St. George Plantation Real Estate
St. George Plantation is a grouping of “Villages” and other private communities that were platted and recorded over a period of years. The first “Villages” were platted and recorded on August 16th and 17th, 1976. Many more Villages were platted and recorded in the mid 80’s. In 1993 and 1994, Casa Del Mar and Schooners Landing were platted and recorded, effectively completing the development of the Plantation area land.
The low density (mostly one acre lots), underground electricity, architectural controls, and restrictions on removing trees unnecessarily, give the St. George Plantation a very different and more desirable appearance when compared to other areas. The main road through the Plantation is Leisure Lane, named after Leisure Properties, the developers of most of the Plantation. The roads to the beach side typically form “T’s”, in that they go straight down to the beachfront lots, and end at a short road perpendicular to the entry road, heading east and west. These “T” roads are connected by bike paths, keeping the traffic to a minimum on the Beach Roads, and creating a great recreational facility for bikers, walkers, and runners. The roads turning north from Leisure Lane heading toward the Bayside properties typically meander through the lush vegetation to a cul-de-sac. There are two community tennis courts, two large community pools, a clubhouse with fitness center, and many boardwalks to the beach spaced approximately every thousand feet, providing great beach access from anywhere in the Plantation.
The first four miles of the Plantation’s beachfront lots are almost all approximately 100 feet by 436 feet deep. Once you get to the village of Casa Del Mar, which is one of the latter Plantation developments, the lots shrink to approximately 50 feet by 436.
In the 1950’s a passage was cut into the Island from Apalachicola Bay to the Gulf of Mexico to enable Apalachicola Fishing Boats to more easily access the Gulf. This body of water is called Bob Sike’s Cut, or simply “The Cut” to most Islanders.