The charming coastal community of St. Marys, Georgia offers a rich combination of culture, heritage, and adventure to any resident lucky to call it home. Southern comforts abound in the affectionately labeled Gateway to Cumberland Island; natural attractions like Crooked River State Park or the McIntosh Tabby Sugar Works Ruins rub elbows with historic downtown's waterfront shops and fresh-caught seafood dinners. St. Marys may not come up in conversation as frequently as its bigger siblings to the north (Atlanta) and south (Jacksonville, Orlando), but the city has been slowly growing over the years. As new residents continue flocking here, we decided to highlight some of the most popular neighborhoods in St. Marys, GA.
Cumberland Harbour earns its name. It's surrounded by water on three sides – the St. Marys River, the North River, and the Intracoastal Waterway – making this idyllic waterfront community feel much like a large harbor. Residents live in traditional and coastal signature homes in Cumberland Harbour, with empty home lots on marshfront vistas offer opportunities to build a custom home. There's no denying the beauty of Cumberland Harbour; even HGTV focused on one of the area's ornate coastal homes for a segment of its 2004 show Dream Home.
Though St. Marys exudes southern charm through and through, its no stranger to luxury. See Osprey Cove's collection of luxury homes in a resort setting. Golf, gardening, bike riding, and boating are just a few of the ways residents of Osprey Cove pass their time. Speaking of golf, Osprey Cove's 18-hole course is nationally ranked. Golfers, keep your eyes on this one!
If you're looking for the classic, quiet suburban life, you'll find it in Winding River. This master-planned community has all the staples of traditional living: peaceful tree-lined streets, active community events and clubhouse, and the warm kindness of your neighbors. But the serenity of Winding River doesn't come at the cost of complete isolation – you'll only be 30 minutes from Jacksonville, Florida and Brunswick, Georgia.
Laurel Island Plantation might technically be a part of Kingsland, Georgia, but it's only a short 10 miles away from St. Marys. The essence of small-town living thrives here. You'll find it in the collection of single-family homes situated on lakefront and golf course lots. You'll find it in abundance at the Shoppes at Laurel Island Plantation and its charming local businesses. And you'll find it in the peaceful quiet of the natural scenery that surrounds you at every step.