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Pros

-Nearby coastal areas
-Attractive downtown
-Recreation

Cons

-Summer heat
-High crime rates
-Rising housing costs


What Bert Has To Say About Brunswick Metro Area


Brunswick, a historic port town located half way between Savannah and Jacksonville, Florida, serves as a gateway to the “Golden Isles” – the resort islands of Jekyll and St. Simons. Brunswick itself is quaint and full of historic interest, but also functions as a major port of entry for automobiles and other commodities, and has a substantial fishing and shrimp industry and some remnants of a once-larger chemical industry. But the big “growth” industry is leisure and retirement. The islands, which have been recognized leisure destinations for over 100 years, offer a wide assortment of leisure and resort activities and living accommodations.

The Cost of living Index and median home prices are moderate but the latter have grown rapidly, no doubt affected by the influx of retirees and expensive estates on Jekyll Island and elsewhere. Coastal areas offer excellent recreation, including boating, golf and other resort activities. Bigger city services are 50 miles away in Savannah to the north and Jacksonville, Florida, to the south.

Brunswick is located on a narrow coastal peninsula just east of I-95 along the Intercoastal Waterway. Jekyll and St Simons Islands, both easily accessible by bridges, lie just east. The terrain is generally level and typical of coastal areas. While the Atlantic moderates the subtropical climate year round, summers can be very hot and humid when sea breezes fail. Winters are generally pleasant with perhaps one or two colder periods each year. The area is vulnerable to tropical storms and hurricanes, but most Atlantic storms moving this far north tend to turn farther north into the Carolinas and further up the East Coast.


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Quick Facts About Brunswick


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Brunswick is 7.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Brunswick jobs have Decreased by 2.32 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Brunswick's cost of living is 15.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Brunswick's population is 15,533 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -0.08 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Brunswick is $90,200. Home appreciation the last year has been -2.80 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Brunswick public schools spend $10,689 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15 students per teacher in Brunswick.

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Comments


Good Proximenty to beaches and cities
If you want a warm and relaxed place to live, then Brunswick is for you. It's proximenty to several beaches and major southern cities e.g. Jacksonville, Fla. and... (read more)
Jungle Swamp
I moved here 4 years ago from Charlottesville, Va, (which is now rated the number 1 city to live in!) During the summer Brunswick is hot, humid, and muggy. The bugs are... (read more)
Climate
The fall, winter, and early spring are moderate and pleasant. Summers are hot and humid but less extreme than other regional areas. ... (read more)
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