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Arvida Realty Sales, Ltd.

The trusted name on Longboat Key for 35 years.

When Arthur Vining Davis created Arvida 35 years ago, he could never have envisioned what a driving force his company would become in the development of Sarasota, Florida.

In fact, this dynamic community development company established Sarasota's worldwide reputation for luxurious water-front living. In 1959 Arvida developed its first community in Sarasota -- Bird Key -- when Sarasota was still a small, sleepy town. It fashioned Longboat Key into a world-class and world-famous resort, including the four-diamond Resort at Longboat Key Club. And now it's breaking ground on its final Longboat condominium community, Arvida's Grand Bay. To be built on the last available piece of property on the bay, behind the gates of the private Longboat Key Club, Grand Bay will be a benchmark in island luxury, upholding all the standards of unrivaled quality for which Arvida is known.

In Sarasota, the Arvida name is synonymous with excellence. "The history is there," says Joe Romanowski, director of sales at Arvida Realty Sales, Ltd. "We have been the major developer on Longboat Key, and have the files on the original products dating back 35 years. That gives us a legacy of information that most people just don't have."

As development of Sarasota and Longboat Key progressed, there was a natural evolution from new sales to resales. The company has opened two new offices: one on St. Armands Circle and the other centrally located at 25 Avenue of the Flowers on Longboat Key. The company's sales associates are committed to maintaining the tradition the parent company began so many years ago. Every service Arvida Realty Sales, Ltd., offers is well-researched and personalized. The Arvida associates are completely familiar with the inventory of homes and condominiums in the marketplace, so they are able to advise clients and customers because they know the lifestyles and histories of Longboat Key communities. When people visit an Arvida Realty Sales office, they know they are getting an in-depth knowledge that is only available through decades of experience.

Other prominent Longboat Key developers recognize Arvida's expertise. Yale Properties utilizes Arvida Realty Sales, Ltd., as the exclusive agent for its fabulously successful condominium projects, the Sanctuary and L'Ambiance. Corey's Landing, an enclave of exclusive custom homes, is another community Arvida Realty Sales, Ltd., has marketed on Longboat Key.

Grand Bay, Arvida's newest -- and final -- Longboat condominium community will consist of approximately 272 units in several multi-story buildings. Arvida's Grand Bay is surrounded by the eighth and ninth holes of the Harbourside Golf Course and adjacent to the Harbourside Moorings Marina. It offers both Gulf and bay views, private elevators, marble entryways, and open, bright floor plans. Prices range from $350,000 to more than $1.5 million.

For more information about Arvida's Grand Bay or to discuss new sales and resales, call Arvida Realty Sales, Ltd., the most trusted name on Longboat Key for 35 years. Arvida Realty Sales, Ltd., 25 Avenue of the Flowers, Longboat Key, FL 34228, (813) 383-6411 and 400 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236, (813) 388-6411.
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Title Annotation:Sarasota, Florida-based community development firm
Publication:Sarasota Magazine
Date:Oct 1, 1993
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