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Wilmington Island

The Salt Marshes, Trees, Rivers and Tidal Creeks of Wilmington Island

Located between Thunderbolt and Tybee Island, Wilmington Island has become a large and affluent suburb of Savannah. It is one of the most sought-after places to live along the 100 Mile Coast. While most of its residents commute to jobs in Savannah and Pooler, there are more than enough stores, restaurants, churches, and schools to keep residents satisfied.

The island offers all types of homes and dwellings, ranging from single-family, ranch-style homes that were built in the 1960s and 1970s to sprawling 5 bedroom homes overlooking the water. Wilmington Island also has condominiums and townhomes available, as well as gated communities with amenities such as swimming pools, tennis courts and boat ramps. For those looking to live on the water, there is both marsh view properties and deepwater properties.

Besides the stunning waterfront views and tranquility of the marshes, Wilmington Island is also covered with trees of all kinds: Palms, Oaks, Magnolias and Crepe Myrtles, to name a few. Those looking for a home surrounded by flora and fauna of all shapes and sizes will feel right at home here.

There is one public school; Howard Elementary School. This school houses grades Pre-K through 5, and is one of the highest rated schools in the Savannah Chatham County Public School System. 2 private schools, St. Peter the Apostle School and St. Andrew’s School. St. Peter the Apostle School has grades Pre-K through 8, while St. Andrew’s School has grades Pre-K through 12. St. Andrew’s has also gained a reputation of emphasizing the importance of the arts as well as athletics. This has become a prime reason for young families to seek out homes on Wilmington Island. There are also several preschools located on the island.

In addition to the walking/biking trail on Wilmington Island, those looking for outdoor activities can enjoy the benefits of the Wilmington Island Club, which features a golf course, tennis courts, swimming pools and a Nautilus-equipped fitness center. The Club also has a dining room and terrace, which makes it an ideal place to relax and enjoy time with your friends and family.

Besides restaurants such as Little Italy, Molly McGuire’s, Ele Fine Fusion, and Blake’s Fresh Local Dining, Wilmington Island also has grocery stores, doctor’s offices, pharmacies and locally-owned specialty shops, so finding what you need on the island is easy to do. All of these places are designed with interests of locals at heart, and contribute to the sense of community that permeates Wilmington Island.

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