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St. Simons Real Estate Agents’ Tips for Visiting Fort Frederica

St. Simons real estate owners have their pick of things to do but visiting Fort Frederica in the fall tends to be a favorite. It’s a superlative time to stroll the grounds, learn about the site and take pictures. We’d suggest visiting in the morning, around 8:30 a.m., when the light is excellent and the air is cool. And visitors should make it a point to eat breakfast first because … [Read more...]

Saint Simons Real Estate: Where Will You Spend Early Autumn 2015?

We know that August 2015 has just arrived but before long, we’ll all be turning our thoughts towards fall. Fall is actually a wonderful time to rent or buy Saint Simons real estate. The humidity typically starts to wane in September but it’s still warm enough to hit the beach or backyard pool. There is also plenty of sunshine, upcoming festivals and events to enjoy alone or with … [Read more...]

Three Outdoor Activities for the Kids to Enjoy on St. Simons Real Estate

Are you itching to unplug from all of those portable devices and enjoy a bit of face time with the family? If so, tell them to pack up their best summer outfits and get ready to explore the untamed side of St. Simons real estate. Here are three outdoor activities to consider suggesting to the kids when you get here: 1.) Hunt for Dragonflies in the Afternoon The warm sun and abundance of … [Read more...]

St. Simons Island Real Estate: Celebrate Independence Day Island Style!

St. Simons Island real estate is the place to be the weekend of July 4th, 2015. There are a number of celebratory events scheduled to take place with one of the first kicking off on the 3rd. It’s the Annual Sunshine Arts & Crafts Show at Pier Village, which is set to last an entire three days. A grand fireworks show, Little Light Music Oceanfront Concert, 5K Run and Movies at the Casino … [Read more...]

Saint Simons Real Estate: Vacation Rentals for Sports Fans

Have you been thinking about booking vacation rentals for the summer that offer easy access to the best southern sports and recreation? Well, choosing Saint Simons real estate that is located within a mile of the beach or has its own pool is a good place to start. Oftentimes, nightly rates for these conveniently located rentals are less than $300 and include a boatload of amenities. Some homes … [Read more...]

Saint Simons Real Estate & Outdoor Blues Concert

Saint Simons real estate owners with a love for Victor Wainwright and the Wildroots are in for a real treat. The musical group is headed to the island in early June, just in time to participate in the Little Light Music Concert Series. As it stands now, the open air concert will be taking place on the St. Simons Lighthouse’s lawn the evening of Sunday, the 14th. Tickets are a mere $12 and … [Read more...]

Saint Simons Real Estate: Public, Private & Online Schools

In a previous post, we talked about homeschooling options available to Saint Simons real estate owners. Today, we wanted to shift gears and look at the island’s public, private and online school options. Let’s start with a quick overview of the Glynn County District and go on from there. There are 10 different elementary, four middle and two high schools located in the district as well as … [Read more...]

St. Simons Real Estate is a Perfect Investment for Homeschooling Families

St. Simons real estate comes with many benefits, including the freedom to homeschool one’s children. There are also excellent schools available in Glynn County for children that are ready to transfer from a home school environment to a public, private or online one. However, in today’s post we wanted to primarily focus on the area’s homeschooling option. The Georgia Department of … [Read more...]

St. Simons Real Estate: Where German and Irish Immigrants Once Settled

Have you ever been to Lawrence Road, Village Drive and Frederica Road? It’s there where you’ll find St. Simons real estate that was once a historic, German settlement and the plantation home of Irishman Alexander Campbell Wylly. The Germans arrived first, in the early 1700s, and the Irishman’s family took possession of the land in the early 1800s. Here’s a quick look at their … [Read more...]

St. Simons Real Estate: A Look at the History of Black Banks

Black Banks is one of the beautiful sub-divisions that you’ll find when reviewing St. Simons real estate listing. It features remarkable houses with expansive acreage and views of the Black Banks River as well as the surrounding marshlands. The area is so visually stunning, that over the years it’s been featured in books like Blake Perdue’s Sea Island at Night and Polly McLeod Mattox’s … [Read more...]

