the American Revolution. It was captured by the British during the War of 1812 (1812-15), and Union gunboats shelled its waterfront buildings during the Civil War (1861-65).

Its military connections have continued with the establishment of Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.  Shipbuilding, important in the town's earliest days, again gained importance in the twentieth century. The opening of Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in 1979 brought with it a healthy infusion of new residents to complement the hospitality industry-based population. As of 2002 the Kings Bay workforce included more than 9,000 military and civilian personnel. 

As a growing retirement and bedroom community, St. Marys developed its current tourist economy. Calling itself "The Gateway to Cumberland Island," the town is the departure point for those taking the ferry (the only transportation) to the Cumberland Island National Seashore. St. Marys is now well known as an ecotourism center, with a reputation for being friendly to newcomers, whether they are settling or just visiting. 

There are many wonderful homes in this area, but you need a local market expert to help you. Watson Realty Corp is a locally owned company with over 40 years experience selling homes in the area. 



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MLS: RX-10378607

Out of Country, Ou
$90,000,000   
 
With over a half mile of Atlantic Ocean frontage and wide, pristine beaches, an investment opportunity like this is a rare find. This parcel can be purchased separately or with the adjacent 413 acres of oceanfront land for a total of approximately 826 acres ... a developer's beach-themed dream site....  Additional Details
 
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MLS: RX-10348478
Ana State Road 187, Puerto Rico
Out of Country, Ou
$90,000,000   
 
Appraised at approximately $186,000,000 this property is has ''antique zoning rights'' dating back to 1883. Featuring over one-half mile of Atlantic Ocean frontage and wide white sandy beach, this parcel is a developer's dream, possibly for a luxury vacation destination. All public utilities (except...  Additional Details
 
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MLS: RX-10382270

Palm Beach, FL
$69,900,00079 | 518,432
 
Gorgeous lake estate offered furnished minus personalties or unfurnished. Electric shades, 14' & 10' ceilings, large rooms and custom built for present owners. The finest construction in an estate with highest quality finishes. 2nd highest elevation in Palm Beach....  Additional Details
 
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MLS: RX-10122807
1071 N Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL
$64,900,00087 | 1032,661
 
Brand new - One of the largest direct oceanfront estates in Palm Beach. Commanding ocean views, approximately 242 feet of direct ocean frontage and +/- 35,000 total square feet. One of a kind luxury estate features grand salon, dual ocean balconies, massage room, bowling alley, home theater, pub roo...  Additional Details
 
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MLS: RX-10173137
1485 S Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL
$59,500,00079 | 215,398
 
One of a kind Venetian palazzo, Jeffery W. Smith designed, 2+ acres, 300' +/- of direct Intracoastal. Rooms are of unparalleled scale and proportions, highlighting expansive water views throughout the estate. Built in 2000, Villa Venezia incorporates a sophisticated combination of Old World elegance...  Additional Details
 
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MLS: RX-10371649
1800 S Ocean Boulevard
Palm Beach, FL
$46,000,0001012 | 520,875
 
Rare & extraordinary opportunity to own a private compound on nearly 3 acres of irreplaceable Palm Beach property. Just shy of 300' feet of oceanfront property and with nearly three hundred feet on the Intracoastal with dock. Swimming pool, lap pool and pond grace the elaborate gardens with beautifu...  Additional Details
 
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MLS: 197017
1940 S Highway A1a
Vero Beach, Fl
$45,000,0001221 | 627,588
 
AUCTION - NO RESERVE: December 13th. One of America's greatest estates, this oceanfront compound is recently completed and stunning! Inspired by the Cote’ D’Azur, this 7-acre estate offers the Great House, Guest Houses (3), gardens/grounds, fountains, pools and resort entertaining. State-of-the-...  Additional Details
 
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MLS: RX-10272768
1340 S Ocean Boulevard
Manalapan, FL
$43,900,00089 | 424,760
 
Important 2+ acre Ocean to Intracoastal Estate - your own Private Resort. A sprawling landscape that boasts both Har-Tru and grass tennis courts with tennis viewing area, a heated infinity edge seaside pool, guest house, 2-story rock waterfall, oceanfront 3-story open-air tower, evening loggia with ...  Additional Details
 
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