Isle of Hope
Southeast of downtown Savannah is picturesque Isle of Hope. While it’s right next to bustling Savannah, Isle of Hope feels like traveling to a different place and time. History and beauty follow you around the Island. The tabby ruin at Wormsloe Plantation is the oldest structure in Savannah. Bluff Drive, with homes that date back to 1820, is one of the most scenic roads on the Eastern coastline. Bluff Drive is a winding residential street along the Intracoastal Waterway with historic mansions and massive moss draped live oaks. It is no wonder that the area is a popular scene for Hollywood film shoots for films including Oscar-winning Glory, the original Cape Fear, Forrest Gump, The Last Song, and the 70’s Burt Reynolds classic, Gator.
Proximity to rivers, creeks, and Georgia’s natural coastline, create an ideal locale for the boating enthusiast. Deep water access is abundant, with marinas and boat slips scattered about the community. The Isle of Hope Marina, founded in 1926, not only keeps your boat in safe hands but offers an ideal venue for local gatherings with a 2,200-sq. ft. pavilion that can accommodate 200 guest.
Rich in history, filled with beauty, and strong in community is the best way to describe Isle of Hope. Residents take pride in their neighborhoods and support local talent. Sandfly is one of the oldest communities in the country and full of local flair. Taste local cuisine at hotspots like Castaways, Driftaway Café, Loc’s Chicken and Waffles, and Sandfly BBQ. Cutters Point Coffee Company invite their guest to “savor your coffee and your time”.
As a community focused on being genuine, the area boasts locally owned service providers like Savannah Power Yoga, a hot, Baptiste Power Yoga studio that has grown with the community.
Others established businesses include Herb Creek Landscape Co., Merry Times Stationary and we would be remiss to not include Newton’s Package Shop Sandfly Fine Wines, a drive-thru liquor store.
The Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest is presented by the Isle of Hope Historical Association. The event is entirely funded by corporate and individual sponsorships to make it a completely free event to all attendees. Events like this along with celebrations, tour of homes, and countless social activities make Isle of Hope a place you want to visit but just might want to stay awhile. You will be welcomed with southern hospitality.