1 N. Landings Way, Savannah, Georgia 31411
Nestled on Georgia's Skidaway Island, The Landings is an Elegant Single Family Home Development with Marinas, Clubhouses, Restaurants, Golf Courses, Swimming Pools, Gardens and More
Owner-owned and debt free since the 1990s, The Landings is on Georgia's northern coast and offers a rare brand of solitude and security. It is one of the country's largest gated developments, and the Urban Land Institute has named it "one of the nation's best residential communities." Although it is open to all ages, The Landings is particularly popular with empty nesters and baby boomers.
The community stretches across 4,596 acres of lush Lowcountry land and is dotted with elegant single family homes. Architectural styles include Craftsman, Cape Cod, Federal, Cottage and more. A lower-end residence might have up to three bedrooms, a view of the Sound, a great room, and a floor to ceiling fireplace. A lavish estate may face the Intracoastal Waterway and feature a study with built-in bookcases, a grilling deck, as well as a private pool.
Homes begin in the low-$300,000s and top out in the millions. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they are bound to change.
The community boasts a private equity club. The club's six golf courses are "Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries." Of its 34 tennis courts, 11 are lighted. There are 40 miles of trails, two deep water marinas, four clubhouses, and five restaurants. The large fitness center has swimming pools, steam rooms, and spa services. The Landings stocks 151 lagoons with fish. Almost 100 social clubs fill the calendar with events and meetings. The neighboring Skidaway Farm Community Garden has a bee hive and educational programs.
A wealth of dining, shopping, and culture is about ten minutes away in Savannah. The city's book festival features more than 35 authors. Its long-running, internationally known jazz festival brings a wealth of artists to venues across the city. Residents can also enjoy Savannah's Ballet Theater, historic house tours, a food and wine festival, a film festival and much more.
Savannah has three major hospitals, all of which are award-winning and accredited by the Joint Commission.
Summer temperatures are in the 70s, 80s and 90s. Winter temperatures are usually in the 50s and 60s. On average, the area receives 48 inches of rain per year.
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Hernando de Soto of Spain traveled to this area in 1540, but the English had a stake here, too. A general, James Oglethorpe of England, created a haven for English debtors in the area in 1733, and he defeated Spanish invaders in 1742.
Georgia was a Confederate stronghold during the Civil War. It suffered tremendous damage when General Sherman of the Union Army burned Atlanta and then conducted his March to the Sea in 1864, resulting in the capture of Savannah.
The largest in the Southeast, Georgia has seen a lot of growth in the last couple of decades. Atlanta, the capital city, is a transportation center and communications hub, and it is from where goods are distributed to much of the surrounding region.
A leader in paper and board products, Georgia also produces textiles, processed chicken, chemicals and apparel. A few of the important agricultural products are soybeans, cotton, corn, tobacco, peaches and eggs. Georgia also grows more peanuts than any other state. Half of the world supply of turpentine and resins are made from Georgia's pine trees.
Wesleyan College in Macon was the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women, and in 1945 Georgia was the first state to lower the legal voting age from 21 to 18.
Major tourist spots include the National Cemetery, Andersonville Prison Park, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, the Little White House where President Roosevelt died in 1945 (Warm Springs), the giant Confederate Memorial at Stone Mountain (the largest sculpture in the world), the Cumberland Island National Seashore and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.
Population - 10,310,371
Persons 65 years old and over - 13%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 85%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 29%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 9%
White persons, not Hispanic - 53%
Median household income - $49,620
Median home value - $148,100
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Why Would Someone Age 55+ Retire in an All Ages Development?
While communities designed for people age 55 or better have a lot of benefits, not everyone wants to retire in a development where most of the residents are the same age and often of the same socioeconomic background. All ages community by law cannot discriminate based on age so they nearly always have a wide range of residents, from families and single professionals to empty nesters and often retirees. Many older all ages neighborhoods are organic, that is having grown over time and never having been "master planned." These usually do not have amenities such as a pool, tennis courts, etc. But more and more new all ages communities are master planned, gated, with covenants and HOA fees. Retirees often prefer these to 55+ communities because they allow more interaction with people from more cross sections of the country.
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