Beacon Place, housing for professionals and graduates, to open soon

Credit: Caitlyn Oliver

Caitlyn Oliver

Beacon Place is an upcoming one-story apartment complex aimed at Statesboro professionals and Georgia Southern University graduate students that will open this winter.

The grand opening of the apartment clubhouse was held Tuesday night, and the buildings will be opened in phases as they are finished, beginning in December.

The new apartments boast an atmosphere void of noisy neighbors and an easy move-in process because there are no breezeways or multiple floors, according to Robby Waldrop, manager of Beacon Place and the Hampton’s, another Statesboro apartment complex.

“We like the market here, and after we built the Hampton’s property, we saw a lot of professors and retirees. There isn’t much general housing, since everything is geared toward students. Professors don’t necessarily want to live next to their students,” Waldrop said.

There will be 176 units total, with between 20 and 44 units open before the New Year, Skyler McColl, on-site manager, said.

“It’s aimed at professionals, not really undergraduates. Graduate students are welcome, but they’ll need paperwork to prove their status,” McColl said.

Beacon Place is located at 1881 S & S Railroad Bed Rd. and will have amenities such as a salt water pool, a 24/7 fitness center, a bamboo studio for yoga, group fitness and other activities and a cyber cafe with a coffee bar and Wi-Fi.