Savannah, GA


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Savannah, GA

About Savannah, GA

Savannah, the largest city in Georgia’s Coastal Empire region and the oldest city in the state, is a vibrant metropolitan area known for its rich history and culture. The downtown area boasts charming cobblestone streets and inviting parks, while nearby Tybee Island has beautiful beaches that draw visitors from all over. The local art scene is bustling, with dozens of galleries and festivals that bring people together to celebrate Savannah's unique charm. Additionally, Savannah hosts its annual St. Patrick's Day celebration which draws massive crowds to honor its Irish heritage. With deep roots in southern hospitality, Savannah is an ideal place to live or visit for anyone looking for a historic getaway with plenty of fun activities and amenities. Mid-sized coastal city - Southeast coast of Georgia at the mouth of the Savannah River along the South Carolina border.

State: Georgia
County:
Metro Area: Savannah Metro Area
City: Savannah, Pooler, 23 total
Zip Codes: 31419, 31405, 31406, 31404, 31322, 31324, 31410, 31326, 31401, 31312, 23 total
Cost of Living:
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
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Historic interest, pleasant winters, and attractive downtown make Savannah a great place to live.

$288,300
-17.3% lower than avg
$64,703
-6.7% lower than avg
$996 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-15.3% lower than avg
Savannah Crime
44.5 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in Savannah, Georgia
$55,080
for a family
$44,400
for a single person
Pros & Cons of Savannah
   Historic interest
Air service
   Pleasant winters
Cost of living
   Attractive downtown
Summer heat
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