Thunderbolt Georgia Homes and Real Estate
Thunderbolt is a small community just east of downtown Savannah surrounding Victory Drive or GA Route 80. It covers a small section on the west and east side of the Wilmington River and is just north of the Savannah State University. Located in Chatham County, this small community has a population of roughly 2700 residents but is still part of the Savannah Metro area. It runs along the western shore of the Wilmington River and is important to the shrimping industry with many docks perfect for shrimping trawlers. This picturesque waterfront town offers a variety of seafood restaurants and tourist traps.
This small town owes its name to a legend of a lightning strike that created a freshwater spring on the Wilmington bluff. Native Americans were the first settlers to this area. This important piece of Georgia history evolved into a shipping point for local plantation needs and was ideal for river traffic. In 1856, the town was incorporated and began its history as a processing port for the fishing community. It also is known for being a college town due to its close proximity to Savannah State University. Today, Thunderbolt remains a unique community in the Savannah Metro area with distinct residential areas rich in history and perfect for anyone looking for a small town, seafood-loving village.
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Parks and Rec –
Thunderbolt offers three distinct parks, which are open to the public. Two are located along Wilmington River and one along Falligant Ave. All three can schedule certain events but reservations must be at least two weeks in advance. The Nelly Johnson Park is located on the corner of Cedar Street and Falligant Ave and offers playground equipment, basketball courts, covered picnic areas and restrooms. W.E. Honey Park is located at the far end of Mechanics Avenue and is perfect for a waterfront park on the river, outdoor eating, entertainment and is fully equipped for fishing, boating, and provides a playground and restrooms. Thompson Park is located off River Drive across from Town hall and the Harbour condominium community. It provides an outdoor eating pavilion and a scenic view of the Wilmington River.
Real Estate –
Thunderbolt has a wide variety of homes and real estate from which to choose, priced anywhere from $100,000-$500,000. Beautiful waterfront condominiums, single-family homes, and duplexes are spread throughout this community. There’s usually something for everyone in every price range located in Thunderbolt Georgia.
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