“You’ve got to see The Ford Plantation—it’s perfect.”
Rory Corrigan told his wife Debi after a golf trip down south with friends. Rory had played the private Ford Plantation Golf Course regularly until 2013 when the idyllic place became home to the Corrigans. In the five years since, they will tell you that the “perfect” place Rory described years before is now so much more. They consider themselves more than members or residents, but rather they are now part of The Ford Plantation and its rich history.
When looking for somewhere to escape the cold New Jersey winters, the couple knew they wanted to become part of the fabric of a community and not just escape to a resort when the snow flies up north. The Ford Plantation met their expectations and then some.
The Corrigans were immediately embraced by neighbors, each part of The Ford Plantation in their own right—each with their own Ford Plantation Story. And while the beauty of the property was part of the attraction, Rory says of the people, “We didn’t quite know it at the time, but the more time we spent here, the more we fell in love with people. And the aesthetics, and the beauty, and nature reinforced what we felt about Ford.”
The warm Southern welcome was felt from neighbors and staff alike. “The interaction between the members and the staff wasn’t phony. It wasn’t contrived,” says Rory. The Corrigans noticed the mutual respect between those living in the community and the support staff and how that was an indication of the quality of both the community and the people you find here.
Whether working out at the Sports Barn, playing a round of golf without tee times, watching college football at Ogeechee Outfitters, or planting wildflowers with the naturalist, the Corrigans have embraced everything that life at The Ford Plantation has to offer.
Debi sums up her experience, “It’s the feeling of getting up every day and feeling good about where I am and looking forward to seeing other people in the community. I feel comfortable and loved and safe.”
With three adult children and one granddaughter, they look forward to creating lasting family memories at The Ford Plantation in a safe and friendly environment that just cannot be matched.
And while the Corrigans can tell you what sets this community apart, you need not go any further than their front door, where within moments you will know that Rory and Debi themselves are, in fact, part of what makes The Ford Plantation different and unique.