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Formerly Henry Ford's winter estate, this Savannah neighborhood on Lake Clara will steal your breath away by the sweeping river views and huge live oak trees cascading with spanish moss. This Georgia private community offers enviable Low Country real estate combined with first class amenities. The Savannah style park-like settings spread over 1,800 acres and only 400 families will call The Ford Plantation home. Their gated entrance provides privacy, seclusion and a sense of security.
Ford's marina provides deep water access to the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean. Boat slips are available up to 65 feet adjacent to the Ogeechee Outfitters marina store. Their sporting club boasts championship golf, equestrian interests, health and wellness at the high-tech fitness center and a luxury full service spa. Pete Dye designed the private championship golf course at The Ford Plantation reflective of Scottish-style links. The grand white stairways leading up to the golf clubhouse will make you feel like a high society socialite indulging in decadent pleasures at the club's signature restaurant. All property owners are required to become sporting club equity members. This Savannah neighborhood is only about 30 minutes from downtown Historic Savannah Georgia, one of Georgia's best art towns.
Known as top notch South Carolina equestrian community, The Ford Equestrian Center's full service boarding facility has 22 stalls, 24 hour survelliance, climate controlled tack rooms, sprinkler system, showers and more horse care conveniences for the serious equine hobbyist. Beyond the barn, 22 acres of paddocks, outdoor arenas and practice jumps enhance the equestrian center. 10 miles of riding trails inside the gates include the Lake Clara Trail which weaves around the east edge of the community passing by Ford's Island, a wildlife and bird sanctuary and the Ford Mansion.
An old fashioned red barn is actually the high tech 6,000 square foot fitness center adjacent to the heated outdoor swimming pool, Lake Dye Grill and 3 Har-Tru tennis courts. The fitness center has men and ladies locker rooms with saunas. Indoor courts can be converted to basketball courts, volleyball courts or squash ball courts. Group classes such as yoga, pilates and spinning are available as well as personal trainers. After an invigorating workout, head over to The Spa at The Ford Plantation for a massage, facial or body treatment. A full service hair salon is also located at The Spa.
The Main House is the focal piece of this Georgia private community and was Henry Ford's winter estate home. Social events throughout the year are hosted at the historic Main House and residents can stop by daily to enjoy a Lowcountry breakfast overlooking Lake Clara. The gardens and fountains at the Main House are beautiful photographic places or places to curl up and read a book. Kayaking and canoeing are outdoor activities popular on the protected interior waterways at The Ford Plantation. Whether you prefer biking or hiking, there are 1,800 acres of the private estate to explore inside the gates of this Savannah neighborhood.
The Historic Oyster House overlooking Lake Clara is home to the community's Naturalist who offers education tours and nature hikes inside of this protected wildlife community. The Oyster House is also the location of The Ford Plantation Oyster Roasts held each month during the winter months. The sporting club activities calendar is filled with fishing tournaments, tennis tournaments, golf tournaments and social club events. This South Carolina equestrian community also is the host of a Speaker Series where educational presenters from around the area share history, culture and topics of interest to residents. The closest best schools are Savannah Country Day School, Savannah Christian, St. Vincent's Academy, and Benedictine Military School.
Of the 400 single family homes planned, about 160 homes are built to date at The Ford Plantation. Buyers searching for Low Country real estate will find lots for sale range from 1 acres to 15 acres in the equestrian area. Waterfront homes, golf course homes or privacy wooded homes are home choices. Single family homes for sale at Ford Plantation start in the $500k's to over $3 million. Lots for sale can be found just over $100k. Ford Plantation approved builders include Lovell Partners, Seaboard Construction Management, JT Turner Construction Company and Jacobs Builders. All are Energy Star green builders.
Our real estate score for The Ford Plantation in Savannah Georgia is 90.
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The Henry Ford Estate was purchased in 1998 by Sterling Bluff Associates, a private investor group, who developed The Ford Plantation. The team of Sterling Bluff Associates have years of experience in building master planned communities in the Hilton Head South Carolina area.
In 2008, this Lowcountry real estate developer turned this South Carolina equestrian community amenities over the Property Owners Association debt free. There is no negative news found on the internet about The Ford Plantation or Sterling Bluff Associates.