Richmond Hill, the place I call home. Who am I? My name is Cheryl and I’ve been a resident of this sweet little town going on 4 years. To say I am new to small-town life is a partially true statement. I actually came from a small town in South Florida.
Geographically it was smaller, but there were more people and less open space. In my experience a town isn’t small because of how large or populated it is, it’s more about what is at the heart of it. Richmond Hill is truly that to me, a small town with a big heart.
How did I find out about the Hill? Completely by accident. I had always romanticized the beauty and quaintness of Savannah after reading a book series based on the location.
The moss in the trees, the historic squares, the winding rivers, all so intriguing. I secretly kept that on my “to do’ list: visit Savannah Georgia. So, when my husband had a job opportunity pop up in Savannah I was beyond thrilled. Somehow, through word of mouth or just our persistence in house hunting we stumbled onto Ford Avenue, Richmond Hill Georgia, population 9281.
We were smitten right from that first day. We found out quickly we didn’t necessarily have to be in downtown Savannah to experience the southern charm that we were seeking. We spent hours leisurely riding up and down the streets, checking out different neighborhoods, popping into coffee shops and eating lunch leisurely on the water.
Fast forward almost 4 years (wow, how time flies!) and we’re still in love with it. I mean, who wouldn’t want to live in a town teeming with history and it’s very own fort. A cliff notes history lesson, we have the distinction of having had Henry Ford as a resident during the winter months back when the town was called Ways Station. He and his wife fell in love with the town and people and much of the growth in the 1930’s can be attributed to his philanthropy.
We also have the famous Fort McAllister which is an earthen-work fort used to defend Savannah during the Civil War. Friends, there is just so much to learn and love about Richmond Hill and all of southern Georgia and I hope to introduce you to all of it as you follow me along on my journey!
I hope you’ll keep following me each month because I think as I tell my stories, you will agree, this is most definitely a small town with a big heart and you won’t find a more charming place to live life than the Low Country. Till next time……