Most people associate Savannah with its rich history, especially as a strategic port city during the Civil War and American Revolution. However, there is so much more to Savannah than its vibrant history. “The Hostess City of the South” also has a lot to offer retirees and working empty nesters. Savannah is sure to have the ideal neighborhood for you whether you want to live in a trendy urban area, quaint exurb, or high-end suburb.
Commonly referred to as Savannah Beach, Tybee Island is an easily accessible barrier island that has something to offer anyone. It is rich in natural beauty and history. Tybee Island is also famous for its excellent accommodations, an array of exciting recreational activities, and diverse cuisine. This is the ideal neighborhood for those seniors who like to lose track of time at the beach.
Savannah’s Historic District is just two-and-a-half miles but is internationally recognized for the beautiful squares lined with blooming bushes, moss-draped oaks, and other flora. You can see the quality of Southern architecture with the houses and other edifices dating more than two centuries old. There are a number of restored homes that are ideal for retirees.
USA Today recently came out with a list of the best suburbs in Savannah based on a variety of factors, including local amenities. One of the top ranked suburbs was the Sandfly and Isle of Hope area. The suburb is known for its superb food, breathtaking scenery, and fantastic shopping. The historic Sandfly neighborhood has become one of the hippest parts of town with its increasing number of outstanding eateries and one-of-a-kind shops.
The real estate site Niche also released a list of the best places to retire in Georgia, and there are several Savannah suburbs on the list. The most notable addition is Skidaway Island. Skidaway Island is a great place to spend your days with the many rivers and notable Savannah attractions, like the University of Georgia’s Marine Education Center and Aquarium and Skidaway Island State Park.
Since not everyone has the same tastes, you may not find any of the above neighborhoods or suburbs are right for you. Fortunately, there are a number of tools available for pinpointing your best neighborhood in Savannah.
Neighborhood Scout allows you to search for the top neighborhoods in Savannah based on crime rates, home values, and public schools. For instance, the most expensive homes in Savannah are in the East Taylor Street / East Wayne Street neighborhood.
AreaVibes is another useful tool, though it is more geared toward suburbs. You can search the Savannah metro area based on cost of living, livability, crime, employment, housing, education, and more. The three most livable places are Isle of Hope, Henderson, and Wilmington Island.
Savannah is sure to have a neighborhood that is perfect for you no matter how you want to live out your twilight years. Enjoy exploring the city as you search for your new home.
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