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Where are the homes near Hunter Army Airfield?

Posted in Ardsley Park, Georgetown, Hunter Army Airfield, Richmond Hill, Savannah, Savannah neighborhoods with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2008 by savannahgeorgiahomes

So,  you just got your orders saying you’re going to Hunter and your wondering where on earth am I gonna live down there in Savannah that’s affordable and close enough to Hunter?

Not to worry!  You’ve got lots of options, it all depends on what you’re looking for in a home and a community.  So why don’t I give you a general summary of Savannah and the neighboring communities that may work for you.

Ardsley Park 

Ardsley Park is a Savannah favorite.  Most homes were built in the first part of 1900s and Ardsley Park is filled with charming bungalows, larger two story homes to mansions. Beautiful trees, mature landscaping, lots of parks and sidewalks add to the appeal of Savannah’s first suburb. Even closer to Hunter at about 10 to 15  drive depending on traffic.


Savannah’s midtown area is filled with neighborhoods like Kensington Park, Groveland, Habersham Woods, and Fairway Oaks.  Most homes built from the 1950s to the early 1980.  Most within a 10 to 15 minute drive from post.

Wilmington and Whitemarsh Islands

The islands are a bit farther out but still convenient enough to Hunter. With a short ride down the Truman Parkway to Victory drive you can be home on the islands in about 20 to 30 minutes. Lots of homes on the island were built in the 60s thru the 80s but the 1990s to present has seen a lot of new construction on the islands as well.  You’ll find a variety of single family homes, condos and town homes in all price ranges.


A very popular community for Hunter,  the Georgetown area is comprised of a number of unique and charming subdivisions off of HWY 204 (Abercorn Extension) and is about 20 to 30 minutes from base depending on where you live within Georgetown and allowing for traffic. The community has continued to grow through the past few decades and is still growing with new construction.  You can find a variety of homes in all price ranges in Georgetown

Berwick Plantation

The Berwick Plantation Community is made up of a variety of neighborhoods of newer single family homes and townhomes including brand new construction.  Stonebridge and Legacy Square are two neighborhoods are two of the most popular and affordable neighborhoods within Berwick Plantation.  Close to shopping, great amenities and convenience to Hunter at about a 20 minute drive, makes Berwick Plantation is another favorite for military families.

Henderson Golf Community

If golf is your sport then you may want to consider Henderson, featuring an 18 hole championship golf course.  Located on Savannah’s southside off Highway 17, just down the road from Berwick Plantation, Berwick is a golfing community convenient to Hunter at about 20 -25 minutes away.

Godley Station

With between about a 20 and 30 minute drive from Hunter Army Airfield to most neighborhoods in Pooler, this community is another strong favorite for the military. Pooler has seen and continues to see a huge growth of new homes in an affordable price range. The Villages and Godley Station is the largest community with a variety of neighborhoods.  Pooler Parkway at Godley Station offers lots of shopping and including Walmart and Home Depot and a variety of shops and restaurants.

Savannah Highlands

About 5 minutes from Godley Station off Jimmy Deloach Pkwy is another growing community call Savannah Highlands offering a variety of new home communities from townhomes to large all brick homes loaded with upgrades.  Drive time to Hunter Army Airfield is about 20 to 30 minutes depending on traffic.

Savannah Quarters

The Savannah Quarters golf community is just off the  Pooler Pkwy exit at I-16 and offers a variety of new construction neighborhoods including The Gates, Hamilton Grove, Westbrook, The Village and Easthaven.

Port Wentworth

The town of Port Wentworth is a bit farther out but is still popular with military families.  Although the drive time home to Port Wentworth may take you about 30 to 40 minutes from Hunter, there are a number of affordable communites with large homes at an affordable price.  Some popular neighborhoods include, Lake Shore, Newport, Rice Creek and Rice Hope, among others.

Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill can be a bit of a commute to Hunter but it still remains a favorite.  A coastal community south of Savannah, the drive time can still be close enough to Hunter with many neighborhoods only a 30 to 40 minute drive away.  Located in Bryan County, Richmond Hill Public schools have long been a favorite for many families. Richmond Hill is also popular with military families who are stationed at Fort Stewart.

My intent is to give you an overview of some of the most popular areas for military families stationed at Hunter Army Airfield.  The Greater Savannah Area is filled with many diverse and unique communities in addition to the ones that I have listed here, but I hope that this is a helpful starting point.

I really enjoy helping my military buyers with all aspects of relocating to the Savannah area, often working with them while they are still overseas, sending properties and community and neighborhood information by email.  I understand that it’s difficult shopping for a home from often far away and that when you are able to come in to preview homes that your time for choosing a home may be limited. If you’re coming to Hunter and are ready to start looking for a place to call home, just send me an email and let me know.

