Senior Living in Garden City, GA : Area Guide for Garden City, GA

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Garden City, GA is a small town with big plans. This up and coming area is a prime example of innovation and growth. Beginning with the construction of the new Town Center in 2009, Garden City has continued to expand with more retail and residential opportunities. Located just outside of Savannah, Garden City is a great place to visit from your senior community Savannah. This growing city promises to offer even more in the future.

History of Garden City

Garden City was originally named Industrial City Gardens in 1939. The area's primary purpose was to support the increasing industrial business, mostly the three major plantations in the area. It was renamed Garden City in 1941, but is still an important part of Georgia's industrial growth. Garden City is home to the Port of Savannah, the flagship operation of the Georgia Ports Authority.

To experience a bit of the history of Garden City, visitors are encouraged to tour the Dotson House. The Dotson House is the oldest residence in Garden City. It was built at its original location in 1850 and later moved to the current Town Center. The Dotson House is now home to the new visitors center. All are welcome to visit and learn more about what this rising city has to offer.

Garden City Town Center

The Garden City Town Center is the pride and joy of this small city. It opened in 2009 with the dedication of the City's new City Hall building. The Town Center serves as the center of local government and an important landmark for the local community. The unique and innovative design won a Georgia Planning Association award. In 2012, the City approved a Town Center Master Plan to build a network of well established streets with trees, sidewalks, art, bike racks and drinking fountains. This new design will promote a welcoming environment and encourage a more pedestrian lifestyle.

Parks and Outdoor Attractions

Garden City offers many options for those who want to get out and get active. Sharon Community Park features two playgrounds and a lovely pond surrounded by a fitness trail. The park also offers a pavilion and picnic area to enjoy an afternoon outdoors. Volunteer Park is another option. It is located just outside of the Bazemore Baseball Park and is dedicated to the volunteer's that have helped make Garden City what it is today.

Recreational Activities

For anyone who enjoys a good ball game, Bazemore Park Baseball Complex is the place for you. The park features six lighted baseball fields that are used for leagues and tournaments to host teams of all ages. If baseball isn't your sport, Garden City offers two lighted tennis courts next door to the Senior Center on Vernedoe Avenue. Maybe basketball or swimming is your activity of choice. Visit the Garden City Recreation Center to take advantage of the gym, swimming pool, and football/soccer stadium. These areas are available for rental for special events.

What better way to enjoy Georgia's beautiful weather than a day out on the golf course. Southbridge Gold Community is located conveniently across from the newly built Town Center. SouthBridge offers a fully stocked golf shop and has a convenient online tee time system to set up your next round. After teeing off with some friends, you can enjoy a great meal at Vickery's Restaurant, located right there at the club. Southbridge also offers membership programs that include social events and organized competitions.

Enjoy Retirement at the Marshes of Skidaway Island

There are so many options for places to visit and things to do at the Marshes of Skidaway Island. Garden City, GA is just one example of the countless opportunities you will have to explore and enjoy senior independent living Savannah style. From a quiet stroll in the park to an exciting game of golf with new friends, Savannah has all that you need to get the most out of retirement.

The Marshes of Skidaway Island offers wonderful amenities to support a luxurious and relaxing lifestyle. We have a variety of choices for living accommodations, a full-service health and wellness center, indoor pool, fully-equipped exercise room, hobby areas, a putting green and more. Not to mention The Island club, home to four dining venues, a cocktail lounge, game rooms and library.

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