Isle of Hope is located eight miles south of Downtown Savannah and was originally split into lots and developed in 1850’s. The homes and property were sold to Savannah’s elite, as weekend escapes. Now Isle of Hope is a robust coastal community and very much feels a part of the Savannah community. Sandfly is directly adjacent, and was developed later and features a shopping district.
Where the locals go to eat:
Driftaway Cafe is a local favorite, owned by an IOH resident. Great bar, delicious and fresh entree items. Auspicious is a 2020 addition to the area— they have the best croissants and pastries in Savannah.
Shopping and Attractions:
Isle of Hope is famous for Bluff Drive and the Isle of Hope Marina.It has sweeping intercoastal views and some of the prettiest sunrises you’ve ever seen.
The Sandfly shopping center is home to some great retailers – Cutter’s Point Coffee Roasters, September’s Closet, CVS, Tequila’s Town (great Mexican food) and the top rated Urgent Care of Sandfly are all close by. Urgent Care Sandfly even has an x-ray and an ortho on staff – its a great way to stay out of the ER for minor injuries!
History and Homes:
Homes date back to the 1800’s when IOH was originally developed, but most of the homes were built in the 60’s and 70’s with some newer construction sprinkled in. Houses range from the low 200k to well over a million on Bluff Drive.
What the locals say:
I moved into a little house on Bluff Drive when I was pregnant with my daughter Reese a little over six years ago. Being from Savannah I have lived on Burnside Island, The Landings, Downtown and in Ardsley Park and have spent summers going to our beach house on Tybee.
I love so many parts of Savannah but for me Isle Of Hope has been so special because of the closeness to the water and the kind and friendly neighborhood my daughter gets to grow up in. Every morning we know everyone walking and jogging down the Bluff in front of our house and we walk to the neighborhood playground and meet friends and neighbors there and at the Isle of Hope neighborhood pool behind our house. We walk to the marina for their Pavilion Series concerts every month and listen to live music from our porch when they host parties and receptions. During quarantine it really became so apparent how as a neighborhood and community we were all there for one another. We all checked in on our elderly neighbors like our sweet neighbor Jack Lee who just turned 97 this year and working moms like my neighbor Anna and I helped one another with childcare so we could go to work while there was no school or childcare the past 12 weeks but we had businesses to run and work responsibilities we could not miss. I love that in Isle Of Hope and Savannah my child sees a community that works together to help and take care of one another. – Isle of Hope Resident, Courtney Victor
Isle of Hope is the BEST place to raise kids. Evening family bike rides, seeing baby owls learn to fly, searching for fiddler crabs, jumping off docks and swimming in the river, walks on the bluff and of course golf cart rides. It’s amazing! – Isle of Hope Resident, Yael Elfassy
Distance to Tybee Island, Army Bases, Airport and Downtown Savannah:
34 Minutes to Tybee Island
17 Minutes to Downtown Savannah
30 Minutes to Sav/HHI International Airport
15 Minutes to Hunter Army Airfield
55 Minutes to Fort Stewart
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