Fort Stewart holds a prestigious place in the annals of the American military. Of the seven military installations in the state of Georgia, Fort Stewart is the largest. It comprises 280,000 acres stretching among five counties. The number of cities, towns and villages around the installation is staggering. This means that when you transfer to Fort Stewart, you’ll have quite a choice among places to live, send the kids to school and the spouse to work. The smaller towns and villages are in pretty country, while the larger cities provide all the amusements and culture you need. If moving to guides mention one or two towns nearby, then rest assured we’ll cover a lot more ground, if you’ll pardon the pun.
Hinesville is the largest city and the county seat in Liberty County. Hinesville and Fort Stewart make up the metropolitan area of Hinesville-Fort Stewart. Eighty-two cops will look after you. Your kids will attend one of seven elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools. Five colleges in Savannah and one in Statesboro will take the kids through their higher education. Generally, rent is a little under $900, while home prices are around $120,000. Spouses will work in the retail, services, manufacturing or the hospitality industries, among others. Cupcake Wars, Blues, Brews and BBQs, festivals, arts and culture as well as Spanish moss-draped aged oak trees, Farmers Markets, shopping and fine dining are just a few of the things you can look forward to checking out when you transfer to Fort Stewart.
Richmond Hill, Georgia
Originally Henry Ford’s winter home, his plantation is now a popular resort with cabins and golf among other things. The plantation was builton the site of the former Richmond plantation, burned by Sherman in his march to the sea. Ford established a kindergarten and church, as well as timber and agricultural concerns. Richmond Hill is a growing city on the outskirts of Savannah, chock full of gated communities, golf, festivals, plenty of retail and service industry jobs in addition to fine dining and shopping. Houses generally go for around $160,000, while rent is around $1,100. Bryan County schools are among the finest in the state of Georgia.
To the west of Richmond Hill and the county seat of Bryan County, Pembroke is a small town with a village atmosphere. If you don’t mind traveling into Savannah or Statesboro, both around 40 miles distant, you’ll find shopping, dining, arts and culture, festivals, events and other amusements. Pembroke is a railroad town, with timber its main concern. Spouses will probably work in Savannah or Statesboro, while the kids will attend Bryan County schools. Pembroke is the antithesis to Richmond Hill, with its small-town air and village atmosphere. Homes usually cost around $135,000. Rent is around $700.00. There are still plenty of Spanish moss-draped trees here, too.
The home of Georgia Southern University and actor Danny McBride, Statesboro is around 40 miles northwest of Fort Stewart. A college town, the city is built around the college, with parks, shops and lots of eateries stuffed with college kids. Some of the best food around can be found in Statesboro. The kids will attend Bulloch County schools, which are well rated. Work will be found in retail, services, the college and manufacturing for spouses and/or kids old enough to work. Houses usually run around $115,000, while rent is around $700.00. Agriculture is the main thrust of the county; wherever you drive, you’ll see fields as far as the eye can see planted with grains, cotton, corn, peanuts and other produce. Statesboro is a very green place, with moss-draped trees vying with pines for your attention. The most amazing thing about Statesboro is its attitude: people are upbeat, happy and helpful.
Smaller country towns surround Fort Stewart. Family members will have to drive to the nearest large city in order to shop, dine and seek amusement. Savannah, Statesboro, Macon and Valdosta are the largest cities around, and the farthest are around an hour’s drive. Kids will be bused to the nearest large city to attend school, and parents will drive a bit to reach work. However, the surrounding countryside with its wildlife and birds will keep you captivated. So while you contact us to work out the particulars of moving, you can be planning what cool stuff you’ll see and do first.