Uncommon Living at Ford Plantation

The world’s first billionaire, Henry Ford, had the wherewithal to live anywhere his heart desired. And his heart desired Richmond Hill, Georgia.

Just twenty minutes south of historic Savannah lies Richmond Hill, Georgia—a place of uncommon natural beauty that, once discovered, leaves an indelible mark on one’s soul. Or so it happened for Henry Ford when he first visited the Lowcountry to escape the harsh Detroit winter.

At one time, the Michigan auto magnate owned more than 70,000 acres along the picturesque Ogeechee River encompassing a number of antebellum rice plantations. Henry and Clara Ford’s Southern dream home, built upon the ashes of an estate tragically burned to the ground during the Civil War, stands as a fitting tribute to Richmond Hill’s famed benefactor who built schools and hospitals and staffed them with skilled professionals.

Today the Ford Plantation has been transformed into an 1,800-acre private community that boasts a challenging Pete Dye–designed golf course, which was named one of the top residential golf courses in the United States.* The Ford Plantation has rightfully earned the reputation as the South’s premier private residential sporting community, due in part to its tremendous breadth and quality of outdoor pursuits and experiences.

The property includes a matchless confluence of amenities including a deep-water marina with access to the Intracoastal Waterway, a 22-stall equestrian center, access to winged hunting and clay shooting, a luxurious spa, gourmet dining, and greenspace with miles of paths, trails, and three majestic oak allées with century-old Live Oaks that stand as silent sentries from a bygone era.

If life at The Ford Plantation sounds captivating, there are opportunities to build your own estate to rival the grandeur of Clara Ford’s winter home. Or you can be among the first to own one of the remaining 56 lots at Silk Hope, the final phase of planned development for the South’s premier residential sporting community. Call today to schedule a Discovery Visit and experience what Henry Ford found so irresistible about the Lowcountry.

Please contact Marianne Schofield, Director of First Impressions at 912.756.2013, fordplantation.com.

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