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Richmond Hill & The Ford Plantation – A Tour of Savannah Luxury Homes

Richmond Hill Waterfront CommunityRichmond Hill, GA, a waterfront community, is located less than 20 miles from Savannah Chatham County. It is also home to one of the area’s most prestigious neighborhoods — The Ford Plantation.

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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.

Waterfront Living

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 PlantationThe 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 Ford Plantation Golf CourseThe 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.

Savannah Quarters and Southbridge

Tybee Island

Historic Downtown Savannah

The Landings on Skidaway Island

Dutch Island

Wilmington Island

Isle of Hope

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.

Savannah Million Dollar Homes

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Highlights:

  • The Landings on Skidaway Island led the way with six million dollar homes selling so far in 2014.

  • Downtown Savannah, Wilmington Island (including Whitemarsh Island) also had a strong showing from April through July with five million dollar properties changing hands.

  • Dutch Island, Isle of Hope, Richmond Hill and Vernonburg also saw at least one property — priced for a million dollars or more — sell.

Are you looking for a million dollar home in Savannah? Or just curious about where homes in this price category are located?

Go here if you want to view all the current Savannah million dollar listings or keep reading to learn the details of 2014 sales. I’ll review sales figures from April through July to give you an overview of Savannah’s most exclusive addresses.

Since April of 2014, 21 homes –costing a million or more — have sold in the Savannah area. Here are their locations by zip code and section of town.

  • The Landings on Skidaway Island (31411): Six million dollar homes sold here since April. All of The Landings properties were located on the waterfront.
  • Wilmington Island (31411): All five of the million dollar homes sold on Wilmington Island and Whitemarsh Island were on the water. Two were located on Wilmington Island Road, while three were on Whitemarsh. Two were near the Savannah Yacht Club and the other was in Long Point.
  • Downtown Savannah (31401): Three historic properties sold in Downtown Savannah area, while another was located on a historic square, but was a more recent construction. A million dollar condo also sold on Broughton Street — the center of the city’s retail and entertainment district.
  • Isle of Hope and Dutch Island (31406): Two million dollar homes also sold in the Isle of Hope and Dutch Island communities — both were on the water.
  • Vernonburg (31419): A luxury waterfront home in the Vernonburg  area, located off of White Bluff, also sold for over one million dollars. Like most of the other homes in this category, it was on the water.
  • Richmond Hill (31324):  A luxury homebuyer also purchased a home in The Ford Plantation in Richmond Hill for over a million dollars.

The sales figures show that  the market for luxury homes in Savannah has continued to remain hot after a fast start in 2014.

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Million Dollar Home Listings in Savannah

Currently, 98 properties in the Savannah area (including Richmond Hill) are listed for a million dollars or more.  The prices range from $7 million to $1.05 million.

In the next few months, I’ll overview many of these neighborhoods and subdivisions, including The Landings, Savannah Yacht Club area, Long Point, Dutch Island, Isle of Hope, Burnside Island, Ford Plantation, and of course, Tybee Island and the historic properties in Downtown Savannah. I’ll also cover waterfront (riverfront and beachfront homes), as well as upcoming luxury condo projects.

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So stay tuned if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of the Savannah luxury home market. I’ll review recent sales, current listings, and planned new developments in the luxury market of Savannah real estate.

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More Resources for Savannah Luxury Homebuyers and Sellers

I’ll also overview a new service we’re offering our luxury clients — or their relatives and children — who are selling a luxury home and transitioning to a new living arrangement. This service completely eliminates the hassle of selling a home and relocating yourself or a loved one.

If you’re in that situation now and can’t wait for the post, go ahead and call me (912-844-9000) or send me an email and I’ll overview it for you.

Savannah is an enchanting and charming city filled with lots of one-of-a-kind homes. No matter what your desire — a historic home, waterfront living, golf course living  — or even city living in a brand new luxury condo in the heart of Downtown Savannah, you can find it here.