Saint Simons Real Estate: Walk the Historic Couper Family’s Footsteps

If you are looking for something to do in December, why not fully immerse yourself and the family in a bit of Saint Simons real estate history? There are several events scheduled on Saint Simons and Sea Island throughout the month, including history and home tours. The history tours are kicking off on Tuesday the 2nd at the A. W Jones Heritage Center, which is tucked away on Beachview Drive. … [Read more...]

St. Simons Real Estate with a Haunted Past: Kelvin Grove Plantation History

With Halloween so close at hand, we thought that it might be fun to talk about a purportedly haunted piece of St. Simons real estate, the Kelvin Grove Plantation. It’s been mentioned briefly before in books like Dennis William Hauck’s Haunted Places: The National Directory of Ghostly Abodes, Sacred Sites, UFO Landings and Other Supernatural Locations. Once located near the notorious Bloody … [Read more...]

Saint Simons Real Estate: A Taste of the Vine, Ode to the Muscadine

All of the recent talk about food festivals and wine tasting events got us thinking about muscadine grapes. They are just one of the many agricultural crops Saint Simons real estate owners opt to grow on their lands for personal consumption. By all historical accounts, grapes have been growing wild on the island since the days of the Timucuans. Then, in the late 1800s, John Couper and his … [Read more...]

Saint Simons Real Estate’s Connection to the Olive Industry

When most people think of Georgia produce, a certain summer fruit and peanuts come to mind, but not olives. However, the Peach State does have a connection to the olive industry and part of its roots run through Saint Simons real estate. It all started in the 1700s when a certain Scotsman immigrated to our island with his family and eventually bought property from General James Oglethorpe’s … [Read more...]

Saint Simons Real Estate Owners Welcome the Food & Spirits Festival’s Return

Early October 2014 marks the return of a great event, the Saint Simons Food & Spirits Festival. It is something that many Saint Simons real estate owners invariably look forward to each fall. This year, it’s expected to run from October 1st through October 4th and rental properties are available nearby for those that are interested in attending. With that said, here’s a nibble and sip … [Read more...]

Saint Simons Real Estate: A Look at Our Island’s Lumber Industry Roots

Saint Simons real estate wasn’t always the site of vacation homes, primary residences and yachts. At one time, it was looked upon as the place to set up a thriving lumber business. And that is precisely what one, albeit notorious, man did in the 1800s with the help of his family members. The family’s patriarch was none other than Wall Street merchant prince and carpetbagger, William Earl … [Read more...]

Italian Festival Set to Take Place on St. Simons Real Estate This Fall

St. Simons real estate may be more than 5,000-miles away from Italy as the seagull flies but that doesn't mean island residents don’t love a good bowl of fresh, handmade pasta and a bottle of Italian vino. For firsthand proof, why not make plans to attend the upcoming, near month long, Italian Festival? Billed as the Festival dell ‘Arte, it’s being put on by the Glynn Art Association … [Read more...]

Saint Simons Real Estate Continues to Attract America’s Auto Industry Members

Did you know that Saint Simons real estate attracts more than just people looking to buy a retirement or vacation home? As the June 2014 business headlines pointed out, it also appeals to people in the auto industry. So much so, that the longstanding business, International Auto Processing, is planning on investing well over $2 million in improving their slice of island real estate. And that … [Read more...]

What was Saint Simons Real Estate Like in the Roaring 1920s?

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to own a piece of Saint Simons real estate in the Roaring 1920s? If so, you may want to set aside some “me time” from August 7th through the 28th. That’s when the Annual Chautauqua Lectures Series is scheduled to take place and the subject being discussed is 1920s life in the Golden Isles. The series is sponsored by the Coastal Georgia … [Read more...]

St. Simons Real Estate Mentioned in Wall St. Journal Article about Seafood

On June 13th, a small slice of St. Simons real estate was momentarily thrust into the spotlight as part of a Wall Street Journal article about all of the wonderful, fresh seafood available throughout the Golden Isles and beyond. The WSJ writer covered restaurants from Fernandina Beach all the way to South Carolina. So the mention was brief, but there nonetheless. That said, we wanted to provide … [Read more...]

