Upper East River Welcomes Its First Homeowners

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Upper East River, Savannah’s newest and last riverfront community on the East End of historic River Street, has welcomed its very first settlers. Lucilla and Mark Hoshor have closed and are relocating to historic downtown Savannah from Wilmington Island.

The newly retired couple moved to the area more than 30 years ago, to work for SCAD and Gulfstream. After successful careers there, they have decided it was time for a change of pace. They wanted to find a townhome in historic Savannah, with a more inclusive, amenity-rich neighborhood. They found their dream come true at Upper East River, in the Adler residences.

Patrick Malloy Communities is building five uniquely different styles of homes for the community. The Adler-style townhomes are the first move-in ready homes, and they feature a more traditional, Savannah row-house, style of architecture. They also just broke ground on a cutting-edge warehouse conversion home called the J.J. Corry.

The first settlers plan to fully embrace the lifestyle of Upper East River. “We are excited to socialize and make friends within the neighborhood … to drink a glass of wine as we watch ships pass on the river … to shop and eat and explore in Eastern Wharf … to take advantage of the amenities in a community that is unlike anything else in Savannah,” says the couple.

The Hoshors saw a chance at an inimitable lifestyle, and they jumped on it. Upper East River will continue to welcome their neighbors in the coming months, and the neighborhood is expected to have seven families living in the community full time by December. Of the 20 homes Upper East River has released, 17 of those are under contract and three are closed already.