Top 6 Savannah neighborhoods to explore

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Top 6 Savannah neighborhoods to explore

Isle of Hope, Savannah, GA

Savannah Georgia is an All-American city with a rich history that dates back to the Antebellum period. The city is well-known for having beautiful public parks, Georgian mansions, cobble-stone squares, and romantic horse-drawn carriages. Savannah has been an incorporated city for more than 300 years making it Georgia's first and oldest city.

 It was also the capital of Georgia, a few times during the revolutionary war and the city has many other secrets to discover, as well.

Savannah Historic District - downtown

Photo of Savannah Historic District
Image via Flickr by Todd Van Hoosear

Southern charm flows through Savannah's Historic District. Things you would never think are important, tell incredible stories about the birth of the United States. Savannah's historic district is the largest National Historic Landmark District in the country. Savannah's historic squares, museums, homes, restaurants, and other historic buildings create Savannah Landmark District

Things To Do - Squares

Like many cities in the United States the original plans for Savannah included squares or common areas reserved for public use and recreation. Originally, there were 24 planned squares. Two of the 24 were lost during development projects. However, others are greater than the original plans. Below are a few of the many squares in Downtown Savannah. 

Things to do - Museums

Savannah celebrates the city's rich history throughout the city in the form of some of the best museums in the country. Some of Downtown Savannah's most impressive museums are below:

  • Telfair Museum - The oldest public art museum  in the South. Founded in 1883 by Mary Telfair. - 207 W York St
  • Savannah History Museum - Contains more than 10,000 artifacts dating back to 1733 when Savannah was incorporated. - 303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
  • The Railroad Museum - Located in the former Central of Georgia Railway Savannah Shops and Terminal Facilities. The restored railroad building  designated as a National Historic Landmark. - 655 Louisville Rd   

The Landing at Skidaway Island, Savannah, GA

A private island where some of the most influential people in the area live. Skidaway Island 6,300 acres of land, tidal marshes, and Intracoastal Waterways. Plus, it is just minutes away from the culture and convenience of Savannah. So, when you live on Skidaway Island you get the best of two worlds, the pristine natural beauty of the island and the modern amenities available when you live in a major U.S. city.

Neighborhood Amenities 

  • Two deep water marinas.
  • 30+ miles of trails for biking, walking, and riding golf carts.
  • Oakridge Fitness Center, a state-of-the-art fitness facility with several pools that Prevo Health Solutions recognized as "One of the Healthiest Clubs in America.

When you live at The Landings on Skidaway Island, you truly enjoy the good life. Play games like pickleball, bocce, and table-tennis, or enjoy birdwatching with a complimentary guide from the "Birdwatchers at The Landing."

Tybee Island, Savannah, GA

Photo of Tybee Island
Image via Flickr by Dan J

Tybee Island is a five-mile stretch of beach with public access areas. The island is casual, unpretentious, and laid back. When locals go, they say, they are spending, "Tybee TIme." Do not think the laid back attitude means people do not have fun on Tybee Island, the locals know how to have a good time. Check out some of the locals' favorite places on the island: 

Things to Do

Isle of Hope, Savannah, GA

Young people are drawn to Isle of Hope, a riverfront community built on a peninsula that juts into Skidaway River. Below are a few of the key places in the Isle of Hope area of Savannah.

Things to Do

Ardsley Park and Chatham Crescent - Midtown

Photo of House in Ardsley Park and Chatham Crescent - Midtown
Image via Flickr by Bruce Tuten

Ardsley Park is the oldest subdivision in Savannah. The neighborhood kids walk or ride their bikes to school. Families enjoy weekend baseball games and dance lessons after school. The Ardsley Park area has many of Savannah's historic properties. So, you can find a great historical residence just minutes from Downtown Savannah. It is recognizable by the Spanish-style roof pillars and Belgian block roof. It closely resembles Downtown Savannah with six community square spaces. 

Neighboring Chatham Crescent is a larger version of older Ardsley Park. Formerly Granger Tract, the 174-acre community is Beaux Arts style, which was extremely popular when Harvey Granger developed Chatham Crescent. 

Things to Do

Southside - Commercial District

Photo of Southside Savannah Oglethrope Mall
Southside Savannah Oglethrope Mall - Savannah Neighborhoods

There is plenty to do in Southside, Savannah's commercial district where you find plenty of food and shopping options

Things to Do

Savannah Georgia is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the unique neighborhoods help create the all-American feel. 

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