1284 Mill Hill Rd Richmond Hill GA 31324

1284 Mill Hill Rd Richmond Hill ga 31324Elegant Southern Living

The elegant South with a comfortable, low country lifestyle in this coastal beauty on deep water!

Watch sunrises on the same Ogeechee River and waterway as the Ford Plantation in Richmond Hill, GA. Dinners on the boat, and voyages on the Atlantic Intercoastal Waterway will only add to the joys of the southern lifestyle. Whether you love to watch the area resident bald eagle on the waterway, kayak the river, feed the fish in the 5ft deep koi fountain, paddle board or boat, manage your own herb garden, along with the fruit trees and rose garden or spend the afternoon fishing, your choices are limitless!

Just past the bronze mailbox sculpture, over your private bridge your private Estate awaits.

Finest quality craftsmanship and amenities will make it hard for any guest to leave. Museum quality finishing on amazing Brazilian hardwood floors can handle the largest crowd for entertaining as they flow through the formal dining, living, greatroom, porches, billiard room and theater.

And let’s not forget about our fur babies. Pamper your pets in their own pet shower and sink after they roam this estate protected by underground and hard fencing.

Features at 1284 Mill Hill Rd Richmond Hill GA 31324

  • Build in 2005
  • Lot 2.25 acres
  • Deep Water
  • Private Covered Dock
  • Waterfront
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Elevator

For more information about this property and other homes for sale in Richmond Hill Georgia please contact Melanie Kramer at 912-658-1390 or melaniekramer@kw.com.

Melanie Kramer Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners
912-459-5001 Office
912-658-1390 Cell Direct Melanie Kramer Coastal Georgia Realtor

Team Melanie Kramer

team Melanie kramer

I am a full time Real Estate Professional.  I work every day and treat real estate as a business, not a part time job, second career or hobby.  I work as a small intimate team with two other real estate professionals.  I have a back up plan!  Together as a Team we are able to assure that your needs will be handled by true professionals.

Angi Kennedy is our showing assistant and buyers agent specialist who will sometimes be showing you homes for sale as well. Matt Hill is also a buyers agent specialist on our team.   I also have a transaction coordinator that will work with me and you to get the documents for closing who is named Tracee Marchese.  We also have an administrative assistant and two part time marketing persons.

It is a fact of life that someone is going to get sick, someone is going to die, someone has to go out of town, etc., but with the team approach are able to assure you that your biggest investment is being handled professionally by full time trained Realtors and Administrative Staff.

I personally live in Richmond Hill, Georgia, with my husband Len Kramer and two boys ages 17 and 13 who are Trey and Brett.  We have an English Bulldog Rescue named Georgia who won our hearts having as well as two Manx cats, Bob and Mrs. J.

Over the years I have serviced many, many clients in the Savannah and Richmond Hill areas and built lasting professional relationships with my clients and other professionals in the real estate and other supporting industries.  Our goal and Keller Williams’ goal is to foster teamwork with all to better serve the needs of both the buyer and seller.

I return phone calls!  My schedule varies widely but I strive to return phone calls promptly if I miss your call.

I strive to meet the highest ethical and business standards!  I will always be honest with you and others.  I pride myself on giving 110% and working hard.  I cannot be an expert in every supporting field such as lending, home inspectors, etc, but I can get you to the experts in any given field!

In addition to my experience as a Realtor with Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners, I have over seventeen years of local Paralegal experience and three years of real property appraiser experience.  All done right here in your community.  Let me put my combined experience to work for you.  I can guide you through the purchasing or selling experience from start to finish including listing your home for sale, purchasing your new home, property appraisals, negotiations and document handling  (agreements, disclosures, addendums, etc).  I am happy to say that over the past years, most have been long time clients who have repeatedly called me over the years no matter what the task.

I promise to do my very best to guide you through what some clients describe as a very stressful process and the biggest purchase of their life.  Let me take the stress out of your next home buying or selling experience.   My commitment is to make you a client for Life!


