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 invariably means that more economic opportunities for Glynn County residents will crop up in the foreseeable future.
Of course International Auto Processingâ€™s executives were not the first auto industry members to be attracted to the Golden Isles and we doubt that they’ll be the last. The islandâ€™s connection to industry moguls stretches back to at least the early 1900s. Thatâ€™s when the automotive industryâ€™s Father of Standardization took an interest in Southeast Georgia.
Howard E. Coffin spent the first half of his career working for companies like Oldsmobile and the Hudson Motor Car Company, which were not based in Georgia. He later branched off into matters related to auto racing, national defense, air transportation and the hospitality industry. Some of the wages that he earned during those years were later heavily invested into Glynn County.
As a consequence of Coffinâ€™s real estate investments, there are numerous landmarks in the county that still bear his name or pay homage to his lifeâ€™s work. Among them are Sea Islandâ€™s Cloisters, Howard Coffin Park and the University of Georgiaâ€™s Marine Institute at Sapelo Island.
Understandably, todayâ€™s automotive industry moguls have much more to choose from in the way of Saint Simons real estate than their predecessors did. Thanks in part to early developers and investors like Coffin.
To learn more about residential, commercial and mixed use real estate that is currently available for purchase on Saint Simons, please contact one of our Saint Simons Realtors Â today or to learn more about DeLoach Sotheby’s International Realty.