Historic Homes On Vamo Drive, A Vintage Gem In South Sarasota, FL!

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Homes On Vamo Drive

Historic Homes On Vamo Drive, A Vintage Gem In South Sarasota, FL!  Back in 1923 two families purchased property from the estate of the late Bertha Palmer (a wealthy socialite from Chicago) on Little Sarasota Bay.  The Gibsons and the Wrens named the area Vamo, a name derived from their home states, Virginia and Missouri.

While the area was renamed Vamo, one of the streets was named Mova Street, perhaps in a gesture of fairness for the two families and their respective home states.  About twenty families made the area their home.  Vamo was a commerical fishing community at the time and a former fish camp is now a public park on Little Sarasota Bay.

In 1924 the owners began building 13 homes along Vamo Drive on 75' X 100' lots.  They were all built in the Spanish-Mediterranean style popular at the time.  Over the years many of the homes have had additions and/or swimming pools added, yet each retains it's original historic character.  The entire area is shaded by towering oaks and lush vegetation.

Quiet, peaceful Vamo is located just off of busy US41 and surrounded by newer, more expensive developments.   A major shopping mall, restaurants, a Cosco, movie theaters, Siesta Key Beach and more are all very convenient. 

Every now and then, one of these charming, historic homes comes on the market for a fortunate buyer.  Contact me for more information on homes on Vamo Drive or any other area of beautiful Sarasota.  Vamo Drive, A Vintage Gem In South Sarasota, FL!

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Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

A neighborhood I'd love to call home.  Thanks for sharing the information on this gem of a neighborhood.

Dec 14, 2012 06:44 AM #1
The Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers Team
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Thank you for noticing and taking time to comment, Cindy.  I personally love historic homes, especially the Spanish-Mediterranean style found in Sarasota.  I even live in such a home.  However, I know this is a niche market and don't specialize in it.  I still love to write about such neighborhoods from time to time.

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