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  • Remarkable Living, Everyday

    Henry and Clara Ford sought to improve the quality of life and open doors for people living in Richmond Hill, formerly Ways Station. Their dreams and intentions did not die with them. Their legacy is still behind Richmond Hill's growth and fortunate existence. Richmond Hill was built on education, entrepreneurship, low taxes and beautiful landscape - the sense of community anyone can enjoy.

    Education

    The goal of the Bryan County Board of Education is to provide a first-class education to meet the individual needs of a diverse student population by making it a priority to create a safe and comfortable learning environment. Our community values the importance of education highly, believing in a well-rounded curriculum to enhance the education each child receives.

    Live-Work-Play

    Explore our state-of-the-art recreation facility at Devaul Henderson Park, which includes: baseball and softball complex, walking trails, a 10-court regulation tennis complex and artificial turf fields for soccer and football.

    South Bryan County Recreation Center features two gymnasiums, outdoor basketball court, baseball and soccer fields, batting cages and a skate park.

    Enjoy the serene 3-mile nature trail at J.F. Gregory Park, home of the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival, held every third weekend in October.

    Enjoy lovely restaurants, unique boutiques and antique shops, golf on one of our public courses, enjoy a day on the great Ogeechee River or a beautiful sunset under a majestic oak - you'll never want to leave!

    Property Taxes

    Prospective home buyers have an extra incentive to live in Richmond Hill with a Homestead Exemption of $2,000 of assessed value of land and home. In addition to having one of the most competitive tax rates of all the coastal counties, homeowners ages 65 and up receive a $50,000 Homestead Exemption from the City, County and Board of Education property tax. Just another reason Richmond Hill is the best place to retire on the coast of Georgia!

    Waterfront Community

    With an abundance of beautiful deep-water property, you can enjoy fishing and crabbing from the dock of your own waterfront home. For other, Richmond Hill's two full service marinas provide easy access to the area's many rivers and creeks - truly a boaters paradise.

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  • Facts at your Fingertips

  • BRYAN COUNTY, GEORGIA

    Founded in 1793
    County Seat: Pembroke, Georgia

    Geography

    Bryan County 454 square miles
    Richmond Hill 14.58 square miles
    Pembroke 8 square miles
    Elevation 14'
    Interstate 95 1.3
    Interstate 16 13.7
    US Coastal Highway 17 0


    Population

    Bryan County 29,648
    Richmond Hill 14,508
    Pembroke 5,782


    Land/Water Area

    Richmond Hill 130.3 square miles (land area)
    Pembroke 141.2 square miles (land area)
    Richmond Hill 0.2 square miles (water area)
    Pembroke 0.3 square miles (water area)


    Labor Force

    Richmond Hill Unemployment 1.5%
    Pembroke Unemployed 2.9%


    Income

    Richmond Hill, Median HH Income $59,190
    Pembroke, Median HH Income $36,103


    Distance to Major Cities:

    Savannah 13 miles
    Macon 167 miles
    Atlanta 250 miles
    Hilton Head, South Carolina 59 miles
    Charelston, South Carolina 121 miles
    Jacksonville, Florida 120 miles

     
    Savannah Port Authority

    Port Authority 20.3 miles

     
    Air Transportation

    Savannah/Hilton Head International 17.3 miles
    Runway Length 9351 x 150ft/2850 x 46m (longest)
    Runway Surface Grooved Concrete
    Hinesville Airport 36.6 miles
    Runway Length 3698 x 75
    Runway Surface Paved

     
    Military Installations

    Ft. Stewart 25 miles
    Hunter Army Airfield 13.7 miles

     
    Climate

    Average Annual Temperature 78 degrees
    January Average High 60, Low 38
    July Average High 92, Low 72
    Annual Rainfall 49.58"
    Annual Snowfall None
    Prevailing Wind Direction NW

     
    Government

    Richmond Hill Mayor and City Council
    Pembroke Mayor and City Council
    Bryan County Board of Commisioners

     
    Taxes (Please visit the following websites)

    City of Richmond Hill: www.richmondhill-ga.gov
    City of Pembroke: www.pembrokega.net
    Bryan County Tax Assessors Office: www.bryantaxassessors.org


    Medical Hospitals

    Memorial Helath University (Savannah) 530 beds, Tertiary Care, Level 1 Trauma
    St. Joseph's Hospital (Savannah) 350 beds
    Candler Hospital (Savannah) 331 beds


    Schools

    Education (Primary-High School) Colleges & Universities within 25 miles
    Lanier Primary Savannah College of Art & Design
    Bryan County Elementary Savannah State University
    Bryan County Middle School Georgia Southern University - Armstrong Campus
    Bryan County High School Savannah Technical College
    Richmond Hill Primary School Brewton-Parker College
    Richmond Hill Elementary School Strayer University
    Richmond Hill Middle School Virginia College
    George Washington Carver Elementary University of Phoenix
    McAllister Elementary School Georgia Southern University (60 miles)
       

     

     
    Attractions and Museums

    • Fort McAllister State Park
    • Richmond Hill History Museum
    • J.F. Gregory Park
    • DeVaul Henderson Park
    • Coastal Bryan Heritage Trail
    • Historical Markers


    Major Annual Events

    Chamber Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon December
    Rotary Club of Richmond Hill Annual Fundraiser February
    Annual Easter Extravaganza Spring 
    Cars & Coffee March-October
    Georgia Cities Week April
    Relay for Life April
    Memorial Day Program May
    Chamber Golf Tournament May
    Memorial Day Celebration/Commemoration May
    July Fourth Celebration July
    Bryan County Bass Masters Fishing Tournament August
    Labor Day Celebration September
    Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival 3rd Weekend in October
    Candle Lantern Tour at Fort McAllister October
    Veterans Day Observance November
    Holiday Artist Collective December
    Annual Chili Cook-Off December
    Annual Hometown Christmas Parade December
    Siege of Ft. McAllister Reenactment December
    Winter Muster, Battle and Candle Lantern Tour December

     
    Recreational Facilities

    • Ft. McAllister State Park
    • Richmond Hill Recreation Center
    • Richmond Hill Teen Center
    • Pembroke Community Center
    • J.F. Gregory Park
    • DeVaul Henderson Park
    • YMCA
    • Richmond Hill Area Tennis Association
    • Public Libraries (2)
    • Public Gold Courses (2)


    Financial Institutions (banks, mortgage companies & credit unions)

    Richmond Hill: 13
    Pembroke: 2

    Banking Institutions

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