Saint Simon’s Island is the largest coastal island of Georgia’s Golden Isles. Located just 12 miles away fromBrunswick, St. Simon’s has been named "America’s #1 Favorite Beach Town" by Travel and Leisure Magazine. This island is known for its Southern charm and beautiful pristine beaches. There is no shortage of outdoor activities to enjoy at St. Simon’s, including golf, fishing, boating, and biking on the beach. No wonder 12,612 people call this Georgia paradise home.
While St. Simon’s Island is a great place to visit, it’s an even better place to live. The median housing price is a bit higher at $374,500 than the national average, which can be expected for property so close to the beach. Housing options range from resort condos and villas to single family homes to luxury oceanfront estates. The island has 22 public and private schools and boasts a student to teacher ratio of 14:1, better the average for the state and the rest of the nation. St. Simon’s also has a high school graduation rate of 95% and low crime, making it an excellent option for families as well as tourists and retirees. The main industry is tourism, but manufacturing and other industries can be found in nearby Brunswick. The typical commute time for the island is under twenty minutes.
You will find plenty to do on St. Simon’s Island to enjoy in your free time. Visit the working St. Simon’s Lighthouse, explore Canon’s Point maritime forest, or have a day of shopping and dining in the Village district. Find a spot to take in the sunset and watch the shrimping and fishing boats return with their catch at the end of the day. Enjoy all the nature of the area has to offer, including bird watching, kayaking and paddle boarding, and shell collecting along the beach. If peaceful island living is what you want, please browse our listings for sale to see how you can call St. Simon’s Island home.