Brunswick is the county seat of Glynn County, and is the main economic center of Georgia’s southeast area. British colonists settled here in 1738 as a buffer to Spanish Florida and was incorporated as a city in 1856. Since then it has served as an important port city. The port of Brunswick handles about 10% of RORO trade – third in the US behind Los Angeles and Newark. The downtown area features a historic district, as well as commercial and government buildings.

The geographical area known as Central Glynn begins near the hospital and extends up the Brunswick River, then to the west just past I-95 near exit 36 and continuing south past exit 38. The properties here are mixed with residential and commercial, with both date and recent construction. It is also in Central Glynn that you find most of the retail shopping centers and popular restaurants.

North Glynn is the area that covers most of the northern part of the county and spans both sides of I-95. This area has seen much growth and development over recent years with the construction of many new subdivisions. The Glynco Airport (BQK) is also located here and is serviced by Delta, and serves as home to other aviation companies as well.

The area of West Glynn begins west of the Brunswick River and runs west to the Brantley County line and south to the Camden County line. Residential development picked up in recent years and subdivisions such as Royal Oaks, Satilla Shores, Seranoa Cove, and The Lakes offer homes in the $300 – 400K range.

Jekyll Island is located just south of Saint Simons Island. It is owned by the State of Georgia and run by a self-governing, self-sustaining body called The Jekyll Island Authority. It is also home to the famous “Jekyll Island Club,” who in its prime, served some of the wealthiest people in America including the Rockefellers and the Vanderbilts.