St. Simons, GA

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St. Simons, GA

About St. Simons, GA

St. Simons, GA is an incorporated city situated in Glynn County south of Brunswick populated by close to twelve thousand people. St. Simons provides its residents many attractions such as the Neptune Park providing citizens or tourists something enjoyable during their stay here! Moreover there are numerous restaurants and stores available within this area granting something unique on any given day. Historic port and resort town - Southeast Georgia, along the Atlantic Coast.

State: Georgia
County: Glynn County
Metro Area: Brunswick Metro Area
City: St. Simons
Zip Codes: 31522
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 10 ft above sea level

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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St. Simons Cost of Living

Nearby coastal areas, attractive downtown, and recreation make St. Simons a great place to live.

+38.2% higher than avg
+27.1% higher than avg
$1,150 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
+0.2% higher than avg
St. Simons Crime
62.2 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of St. Simons
   Nearby coastal areas
Summer heat
   Attractive downtown
High crime rates
Rising housing costs
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Over 16 years ago

nice place with a cute downtown. nice winter but summer are a way too humide and the nat bugs are very bad; they eat eat you to bone!!! the wages are low and not much to  More

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Over 18 years ago

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  More

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Over 18 years ago

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  More

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