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Old 05-19-2009, 07:11 PM
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I just need to know the best area to buy for traffic, quietness, location, and convience. should i look north, south, mid south etc. any input would be appreciated
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:06 AM
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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SSI is a unique situation traffic wise...because the island is narrow, there is basically one north-south road (Frederica), so you really can't avoid getting on it. It can get pretty busy at times.
The northern half of the island is much less congested (West Point, Hampton Point) and lovely, but has nothing in the way of shopping. You will drive 10-15 minutes to get to the closest grocery store.
The island is basically broken down into three sections: south end, 'mid-island', and north end. South end refers to the area south and east of the airport (inc the beaches); it's the most 'touristy' part of the island, and the busiest...you have the village, hotels, condos, and rentals there. Above Demere Rd you have mid-island, which is much more full-time residential. There are some lovely neighborhoods there: Shaw's Bounty, Devonwood, Vassar Point, Wildlife Preserve, Wymberly, Mission Asao and Harrison Pointe. Above the Sea Island Causeway is considered north end...the neighborhoods there are Glynn Haven, Sea Palms, Harrington, Major Wright, West Point, Frederica, and Hampton Point.
The rule of thumb is that the further north you go, the quieter it gets. It's hard to go wrong here, though...the island is so lovely. My personal favorite neighborhood? King City, the neighborhood just west of the village (Butler St is the main route through it).
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Old 01-01-2011, 02:44 PM
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LovinDecatur gave you a great description of the island. I totally agree with everything they said, but I did want to throw this in just as a suggestion.

Why don't you consider renting a house or condo while you get settled into the island and this way you can see where you would like to be. You will know if you like the area your renting in or not and can see what area you would like to be in. You may be the person who has to shop alot and need to go into Brunswick each day to take a highschool age child to school and pick them up. That is two trips off the island each day. Or you may be a person who only needs to go into Brunswick once a month to do some shopping that you can't get on the island. If you do need to rent a home, there is a realtor down there named Belinda Thomas. She not only sales realestate, but she rents it also.

Good luck with your search
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:29 PM
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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you do realize this thread was started 1.5 years ago don't you. Hopefully OP has made plans already.
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