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-Historic interest
-Pleasant winters
-Attractive downtown


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-Cost of living
-Summer heat

What Bert Has To Say About Savannah Metro Area

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.


  • Profile: Mid-sized coastal city
  • Time zone: Eastern Standard Time
  • Elevation: 15
  • Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
  • City: Savannah
  • Zip Codes: Savannah (zip 31419)

Quick Facts About Savannah

    The unemployment rate in Savannah (zip 31419) is 7.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Savannah (zip 31419) jobs have Increased by 1.93 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Savannah (zip 31419)'s cost of living is 8.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Savannah (zip 31419)'s population is 53,818 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 33.31 percent.
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Savannah (zip 31419) is $139,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 5.10 percent.
    Savannah (zip 31419) public schools spend $11,084 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.5 students per teacher in Savannah (zip 31419).

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