Cumberland Harbour by Hunter Houtzer
Cumberland Harbour has three things they would like their residents to do daily: play, relax, and explore. This idyllic community occupies its own peninsula off Georgia’s coast, and is surrounded by the St. Marys River, the North River and the Intracoastal Waterway linking directly to the Atlantic Ocean. Under sunny, southern skies, homeowners live and lounge in a clean, coastal atmosphere with a community focused on its people’s needs.
In the heart of the community lies the Springhouse, which is the center of Cumberland Harbour’s social activities. The 3,700 square-foot building hosts a myriad of extravagant—and delightfully simple—events. Among the most popular events are holiday parties, birthday celebrations, and family reunions. This lovely space is complete with beautiful adornment and an open-air bar. Community-based clubs, such as the book club and bicycling club, use the Springhouse as a place to connect and enjoy one another’s company. Cumberland Harbour’s social events are renowned for their good times, with the annual crab tournaments being one of the most anticipated events of the year.
Cumberland Harbour offers many ways to stay active within walking distance of your home. Har-Tru tennis courts, biking trails, canoe and kayaking waterways, and a state-of-the-art fitness center keep residents moving. The large aquatic center includes three pools: a junior Olympic pool, a relaxation pool, and a children’s pool with fountains for play.
Plant and animal life is of the utmost importance at Cumberland Harbour, with efforts taken to allow fluidity between the natural world and the community. Offering a soothing, gentle sub-tropic environment and three seasons—spring, summer, and fall—the outdoors is accessible all year long, with the natural world providing a deep, pure form of relaxation. Cumberland Harbour is the ideal porch-front neighborhood, which makes it easy to unwind and enjoy the wildlife including Ibis, Rosette Spoonbill, Wood Storks, Painted Tanagers, Yellow Warblers, Hummingbirds, deer, tree frogs, and monarch butterflies. Off the coast it’s common to see dolphins, Right Whales, and manatees.
For a day off the peninsula, nearby historic, charming towns await. Amelia Island, Jacksonville, St. Simons, St. Augustine and Savannah are all a short trip away. Tiny boutiques, fine jewelry shops, exciting restaurants, and unusual museums, are just around the river’s bend.
For lovely, coastal living under the warmth of the sunny Georgia sky, Cumberland Harbour is an excellent choice.