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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: 408508
13652 SW 11th Road
Newberry, FL
$98,890,000   
 
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MLS: U7821541
551 S GULFVIEW BOULEVARD
CLEARWATER BEACH, Fl
$34,000,000   
 
Spectacular redevelopment opportunity of 3+ acres on Clearwater Gulf. Redevelopment may include 50 condo units per 1 acre or 110 tourist units(hotel) per 1 acre as per the Clearwater revitalization program "beachbydesign".This 3+ property is unoccupied restaurant existing 13,714 gross sq ft large pa...  Additional Details
 
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MLS: O5531239
500 HUNTER'S RIDGE BOULEVARD
ORMOND BEACH, Fl
$30,000,000   
 
This is a bulk sale of remaining Hunter's Ridge Development, Ormond Beach, Florida. Over 1,400 acres with entitlements for 1,881 residential units and over 600,000 square feet of commercial space. DRI has been reinstated and ready for development. Mitigation credits available. CDD funding available....  Additional Details
 
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MLS: 167227
3700 Ocean Drive
Vero Beach, Fl
$29,995,00088 | 418,000
 
Sublime new resort-inspired compound on 200± ft. of oceanfront. Modern elegance w/international influences in 18,000± sq. ft. curated w/artful designer appointments. Breathtaking lighting installations in soaring glass-walled living rm & dining rm. Seamless outdoor spaces 80±-ft. infinity pool pl...  Additional Details
 
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MLS: 806410
4400 STATE ROAD 206
ELKTON, FL
$28,900,000   
 
The Northwest Quadrant is 2,650 acres in size, plus 105 acres adjacent to S.R. #207, midway between I-95 and Hastings total 2,755 acres. There are 1.6 miles of frontage on S.R. 206 and 2 miles of frontage on C.R. 305. Important features include; a 50 acre lake, +- 500 acres of 4-board fenced pasture...  Additional Details
 
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MLS: A4179926
845 LONGBOAT CLUB ROAD
LONGBOAT KEY, Fl
$26,500,00066 | 219,300
 
A stunning ode to the majesty of Renaissance Venice, Serenissima “The Most Serene” is one of the finest homes ever built in Florida. Incomparable in architecture, irreplaceable in artistic beauty and situated on the southern end of the coveted Longboat Key, this palatial masterwork embraces a lu...  Additional Details
 
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MLS: O5206285
225 TRADESPORT DRIVE
SANFORD, Fl
$25,000,000   
 
115.46 Acres (375 Lots) for sale!! Listing also includes 54 other Parcel ID'S. Please see attachment for more information....  Additional Details
 
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MLS: 76320
462577 NE SR 200
Yulee, FL
$22,500,000   
 
This Property is on 95 & SR 200, adjacent to the New WILDLIGHT which is 24,000 AC and developing now with offices, 2,900 homes and new school which opens this year 2017. It has land use of C1 and can be developed for the Big Box and or Medical or Offices, Many uses under the Commercial Zone, it ...  Additional Details
 
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