Richmond Hill Real Estate
Richmond Hill is a thriving, yet sleepy city south of Savannah and makes up the majority of southern Bryan County. One of the fastest growing counties in the country, Richmond Hill maintains a smal-town feel thus adding to its charm. Richmond Hill may be accessed via I-95 or US 17 (Ocean’s Highway) as they boarder the western edge while the Ogeechee River is the boarder to the north and east.
Industrialist Henry Ford made Ways Station his winter home in 1925 when he decided to build along the Ogeechee. After only one visit, he settled on the site of the burned Richmond Plantation, one of the final casualities of Sherman’s March to The Sea. Ford’s philanthropic ventures provided a school, a chapel which later became St. Ann’s Catholic Church, public buildings, and employement opportunities for the locals. At one point, he had amassed roughly 85,000 acres of land which included thousands of acres of timber and marsh lands alike. When the locals wanted to rename the town in his honor, Ford refused so Richmond HIll was decided upon as a way to honor him using the name of his beloved winter home, Richmond.
Today, Richmond Hill is a growing community which offers an alternative to the congestion and bustle of Savannah and other areas. Offering some of the best public schools in the area, being mid-point between Ft. Stewart in Hinesville and Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, and the small-town charm are only a few reasons so many choose to make Richmond Hill their home.
THE TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN RICHMOND HILL
- Ft. McAllister State Historic Park and Campground
- The Ogeechee Seafood Festiveal (October)
- Coastal Bryan Heritage Trail
- Fish Tales (Ft. McAlister Marina – a waterfront eatery $$)
- J. F. Gregory Park and Trails
- Marker 107 (Kilkinney – waterfront eatery $$$)
- CAptain DAvid Newlin Fishing Charters
- Geocaching – throughout Bryan County
- DeVaul Henderson Recreation Park and Bark Park
- Midnight Star Pottery