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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.


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Quick Facts About St. Simons


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in St. Simons is 7.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. St. Simons jobs have Decreased by 2.32 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, St. Simons's cost of living is 21.00% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, St. Simons's population is 12,612 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -6.08 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in St. Simons is $285,600. Home appreciation the last year has been -2.90 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    St. Simons 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 St. Simons.

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living on the island
It is beautiful, with the tree-lined streets and sunny beaches but it is also a very crazy place. Living on an island does something to people; it's as if all anyone... (read more)
St. Simons an Overview
St. Simons is a beautiful little southern island. Real estate is over priced and the variety of people is low. It is a wonderful place to raise your children and to... (read more)
re: Nice for retired people - 3/23/2008
Trust me, you have not seen a humid summer until you've been to Lake Charles,... (read more)
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