Laid-back and Unpretentious Coastal Living
Situated 18 miles from Historic Savannah, Tybee Island (meaning salt to Native Americans) is a small barrier island, rich in history and natural beauty. Tybee Island was incorporated in 1887, and is located within Chatham County. Its size is 3 1/2 miles by 3/4 miles, and is located on the easternmost point in the state of Georgia.
This laid back seaside island is graced by a wide, 3-mile long beach that’s perfect for water sports enthusiasts, beach combers, and nature lovers. It exudes the “getting-away-from-it-all” feeling that comes when you cross a stretch of tranquil marshland on your way home from a long day at work.
The salt marshes are alive with birds and wildlife indigenous to southeastern Georgia’s coast. If you enjoy fishing you’ll find that Tybee has it all – fishing piers, off shore, deep-sea charters, or even surf fish!
Low Crime Rate and Great Schools
For decades, Tybee has been popular with vacationers for it’s casual vibe, diverse cuisine, and fun recreational activities – but it’s also a terrific place to live year-round. With a low crime rate, this hometown’s population continues to grow. Tybee residents enjoy an exceptional quality of life, with the abundance of natural surroundings, businesses and services just steps away from your front door and a nostalgic feeling that’s hard to find elsewhere. Officially renamed “Savannah Beach” in a publicity move at the end of the 1950s, the city of Tybee has since reverted to its original name.
Small Beach Town Community
While there are only 3,000 full-time residents, during the summer months, the population swells to 30,000 people on the weekend. With it’s own police and fire department, a variety of stores and restaurants, and necessary service oriented businesses, Tybee offers residents the convenience to stay close to home for shopping, automotive needs, banking, insurance, and healthcare needs.
Character and Nostalgia of Days Past
As you stroll through Tybee Island’s quaint historic downtown you will experience the area’s character and feel the nostalgia of days past. Tybee is home to several talented and imaginative artists, many of whom, own whimsical shops and galleries. If you are an art enthusiast, you’ll love the galleries, Third Thursdays on Tybee concerts, Tybee Arts Association shows, Tybee Arts Performing Society plays and world class shows at the historic, newly renovated Tybee Post Theater.
The dining options are plentiful as well – with more than 25 restaurants from which to choose. If you’re a seafood lover – you’re in luck as many local restaurants offer “catch of the day” specials. After dinner, you can enjoy live music at some of the local bars and meet some of the colorful and unforgettable locals!
People Parks, and Dog Parks!
Tybee also has two beautiful parks – Memorial Park, between Butler and Jones Avenue, with a basketball court, volleyball courts and tennis courts, and Jaycee Park which has a basketball court, a ball field and a full walking trail that outlines the area. Both parks have full playground equipment for little ones.
Pet lovers will love the two dog parks located on the northern portion of the island between the River’s End Campground and the Tybee Island Police Department. One is specifically for large dogs and the other is for smaller dogs.
Head to the 239-year-old Tybee Lighthouse, to the smooth path of McQueen’s Island Historic Trail, a 6-mile rails-to-trails effort. The rails-to-trails conversion reflects the general overlap of natural beauty and mild development.
Named ‘Readers Choice Best Beach” by Georgia Magazine
From a historic homes, classic beach-style abodes, and condos, Tybee has a wide array of living choices. Because of supply and demand, housing is relatively expensive and property values are solid, with the median sales price of a single-family home topping $300,000.00. Occasionally a bargain pops up and occasionally a million-dollar plus property sells. The average listing price for a home now on Tybee is around $559,000.00.
Tybee has the distinct honor of being voted the 2009 “#1 Healthiest Beach in America” by Health Magazine. Additional mentions include: “Readers Choice Best Beach” by Georgia Magazine, “Best Beach Retreat” Creative Loafing Atlanta and “#2 Top Budget Getaway” Southern Living Magazine.
Tybee is proud to be a thriving small beach town similar to the ones from your childhood. It’s a place you can escape the hustle, and truly become part of a friendly community. Get ready to kick off your flip-flops, put your toes in the water, and allow the ocean breeze to carry your worries away!
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