Magnolia Park Homes For Sale
Nestled just the other side of the Truman Parkway from the Fairway Oaks/Kensington Park neighborhoods is the delightful sister neighborhood called Magnolia Park & Blueberry Hill. Originally developed in 1952 by the Lamara Company (developer of Savannah communities), this area features a diverse mix of mid-century ranch style homes and several iconic Mid-Century Modern homes. These MCM’s are mostly found on Spalding Drive and have been restored by Mid-Century modern lovers over the past several years.
Magnolia Park is known for it’s close knit community and tree-lined streets. It’s not uncommon to find some of the original owners still residing in the area. With convenient access to the Truman Parkway and DeRenne Avenue leading to I-16 all of Savannah is at your fingertips! It’s not uncommon to see several generations of family living in the neighborhood.
Perhaps the highlight of Magnolia Park is the community pool. We’re talking “Sandlot” style here. The community pool is open to residents and members of the neighborhood association. Chill out on the hot summer days and enjoy a splash or time at the neighborhood playground. The not-to-be-missed event has to be the Annual Fourth of July Parade and Barbecue. Residents dress up in festive gear, decorate golf carts and wagons, and hit the streets in the best display of community spirit we’ve seen in years.
Magnolia Park/Blueberry Hill has a very active Neighborhood Association, representing the residents and working on issues concerning this area. The MPNA organizes a variety of social events for the neighborhood through out the year for residents to enjoy.
Magnolia Park Neighbors
MIDTOWN – Midtown is convenient to all Savannah area attractions and is within minutes to all areas of the city and the islands. Savannah real estate development in the Midtown area began in the 1930’s with Ardsley Park being the first Savannah subdivision. Ardsley Park and the neighboring Chatham Crescent feature many Victorian homes are on the National Register of Historic Districts.
KENSINGTON PARK – The Kensington Park community is different that the communities to the North, such as Lamara and Abercorn Heights, and Ardmore Community. The homes and lots tend to be larger. This community has winding oak tree street that breaks away from Savannah’s typical North, South, East, West grid pattern. From within the community you can walk to the Synagogue or to the community pool with ease.
ARDSLEY PARK – Ardsley Park-Chatham Crescent is a large, highly intact residential area developed, beginning in 1910 as two adjacent planned subdivisions. The plan of Ardsley Park, a regular grid with landscaped squares, is extremely important to the fabric of historic Savannah as it is a twentieth century variant of Oglethorpe’s original city plan.
Where The Locals Go
- Baker’s Pride Bakery – We’re kind of a fan of their donuts.
- Sunny Side Up – Best Midtown diner.
- Sweet Potatoes Kitchen – It’s just good!
- Kayak Kafe – Fresh food and outdoor dining.
- Latin Chicks Restaurant – Our new favorite.
- Barberitos – A lot of people do the burrito, but they do it really well.
- bar · food – Great local hangout.