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"Not a good place to live"


Not a good place to live - 3/21/2007
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I lived in Savannah from 2002-2004 and it was probably one of the most undesirable places I've ever lived in, like Toledo OH, Raleigh, NC, and Chesapeake, VA This city was very disappointing and undesirable. Firstly, the climate is just unbearable in the summer. It gets HUMID and it's uncommon for the heat index to be in the 120s+ on some days. Next, the air quality is very poor due to the swamps, factories, etc and isn't good for an allergy sufferer like myself. Being from the north, the people were NOT very welcoming and friendly towards me and some acted like I was from another planet. Not to mention the crime and gangs. There are MANY gangs roaming the streets especially downtown....if you go out in the day, carry protection...and DON'T go out at night!!

My wife and I have two young children that (at first) attended the public schools. The schools were nice, but the quality was awful and they weren't safe due to the large presence of gangs that were threatening the children to join. After the first year our children attended private school for the rest of our time in Savannah.

The city has some great historical places that are worth seeing, and there are actually a few very nice spots in the city; however, that can't make up for the poor quality of life in most parts of the city. I don't reccomend moving here unless absolutely necessesary.

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Lorraine

re: Not a good place to live - 3/21/2007 - 4/27/2008
I've read both sides of this argument now. You've lived there 15 years and settled in nice and snug. I have been to Savannah, loved it down by River Street, toured the jewels, Boneventure Cemetary and drank up all its charm and as much history as I could while there for the short stay. I even know why all the cobblestone! One of my goals is the St Patty's day celebration! I am from NYC. I am a petite woman, not unattractive. I still have to work to survive, but my question is, will I survive? I understand crime is pretty awful. I'm a single woman, close to retirement. What are my chances of making a go of it there?


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Siwatu

re: - 10/27/2008
Ok, this shold settle it...I hope. Savannah Georgia, simply one of the greatest places to live! Granted there is a high crime rate, the schools aren't the best and the are some parts that shouldnt be occupied. Thats just another part of life in a way. Im tired of people talking about crime thins and gangs that, there is only one state in the world that none of this is occuring and thats the sat of DENIAL. No state is perfect you can get robbed in any state at any time. I've been all around the world from Florida to Chicago and the only difference I've been noticing was the climate!!! When I was in Arizona I've seen people get robbed and the same happened while i was visiting Virginia so you cant demoralize and down grade Savannah for its happenings. There was more rapes in Wichita, Kansas than Savannah in 2007 yeah thats a fact you can look it up! Hit me up if you disagree or have a comment!!!!!!!!!!!


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Siwatu

re: - 10/27/2008
Ok, this should settle it...I hope. Savannah Georgia, simply one of the greatest places to live! Granted there is a high crime rate, the schools aren't the best and the are some parts that shouldn’t be occupied. That’s just another part of life in a way. Imp tired of people talking about crime thins and gangs that, there is only one state in the world that none of this is occurring and that’s the sat of DENIAL. No state is perfect you can get robbed in any state at any time. I've been all around the world from Florida to Chicago and the only difference I've been noticing was the climate!!! When I was in Arizona I've seen people get robbed and the same happened while I was visiting Virginia so you can’t demoralize and down grade Savannah for its happenings. There was more rapes in Wichita, Kansas than Savannah in 2007 yeah that’s a fact you can look it up!


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