Parkside Homes for Sale
The Parkside neighborhood, so named because the community borders Savannah’s stunning Daffin Park, runs west to east from Waters Avenue to Bee Road and from Washington Avenue to around 52nd St from north to south. Parkside features architectural styles built throughout Georgia during the first half of the 20th century, including Craftsman, Colonial Revival, Cape Cod and English Vernacular Revival. In Daffin Park, Grayson Stadium is an excellent example of World War II-era stadium design.
Leafy shade covered streets and Craftsman style homes are a hallmark of the Parkside neighborhood. Located immediately adjacent to one of Savannah’s acclaimed green spaces, Parkside is a quaint close-knit community offering an affordable alternative to Ardsley Park, its upscale cousin to the west. Houses in Parkside are mostly one- and two-story brick-and-frame dwellings built between 1914 and 1947 and feature a variety of architectural styles that include Craftsman, Colonial Revival, Cape Cod, and English Vernacular Revival. Charming bungalows are perhaps the signature architectural style in this neighborhood though there is a sprinkling of larger homes, multi-family buildings and even a few modernist gems. Parkside represents an early example of an early twentieth-century automobile suburb in Georgia.
DAFFIN PARK – Amenities of the Park include soccer fields, football, baseball, volleyball, a well-equipped children’s playground, basketball courts, swimming pools, miles of sidewalks for running and a beautiful stocked pond with a lovely gazebo and fountain in the center. The gazebo can be rented out for parties and most weekends you’ll see families and friends having a cookout or tailgating. A really great place to walk dogs and meet other dog owners is the Herty Pines Dog Park a well designed and user-friendly park next to Grayson Stadium. The center of the park features a grass promenade that runs the length of the park amid huge oaks with limbs stretching out and forming a shaded moss canopy. At the east end of the park is Grayson Stadium, home to the minor league team, The Savannah Bananas.
ARDSLEY PARK – Ardsley Park-Chatham Crescent is a large, highly intact residential area developed, beginning in 1910 as two adjacent planned subdivisions. The plan of Ardsley Park, a regular grid with landscaped squares, is extremely important to the fabric of historic Savannah as it is a twentieth century variant of Oglethorpe’s original city plan.
BALDWIN PARK – Nestled to the southeast of Savannah’s Victorian District is the quaint residential neighborhood of Baldwin Park. Within these few blocks you can see an architectural timeline of downtown Savannah. From the Victorian homes and mansions that line its border on Victory Drive to the early 20th century bungalows that make up most of the neighborhood, every home has character and charm. Originally this neighborhood was part of the Chatham Crescent development, an area known for its curvilinear streets, roundabouts, and parks. With the creation of Victory Drive in 1919 Chatham Crescent was separated, and the north end became what is today known as Baldwin Park.
MIDTOWN – Midtown is convenient to all Savannah area attractions and is within minutes to all areas of the city and the islands. Savannah real estate development in the Midtown area began in the 1930’s with Ardsley Park being the first Savannah subdivision. Ardsley Park and the neighboring Chatham Crescent feature many Victorian homes are on the National Register of Historic Districts.
Location, Location, Location
Parkside is one of the most conveniently located neighborhoods in Savannah. The Waters Avenue corridor provides easy access to local businesses and boutiques as well as a quick route to the Southside or Downtown Savannah. Nearby Victory Drive, shaded by massive live oaks and lined for miles with palms, is a vibrant thoroughfare which bisects Midtown as it runs east toward the Islands. Along the way are all sorts of retail and restaurant diversions-from Target and Home Depot to Chipotle Grill and Johnny Harris Steakhouse.
Major grocery retailers in the immediate vicinity include Kroger, Bi-Lo and Whole Foods. It’s an easy jaunt to two large hospitals, the Medical Arts shopping district, Twelve Oaks and Abercorn Walk shopping centers. Most anything in Savannah is within a 15 minute drive from this area-from Downtown to the Southside.
Where The Locals Go
Daffin Park – Offers great walking trails, tennis courts and dog park. Its an easy walk to Sandgnats games, festivals and more.
Live here and take the back way to Whole Foods, Chipoltle and more to Victory Drive traffic.
Green Truck Neighborhood Pub – Delicious burgers! You can wait an hour for a table or call in a to-go order and have it ready in 15 minutes.
Al Salaam Deli – Amazing gyros!
Russo Seafood Market – Fresh seafood year round!
Habersham Antiques Market – Lose an hour of your life walking through the nooks and crannies, but it’s worth it!