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Ford Plantation12511 Ford Avenue, Savannah, Georgia
Formerly Henry Ford's winter estate, this charming¬†Savannah neighborhood on Lake Clara will steal your breath away by the sweeping river views and catherdral-like¬†live oak trees cascading with Spanish moss. This gated Georgia private¬†community offers enviable Lowcountry¬†real estate combined with first class amenities.¬†The Savannah style park-like setting¬†is 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 and¬†is only about 30 minutes from downtown¬†Historic Savannah Georgia, one of¬†Georgia's best art towns.
FORD PLANTATION AMENITIES
- 24 Hour Manned Gated Entrance
- 18 Hole Championship Golf Course designed by Pete Dye
- 6,000 Square Foot Golf Clubhouse with dining
- The Main House¬†
- Full Service Equestrian Center
- State of the Art Fitness Center
- Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool
- Tennis Courts
- Children's Playground
- Marina with Boat Slips
- 10 Miles of Walking and Horse Trails around Lake Clara
- Full Service Spa
Ford Plantation's¬†marina provides deepwater access to the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean. Boat slips are available up to 65 feet adjacent to the Ogeechee Outfitters marina store. The store offers fishing apparel and gear, boating accessories, bait and tackle.¬†
Pete Dye designed the private championship golf course at The Ford Plantation reflective of Scottish-style links. In 2013, the club began a $7 million restoration of the golf course. The course is expected to be complete by October 2014.¬†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¬†equity members. The equity dues are approximately $19,000 a year plus the $50k partially refundable initiation fee.¬†
Known as refined¬†Georgia¬†equestrian community, the¬†equestrian center is a¬†full service boarding facility with¬†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 Ford Plantation 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 Georgian¬†Ford Mansion.¬†
An old fashioned red barn is¬†the community's 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 gated Georgia¬†private community and was originally¬†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 residents¬†prefer biking or hiking, there are 1,800 acres¬†to explore inside the gates of this friendly¬†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 170¬†homes are built to date at The Ford Plantation. Buyers searching for Lowcountry¬†real estate to build a¬†dream home¬†will find lots for sale ranging¬†from 1 acres to 15 acres in the equestrian area. Waterfront homes, golf course homes or privacy wooded homes are options at the plantation. 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.
Our real estate score for The Ford Plantation in Savannah Georgia is 90.
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Property Owner Reviews
Property Owner Reviews
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 Georgia equestrian community amenities over the Property Owners Association debt free. No negative news is found on the internet about The Ford Plantation or Sterling Bluff Associates.