St. Simons Island is such a beautiful location that all year round, you’ll find tourists flocking to the Pier Village, where they can stroll out on the pier and watch the waves coming in from the Atlantic Ocean.

In the hot summer months, when a lot of cities feel like they’re baking under the sweltering heat, the cool breezes coming in from the ocean have a wonderfully moderating effect and help cool down the island’s residents and visitors.

In the winter, when so many northern cities cope with sub-zero freezes and snow, St. Simons Island maintains temperatures in the 60s.

The island has beautifully preserved historic monuments, a lot of great shopping and dining options in the Pier Village, and nature trails and bike paths for those who enjoy being outdoors.

That’s not bad for an island that’s just 18 miles long from one end to the other.

That’s why St. Simons manages to feel so pleasantly cozy, an oasis from the congestion and overcrowding in the big city, someplace where the pace in daily life is far more relaxed and leisurely.

At the same time, there’s a lot more to do here than you might initially think.

That’s a key reason why so many visitors flock to this island throughout the year, eager to find a relaxing vacation getaway where the locals move at a far slower pace. No one seems to be in a hurry on St. Simons Island.

And if all that sounds like a tropical paradise, consider the possibility of enjoying those stunning ocean views every day – from your bedroom window, living room, or front porch.

St. Simons Island has about 13,000 residents, with the vast majority being homeowners. The housing stock on the island is diverse. Just ask Palmetto Building Group, which has been constructing homes on St. Simons Island for more than 50 years.

What Kind of Homes Are Available on St. Simons?

There’s an old adage in real estate: location, location, location. What’s so exciting about contacting Palmetto Building Group is the opportunity to learn more about their single-family homes, cottages, condominiums and townhouses. These properties are strategically located in some of the island’s most spectacularly beautiful spots.

Visiting those Palmetto properties is a bit like taking a tour of the island itself, because Palmetto has found some stunningly beautiful places to put homes on.

Example: Gascoigne Bluff, which is one of the most historic and cherished spots, and which has been a focal point of life on the island virtually throughout its entire history.

Before the first Europeans settlers arrived, Native Americans and Aborigines lived and camped here, and when the British arrived in 1736, they established a naval facility at the bluff.

Today, the bluff is home to Gascoigne Bluff Park at its southern end, a relaxing place where picnic tables and a fishing pier call out to you for an afternoon or weekend getaway.

Gascoigne Park is also close by Mariner’s Landing, where Palmetto has built elegant town homes in this historic and idyllic setting.

The townhouses located here not only offer an amazing view, but residents can enjoy access to the amenities at Gascoigne Park, including a fishing pier, floating dock, picnic pavilion with grills, fitness trail, and disc golf course.

The townhouses at Mariner’s Landing have their own amenities: back patios and architecturally controlled exteriors, in a development with a community pool. And located close by is the St. Simons Marina, offering access to the intracoastal waterway. It’s an ideal place for residents of Mariner’s Landing to enjoy boating, kayaking, and other water sports.

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The Pier Village is another popular spot in the downtown. It’s the place to enjoy first-rate family owned restaurants, or to do some shopping in the local antique stores.

Pier Village is right next to Neptune Park, which is adjacent to the pier and has picnic tables where you can enjoy lunch under the cool shade of the live oaks. Close by is the famous and historic St. Simons Lighthouse, and the pier where fishermen can spend hours with a reel.

The appeal of that location is why Palmetto built 400 Ocean Suites in the heart of the Pier Village, so residents and guests could enjoy being part of St. Simons’ downtown living, with those restaurants and shops just steps away.

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These are luxury studio condominiums with fully furnished units that feature a large bedroom, kitchen and living area, with private porch and balcony. These are beautiful units in an ideal location, with the social hub of St. Simons right outside your door.

Palmetto also builds beach cottages like the ones on Ocean Boulevard that allow you to walk to everything, including the Pier Village, the beach, Neptune Park, shops and restaurants. These are spacious cottages, ideally built for the entire family, with tranquil views overlooking a lake.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for a more rustic setting, consider the single-family homes at Township Bluff, where you can see wildlife roaming the island from your front porch.

Township Bluff has a sense of privacy and tranquility that’s made it a very desirable location on the island, but at the same time it’s close to the bike paths and nature trails that are so popular with outdoor enthusiasts.

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The homes at Township Bluff have front and back porches, great rooms with a fireplace, a master suite with double vanities, two other bedrooms and baths, a large laundry room and double garage.

There’s even a nearby boat ramp where you can enjoy boating, kayaking, biking and walking.

And a great way to enjoy the beauty of the Golden Isles of South Georgia is at the Yacht Club, a quaint gated neighborhood on the Frederica River with stunning views of the marsh and river. Living here, where the homes are shaded by towering live oaks and the land opens up to the water, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a bygone era.

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St. Simons’ Beauty Makes It a Unique Location

St. Simons Island truly is a special place to visit – or to relocate to. The island is a paradise for people who enjoy the beauty of the ocean, but a lot of newcomers are often stunned to discover just how much the island has to offer.

In addition to the beaches, there’s golfing, boating, charter fishing, and spas and salons.

There’s a wide variety of family-owned restaurants that are unique to the island, offering the best in southern cooking and in seafood brought in fresh off the waters off South Georgia.

And while parts of the island look modern, so much of the island features unspoiled beauty that’s hard to find elsewhere. At the same time, the island is close to big cities like Brunswick and Savannah.

But if you’re eager to get away from the congestion and noise of the big city, St. Simons Island continues to offer a charming and unbeatable beach lifestyle.

The island’s rich history – beautifully preserved in landmarks like the Lighthouse Museum – and its abundant southern charm is one reason why St. Simons Island was recently voted among the most romantic destinations in the U.S.

And it’s also the reason why the talented team at Palmetto Building Group has been committed to building here for the past five decades. Their goal has been to create beautiful, quality homes for a variety of income levels, while ensuring that every home meets each customer’s unique needs.

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As the leading New Home Builder on St. Simons Island, Palmetto Building Group provides a variety of services, ranging from custom design and decorating to planned designs with personalized options. Their goal has been to create a lifestyle that makes St. Simons Island the preferred choice for coastal living.

The relaxing pace of life on the island and the warm welcome and greetings you’re going to get from the locals gives you a good idea of how appealing it is living here, and that’s why the island keeps attracting new residents.

If you’re ready to become one of them, contact Palmetto Building Group today.

We have new, move-in ready single-family homes, cottages, condominiums and townhouses available. In many instances, we offer homes with fabulous views of the marshes close by.

Whatever it is that draws you to life on St. Simons Island, we have a home to match your concept of the ideal setting.

Contact us today at 912-266-8401 or email us at to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you, but most of all, we’re thrilled to know you’re looking for a new home on one of the most spectacularly beautiful and historic parts of South Georgia.