The city of Savannah is well known for its popular historic district, but close by is another South Georgia city with its own rich history: the port city of Brunswick.

In fact, historic Brunswick is laid out in a formal grid that’s quite similar to Savannah’s. People love living in Brunswick because here you can still find city streets and squares bearing their colonial names. And the port is known for the many shrimp boats docked at the wharf.

Brunswick is a wonderful place to live, with a charming small town feel and a downtown that has plenty of family-friendly things to do.

People are flocking to this historic city and discovering the beautiful new homes that are being built, by developers like Palmetto Building Group, that add to the city’s charming appeal.

Why Do People Love Living in Brunswick?

Families moving to Brunswick are discovering a close knit community that’s very welcoming. There’s a small town feel to this city; but Brunswick also has beaches, a national park, and plenty of shopping. Brunswick is also a short drive to Savannah and the Florida state line.

Brunswick offers mild year round temperatures. Being on the coast, people living in Brunswick enjoy cool breezes during the summer and mild temperatures in the winter. The city seldom sees snow so t-shirts and flip flops are more common here than snow shovels. With weather like that walking tours of the area are especially popular.

Things To Do in Brunswick

The weather is perfect for visiting Historic Downtown Brunswick, also known as Old Town. The history of Brunswick is fascinating to explore; the first public building went up in 1819 to be used as a school.

In recent years there’s been an ongoing renovation and restoration of historic buildings in Old Town, from Old City Hall (dating to 1888) with its unique clock tower, to the 1898 Historic Ritz Theatre, once used as an Opera House and now hosting performances by national and international artists.  

Brunswick attracts outdoor festivals and concerts, many held at the Mary Ross Waterfront Park and the adjacent Brunswick Landing Marina. Events like the Brunswick Rockin’ Stewbilee, Rhythm on the River concert series, and the Blessing of the Fleet draw large crowds here.

As a port city, Brunswick has opportunities for fishing or exploring the open waters off the Georgia coast — and fantastic seafood restaurants.

Fresh seafood is a staple here, and the seafood industry has been a mainstay of the local economy for decades. Shrimp boats are a common sight; you can even watch the shrimpers unload on the docks, knowing it could end up being served as the catch of the day at a local restaurant.

There are also local charter boats available to meet your fishing needs. At night, the Emerald Princess II casino cruise ship has a dinner show to enjoy.

With plenty of things to do in Brunswick it’s no wonder why, combined with a rich history and ideal weather conditions, people are making the move to Brunswick.

Where Are The New Homes in Brunswick?

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A lot of work has gone into restoring many of the local squares in Old Town; the homes reflect architectural styles that date back to 1819, adding to the special historic character.

However, there are also new homes being built in the area; like Hidden Harbor Residences and Yacht Club by Palmetto Building Group, a development with townhome-style condominiums.

The location of Hidden Harbor couldn’t be more appealing: a secluded, gated riverfront community overlooking Troupe Creek. It features spectacular views of the waterway and saltmarshes that surround the three-story residences.

Living at Hidden Harbor, residents not only get spacious bedrooms; balconies looking out onto the water; and a two-car garage, but also access to neighborhood amenities like the yacht club and dock.

Neighborhoods like this are why so many people have come to understand the appeal of living in Brunswick, a city that continues to flourish and attract newcomers. Living here truly is about enjoying the best of coastal living.


There are a lot of reasons people are moving to Brunswick — the history, all the things to do, the great restaurants, and the beauty of the coast among them. If you’re thinking about living in Brunswick, contact the talented team at Palmetto Building Group. Call us at 912-266-8401 or email us at to learn more.