Savannah, GA

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Savannah, GA

About Savannah, GA

Savannah, Georgia is a historic city located in the southeastern corner of the United States. Home to famous landmarks such as the River Street and Forsyth Park, visitors can explore culture and history at its finest when visiting Savannah. There are also plenty of museums, galleries, and performance venues such as SCAD Museum of Art. For entertainment, visitors can explore boutique shops and restaurants along with movie theaters and live music clubs. Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat or an exciting night out, Savannah has something for everyone! Mid-sized coastal city - Southeast coast of Georgia at the mouth of the Savannah River along the South Carolina border.

State: Georgia
County: Chatham County
Metro Area: Savannah Metro Area
City: Savannah
Zip Codes: 31419 31405 31406 31404 31401 31415 31409
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 15 ft above sea level

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.

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Savannah Cost of Living

Historic interest, pleasant winters, and attractive downtown make Savannah a great place to live.

-30.0% lower than avg
-38.5% lower than avg
$1,014 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-13.2% lower than avg
Savannah Crime
51.5 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Savannah
   Historic interest
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   Pleasant winters
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   Attractive downtown
Summer heat
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I've been to Savannah many times. It is where my wife grew up. The downtown is picturesque and historic. There's a great beach. The food is to die for. Supping on the  More

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My spouse and I moved to Savannah in fall of 2020 from our northern California home. But before we’re labeled as Californians driving up housing costs, let’s set that  More

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I’ve traveled extensively both in the United States and abroad. This is a beautiful city! No skysc****rs, great food, kind people, and the charm and historic splendor  More

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