Good morning, Melanie. I represent Fred Williams Homebuilder, and my primary subdivision is located in Effingham County, which is part of the Savannah Metropolitan Area (comprised of Chatham, Bryan, and Effingham counties). The largest city in Effingham is Rincon, and it is approximately a twenty-five minute commute to downtown Savannah (in traffic). Effingham County is rated as one of the top public school systems in Georgia, and I think that you may find the rankings at http://greatschools.net easy to read and informational. Effingham County also has very competitive sports programs.
I have written a blog about this local area that you might find helpful. You can find it at http://jmarianlancaster.blogspot.com .
Good luck to you in your search for a new home!
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