Southern Charm with a Modern Edge at Savannah Quarters
Having relocated many times throughout their busy working lives, Jim and Celeste Whirt were ready to find their ideal home, in their ideal location. They toured a few places in Florida, but it was the master-planned community of Savannah Quarters in Georgia that eventually won their hearts.
“Family is very important to us so we knew we wanted to be close to at least one of our three children,” explains Celeste. They also knew that they wanted a warm climate and to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, while still having easy access to shops, restaurants, and a vibrant cultural scene.
“When my daughter in-law suggested that we take a look at Savannah Quarters, a beautiful community that was close to them and not far from Downtown Savannah, we set up a viewing right away,” says Celeste. They were shown around by a Savannah Quarters representative and instantly fell in love with the friendly atmosphere, modern amenities, and peaceful natural setting.
Savannah Quarters checked lots of boxes. It has a Greg Norman signature golf course, an award-winning fitness center with a dynamic range of activities, and it enjoys a year round sunny climate. “Everything is so easy at Savannah Quarters,” smiles Celeste, “Most people have a golf cart to get around, so there’s very little traffic, and I love the peace and quiet.”
Looking to retire within the next five years, both Jim and Celeste wanted a home where they could age in place, but they weren’t interested in the 55+ set up. “Considering our age, it was high on our priority list to be close to first-class medical facilities, but we didn’t want to be in a retirement community. I love the fact that kids are playing in the neighborhood and that there are people of all ages living around us. It keeps me young!” says Celeste.
The Great Escape
The Whirts chose to custom build their ideal home in a part of the community called The Reserve that prides itself on acres of stately hardwood trees and shaded ponds. Having relocated from just outside of Atlanta, Jim and Celeste were excited to soak up the tranquility of a more natural setting.
“It’s so beautiful here, and I like the more relaxed pace. Especially as I am still so close to great shopping and all the night life of Savannah,” says Celeste.