Bryan County’s Richmond Hill offers all the beauty and appeal of Low Country living. Much of its recent growth has come as homeowners seek an alternative to the the hustle and bustle — and congestion of life in Savannah and Chatham County, as well as lower taxes.
A Historic and Growing Community
A year after he founded Georgia, Oglethorpe awarded grants of land on the Ogeechee River. Bryan County was established on this land in 1793. In 1941, much of this area was renamed Richmond Hill.
Today the fast-growing community has nearly 10,000 (9,549) residents. The population has grown 33 percent since 2000.
In addition to seeking smaller town living and lower taxes, many residents love to live and play on the water. Many homes front or have easy access to the water, as the eastern border of the city is the Ogeechee River. This makes it easy for homeowners to enjoy boating, fishing or relaxing on a dock taking in the magnificent views.
The Ford Plantation
The Ford Plantation is a private, gated community located on the waterfront. The luxurious neighborhoods are in an area that was once an antebellum rice plantation. The site, named for Henry Ford, once served as a winter retreat for the captain of the automobile industry.
The exclusive 1,800-acre community is home to 400 families. They enjoy the perks of living on the coast and have access to some of the Savannah area’s most renowned sporting facilities and amenities.
- Championship Golf Course (designed and recently redesigned by world famous golf architect, Pete Dye)
- Fresh and Salt Water Fishing Areas
- Deep Water Marina
- Equestrian Center
- Tennis Courts
- Fitness Facilities
- Swimming Pools
- 10 Miles of Scenic Horse, Biking and Hiking trails
- Day Spa
- Organic Garden
World Famous Golf Course
The original designer of the Ford Plantations golf course, Pete Dye recently redesigned it to the tune of $7 million-plus. Golf Digest immediately took notice and honored the course as one of its Best New Courses for 2014.
Dye had this to say about his redesign in a recent issue of The Post and Courier:
“I looked at The Ford Plantation as a unique chance and almost a blank slate. We wanted to come back and make the course better, and we’ve done that. The Ford Plantation golf course will stand among my finest Southern designs.”
Why Richmond Hill
If you love living on the water and want to be near — but not in Savannah — Richmond Hill may be your ideal home buying location. And if you want to live an active sporting life in a luxurious, private community with a nationally-recognized golf course and sporting facilities, The Ford Plantation may be exactly what you’re looking for.
The Tour Ends
We are at the end of the Tour of Savannah Luxury Homes. I hope you’ve enjoyed it. Here’s a list of all the communities we’ve covered if you missed any of the posts.
Also, please contact me if you’re buying or selling a luxury home in the Savannah area. I can provide you the kind of service and expertise you need to market and sell your upper-tier home, as well as help you find the one-of-kind home that meets all your expectations.