Much of the northern half remains marsh or woodland.
The 2010 Census notes that 26.8% of total housing units are for “seasonal, recreational, or occasional use”.
The vast majority of commercial and residential development is located on the southern half of the island.
In September, 2012, following an 18-month fund-raising effort, the St.
Simons Land Trust acquired a 608-acre tract of undeveloped land in the northeast portion of the island.
Simons is a census-designated place (CDP) located on St.
Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia, United States. Simons is part of the Brunswick, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area, and according to the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 12,743.
Shrimping is still important to the region, and shrimp boats are often seen just off the beaches. Simons Island beaches are constantly shifting as tides, wind and storms move tons of sand annually.
Along with umbrellas and folding chairs, beach-goers can encounter fast-moving ghost crabs, sand dollars, giant horseshoe crabs, and moving conch shells powered by resident hermit crabs.
Simons on the north, and the marshes of Glynn plus the Intracoastal Waterway to the west. Simons is located at midway between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida, and approximately 12 miles (19 km) east of Brunswick, Georgia, the sole municipality in Glynn County and the county government seat. The island shares many features common to the chain of sea islands along the southeastern U. coast…sandy beaches on the ocean side, marshes to the west and maritime forests inland.
The Köppen Climate Classification System rates the climate of St. Daytime mean highs in winter range from 61 to 68 °F (16 to 20 °C), with nighttime lows averaging 43 to 52 °F (6 to 11 °C). Despite centuries of agriculture and development, a canopy of live oaks and other hardwoods draped in Spanish moss continues to shade much of the island.
Summertime mean highs are 88° to 88 to 90 °F (31 to 32 °C), with average lows 73 to 75 °F (23 to 24 °C). Rainfall is greatest in August and September, when passing afternoon thunderstorms are typical. The abundance of food provided by the marshes, estuaries and vegetation attracts a varied assortment of wildlife on land, sea and in the air.