I’ll make it easy for you!

Thomas Tolbert
Realtor / Sales Associate
Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy 
912.303.8405 office | 912.308.6839 mobile (best way to reach me)
Building Our Legacy By Simply Being Better




Savannah’s Coastal Neighbor – Richmond Hill

Posted in Richmond Hill, Savannah neighborhoods with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2007 by savannahgeorgiahomes

One of my favorite communities!
Just minutes from Savannah is a picturesque community with more than 10,000 residents, yet still manages to keep it’s small town feel and charm. Known as the city that Henry Ford Built, it is formerly the home of industrialist Henry Ford,  it was named Richmond Hill in 1939 after the name of Ford’s winter residence. On  August 16, 2004 Laura Bush designated Richmond Hill among the nation’s Preserve America communities.

A family oriented community, Richmond Hill’s public school system is considered among the best in the coastal Georgia area. For more information on schools you can visit the Bryan County Schools website.
Whatever your looking for in a coastal community, Richmond Hill has to offer, from boating and fishing, to golf, shopping, great seafood, and fun outdoor community events like the Annual  Great Ogeechee Seafood festival, the Annual Christmas Parade, Annual Chili Cook-off  and the Annual Great Ogeechee Open Vehicle Show.
Because of the convenience to both Hinesville – Ft. Stewart base and Savannah’s Hunter Army Airfield, Richmond Hill is a favorite among military families as well.
Due to the popularity of the community there are a lot of new construction communities throughout as well as older neighborhoods with mature landscaping. Median home prices are about $150,000 to $350,000.  Many homes offer larger lots, often close to a half acre and beyond.
If you are considering moving to the area this is one community you don’t want to miss!
Thomas Tolbert
Realtor / Sales Associate
Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy 
912.303.8405 office | 912.308.6839 mobile (best way to reach me)
Building Our Legacy By Simply Being Better



New Homes Communities in the Greater Savannah Georgia area

Posted in Georgetown, Home Buying Tips, Hunter Army Airfield, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Savannah neighborhoods with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2007 by savannahgeorgiahomes

Savannah, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Rincon, Guyton and Port Wentworth have all seen a huge growth spurt of new construction is the past few years.  In the current market there is a lot of competition so builders are offering lots of incentives to attract buyers.  Some may offer to pay closing costs, free upgrades like granite counters or hardwood floor, upgraded cabinets, lighting packages and more.  Typically, the farther out from the immediate Savannah area, the more you can get for your money and often the lot size is much larger. Most of these communities are a short commute from midtown Savannah between 20 and 40 minutes drive.

If you’re not familiar with the outlying areas, a local realtor can give you information to help you decide which communities are convenient to your needs
It always surprises me that so many new construction home buyers just drive up to the model home by themselves.  Remember, that smiling face that greets you at the door works for the seller!  They are happy to see you come in on your own and have an advantage when you come in without your own realtor and can have you in their design center picking out flooring and kitchen counters before you know what happened! 

 A local real estate agent is familiar with many home builders and can objectively provide you with the comparison you need to make a decision.  We’re constantly updated with builder special, discounts and incentives from their competitors and can help you negotiate to get what you want.  I’m often amazed at the flexibility they have when an agent walks in with a buyer.  They know that the agent is looking out for the buyer and are most likely taking them to other communities so they have to be as competitive as they can.

Your own agent can objectively help you decide which community is right for you, and guide you through the whole process.  If an agent accompanies you to the community and signs you in then the builder is the one paying the agents commission, not you, but you will have someone on your side.   

I recently represented a buyer in a purchase in a new homes community for a buyer relocating from out of state.  It was down to the wire and the family was set to close on the property in just a couple of days and move in right away.  They were at their old home hundreds of miles away packing a moving van.  I stopped by their new  home to make sure everything was being finished properly on time.  To my surprise I  found that the gourmet kitchen that was included in the price, with double ovens about to be installed with only one oven and that the surrounding cabinets were being configured around the single oven.  I immediately called a meeting with the sales manager and the builder and got my buyer the ovens and cabinet configuration she had been promised and avoided a disaster.  

Any number of things can pop up,  you really need someone looking out for your best interests.
Whether you choose me or another agent, please do yourself a favor and get your own agent!

Thomas Tolbert
Realtor / Sales Associate
Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy 
912.303.8405 office | 912.308.6839 mobile (best way to reach me)
Building Our Legacy By Simply Being Better