We are looking to relocate to N FL/S GA coastal area. We'd like guidance on good safe areas to live.

Asked by Susan, Gainesville, FL Wed Apr 9, 2008

What are good safe areas in which to live? We would prefer a house to a condo. 3/2, 2000-plus sq.ft? Waterfront ideal not necessarily beach front. What are considered reasonable prices? How is the availability of homes for sale? We're considering Fernandina Beach, FL area plus Tybee Island/St. Simons Island GA areas.

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Jimmy Collett, Agent, Savannah, GA
Thu Mar 17, 2011
Susan, I appreciate the answers that you have already received however, I live on Tybee Island and I have seen a lot of flux in home pricing here on the island. I am an REO specialist and have seen some amazing deals people have scored on foreclosed homes, some at 50 to 60% off value. I work for a company that sells more HUD homes in the southeast than anyone else. I have co-worker/associates in FL and GA coastal areas in most all of the desireable areas you say you are looking in. If you want to look at localized crime statistics for most any area check out http://www.spotcrime.com/ That site is absolutely cool. If you are serious about your home search & want to find some of the best deals around just send me an email and I can certainly help you find something. In the mean time check out our company website: http://www.100reo.com and select the state and county you want to search. I have many more resources than just our website to look at. I look forward to talking to you. Jimmy
Web Reference:  http://www.100reo.com
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Jenny Ruther…, Agent, Savannah, GA
Mon Sep 1, 2014
Hi Susan! Are you still in the market to purchase? I just wanted to follow up since it's been sometime since you posted this originally. Because "Safety" is a subjective term, it's an area that we as professional realtors cannot really discuss since everyone's opinions are different.I do recommend checking out websites like raidsonline.com - that's an interactive crime map that shows crime by location, type, date, density, etc.

Tybee Island is a really great place! Lots of nice properties available. What price range are you interested in?
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Christopher…, Agent, Tarrytown, NY
Fri Apr 20, 2012
Hi, you can visit http://www.HomeFair.com and click on the "city reports" section for in-depth crime stats and area demographics.

Christopher Pagli
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
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Cathy L., Home Seller, Tybee Island, GA
Fri Apr 20, 2012
$625,000Tybee Island Beach Front Home with Private Walk Way to Beach and Deeded Atlantic Ocean Frontage 9 Shipwatch Lane; Tybee Island, GA 31328. Type in address to see more photos on: http://www.zillow.com. Tybee oceanfront home with private walk way to beach. Deeded Atlantic Ocean Front. 58 feet Atlantic Ocean frontage. 0.52 acres per tax statement. 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms.Sun room in Master bedroom with beach/ocean views.Walk- in closet in Master bedroom. Jacuzzi in Master bath. Transferable termite bond from Yates Astro and bi-monthly outside service already paid for the entire year. Waterfront/beach front/ ocean front. Tybee Beach front with private deeded access to Tybee Island Beach and your own private walkway to beach. Beach front deck has electricity and water. Outdoor shower. Multiple outdoor faucets to wash off sand from the beach. Private beach access via private walkway. VIEWS!!! VIEWS!!! VIEWS!!! Million+ dollar homes as neighbors. Why pay 599K for a vacant lot, when you can have a home with a private, Tybee Beach access walkway? Wonderful, quiet beach in front of home. Water and electricity on walkway deck area. Fishing and shrimping are both great right in front of this home.Great primary, vacation, investment or rental home. Was renting for $2500-3000 a week in 2011.Sold as-is.
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Judi Baker, Agent, Saint Simons Island, GA
Thu Mar 17, 2011
Susan, Go to my web site jbaker.c21island.com and you can see all listings in Glynn county, St. Simons, Jekyll, McIntosh Counties. We have plenty of water front properties for sale and many foreclosures. Thank you. Judi Baker, Century 21
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Paul Gutting, , Savannah, GA
Tue Jun 17, 2008
Safety is a difficult question to answer. I recommend that in Savannah GA you go to this source for the statistics you need. The Savannah College of Art and Design has some wonderful statistics on the downtown area as well. What I can say is that the quality of life is wonderful in Savannah. Like most places we have a range of prices and houses from cottages to estates. Waterfront can be on the Marsh, Riverfront or Oceanfront. There is waterfront in Savannah as well as Tybee and in Richmond Hill as well. I would encourage your coming to visit to see what our communities have to offer. Have a look at my website http://realestatesavannah.com/ to get an idea of some of the homes available in the Savannah area. I can also set you up on your own pasword protected website to make the process of finding a home in the Savannah area easier. I hope to talk with you soon.
Web Reference:  http://www.savannahpd.org
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Alysha Henni…, Agent, Kingsland, GA
Sat Jun 14, 2008
Hi Susan,
Did you find what your are searching for? If not let me know and I'll gladly forward you information about our Coastal Georgia communites of Woodbine and St. Marys (and of course other local towns/areas). I am a Realtor in Camden County which borders Florida and Nassua County (Fernandina Beach/Amelia Island)and Glynn County (St. Simons/Jekyll Islands). We have lots of properties on the water, with water access, marsh views, and more. And we have some great new patio (condo) type homes. Some of these are located on man made lakes and are approximately 1850 square feet and are really spectacular. Just let me know if I can help and I'll gladly forward you further information. Send me an email at alysha.henning@century21.com. Thanks and hope I can help!
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Christy Powe…, , 31322
Wed Apr 23, 2008
For Tybee Island, check out http://www.savannahnow.com/datacentral
It will give you all the crime information for the area. The prices on Tybee can be anywhere from 300k to 3 million depending on location.
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Denise Jones, Home Seller, 29016
Mon Apr 14, 2008
We have a beautiful deep water lot in Middleton Plantation (Waverly, Georgia).. It is worth much more but would love to just get we paid for it + any closing costs back out of it.. Here is some info about it..

This homesite is 1.26 total acres (Lot 26 of Phase II) of Middleton Plantation. Conveniently located by the entrance on US 17 and right down and across the street from the new model home being built. This homesite is perfect to build a primary residence or just a quiet weekend getaway. Middleton Plantation is one of the area's newest Developments with Deep Water access. It is a Gated Community with Club House, Dock, Boat Storage Area, Paved Roads, and Underground Utilities. Deep Water at Low Tide on Waverly Creek. Short ride to Brunswick and easy boating to St. Andrews Sound via Waverly Creek, White Oak Creek, and the Satilla River...only one bridge (at I-95). New homes must be approved by Community ARB and Permitting will be through Camden County.

26 James Lane, Waverly , Georgia

Please give it a look...
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M, , Florida
Wed Apr 9, 2008
Dear Susan,
Northern FL, Southern GA offers a varied assortment of communities with just as varied prices, amenities, access to water, etc. The areas you have mentioned already are included in this statement. The best way to help you is to have a few moments to talk. We are expects at helping families locate their ideal home. We work you first to best understand you personal needs based on your budget, lifestyles preferences and property requirements. Our services are free to you as we are a referral company that does not represent any particular area. Look forward to hearing from you.
Marian Schaffer
The Schaffer Realty Group
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Larry Story, Agent, Greensboro, NC
Wed Apr 9, 2008
For areas like you are suggesting I would like to suggest using a firm that specializes in vacation and retirement homes. These area's are mostly resort so they will be able to look across the whole spectrum and help you find exactly what you need. The email is terry@marianschaffer.com and the website which you can check out is below. They will go as far as planning you trip to check out areas arranging all your visits and basically take all the work out of it for you.
So happy house hunting.

Larry Story
Coldwell Banker Triad
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