The Whitlock Family
Ann and Bill Whitlock, long-term property owners, shared what brought them to St. Marys and why they decided to call it home. What brought you to St. Marys?
We had taken a family trip back to Hawaii, but our son
could not go. We asked him where he wanted to go for a long weekend when we got back. He had visited Cumberland Island while
in high school and decided it would be fun to come back. On our
last day of the trip we decided to drop in the sales o;ce downtown,
came down a couple of weeks later for a sales event, and ended up
buying site 246. ;at was 10 years ago and we have been looking
forward to the move ever since!
What appealed to you about Cumberland Harbour?
We fell in love with the beauty of the area ;rst. ;en we started meeting other
folks moving in to Cumberland Harbour and felt this was going to be a really
good place to live. We discovered that many of the things we were looking for
in an area to retire to were right here in St. Marys. Both Anne and I are retired
military and having the facilities at Kings Bay Submarine Base available so close
was a big draw, along with the local VA Clinic. Proximity to a large metropolitan
area for access to shopping, entertainment, and quality medical care; an airport;
the beach, and living somewhere with a small town feel were all important to us.
St. Marys and Cumberland Harbour ;t the bill! We love the architectural styles
that can be built here and the amenities are really nice. Having met and married
in Hawaii, we also had to be close to the water!
What do you enjoy in the area in your free time?
We are looking forward to spending time together and discovering more about the local area. ;e area is rich with history and nature and we are looking forward to exploring it. Anne loves to sew,
knit, and cross stitch, just about anything cra;y. She has her cra;
room in the new house and is looking for ward to being able to have
a dedicated place to “play.” Bill is just retiring from the CDC so he
is looking forward to discovering exactly what he wants to do with
his time, but learning to ;sh, discovering more about his family
history, and doing volunteer work with veteran and other local organizations will be good for starters. Having family visit, especially
our two grandchildren, is also high on the list of things to do.
ON THE MOVE