If you like forests and streams, and nearby ocean access, a quiet country feel in a compact town rife with amenities, then Hinesville is for you. Incorporated in 1916, the town has many historic locations, such as the Fort Stewart Military Museum, and the Old Liberty County Jail. An active arts council, access to nature trails, bountiful bird watching - there’s plenty to do in this town, despite its quiet, even sleepy appearance.
A perfect place for enjoying nature, the Cay Creek Wetlands affords strolls aplenty on an elevated boardwalk. Watch fresh water merge into salt water marshland. A little too quiet for you? Just check out the lizards and snakes and birds. Hunt out an alligator or two. Climb the fifteen foot tower here and take in the view.
Plantations and farms raised cotton and rice, Civil War skirmishes essentially shut down the town, but in 1940, land adjacent to town was chosen to become Camp Stewart, an anti-aircraft military training site named for Eleanor Roosevelt’s great-great grandfather. Hinesville boomed with soldiers and services designed to appeal to them, from tattoo parlors to bars and clubs.
Some 55,000 soldiers resided on the base at the time, and with that influx of population, Hinesville boomed. Although the Camp was shut down after World War II, the city’s growth continued, with Hinesville tied to what is now the community of Fort Stewart, home of the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division and training grounds for the National Guard.
You might be expecting grits, but what you get at renowned Zum Rosenhof is wiener schnitzel. This German restaurant brings in diners from all over Georgia, and now you can hoist a brew and try a home made apple strudel.
Less than 45 minutes from Hinesville are the genteel streets and elegant eats of Savannah. Take a nighttime hearse tour searching for ghosts, or stroll around the ornate fountain and Spanish moss ribboned trees in Forsyth Park. And fifteen minutes from Savannah is the Atlantic Ocean, and the dunes, fish eateries, and boardwalk of Tybee Island. Check out the ebullience of the City Market, the bars and boats along River Street, the reputedly haunted squares, and the stunning houses that make up the Historic District.
Military personnel reside all throughout Hinesville, so your apartment search is bound to turn up a variety of living choices from apartment complexes to apartment homes. Looking for apartment rentals close to the wetlands and quiet walking trails? You’ll find reasonably priced properties. If you’d prefer city center, with its shopping plazas and a plethora of quick eats choices and cafes, there are many alternatives there, too.
Flemington /Allenhurst: Reasonable rentals in a neighborhood just outside city center, with a suburban feel and a mix of single family homes and mobile home rentals. Many residences have been built since 2000.
City Center: Proximity to shopping centers and cafes and a mix of apartment complexes and single family homes describe this part of Hinesville. A large population of residents are employed the government or in the military, in fact, some 92 percent of residents salute more often than they wave hello.
Airport Rd / Stonehenge Dr: Single family homes abound, occupied by a solid mix of owners and renters.
It's a good idea to call rental properties to discover price ranges and availabilities. Make a few calls to save time on your search. You will find a range of options to suit any budget in Hinesville. So take a bite out of a sweet Georgia peach and start looking.
Hinesville is essentially a lower middle-income neighborhood, with many residents employed by the military, or in executive or professional positions. You'll find lots couples, singles, and families, and many families reside around Hinesville. There are plenty of shops, grocery stores, parks and playgrounds, throughout the city, making it an easy town to live in. No need to commute long distances for shopping and recreation amenities.
If you don't drive, you'll want to learn - pretty much everyone in Hinesville commutes by car. However, commutes are short, with an average drive time of fifteen to thirty minutes daily, and traffic itself is light in the region.