Hello again! In the 3rd and final part of my "Get To Know" series, I'll cover Richmond Hill, the southernmost city of what I like to call the "Big 3" that make up the Savannah Housing Market. It bears mentioning that Richmond Hill is NOT in Chatham County, but lies about 30-45 minutes south of Savannah (depending on where in Savannah you're in) in Bryan County.
So what's the big deal with Richmond Hill, or "The Hill" as many locals call it? Well, probably the biggest and most popular thing that Richmond Hill is known for is its excellent schools. And when I say "excellent," I mean that these are some of the best schools in the state. Many families move here primarily because of the schools, ranging from Pre-K all the way up to 12th Grade. It's got a very involved community and both the teachers and parents take pride in the education of the children here.
Richmond Hill is also a big draw for our military and their families. While Savannah has Hunter Army Airfield, Richmond Hill and neighboring Hinesville have Fort Stewart, and many military that are PCSing here prefer to live within a reasonable commute to Stewart, and Richmond Hill is it. With around 18,000 people living there, the military make up a sizable chunk of that population. The town has enormous military pride, has a new Tri-Care center for them, and while our serving men and women are on base or deployed, they know their kids are getting a great education.
New homes are being built all the time in Richmond Hill, with many new construction homes being made by Mungo Homes and K. Hovnanian in many neighborhoods there. There's a brand new neighborhood that's being developed as we speak in the form of Buckhead East - some homes should be finished by May at the earliest, so anybody planning on moving to Richmond Hill in the summer would be wise to check that community out. More established neighborhoods consist of the beautiful Strathy Hall, Buckhead North, Old Buckhead (there's a lot of Buckheads), Waterford Landing, and many others.
For recreation, Richmond Hill is not only host to many different festivals and events every year, but there's also baseball and football fields, JF Gregory Park is host to many events, and there's a lot of golfing and boating to be done. There's also some shopping to be done in Richmond Hill, but the majority of it will be found in either Pooler or Savannah as the vast majority of businesses there revolve around service-related businesses and restaurants.
That covers a general overview of the "Big 3" in the Savannah Housing Market. Subscribe or keep checking back, as I will continue to cover the Savannah Housing Market's neighborhoods and anything else of note that I think is useful to you. Pictures and videos will soon become a regular staple of my articles as well.
Thank you for reading, and happy house hunting!