The Ford Plantation

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Just off Ford Ave/Highway 144 in Richmond Hill, lies the Ford Plantation. This community is often considered the crown jewel of real estate in Richmond Hill with only 400 homes spread among 1800 acres. The name, Ford Plantation, derives from this land being bought by Henry Ford for his sprawling winter estate. His mansion became a hub for socialite families of the era, such as the Vanderbilts, Rockefellers, and the DuPonts. This Greek Revival mansion, on the banks of the Ogeechee River remains a centerpiece of the community today. Being a resident of the Ford plantation is a chance to carry on Ford’s legacy to the area, as well as his taste for refined, low-key opulence. The Ford Plantation lifestyle is unparalleled for this area; it is a premiere sporting club community with a plethora of amenities, to capture everyone’s interest. The Plantation offers golf, an equestrian center, inland and offshore fishing, a deepwater marina, wing and clay shooting, tennis, squash, fitness facilities, kayaking, restaurants, a naturalist program, walking paths, and a variety of social activities for resident and guest members to partake in.

 

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The Ford Plantation is conveniently located approximately 18 miles southwest of Savannah, in Richmond Hill. Even though you will be close to all that Savannah has to offer; all of your daily needs can be found in Richmond Hill which is one of the fastest growing communities in the area. The main gate of the Ford Plantation is located just off Ford Ave/Highway 144, which places the neighborhood merely 5 minutes or less from I-95 and only 15 miles from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. With all this convenience still comes a sense of seclusion upon entering the gates. The Ford Plantation’s 1800 acres include sprawling live oaks and magnolias, generous tree coverage, as well as almost a mile of deepwater frontage on the Ogeechee River.

 

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Inside the Ford Plantation, there are numerous sub-communities which allow one to choose the best type of home and community within the plantation for them. The community of Cherry Hill features a historic row of stately live oaks and has Low Country style homes with 1.5 and 2 story floorplans ranging from 1,000 to 2,800 square feet. McAllister Point is set among ancient live oak and magnolia trees with antebellum rice fields surrounding the property. Homes in McAllister Point are laid out to typify the lush town squares and sense of community found in Savannah in Charleston. Homes range from 2100 to 4000 square feet and include a multi-story porches to take in the captivating views. At Silk Hope Harbour, two story cottages with generous porches are laid out to face a lake or the Ogeechee river. This makes Silk Hope Harbour the ideal location for those who love the water, with cottages modeled after quaint towns along the Eastern Seaboard. Silk Hope Plantation has roots dating back to the 1750’s as one of the most important rice plantations on the Ogeechee River. Today, Silk Hope Plantation stands as a collection of Low Country cottages set among a forest of oaks. Pecan Grove Estates has lots ranging from 1.5-5 acres and is located conveniently close to the plantation’s trail system. Homes can be built up to 6000 square feet, and there is no minimum square footage requirement. Homeowners can build estates as small or big as they need to suit their current lifestyle.

 

Current listings for homes in the Ford Plantation start in the 400’s and range up to 7 million. Lots can be found starting at $75,000. To visit The Ford Plantation, schedule a showing with your realtor, or visit fordplantation.com to learn more.

 

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