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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: O5412382
9508 WINDY RIDGE ROAD
WINDERMERE, Fl
$30,000,000612 | 251,000
 
Private Windermere lakefront compound with 18 acres on Lake Down on the Butler Chain offering an unparalleled presence and prestige in Central Florida’s most desirable location. This walled and gated compound boasts a 25,000 sqft. state-of-the-art family residence, a 5,600 sqft grand lodge with ca...  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: A4169833
5200 W 17TH STREET
PALMETTO, Fl
$27,000,000   
 
Heading north over the Manatee River then west to a local bridge, one crosses into the world of Snead Island and it is like closing the door behind you after a long day in a busy world. You are greeted by a serenity that reminds you of the importance and awe of nature. Boat yards and the Bradenton Y...  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: A4139444
997 CENTER ROAD
VENICE, Fl
$22,000,000   
 
PRIME LOCATION, Approx. 4,000 feet of frontage on Jacaranda Blvd. just north of Center Road & South of Venice Ave, consisting of 118.60 Acres of land for development within the DRI. Ideal for 668 +/- Units for Condos or Apartments, Corporate Headquarters or Medical Center. Proposed hospital within ...  Additional Details
 
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MLS: T2838801
519 CHARLIE TAYLOR ROAD
PLANT CITY, Fl
$21,250,000  1,924
 
150 Acres of vacant industrial zoned land (for distribution center, warehouse, business park, industrial), along I-4, between Tampa and Orlando. Site is zoned for up to 3,000,000 sqft of warehouse - distribution space. See attached brochure for footprint layout showing two 1,000,000 sqft building...  Additional Details
 
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MLS: O5473659
14200 AVALON ROAD Unit 1
WINTER GARDEN, Fl
$20,000,000  118,574
 
Available for sale controlling interest in The Palisades Resort. 85 out of 99 condo hotel units consisting of, (28) 2 bedroom 2 bath, and (57) 3 bedroom 2 bath. AVERAGE SF 1,272. Purchaser of the 83 units will control the condominium association as well as the front desk and hotel operations. Selle...  Additional Details
 
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