Savannah, GA is a town as rich in history as it is Spanish moss and Live Oak Trees. Whether you’re looking for that historic home on a Square, new construction in booming Pooler, that perfect island getaway on Tybee or something in between, we’ve got you covered!
But first, you should know a thing or two about Savannah’s neighborhoods and communities.
- They are as diverse as they come and provide a wide array of options.
- Some communities are clear cut with borders while others, usually in the historic areas, ofter a little different boundary depending on who you’re talking to.
- Looking for a historic home? You’ll most likely be looking north of Derenne Ave in one of our Historic Districts.
- Want a gated community? Check out the Islands, the Landings, and parts of Pooler.
- Condo living more your thing? You’ve got options. Everything from a condo conversion in Downtown to low maintenance living on the Islands or Southside.
- Love a good Mid-Century Modern home? They’re out there, but you’ve got to look for them. Check out Magnolia Park, Fairway Oaks, and parts of Windsor Forest.
- Want a more suburban feel to things? Wilmington Island is a great start.
- Thinking historic home that doesn’t break the bank and is in a convenient part of town? Ardsley Park, Baldwin Park, and Parkside are all great options.
- Want to be the person who lives in the hip up-and-coming neighborhood? That would be Starland / Thomas Square.
Savannah is almost 300 years old! So we know a thing or two about charming historic neighborhoods and the amazing homes within. Check out out some of Savannah’s most popular historic neighborhoods below.
Savannah’s Landmark Historic District was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966 and is one of the largest historic districts in the country. When you think quintessential historic Savannah, you’re thinking Landmark District. Here you’ll find cobble-stone streets, all of Savannah’s Squares, live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss, and just about every historic home you can think of.
Also located Downtown, just a little further South, is the Victorian District. Here you’ll find a rainbow array of homes constructed between 1870 – 1910. Just about any home in the Victorian District is within walking distance of River Street, the furthest point downtown, so its location is ideal. And Savannah’s famous Forsyth Park runs right down the middle of this neighborhood.
Thomas Square has become the hottest, hippest neighborhood in Savannah with the likes of Foxy Loxy Café, The Vault, Cotton and Rye, Atlantic and so many others. Revitalization and a well organized, long established neighborhood association have added great structure to the existing neighborhood fabric.
Baldwin Park has a healthy and vibrant community network, making it perfect for young families who like to know their neighbors. Block parties, organized yard sales, and even outdoor movie nights make this area a one-of-kind gem for midtown Savannah.
Ardsley Park’s central location, its physical beauty and strong property values positions it as one of Savannah’s most desirable communities. Thanks to a strong and active neighborhood association as well other community-minded residents Ardsley regularly lands on “Best of…” lists in local publications.
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, Daffin Park, Parkside is a quaint close-knit community offering an affordable alternative to Ardsley Park, its upscale cousin to the west.
Gordonston is one of Savannah’s most coherent communities, with an intact streetscape, lush canopy and a neighborhood association that’s been around more than 60 years. It regularly hosts holiday events, art sales, oyster roasts and more. It’s also a place for young families to grow up.
The Midtown area of Savannah is home to many different neighborhoods. Each has it’s own vibe and feel, but most share a similar vain.
The Kensington Park community is a little different that the communities to the North. The homes and lots tend to be larger. This community has winding oak tree street that breaks away from Savannah’s typical North, South, East, West grid pattern. From within the community you can walk to the Synagogue or to the community pool with ease.
Spanning from Liberty to Gwinnett and Price to E. Broad Streets, the surrounding neighborhood was developed in the 1850s by investors for the Savannah-Albany Railroad seeking to create housing for their workers. Unlike the rest of downtown Savannah, the plan did not include tithing lots, trust lots, or central squares.
Surrounding Savannah’s historic neighborhoods on all sides are plenty of great communities ranging from the Islands to the east, newer construction in Pooler and Port Wentworth to the west, and an abundance of homes on the Southside into Richmond Hill.
Savannah’s Islands Communities are one of the most sought after areas of town. Located just minutes from the beach and Downtown Savannah, these island communities offer the Low Country lifestyle many are looking for with the ease and accessibility to all that Savannah has to offer.
Wilmington Island is a highly sought after area in the Savannah marketplace, buyers covet the schools, fantastic restaurants and well-planned subdivisions. No matter the price point, there is something for every buyer, from affordable condominiums all the way up to multi-million dollar mansions. And you’re just 10 minutes from the beach!
Tybee Island, located approximately eighteen miles from Savannah, is a seaside community in the upper coastal region of Georgia. Sitting at the mouth of the Savannah River, the 2.7-square-mile island holds a year-round population of approximately 3,400 residents, although this population increases greatly during the summer season.
Living on Burnside Island is great for anyone who wants a relaxed lifestyle and loves the water. If you are into fishing, this is the spot to be. Ask any local – the best shrimping, crabbing and fishing spots can be found here. Like to boat? There are plenty of boat ramps available throughout the island’s neighborhoods.
Southside Savannah is developed in a very typical suburban style with modest, generally inexpensive homes, condos and townhomes. The biggest draw to this area is likely ease of access to a plethora of retail and dining options.
Georgetown is a very desired community because it features beautiful well-kept homes, friendly neighbors, wonderful amenities, and quick access to major shopping and professional districts in Savannah.
Dutch Island is a small community nestled in the Inter-Coastal Waterways near Savannah, Georgia. A private, gated community with more than 480 single family homes designed for gracious living. Dutch Island covers an area of approximately 500 acres, surrounded by salt water marsh and the inter-coastal waterway, including Skidaway River, Herb River, Wilmington River and Grimbal Creek.
Situated on a bluff at a horseshoe bend in the Skidaway River, the Isle of Hope Historic District is a unique coastal riverside community dating from the early nineteenth century.
The Landings is many things to many people. It is an Intracoastal Waterway island community, a master planned development owned by its residents, a recipient of multiple national awards for golf and community excellence and an address in one of the South’s most charming and recognized cities.
They say ‘It’s cooler in Pooler’ and it seems that many folks would agree. In ten short years the city’s population and development has exploded, making it one of the fastest growing and commercially diverse cities in the state.
Richmond Hill , GA is a thriving community along Georgia’s colonial coast, and is among the fastest growing communities in the nation. Located in South Bryan County, 20 miles from Savannah, Richmond Hill continues to grow as an alternative to the increasing congestion and taxes in Savannah/Chatham County.