Isle of Hope
Isle of Hope is located nearby on the Skidaway River.
Isle of Hope has been lovingly called home by generations who have embraced the lowcountry lifestyle.
A true island community within an island community, Wymberley was developed on Isle of Hope by Mr. James Richmond in the 1950’s and many residents have lived their entire lives there, raising their children and now children’s children.
Boating, fishing, swimming, biking, the pristine beauty of Georgia’s State Park Historic Wormsloe, wildlife sanctuary, kayaking, full service marina at Isle of Hope Marina, community dock and pool, horseshoes, corn hole, extreme croquet, golf cart community, cultural hub of art and music at Isle of Hope Pavilion, neighbors that care for each other, historic IOH Bluff, Wymberley Yacht Club, picnics, crabbing tournaments, shrimping, moon river lullabies, churches, all within a mile of modern conveniences and restaurants of Sandfly.
Areas of Isle of Hope:
Historic Bluff Drive:
Contact Stewart Marshall to talk about buying or selling on the coast!
Don’t miss the best annual event on Isle of Hope! The Isle of Hope Art and Musical Festival!
History of Isle of Hope
Established as a retreat in the 19th century for the elite of Savannah, Isle of Hope provided a refuge from the intense heat and outbreaks of malaria prevalent throughout the summer months. Originally owned by Henry Parker, the land was divided into lots in the 1850s and 1860s. These were sold to prominent Savannah families who built palatial homes along the water. A small African American settlement in the district dates from after the Civil War when freed slaves from Wormsloe Plantation settled in the town. In 1871 a railroad was built connecting Savannah with Isle of Hope and by the early 20th century many residents were living in the town year-round. The historic district encompasses a large area extending back from the Skidaway River. Landscaped with old oak trees covered in Spanish moss, the houses range in style from Greek Revival, Victorian, and Neoclassical to Craftsman Bungalows. Many of the residences also have both formal and informal gardens. Credit for text: nps.gov
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If you’re a boater, love the Lowcountry lifestyle, enjoy time outdoors, want a place where your children can ride their bikes with their friends from house to house, then Isle of Hope is the perfect fit.