Coming Home to the Coast

On St. Simons Island, Georgia, a budding development offers sweeping estates with multigenerational appeal

A jewel-sized oasis along the Georgia coast, St. Simons Island has the feel of a hidden treasure. With an unhurried air and broad swaths of conserved land, the largest of the Golden Isles is a rare retreat that seems untouched by the pace of the outside world. Amid this unique landscape sits the private community of Frederica. Shaded by live oaks and Spanish moss, the property spans 1,700 lush acres, its man-made elements designed in harmony with the natural world. While residents have called this place home for decades, a new opportunity for ownership is coming this year.

Featuring a limited twenty-one properties overlooking the largest freshwater lake in coastal Georgia, Frederica Estates is the newest addition to the Frederica community. Keeping the island’s natural beauty at the forefront, the properties range from eight to forty-three acres, allowing residents to dream up an estate that suits their family and needs. With such considerable acreage comes the freedom to build several homes on one property—plus custom amenities based on owners’ lifestyles, including custom golf facilities, tennis courts, elaborate gardens, horse stables, and paddocks. For many, these distinctive estates will come to serve as a family compound—a place fit for larger, multigenerational gatherings, where all are welcome and all feel at home.

Those drawn to Frederica are often searching for a new way of life, be it a respite from larger cities, a closer connection to nature, or a place to plant roots in a truly lasting sense. These ideas are inherent in the lifestyle at Frederica Estates, where owners can carve out a long-term legacy on St. Simons Island. “Frederica Estates represents some of the most unique properties available in the country right now,” says Thomas Liepman, senior vice president of sales at the development’s real estate brokerage firm, IMI Worldwide Properties. “This limited collection of properties offers access to the understated landscape of Georgia’s coastal region and one of the South’s last great parcels. Plus, the unique membership privileges that only come with ownership allow generations of families to enjoy an unparalleled living experience.”

Beyond their own slice of coastal paradise, residents will also benefit from the ample privileges offered by the greater Frederica community. One such perk is a vertical family membership in the esteemed Frederica Golf Club.* Here, homeowners can access the Tom Fazio–designed championship golf course, a golf practice and learning facility, pickleball courts, a boathouse, a pool, and a tennis and fitness center, or they can gather at the Spanish-style clubhouse. In addition, homeowners are granted a multigenerational membership to the award-winning Sea Island Club,* which boasts three golf courses, a Forbes five-star spa, a shooting clays school, a beach club, and more.

Amid this coastal landscape, families can discover some of life’s greatest gifts: space to breathe, room to grow, and effortless joy in simple pleasures. Sales of Frederica Estates are currently under way; to book a discovery tour—and experience the Frederica lifestyle firsthand—visit

*Membership requires application and approval.