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Living a Beach Lifestyle in Saint Simons, Georgia

 St. Simons Island, the southernmost community in Georgia, could be like going to a paradise. The island, one of the Golden Islands, is immediately adjacent to Sea Island, which has some of its exclusive resort facilities here.
There are beautiful sandy beaches, luxurious homes, and summer lasts for 7 months. This tends to be an affluent community with unusually beautiful homes and scenery. 

Where to Retire in Saint Simons and Home Prices

There are ample housing opportunities, either in a gated active adult community (see link at right) or in an age diverse neighborhood in the community.
St. Simons Island tends to be expensive. Median home value was $352,400 in early 2018, according to Zillow and reflecting the upscale nature of this retirement community. Homes away from the water will be less.

What is special about Saint Simons

Beautiful, unspoiled setting. Proximity to the Cloisters at Sea Island. Opportunities to live near the water. Charming environment that is free of strife. Low county heritage. Great golf and tennis facilities

What is not special about Saint Simons

It is far from anything. Could become small world unless you like living in small environment. Summers will be hot and oppressive. Diversity here is represented by folks who drive Volvos instead of Mercedes

Climate and Physical Environment

St. Simons Island is situated as an island on the flat Atlantic Coast of extreme southern Georgia. There are many waterways and inlets in the area. It is located off of the coast of Brunswick, GA, an industrial town. January average temp is about 50 and July average in the low 80s.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Island relies on its proximity to the Cloisters at Sea Island for most of its culture. There are many artists, galleries, and fancy shops in the area.

Crime

Crime in Saint Simons is lower than the national average.

Medical facilities

Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center is 8 miles away In Brunswick, Ga

Transportation

You can walk around the downtown and certainly bike anywhere on the island. Jacksonville International Airport is 51 miles away

Valuable Links

Saint Simons on Wikipedia

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