Burnside Island is a secluded community about 15 minutes south of Savannah, Georgia.
Living on Burnside Island is great for anyone who wants a relaxed lifestyle and loves the water. If you are into fishing, this is the spot to be. Ask any local – the best shrimping, crabbing and fishing spots can be found here. Like to boat? There are plenty of boat ramps available throughout the island’s neighborhoods.
Located north of Green Island Sound, Burnside Island real estate listings are dominated by waterfront properties because the neighborhood lies along Georgia’s Intercoastal Waterway. Burnside Island is a barrier island located near Isle of Hope and the historic Beaulieu community which began in the nineteenth century as a summer resort for well-heeled Savannahians. The majority of Burnside Island is situated along the Vernon River, a saltwater tidal creek that eventually peters out as it reaches Southside neighborhoods of Savannah and The Landings.
The Burnside Island community has a diverse selection of housing styles and prices to choose from which include many sprawling waterfront estates, but affordable houses are also available. These houses were originally built as second homes for Savannah residents seeking to escape the summer heat in Georgia’s inland areas.
Several shopping centers are located on the northern section as is the Oglethorpe branch of the Live Oak Public Library System. Homes on Burnside Island are zoned for Chatham County public schools, but private school choices are also available on the island. Numerous churches of various denominations are represented on the island.
Moon River, which intersects with Diamond Causeway, is the same Moon River that inspired Burnside resident Johnny Mercer to write the song popularized by Andy Williams. The rivers are also a great place for paddle boarding and kayaking. Butter Bean Beach is a local hot stop on Burnside Island with picnic facilities, play area and public water access.