Situated on the Georgia Coast midway between Savannah and Jacksonville lies mainland Brunswick and four barrier islands, St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island and Little St. Simons. The majestic landscape is made up of moss draped oaks with vast expanses of marshland and rivers that flow through them providing a thriving habitat for birds and diverse range of wildlife. Not only is the scenery remarkably beautiful the area is rich with history and there is a certain heartfelt, timeless soul to the Golden Isles that is unparallel.
St Simons Island
The largest barrier island of the Golden Isles is full of culture and fun things to do and see. Exquisite restaurants, unique boutiques, art galleries, live entertainment and music venues, world-renowned golf courses, historic monuments and sandy stretches of East Beach make up this Island. Tourists and locals alike take advantage of biking, walking and riding golf carts to and from their destinations. You have everything you need close by including excellent schools, banks, grocery stores and doctor’s offices.
St. Simons is known for its gorgeous salt marshes and majestic live Southern Oaks draped in Spanish moss. Full of history and Southern charm, there is something timeless about being on St. Simons.
St Simons is a popular place to live and work. Housing prices vary greatly. There is truly something to offer everyone when choosing a property to purchase. DeLoach Sotheby’s International Realty has a team of elite real estate experts who can help guide you around the island as if you were a local.
A gated and private island located by causeway off of St Simons, Sea Island is home to some of world’s most luxurious properties and is well known as a family resort. Sea Island is home to two of the top ten resorts in the U.S. Sea Island has three champion golf courses as well as the nation’s finest Golf Performance Center. For those who enjoy and appreciate impeccable Southern hospitality, gracious service, amenities galore, Sea Island is the place to be. Sea Island has been creating life-long traditions for many years and has been offering real estate ownership since 1928. DeLoach Sotheby’s International Realty has some of the best and top selling agents of Sea Island who would love the opportunity to share their passion of Sea Island living with you.
The mainland is entry point into the Golden Isles linking by causeway to barrier islands, St. Simons Island, Sea Island and Jekyll Island. Brunswick is one of the busiest ports on the Atlantic Coast and is often referred to as “Port City”. Some of the manufactures being shipped are automobiles, paper products, wood pulp, and more!
Brunswick has a unique Historic Downtown designed on a formal grid with streets and squares bearing their colonial names. There is something to offer everyone in Brunswick including shops, galleries, restaurants and theaters.
The cost of living is lower in Brunswick compared to its barrier islands, St. Simons, Sea Island and Jekyll. By purchasing a home in Brunswick you get more square footage for less. Your DeLoach Sotheby’s International Realty real estate agent can tell you more about the different neighborhoods and the perks of buying in Brunswick.
Rich with history, Jekyll Island was founded by General James Oglethorpe in 1733. Jekyll was once an exclusive winter retreat for some of America’s wealthiest families and the Federal Reserve was created on this Island. The island retains much of its natural beauty and has amenities’ and activities galore such as 20 miles of bike baths, miles of beautiful beaches, nature tours, 63 holes of golf and a water park. Jekyll is a quiet, resort style island. The nearest bank, hospital and large grocery store is about a 20 minute drive to the main land, Brunswick.
Today, Jekyll is now a Georgia owned state protected park. Unlike traditional home ownership, all land on Jekyll Island is owned by the State of Georgia. Instead of purchasing a parcel of property and its buildings (fee-simple ownership), the State of Georgia leases the land to owners for a fee, known as a leasehold ownership. One of our experienced DeLoach Sotheby’s International Realty agents can go into further depth on this matter if you choose to purchase property on beautiful Jekyll Island.
Little St Simons
Only accessibly by boat, Little St Simons offers 11,000 acres of undeveloped land and 7 miles of private beach perfect for exploration and relaxation. Known for its privacy, The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island features six charming cottages that date back to the early 1900’s. Home ownership is not an option on Little St Simons, however locals and tourist take advantage of day and weekend trips to this breathtaking island.
If you are looking to buy your own private island there are options for you. Speak with one of our experienced DeLoach Sotheby’s International Realty Realtors to learn more.