Downtown and Midtown
The Historic Landmark District spans two and a half square miles and many residents can claim the city’s lush squares as their front yards. The north end of the district is widely commercial but numerous blocks of the area are solidly residential or dual-purpose buildings. Both this district, and the Victorian District are ideal for pedestrian residents.
Adjacent to the Historic District, this southward expansion of the city starts at Forsyth Park and extends to Anderson Street. MLK and Broad border it on the east and west. Another highly pedestrian area of town, this district is still perfect for students and professionals alike.
Savannah’s first suburb, laid out in 1910, is a mixture of expansive single-family homes and quaint bungalows. The Ardsley Park area has become one of the city’s most desired residential neighborhoods.
This area of town has several residential communities, nestled into the cities largest commercial area, including Oglethorpe Mall and a multitude of other shopping complexes and eatery locations. It is also home to area hospitals, several schools, and provides easy access to the interstates system via local parkways.
While for the most part residential, Whitemarsh offers islanders opportunities for shopping at several retail centers and is the home of an elementary school, a middle school, a high school and the area’s police substation. Whitemarsh, and the neighboring Wilmington, are both centrally located between downtown Savannah, and the beaches of Tybee Island.
The largest of Savannah’s islands, this area is mainly residential in nature but also houses parks and recreational facilities. The island’s business district is the site of numerous restaurants, two supermarkets and a variety of retail stores. This central island is located between downtown Savannah, and the beaches of Tybee Island.
A short drive from downtown Savannah, this small barrier island provides a 3-mile long beach that attracts nearby locals as well as visitors to its quirky neighborhood. Tybee is no doubt a vacation destination, stocked with restaurants, hotel lodging, condominiums and rental cottages. However, the island includes multiple residential areas that range from original bungalow homes to classic beach-style abodes.
Outer Chatham County
Pooler is a possibly the most fast-growing area of Chatham County. It is a family-oriented town with a variety of homes and a wealth of recreational opportunities. It is conveniently located off of I-95, and is a short drive to downtown Savannah.
This small town, located a short drive from Savannah or Pooler is conveniently located just off the interstate. There are several residential communities, in a more rural setting.
Located in Savannah’s “Southside”, Georgetown is a small commuter community with multiple neighborhoods. This area of Chatham County has convenient access to Savannah Mall, Veteran’s and Truman Parkways – as well as I-95.
Twenty miles south of Savannah lays Richmond Hill. It is one of two incorporated cities in Bryan County and has been one of the fastest-growing communities in the nation. Richmond Hill offers a number of housing developments, schools and opportunities for recreation and shopping. Its proximity to interstate highways 95 and 16 makes it a popular choice for commuters.