Brunswick's modern shops, apartments and cultural facilities share space with attractions steeped in history. Located on the southeast coast of Georgia midway between Savannah and Jacksonville, this premiere resort town lures new residents and visitors from all over the globe. Having mild year-round temperatures, it's especially popular for outdoor recreation. Walkers, bikers and water-sport enthusiasts appreciate its white-sand beaches, marshlands and waterways. If you're looking to rent an apartment in a neighborhood that has something for everyone, look no further; it won't take long for you to call Brunswick home.
It's no wonder that the gorgeous Georgia coastline has been fought over since the 1500s. Native Americans, the Spanish and the British all staked claims, and pirates stalked its crystal waters. Even illustrious families like the Vanderbilts, Goodyears and Rockefellers jockeyed for positions.
The area's colorful history includes a temporarily evacuation during the Civil War in anticipation of General Sherman's March to the Sea. Its strategic military location and sheltered port made it ideal for shipbuilding and wartime exporting during WWII. Some of its grand old mansions have stood for over 200 years on neighborhood streets lined with magnificent oaks and fragrant magnolia trees.
Today, around 16,000 people enjoy Brunswick's thriving economy, unique shops, restaurants and world-class golf courses. Its residents include a number of professional golfers -- who have more than 250 holes to play -- and famous musicians, baseball players and artists.
The three glistening beaches of Brunswick, known together as the Golden Isles, are accessed by causeways running from the city. The town is famous for its many neighborhood parks, which feature picnic grounds, baseball fields and walking trails. Along the shore, enthusiasts enjoy kayaking, sailing and deep-sea fishing. You may prefer taking a dolphin tour or idling on the waterfront to watch the shrimpers unload the day's catch. The Emerald Princess Casino Ship sails every day of the week.
Cultural venues like the Golden Isles Arts Center cater to every interest, and there's no shortage of art galleries and museums. Photographers and nature-lovers appreciate the herons, bald eagles and Loggerhead sea turtles that populate the shoreline. The unique native plants and flowers are breathtaking.
Three federal highways run through Brunswick, and the Golden Isles Airport whisks passengers to Atlanta's Hartfield Jackson International Airport in under 40 minutes. Glynn County is working with several agencies to phase in a public transportation system over the next few years, but trolleys, chartered boats, biking and walking suit the natives who rent property here just fine.
Students who rent in town may choose from Troy University, Coastal Pines Technical College or College of Coastal Georgia, a state school that features an active sports program.
As one of the busiest ports in the U.S., the area offers many diverse job opportunities. Its elite hotels and resorts provide careers in the tourist trade. The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center is the largest employer in the county with an annual local impact upwards of $600 million. Gulfstream Aerospace, King & Prince Seafood and the Southeast Georgia Health System are other possibilities. If you're into working with cars, Brunswick is the major export hub for Ford and General Motors. Other exporters include Audi, Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz.