Searching for a Savannah luxury home on a picturesque island with all the modern conveniences of in-town living?
If so, take a few minutes to discover Wilmington Island.
On the second leg of our tour of Savannah luxury homes, I’m going to overview three wonderful island communities nestled between the city of Savannah and Tybee Island. Wilmington, Whitemarsh and Talahi Islands are just off Highway 80 as you head toward Tybee from Savannah.
Wilmington Island – A Water Lover’s Paradise
The Wilmington Island area is a paradise if you love to boat, fish or just relax on your dock with your favorite drink in hand.
It’s only a 10-minute drive from the city of Savannah and Tybee Island. The community is actually made up of three different barrier islands and all three, Wilmington, Whitemarsh and Talahi offer waterfront luxury living. Also, many homes have deepwater docks located on the Wilmington River and other waterways. You’ll also find three nearby marinas, Hogan’s, Young’s and Bull River.
Wilmington Island is also a safe and beautiful place to raise your family. It offers two of Savannah’s best public elementary schools, May Howard and Marshpoint, as well as a neighborhood schools, Coastal Middle School and Islands High School. You’ll also find two quality private schools on the island — St. Andrew’s School (K-12) and St. Peter’s Catholic School (K-8).
Close to All the Modern Conveniences
The island also gives you quick access to may on-Island conveniences, including shopping centers and grocery stores with national chain stores like Publix, Kroger, Wal-Mart, CVS and Walgreens. Plus, almost every Savannah bank — national, regional and local bank — has a presence on Wilmington Island. Medical facilities are also nearby, including doctors, dentists, orthodontists, physical therapist and urgent care clinics.
First Class Amenities
However, you’ll also discover many award-winning local restaurants on the Island, which offer fine and casual dining. Not to mention The Wilmington Island Club, which offers golf, tennis and swimming, as well as the prestigious Savannah Yacht Club located on Whitemarsh Island.
Enjoy the City and the Beach
As I mentioned above, you’re only a 10-minute drive from Historic Downtown Savannah, including Broughton Street, River Street and Savannah City Market. And on the days you’d rather spend a day or night on Tybee Island, you can travel there by car or boat in 10 to 15 minutes.
Wilmington Island – Types of Homes
Now let’s look at the types of homes you will find in the area. Wilmington Island offers a mix of luxury homes ($500,000+) and homes in most other price ranges. Many of the more expensive homes provide waterfront access and fabulous views of the rivers and marshes.
Two of the more exclusive neighborhoods, Savannah Yacht Club and Long Point Plantation are located on Whitemarsh Island. Around 300 families live in the Long Point Plantation, which includes a pool, tennis courts, a community dock and a 24/7 manned gate.
Want to view the houses for sale on Wilmington Island, Talahi Island and Whitmarsh Island? Simply follow this link.
More Luxurious Savannah Neighborhoods
I hope you enjoyed this quick tour of one of Savannah’s most treasured island communities. Sign up below to receive notification of my next “tour.”
Over the next few weeks, I’ll introduce you to island living on The Landings on Skidaway Island, Dutch Island, Tybee Island and Vernonburg.
I will also overview Historic Downtown Savannah, as well as West Chatham, which includes Savannah Quarters and Southbridge.