Glynn County Area Guide

Welcome to beautiful Glynn County!  This coastal county offers visitors and residents alike access to mild temperatures year round and a rich variety of exciting outdoor attractions and activities.  Enjoy living and working in a community that offers a friendly atmosphere, the excellent Glynn County School System, and a variety of job opportunities.  Glynn County is the perfect place for anyone looking to retire or for someone who loves the great outdoors.  With nearly endless opportunities, Glynn County is the perfect spot for you and your family.

  

History

Glynn County was initially established in 1777 and was named after John Glynn, a member of the Parliament as well as a friend to the colonies.  Glynn County was one of the eight original counties in GeorgiaBrunswick was named county seat in 1797, although the town was originally laid out in 1771 following the Oglethorpe Plan of parks, squares, and boulevards, much like Savannah

The Historic Glynn County Courthouse was built during the transitional period from Victoria to Edwardian and reflects an eclectic style of architecture. The historic structure retains many of its original features such as a symmetrical Victoria interior plan and neo-classical window details.

Glynn County also attracted the eye of poet Sidney Lanier and is forever immortalized in his poem “The Marshes of Glynn”.  To discover this and more of Glynn County’s rich history and to read Sidney Lanier’s poem, please visit http://www.glynncounty.org/index.aspx?NID=480.

 

Parks and Recreation

Glynn County is home to a dedicated Parks and Recreation Department that serves all of its citizen’s needs.  From incredible athletic programs and facilities to beautiful parks, Glynn County has got you covered.  Wander along dappled paths or watch the kids play on one of Glynn County’s safe playgrounds.  For more information about Glynn County’s Parks and Recreation programs or rental information, please visit their official website at: http://www.glynncounty.org/index.aspx?NID=153.


Attractions and Activities

Discover a rich variety of fantastic attractions and activities that await you in Glynn CountyGlynn County offers superb shopping, delectable restaurants and eateries, and fun to be had by all.  Enjoy hitting the water at Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island’s beaches or enjoy fishing and watersports on local waterways.  Glynn County truly offers something for everyone from biking, bowling, shooting, tennis, and car races to casino cruise, golf, area tours, rollerskating, and day trips.  To find out more about the incredible attractions and activities that await you in Glynn County, please click here: http://www.goldenisles.com/


Events

Glynn County is home to a variety of fun events throughout the year, always offering you and your family something new and exciting to experience!  From holiday events to farmers markets and community gatherings, there’s something for people of all ages and interests.  Please visit Glynn County’s official event calendar to discover just a few of these family-friendly events and activities that await you in the upcoming months

http://www.brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com/Events/EventsCalendar/tabid/158/Default.aspx

 

 

Average Housing Costs in Brunswick & the Golden Isles of Georgia

Probably nowhere is Brunswick and the Golden Isles more of a study in contrasts than in the types, styles and costs of the homes on the market. Because of the resort nature of Sea Island, St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island, executive level homes are plentiful here, some with gorgeous ocean and/or marsh views. It’s easy enough, however, to find a smaller bungalow or condominium at a reasonable price within an easy walk to the beach, or even family homes on larger lots close to the network of bike paths on the islands.

Real values can be found in the city of Brunswick and the mainland portions of Glynn County. If you can live with being 15 minutes from the beach by car, you can find homes on the mainland that are comparable in size and quality of construction to those on the islands at almost half the price. For example, a three-bedroom, two-bath, 1642-sq. ft. home built in 2006 in North Glynn County sells for $199,000. Or, a 1980’s 3-bedroom, 2-bath 1200 sq. ft. condo in Brunswick runs $151,000. Brunswick is pursuing downtown revitalization through a comprehensive approach to economic redevelopment and historic preservation.

Those who love the charm of Old England may want to consider owning a beautiful, turn-of-the-century home in Historic Downtown Brunswick amidst enormous live oak trees draped with Spanish moss. For example, a three-bedroom, 2-bath, 1600-sq. ft. 1920’s home here can be yours for $300,000. Centered at the intersection of Newcastle and Gloucester Streets, the traditional commercial corridors of the city, Historic Downtown Brunswick, named for Braunsweig, Germany, the ancestral home of King George II, is the largest small-town urban National Register Historic District in Georgia. The streets and squares are lined with homes noted for their turn-of-the-century and eclectic mix of architecture. The roads are laid out in a grid pattern based on General James Oglethorpe’s design, and named in honor of English royalty and geography. Examples include "Prince," "Halifax," "Gloucester," "Norwich," and "Hanover" streets. For more information, contact the Golden Isles Association of Realtors or search the local multiple listing service. Source: Georgia DCA Dataviews, 2009

Sales

Source: Golden Isles Association of Realtors

 

Total Sales

Average Price

Median Price

Sales Totals/ Statistics 2011

Residential Sales
Condo Sales
Total Sales

$232,934,179
$40,082,508
$273,016,687

$289,719
$231,691

$221,755
$231,691

Sales Totals/ Statistics 2010

Residential Sales
Condo Sales
Total Sales

$158,208,179
$43,043,932
$201,252,111

$254,764
$290,837

$243,692
$290,837

Sales Totals/ Statistics 2009

Residential Sales
Condo Sales
Total Sales

$135,018,754
$30,213,707
$165,232,551

$222,803
$272,196

$170,000
$235,000

Sales Totals/ Statistics 2008

Residential Sales
Condo Sales
Total Sales

$192,990,753
$45,283,716
$238,274,469

$250,637
$340,479

$190,000
$218,635

Sales Totals/ Statistics 2007

Residential Sales
Condo Sales
Total Sales

$360,169,923
$68,627,869
$428,797,792

$292,583
$298,382

$214,000
$234,000

 

Glynn County Building Permits

 

Single Family Residential

Multi Family Residential

Commercial

2011

72

0

16

2010

76

2 Permits / 6 Units

19

2009

127

8 Permits / 20 Units

28

2008

237

44 Permits / 486 Units

50

2007

523

51 Permits / 159 Units

57

 

 


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Debby Jones
Debby Jones
Realtor