If you want to live in a community that evokes the charm of the old south and the beauty of the Georgia coastline, then look no farther than Richmond Hill, Georgia. Known as Way Station from the 18th Century until 1941when it was renamed Richmond Hill, it is only 18 miles from Savannah, and retains all the benefits of small town living in a setting of great natural beauty.
Richmond Hill is a growing community with a population of 10,000. It offers numerous recreational activities both outdoors and indoors. J.F. Gregory Park’s 335 acres has hiking and biking trails, fishing, playgrounds and more. It has good restaurants and shopping and offers special events throughout the year. The community has five elementary schools, two middle schools and 2 high schools. Richmond Hill offers great housing opportunities especially in the unique American Ford Plantation development.
American Ford Plantation Real Estate for Sale
American Ford Plantation was once Richmond Hill plantation, the winter home of Henry Ford, Ford auto company founder, who bought the plantation in the 1930s. It is part of the 65,000 acres of timber and agricultural land that Ford once owned in the area.
Ford Plantation is a private, 1800-acre, gated community limited to 400 families. It is designed to provide its residents the very best in outdoor sporting activities balanced with indoor recreational opportunities. The site of one of the nation’s once grand plantations, its rice fields are now home to native animal and bird species.
Homes for sale in American Ford Plantation are divided into five neighborhoods: Cherry Hill, McAllister Point, Silk Hope Harbour, Pecan Grove Estates, and Estate Sites. Neighborhoods are designed to accommodate different home sizes and living styles. Home sites are available in 1-acre to 15-acres, priced between $250,000 and $2.9 million. The maximum home footage is 6,000 square feet. House styles are required to be of an indigenous regional style.
American Ford Plantation Homes For Sale
Common fees for all Plantation residents include: Equity Membership Fee, $50,000, Property Association Dues, $3,100 a year; Maintenance Fund, $200 monthly; Real Estate Tax, .027 per $100 assessed valuation (2010). Club dues are optional at $19,000 annually and with a 5-year credit of $3,800 for new members.
- Pete Dye designed golf course of 7,045 yards
- Ford Foundation Club private equity club with dining, bar, pro shop, locker room
- Marina is on deep water and accommodates vessels more than 65 feet
- Spa and fitness center
- Courts for squash and tennis
- Equestrian center
- Schools in Richmond Hill or Savannah Country Day School in Savannah (commute to Savannah is about 30 minutes)
- Clay and wing shooting
If you want more information about the wonderful living experience in a Ford Plantation neighborhood contact the RE/MAX All American team. They can help you with all of your real estate needs.