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Old 03-01-2010, 07:15 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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LOL
As I said, I have no idea about this stuff...
True that I attend church there (St Marks Episcopal in Brunswick), but it's because my 77 yo aunt shames me into it, not the community. I've plenty of friends here that haven't darkened the doorstep of a church in years...they derive their spiritual nourishment from hitting Coast Guard Beach at sunrise (a pretty big deal here...some couples show up with Bloody Marys in hand).
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:28 AM
 
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I have lived on St. Simons Island for 12 years and would very highly recommend it as a great place to raise children. I would also recommend you try to find something toward the south end of the island if possible, in that this will give you the easiest access to the beach, village, etc. We in a neighborhood called St. Simons Heights, which is near the airport, farmers market, etc. It is very quiet and the houses are quite affordable. An easy walk to the village or beach from here. If you would like more information about the area you might want to call the Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce and request one of their free relocation guides. 912-265-0620. Best of luck!
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:39 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I have lived on St. Simons Island for 12 years and would very highly recommend it as a great place to raise children. I would also recommend you try to find something toward the south end of the island if possible, in that this will give you the easiest access to the beach, village, etc. We in a neighborhood called St. Simons Heights, which is near the airport, farmers market, etc. It is very quiet and the houses are quite affordable. An easy walk to the village or beach from here. If you would like more information about the area you might want to call the Brunswick Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce and request one of their free relocation guides. 912-265-0620. Best of luck!
St Simons Heights is a great location.
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Murika
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Hm, you all make SSI sound like a fantastic place to live!!!! I can see myself "doing" sunrise on Coast Guard beach...

Do any of you know how the schools are? I've looked at a few rating sites but for some reason, there is no "grade" or score assigned to GA schools (or perhaps it was just SSI schools).
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:31 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Hm, you all make SSI sound like a fantastic place to live!!!! I can see myself "doing" sunrise on Coast Guard beach...

Do any of you know how the schools are? I've looked at a few rating sites but for some reason, there is no "grade" or score assigned to GA schools (or perhaps it was just SSI schools).
I've heard nothing but raves about St Simons Elementary, a 'Georgia School of Excellence' from the parents of the kids that attend there.

St. Simons Elementary School > St Simons Elementary Home (http://glynn.schooldesk.net/ssi/StSimonsElementaryHome/tabid/896/Default.aspx - broken link)

The public middle and high schools are Glynn Middle and Glynn Academy; both are on the mainland, so you have more of a socioeconomic variety in the kids that attend. However, I have some relatives whose kids have been through there and were pleased with it.

Glynn Middle School > Home (http://glynn.schooldesk.net/Default.aspx?alias=glynn.schooldesk.net/gms - broken link)

Glynn Academy > Glynn Academy Home (http://glynn.schooldesk.net/Default.aspx?alias=glynn.schooldesk.net/academy - broken link)

The private school alternative (which a lot of islanders use) is Frederica Academy. A great school, from what I hear (my second cousin attends FA).

Please wait... (http://www.fredericaacademy.org/Default.asp?bhcp=1 - broken link)
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Murika
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Thank you - fantastic information! Looks like our preliminary search has guided us to a great place. Can't wait to check it out...
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:45 PM
 
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One thing you also might want to consider about St. Simmons Island as opposed to other islands , it almost never gets hit by hurricanes. They sort of skirt right by the Islands on the Georgia coast and hit other places like the beaches and islands of South and North Carolina.
As a result the island is absolutely beautiful with old growth vegitation and trees. Huge sea oaks laden with spanish moss line all the roads and paths.It is one of my favorite places to visit.
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Murika
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One thing you also might want to consider about St. Simmons Island as opposed to other islands , it almost never gets hit by hurricanes. They sort of skirt right by the Islands on the Georgia coast and hit other places like the beaches and islands of South and North Carolina.
As a result the island is absolutely beautiful with old growth vegitation and trees. Huge sea oaks laden with spanish moss line all the roads and paths.It is one of my favorite places to visit.
That's great to read - I've been wondering about hurricanes. Obviously, I am not eager to be caught in one...
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:48 PM
 
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Saint Simons is CROWDED. The traffic is bad most of the time. Its considered a suburb of Atlanta. As for Hurricanes the island went under water in the storm of 1898. Dont get complacent. It is a barrier island ,a sand-bar. DORA in 64 took a large part of the south end of SSI. Notice how Beachview drive is missing a good bit . Additionally, no matter what the yankees and city folks say this is the County. If you wish you can go out in your yard and shoot your guns. No city rules here. Lets keep it that way. I am a LIFE long resident and could care less about how folks live else where. If you move here leave your yankee/city attitude behind. Also, if the Confederate Battle Flag offends you stay away.
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:30 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Saint Simons is CROWDED. The traffic is bad most of the time. Its considered a suburb of Atlanta. As for Hurricanes the island went under water in the storm of 1898. Dont get complacent. It is a barrier island ,a sand-bar. DORA in 64 took a large part of the south end of SSI. Notice how Beachview drive is missing a good bit . Additionally, no matter what the yankees and city folks say this is the County. If you wish you can go out in your yard and shoot your guns. No city rules here. Lets keep it that way. I am a LIFE long resident and could care less about how folks live else where. If you move here leave your yankee/city attitude behind. Also, if the Confederate Battle Flag offends you stay away.
My family has lived here since 1891. I live here 3/4ths of the time. That is nonsense.
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