  • State of Georgia, Real Estate Agent, License Number:  302719
  • State of Georgia, Registered Real Property Appraiser, License Number:  261060 (Inactive)
  • B.B.A. In Accounting
  • Member, ALC, Agent Leadership Council for years 2014, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007
  • Chair, Education Committee, ALC 2009
  • Member, Savannah Area Board of Realtors, Georgia Association of Realtors & National Association of Realtors
  • Committee Member, SABOR Adopt-A-Family 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Member, SABOR Distinquished Sales Society (DSS), 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Member,  Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
  • Member, Coastal Conservation Assocation, Richmond Hill Historical Society,
  • Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Certified Millitary Relocation Specialist (CMRS),  Certified Residential Specialist (CRS),  Seller Representative Specialist (SRS),
  • Member, Richmond Hill Chamber of CommerceSummary Volunteer Work:
  • 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games (Over 200 hours logged at International Sailing Venue, Savannah, Georgia)
  • 2006-2015, Keller Williams Red Day – give back event

I look forward to working with you!

Melanie Kramer Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners
912-459-5001 Office
912-658-1390 Cell Direct Melanie Kramer Coastal Georgia Realtor

A Better Cost of Living in the South

I’m often asked about cost comparisons between the Savannah, Georgia area and the north east, “Is the cost of living really that much better in the south?”

We touched on the cost of living when we discussed buying a second home in the area…

the cost of living is much lower here. When compared with Newark, New Jersey for example the overall cost of living in the Savannah area is 31% lower*. The cost of housing alone is 58% lower* than Newark. Generally speaking if you’re living on $120,000 in New Jersey you could maintain your lifestyle in Savannah with $82,818.

A better Cost of Living

Breaking Down the Cost of Living in the South

What makes the Richmond Hill / Savannah area so desirable?

Along with the beautiful weather, beaches, and 2nd biggest St. Patrick’s Day festival in the country – we also boast an excellent cost of living.

Forbes lists Savannah’s cost of living to be below the national average and considerably lower than the New England, New York and New Jersey area.

Looking for a home in the Savannah area often means getting more for less.

What does this mean to your pocketbook?

In basic terms, everyday items are a little bit cheaper here. AreaVibes.com notes that both kinds of liquid fuel trend below the national average. The price of gas in the Savannah area averages 1.2% below and the price of coffee averages 3.5% below.

With a longer warmer weather season than our friends in the north east our energy and utility costs run about 5.3% lower than the national average.

Health care and dental costs are also lower. You may also find other self-care costs such as getting your hair styled will save you a few dollars too.

The Richmond Hill / Savannah area can help stretch your retirement dollars too, all while providing the benefits of a top tourism destination – great hotels (for visiting relatives), world class events and a variety of outdoor activities.


A tax friendly town can be a crucial deciding factor when planning a relocation or retirement. Georgia does have a state tax on each home you purchase, but what makes it such a great option for retirees is that Social Security benefits are not taxable income and the state also offers exceptions on other types of retirement income.

Check with your accountant for tax information that will relate specifically to your needs.

Property taxes in both Chatham and Bryan Counties are assessed based on 40% of the fair market value of the property. A $240,000 home would have an assessed value of $96,000 for taxing purposes. The final tax bill will be based on the property and any exemptions available. For example, there is a senior citizen discount on property taxes.

Generally speaking, factor in approximately 1% for Bryan County yearly property taxes and 1.5% in Chatham and Effingham Counties for easy round numbers.  All three counties use a mileage rate which equates to about these percentages.  That means you could buy a $200,000 house in Bryan county and the property taxes are $2,000 per year even if you have no senior citizen discount.

Further, if you buy a home in the suburbs of Bryan County (Richmond Hill, GA), your 1% tax bill INCLUDES your waste bill for weekly curbside service, your yearly fire department dues (no separate bill), and your biweekly curbside recycle service (you do not have to sort).  Those “extras” that are included in themselves save you a few hundred dollars each year!

There is no better example than my own:  3.5% home mortgage for 30 years, 1% property taxes on my home, no fire department dues, no waste monthly bill, approximately $45.00 each month for my water useage, no sewage bill, a local electric company (www.coastalem.com) which equates to $9.50 to $11.00 per KWH used.  There are no yearly vehicle emission tests in Georgia.  There are new vehicle purchase taxes and a yearly $25.00 car tag fee.  Not a bad cost of living at all!

A better cost of living equals a great quality of life.

Please call or email me today for more information or questions about your relocation needs!

Melanie Kramer
Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners
912-459-5001 Office
912-658-1390 Cell Direct

Melanie Kramer Coastal Georgia Realtor
*statistics pulled from payscale.com