Richmond Hill, GA - Homes for Sale and Community Information
Richmond Hill is a suburb of Savannah GA, but it's in another county -- Bryan. Savannah is in Chatham County. Situated on 6,400 acres, over 9,000 people live in Richmond Hill. Residents work in manufacturing, transportation and warehousing. Their kids attend three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. They go to college at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah School of Art and Design or Georgia Southern University.
Visitors and new home buyers are impressed by Richmond Hill's scenery, classic Southern charm, colorful history, diverse outdoor activities, shopping centers and cuisine (especially seafood). In addition to all that, the considerable educational opportunities and low crime rate make it a top destination for families.
Bryan County was carved out of Chatham and Effingham Counties in the late 1700s. Richmond Hill then sat at the crossroads of the Savannah Stagecoach Road and the Bryan Neck Road. Planters established rice plantations in the area around General James Oglethorpe's Fort Argyll. By a system of canals and railroads, the crops were sent to market. Following the Civil War, freed slaves bought Richmond Hill real estate on the old plantations and breathed new life into the rice plantations. Hurricanes blotted out the crops, however, so most folks turned to the lumber industry. Henry Ford came along in 1925 and liked Savannah. He definitely left his mark, building a winter home on 85,000 acres. He also built businesses, schools, churches, homes and medical offices for the town of Richmond Hill. The town remained small and quiet until major highways came in, bringing tourists and business.
Parks and Recreation
Richmond Hill has a number of fine parks and recreation areas including Boles Community Park and J.F. Gregory Recreational Park. Fort McAllister Historic Park is a mecca for Civil War buffs, with well preserved artifacts and earthworks. What Union ironclads could not dent, General Sherman did on his March to the Sea. The park features picnic and playground facilities amid camping, boating, fishing and walking trails.
Attractions and Events
Buyers of Richmond Hill homes will wonder what attractions are available to them. They might begin learning about Georgia "Dawgs" at Salty Dawg Adventures. From a 25-foot cruiser, you can see the barrier islands, on which native Indians lived for 4,000 years. Perhaps following the Coastal Bryan Heritage Trail would be of interest to the family. See historic homes and buildings and learn Richmond Hill's history. If you like getting back to nature, scenic Ossabaw Island is a barrier island upon which natural resources, wildlife and other things are studied by students, writers and photographers.
Buyers of homes for sale in Richmond Hill might be curious about town events. For those new home owners who love to cook, the Farmer's Market is available. Seafood may be enjoyed at the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival. Movie Night Under the Stars and the Pumpkin Patch are other events that bring the community together. For more Savannah events click here.
Richmond Hill - Stylish Living in this Savannah Suburb
Richmond Hill is an upscale suburb of Savannah, and an excellent home base for families, retirees and just about anyone else. Before you start your search you should call the office of Robin Lance Realty, 912-756-2448. Robin is an experienced Realtor® who knows the Savannah metropolitan area and coastal Georgia towns. She can help simplify the process and have you in a beautiful Richmond Hill home before you know it!