July Events: St. Simons Real Estate Served Up Vintage Trolley Style

San Francisco isn't the only place in America where folks can ride a vintage trolley car. You’ll also find a familiar green one making its way past plenty of gorgeous, and often historic, pieces of Saint Simons real estate. It’s all part of the famed and guided, St. Simons Trolley tours. Perhaps you’ve read about them on Trip Advisor? This month, the 90-minute tours are expected to … [Read more...]

Saint Simons Real Estate Shows its Photo Worthy Side in July 2014

Have you ever been relaxing on your favorite piece of Saint Simons real estate and thought, “Man, I wish I had a picture to commemorate this moment?” If so, you might want to make plans to visit the island in July. The Glynn Art Association Visual Arts Center will be hosting a free, month long event that you may find of interest. As you might have guessed, it’s a photo show that … [Read more...]

St. Simons Real Estate Owners Prepare for July 4th Weekend Celebrations

Even though July 4th is still a few weeks away, that hasn't stopped St. Simons real estate owners from preparing for the upcoming celebrations. The Fourth of July is always a special time on the island and this year is no exception. What follows is a short preview of where St. Simons real estate owners and visitors alike may go to commemorate America’s independence: St. Simons Lighthouse … [Read more...]

An Eco-Lecture Series is Taking Place on Saint Simons Real Estate This Summer

In earlier blogs, we mentioned some of the great outdoor activities that are available to people who live on, or visit, St. Simons Island. What we didn't talk about was the upcoming eco-lectures at Village Creek Landing. It’s a section of Saint Simons real estate that's located on South Harrington Road and it's home to a place called The Preserve. The Preserve is expected to host an entire … [Read more...]

Come Experience the Magic of Gullah Culture on St. Simons Real Estate

Before St. Simons real estate became dotted with luxury rental properties and vacationers, it was home to early settlers from around the globe. Among them were people who migrated to the island from Africa. In June, their contributions to our island’s culture will be celebrated as part of a much loved, annual event. The event is known as the Georgia Sea Island Festival. The Georgia Sea Island … [Read more...]

St. Simons Real Estate: Upcoming May 2014 Events at Postell Park

Situated on a charming piece of St. Simons real estate is Postell Park. For those that have never visited the park before, it’s located right near the St. Simons Casino Building on Beachview Drive. The park features paved rental spaces, green areas, park benches, restrooms and utility hook-ups (i.e. water/electric). It is also the site of many upcoming, free-to-attend events. Here’s a … [Read more...]

Bermuda Artist Judith Paixao Ventures onto Saint Simons Real Estate in May

Have you ever walked along a piece of Saint Simons real estate and found sea glass? Did its unique shape or color compel you to pick it up and look for more? If so, you have something in common with Bermuda artist, Judith Paixao. She has a long history of creating beautiful jewelry with sea glass and stone. And on May 8th, 2014, she’ll be here on the island for a special event. The special … [Read more...]

Tillandsia and Other Plants Native to St. Simons Real Estate

With the spring planting season underway, we wanted to talk about tillandsia and some of the other vegetation that commonly grows on St. Simons real estate. Tillandsia is actually an interesting plant genus that is part of the Bromeliaceae family. It is often found hanging off of Live Oaks and other trees throughout the island. What makes the flowering plant so interesting is that it does not … [Read more...]

French Art Comes to Saint Simons Real Estate in February 2014

Just in time for Valentine’s Day 2014, stunning examples of French art will be touching down on Saint Simons real estate for everyone to enjoy. It’s all part of a month long special event scheduled to take place at one of the island’s art galleries. The venue hosting the French art exhibit is the Left Bank Art Gallery. For those that have never been there before, it is located on Frederica … [Read more...]

St. Simons Real Estate Gets Mentioned in TIME Magazine

In a previous blog post, we talked about the excitement that the Anchorman 2 crew’s presence generated among real estate owners on St Simons in early 2013. Well apparently our island’s two-legged inhabitants weren't the only ones captivated by all of that star power. A December 2013 article published in TIME magazine discusses a certain group of sea creatures who felt the need to check out … [Read more...]