Once apon a time, Glen Carbon, Illinois was just a small coal-mining village on the east side of the Mississippi River near St. Louis.
But today the thriving town is ranked as one of Money magazine's 2009 Top 100 Places to Live. Learn more about Money's ranking here.
The village's children attend schools in the Edwardsville School District or a variety of private institutions. The award-winning Glen Carbon Centennial Library is one of the country's top small libraries and Glen Carbon's covered bridge is a well-known symbol of the village.
This is one of a series of blog posts that will take a look at the neighborhoods of Glen Carbon.
The popular Savannah Crossing neighborhood is located along Old Troy Road on the southeast side of the village. Homes in Savannah Crossing are noted for their charming Craftsman-style details, including stonework, pillars, porches and high-end features both inside and out.
A variety of new and existing homes are currently for sale in Savannah Crossing, including 3111 Alexandria, pictured to the left. It's a four-bedroom, 2,500-square-foot charmer with great features including nine-foot ceilings throughout and a family room finished on the lower level. It's the only four-bedroom home currently for sale in the neighborhood.
The neighborhood is conveniently located for commuters who need access to IL-159 and Interstates 55/70, 270 and 255. Shopping -- from Wal-Mart and Target to Best Buy and Borders -- is nearby and dining options in Glen Carbon and neighboring Edwardsville have exploded recently, much to the delight of foodies in the village.
For a complete list of current homes for sale in the Savannah Crossing neighborhood or addition information about the Village of Glen Carbon, Illinois, send me an e-mail at Nancy@JustDuckyHomes.com
Want to drive by for a look? Here's a map to the Savannah Crossing neighborhood.
About the Author: Nancy Milton, GRI, is a Realtor with the Just Ducky Homes team at Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors in Edwardsville, Illinois. She and Kristina Pratt help their customers buy and sell homes and investment properties in St. Louis' Illinois suburbs of Madison and St. Clair counties with special emphasis on real estate in the communities of Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Maryville, Collinsville and Troy. For more information, visit their web site at http://www.JustDuckyHomes.com or e-mail Nancy@JustDuckyHomes.com.