Darien, Georgia

Darien, Georgia: A Golden Isles Gem

Halfway between Savannah and the St. Mary's River lies McIntosh County and the town of Darien, Georgia. Few places can rival the southern Atlantic coastline for its rare and compelling confluence of rewarding lifestyle and dynamic workstyle, of natural beauty and rich history. Here, the slower-paced, waterfront charms of Darien are McIntosh County's essence and anchor with the appeal of tidal rivers, vast saltmarshes, bustling shrimp boat fleets, historic sites, quaint shops and seafood-inspired restaurants.

Here in Georgia's second oldest planned city, many new wonders await year-round attributing to Darien and McIntosh County's unique blend of history and natural beauty. Explore natural habitats abounding with many types of resident wildlife and birds as well as migratory species in Darien's rivers, estuaries, islands and beaches. These marsh and ocean views as far as the eye can see are home to what experts have called "one of the most important tidal estuarine environments in the world." It's no surprise that Darien is responsible for coining the term "Golden Isles."

Beyond the historic and naturally scenic atmosphere of Darien are many festive and cultural opportunities to experience the best of Coastal Georgia. Scottish Heritage Days, the Blessing of the Fleet, and the Darien Fall Fest are the most popular events, bringing thousands of visitors to the Waterfront Park and newly revitalized downtown area each year.

Discover the history. Explore the natural beauty. Enjoy your new home.

DARIEN, GEORGIA HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Just minutes to the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean
  • Convenient proximity to Glynn County and Brunswick-Golden Isles Airport
  • Quick access to I-95
  • Local restaurants, banking, and shopping within walking or biking distance
  • Endless boating, fishing and nature-based recreational opportunities
  • Rich cultural heritage and historic sites dating back to early settlers

Nearest cities:

  • Brunswick, GA (11.5 miles)
  • St. Simons Island, GA (20 miles)
  • Savannah, GA (50.8 miles).
  • Jacksonville, FL (74.0 miles)

Airports:

  • Brunswick-Golden Isles International Airport (KBQK) Public airport / 10.6 miles from Darien
  • Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) Public airport / 58.5 miles from Darien
  • Jacksonville International Airport (KJAX) Public airport / 69.6 miles from Darien
  • Patterson Island Airport (GA21) Private airport / 9.6 miles from Darien
  • Sapelo Island Airport (08GA) Private airport / 15.5 miles from Darien

Education:

Public elementary/middle schools in Darien:

  • Todd Grant Elementary School - Grades: PK-3 / 1102 C A Devillars Rd.
  • McIntosh County Middle School - Grades: 6-8 / 500 Greene St.
  • Oak Grove Intermediate School - Grades: 4-5 / 500 Greene St.

Public high school:

  • McIntosh Academy - Grades: 9-12 / 8945 US Highway 17

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Darien:

  • College of Coastal Georgia - 17± miles; Brunswick, GA
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University - 45± miles; Savannah, GA
  • South University Savannah Online - 48± miles; Savannah, GA
  • Savannah Technical College - 49± miles; Savannah, GA
  • Savannah State University - 51± miles; Savannah, GA
  • Savannah College of Art and Design - 53± miles; Savannah, GA
  • Jacksonville University - 72± miles; Jacksonville, FL

Churches:

  • Vernon Baptist Church
  • Saint Johns Baptist Church
  • Saint Cyprians Church
  • Saint Andrews Episcopal Church
  • Grant Chapel Presbyterian Church
  • Grace Baptist Church
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • First Methodist Church
  • First Baptist Church

Parks:

  • Columbus Square
  • Oglethorpe Square
  • Vernon Square
  • Vernon Square-Columbus Square Historic District

Food:

Full-service restaurants: 21
Grocery stores: 2
Convenience stores: 11