Separating Savannah from the Atlantic Ocean are a myriad of island which are home to a diverse population of wildlife and many quiet small residential neighborhoods. Residential island real estate home styles differ from luxurious waterfront mansions to beach bungalow style homes. Island neighborhoods range from gated communities to small enclave condominiums. Life in these communities is bound together by the twisting creeks and rivers of the popular Intracoastal Waterway. Tybee Island, a short drive from Historic Savannah offers ocean front living. Homes on Tybee Island range from small bungalows built in the 1950's to new construction. It offers a strong resort community vibe.
This area includes Whitemarsh, Oatland, Isle of Hope and Dutch Island. Wilmington Island is the largest of the islands. Long promenade docks with patios are iconic features of many properties, making water activities a way of life.