People from all walks of life are drawn to Savannah, from retired executives to young professionals. Savannah’s history, beauty, art, culture, climate and laid-back lifestyle are all part of the city’s appeal. Savannah also offers a wide range of neighborhoods
, whether you’re seeking an urban area within walking distance of shops, restaurants and nightlife or a quiet, gated golf community with views of the river and marsh.
You don’t have to give up city living when you move to Savannah. The Historic District boasts a variety of housing options within walking distance of the city’s best restaurants, shops and nightlife spots. The area features apartments, condos, townhomes and even mansions, many of which overlook the Historic District’s 22 public squares.
A hot spot for those drawn to historic restoration projects, the Victorian District is home to 50 blocks of gorgeous Victorian and Queen Anne Victorian frame houses built between 1870 and 1910. The Victorian District features fixer-uppers, along with homes that have already been beautifully restored and is within walking distance of Savannah’s famed Forsyth Park and the Starland Design District, a hip area with acclaimed galleries, shops and restaurants.
Ardsley Park, Savannah’s first suburb, is a haven for young professionals who flock to the residential neighborhood for its beautiful early 20th
-century homes, parks and social climate. A designated National Historic District, Ardsley Park is convenient to most parts of the city while still maintaining a suburban feel.
Southside Savannah has two major malls and a throng of shopping centers. The residential pockets are famous for ranch-style and patio homes and numerous apartments and condos. Still, the Southside embraces the good life with communities sitting on the Hall and Vernonburg rivers.
Home to several gated communities, Skidaway Island is a nature-lover's paradise, perched on the marsh, Intracoastal Waterway and Skidaway River. The Landings, a large gated community with more than 8,500 residents from all 50 states and abroad, is a popular spot for young families and retirees, among them numerous executives from large companies who have moved for the area’s warm climate, easy lifestyle and six championship golf courses.
The exclusive, gated community of Dutch Island features large homes with manicured lawns and a variety of traditional architectural styles. The close-knit community is home to both young families and retirees.
Isle of Hope
One of the only historic areas in Savannah outside of downtown, Isle of Hope features homes with white picket fences, classic cottages and majestic estates. Bluff Drive, the center point of Isle of Hope, is one of the most breathtaking streets in the city, boasting antebellum mansions and spectacular views of the river.
Wilmington, Talahi and Whitemarsh Islands
With a population of more than 14,000, Wilmington Island is one of the most popular island communities in the city. The island is ideally located, just a short drive from the beaches of Tybee Island and Savannah’s Historic District. Long Point, a residential, gated community on Whitemarsh Island, is home to 300 families and features amenities including a pool, tennis courts and community dock. Talahi Island, which has a population of more than 1,200, features a variety of homes and a picturesque lake.
Just 20 minutes from downtown Savannah, Tybee Island is the city’s only barrier island, boasting a 5-mile beach, a variety of homes, and an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants. The laid-back island is known for its welcoming local population, which includes artists, professionals, retirees and young families.
One of the fastest-growing cities in Georgia, Pooler features everything, from one of the South’s premier golf club communities, Savannah Quarters, to the many family-oriented neighborhoods centered around Godley Station. Pooler has many major national retailers and restaurants, the Outlet Mall of Georgia (opening 2015) and entertainment venues including the area’s only IMAX theater.
The Low Country
Beaufort County, which is just over the bridge from downtown Savannah, is the fastest growing county in South Carolina and home to Beaufort, Bluffton and Hilton Head Island. Beaufort County features a variety of housing options, including affordable, mid-level, upper-middle, luxury and ultra-luxury homes and commercial spaces.