Savannah, GA is located on the north coastal side of the state about 40 minutes south of Hilton Head, SC. The city had its beginnings in 1733 when it was settled by James Oglethorpe and 120 others who traveled to the area from England. The newcomers developed a very cordial relationship with the Yamacraw Indians. This paved the way for the growth of a thriving southern city.
Savannah is a walkable city, a result of Oglethorpe’s careful planning, in which he laid out the city in a grid of square blocks. The city is full of parks, including the historic Forsyth Park with its beautiful fountain. There are many shops, historic sites, entertainment venues and great food. It almost makes living in Savannah feel like a year-round vacation!
Real Estate in Savannah
Those who enjoy locally grown fare make a habit of visiting the Savannah Farmer’s Market and the Saturday morning Forsyth Farmer’s Market. The city has something for everyone, including minor-league baseball at Grayson Stadium, Savannah’s historic ball park and home to the Sand Gnats baseball team. Haunted tours round out the list of things to do in Savannah.
The world-renowned Savannah College of Art and Design or SCAD will be of note to anyone interested in the visual or performing arts. SCAD is located in downtown Savannah and offers numerous events that attract both vacationers and local residents.
Homes for sale in Savannah range from the historic to contemporary single family homes and condominiums. Savannah’s neighborhoods include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The Historic District
- The Victorian District
- Ardsley Park one of Savannah’s earliest suburban communities
- Island areas
- Small communities around the urban center
Those looking for older homes in need of restoration might consider Savannah’s Historic and Victorian districts. These areas feature older homes with lots of character. Ardsley Park, one of Savannah’s earliest suburban communities, is an attractive option for young professionals. Those who prefer being close to the beach should check out Tybee and other island communities.
Both island and inland communities around Savannah offer a mix of eclectic and contemporary homes near golf courses and other amenities.
Parents of school-age children will be pleased to know that the Savannah-Chatham County School System has received several recognitions, including third place in the nation for effective use of technology and having one of thirty schools in the world to be recognized with a Program of Excellence Award for Engineering. During 2014, forty percent of graduates completed courses that could potentially be counted toward college credit.
The best way to find the perfect home from the real estate for sale in Savannah is to call the REMAX/All American team. We can answer any questions about living in Savannah and will help you find a home in the neighborhood that fits your family’s lifestyle.