St Simons Grand

1400 Ocean Boulevard, Georgia, 31522, United States
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Moving to the island

by marypg

My family and I are planning on relocating to St, Simons island. Are there any negatives to living on the island year round.

Re: Moving to the island

by rexvaughan

St. Simons is a lovely spot as you probably know. The only negatives I know of any time of the year are that it can be very hot in July and August and can be crowded with tourists. However, we love visiting there and have friends who have retired and moved there and they love it.

RE: Moving to the island

by bluevegas

You asked for the negatives so here they are. I won't sugar coat it. :)
I was born and raised on the island and the only major downside is that it's becoming way overdeveloped and too crowded. To be honest tourist season has gotten absolutely unbearable and it seems like in a few years time there will be no trees left and our beautiful island will be nothing but concrete and overly priced houses. Other downsides are the bugs (gnats, mosquitos, horse flies, deer flies, you name it) during spring and summer. Mosquitos are pretty much year round. The heat and humidity are very difficult to deal with at times even for us locals who should be used to it by now. :) As for hurricanes, we are well protected and only get outer bands on occassion and when one comes up through the Gulf of Mexico it is nothing to worry about. Mandatory evacuations are few and far between...even then most of us stay because it always turns away before it gets us! :)
I do love this island and don't ever want to move away from it but if things continue at the rate they are going now the ambiance of the island will be destroyed.
Also....the Glynn County school system is one of the worst in Georgia and the Georgia school system is frequently at the bottom of the list nation wide. So it's pretty much the worst of the worst. There are only a few private schools, some of which only go through the 8th grade.
I do love this island with all my heart and it breaks my heart to see what is happening to it. It is still beautiful now but I don't see much hope for it in the future.

Travel Tips for Saint Simons Island

For the kids

by tpangelinan

Go down king's way to the end and park, and right there is a huge playground for the kids. They were nice enough to put ALOT of park benches under the huge tree for the parents sit and watch the children as they play, so the parents get the shade!

maritime museum

by doug48

the st. simons maritime museum is located in the historic 1937 coast guard station on the east (ocean) side of the island. the museum is open mon-sat 10am-5pm and 1:30pm to 5pm sundays. this small museum has exhibits on georgia coastal history.

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