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Living a New urban/master planned Lifestyle in Savannah-GA, Georgia

Savannah is extremely unusual in that it was one of the first planned cities in the world. It was planned in England before it was settled. A key feature that leads to its enduring charm is that it was laid out in a grid with homes and stores are placed along 22 squares that act as public parks and meeting areas.  Savannah is s a popular tourist destination; almost 7 million tourists visit Savannah each year.

Where to Retire in Savannah-GA and Home Prices

Many active adult communities are being built in the Savannah area (see link at top right).  Zillow reports the median home value was $126,500 in mid-2018.

What is special about Savannah-GA

The Savannah Victorian Historic District and its 22 park-like squares make up one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States. Savannah is rich in history with many classic homes.  But it is the squares that make this town  so beautiful and special. There are dozens of tourist attractions for culture, history, and nature.

What is not special about Savannah-GA

Some parts of town are economically challenged; You have to like living in a tourist town; Summers are hot and humid.

Climate and Physical Environment

Savannah is located on the top of eastern Georgia's Atlantic coast. The average July temperature is just over 80 degrees and the average January temp is in the high 40s. The wettest month is August (7"). Located on the Savannah River, it is the largest port in Georgia. Savannah has missed most of the big hurricanes that have hit its neighbors.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Savannah has a full range of cultural resources in dance, music,  and theatre. The Savannah Community Theatre and the Little Theatre of Savannah are just two of these. The Savannah Music Festival is mentioned as one of the best in the world. Thanks to its being a tourist center, there are plenty of restaurants.

Crime

The City-Data  crime index in Savannah has been improving for several years in a row. In 2011 the index was 315 vs. the National Index of 319. That will vary by neighborhood.

Medical facilities

At least 3 hospitals serve Savannah - Memorial Health University Medical Center, Candler Hospital, and St. Josephs.

Transportation

Savannah/Hilton Head Airport serves the region; Amtrak also has service here; Savannah is below average in walkability when compared to other communities

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