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Overview
Population:266,344
Pop. Change:15%
State: Georgia
Metro Area:Savannah
County:Chatham County
City:Savannah, Pooler, ... 17 total
Zip Code:31419, 31405, ... 14 total
Real Estate:For Sale  For Rent
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Chatham's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Savannah Metro Area

Profile: Mid-sized coastal city

Location: Southeast coast of Georgia at the mouth of the Savannah River along the South Carolina border

Elevation: 15

Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

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Historic interestAir service
Pleasant wintersCost of living
Attractive downtownSummer heat

Savannah is a beautiful coastal city known for its well-preserved historic core and laid-back Southern lifestyle. Its appeal was so strong that Gen. William T. Sherman spared the city from Civil War destruction in 1864. Today the Southern charm continues to radiate from old mansions, tree-shaded cobblestone streets and restored historic areas like the City Market. However, the quality and appeal diminish further inland and away from the historic city center.

The port facilities have always been a primary economic driver, although some of this activity has shifted south towards Brunswick. Hospitality and tourism are important, and the area also has some paper, aerospace and general industry, but not enough to drive strong employment numbers or extensive career opportunities. The economy, arts, and education are getting a boost by the many northerners moving into the area. Coastal islands to the east, particularly Tybee Island, offer beaches, recreation, and fine seafood restaurants.

Savannah is located on a coastal plain a few miles inland from the Atlantic along the Savannah River. Areas particularly to the north and east are flat with marshes. Land to the south and west is a mix of agriculture, woods, and swamps. The nearby Atlantic moderates the climate most of the time. Muggy conditions can occur in summer when sea breezes diminish. Most summer days are clear and pleasant. Winter temperatures are usually mild and snow is rare. Strong northwesterly blasts of cold air are usually blocked by the Appalachians. Most precipitation comes as summer thunderstorms. Severe tropical storms affect the area about once every 10 years.

Interesting Facts about Chatham County

As of 2014, Chatham County's population is 266,344 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 14.78 percent.

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The median home cost in Chatham County is $134,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 5.00 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Chatham County's cost of living is 9.30% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Chatham County public schools spend $11,084 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.3 students per teacher in Chatham County.

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The unemployment rate in Chatham County is 6.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Chatham County jobs have Increased by 1.93 percent.


Ranked #92 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #98 Most Popular Cities for the Holidays
Ranked #156 2005 Best Places to Live
Ranked #235 Best Green Cities
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Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Chatham County's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes


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