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A narrow, sun-dappled road beneath a twisting canopy of branches draped in moss resonates with the sounds of hoof-beats from centuries ago. Stand at the entrance to Wormsloe and just listen … you can almost hear the echoes of a seventeenth-century carriage whisking along the unchanged corridor. Head to Forsyth Park and marvel at the beautiful sea of colors tumbling over one another: azaleas, bougainvillea, and hydrangeas mingle together beneath statuesque oak trees and surround a stunning fountain. Stroll through the other-worldly Bonaventure Cemetery, the gnarled limbs of ancient oaks stretching above monuments, statues, and tombstones as moss cascades from them like a shroud. Walk along the riverfront’s cobblestone streets, busy with tourists who flock to the restaurants and shops in the historic buildings, and watch a street performer as a ship cruises by.
There’s no place else like Savannah, Georgia. With its fascinating historic squares and unique Southern flavor, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped through a doorway into another time. On the flipside, Savannah is an important port city, home to several major corporations. The Port of Savannah is one of the busiest ports in the nation and the country’s fastest-growing container terminal. It is home to Gulfstream Aerospace, International Paper, and Morris Multimedia. It is also a college town, home to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Savannah State University, Savannah Technical College, and Armstrong State University. It is also home to the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, which is the marine science research institute of the University of Georgia.
If you are new to the area, renting an apartment in Savannah is an experience you’ll never want to forget — or leave! The balmy breezes, the historic squares shaded by oaks swathed in Spanish moss, the elegant historic homes with lacy wrought-iron balconies, the nearby beaches, and the gorgeous historic sites will wrap around you like the ghostly fingers of a long-gone era, captivating you in such a way that once you’ve lived in Savannah, a part of you will forever belong to this mystical city.
Things to Do in Savannah:
Located along the Savannah River, the city of Savannah was settled in 1733. The pioneers were led by General James Oglethorpe, and the city of Savannah was founded the same day as the colony of Georgia. In 1751, Savannah served as the colonial capital of Georgia. During the American Revolution, the British took control of Savannah, which was a major port for the colonies. The British didn’t leave Savannah until 1782. During the Civil War, Savannah was spared General Sherman’s burning because they negotiated a peaceful surrender in 1864.
With such a long history, there are some amazing must-see sites throughout Savannah. To gain a deeper understanding of early Savannah, start with Wormsloe Historic Site – a city with three centuries of secrets. Noble Jones arrived here in 1733, and the tabby ruins of his colonial estate are still visible. The tabby ruins are the oldest-standing structure in Savannah. The park also contains a museum, theater, gift shop, picnic area, and nature trail. But it is the grand entrance and long road lined with live oaks that meet overhead, forming a canopy of twisted limbs and filmy moss that will take your breath away.
Even if you aren’t a Civil War buff, you’ll enjoy visiting Fort McAllister State Park. It is the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy, attacked seven times by Union soldiers but not falling until 1864 at the end of General Sherman’s “March to the Sea.” The park features cannons, barracks, a furnace, and a Civil War Museum and gift shop. The park offers camping, hiking, boating, fishing, and picnicking.
Old Fort Jackson, Georgia’s oldest standing brick fortification, is located along the Savannah River. The history of the fort begins in 1778, when a mud battery was built to protect the Savannah shipping channel during the American Revolution. In 1808, this “mud fort” was purchased in order to build a more permanent fortification to protect the port. Old Fort Jackson played a key role in the War of 1812 as well as the Civil War.
If you enjoy historic architecture, you’ll love the architecture and house museums of Savannah! After choosing your Savannah apartment, be sure to visit the Owens-Thomas House, which is considered one of the most exquisite examples of English Regency architecture in the nation. The house was built in 1816, and this National Historic Landmark is now a historic house museum with furnishings dating from 1750-1830. The property also features a garden, and the original carriage house with one of the South’s earliest intact urban slave quarters.
The Davenport House Museum was built around 1820 by Isaiah Davenport. In addition to a guided tour, visitors to the museum can visit the garden and museum shop. The Davenport House is one of the oldest brick homes in Savannah. It is a two-and-a-half-story home with a basement that covers 6,800 square feet.
Of course, the Mercer House is arguably one of Savannah’s most famous house museums. It was started in 1860, but construction stopped during the Civil War and the house was completed around 1868. The house was restored by Jim Williams in 1969. The house contains furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries, drawings from the 17th century, and 18th century portraits. The house was made famous by the 1994 novel and later movie, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” which explored the shooting death of Williams’ assistant.
Your new Savannah apartment will be just 20 minutes from Tybee Island, where you can enjoy miles of beautiful beaches, museums, the Tybee Island Lighthouse, the Tybee Pier, and the very popular restaurant, the Crab Shack. The historic lighthouse was first built in 1736. In 1742, when beach erosion became a concern, a second lighthouse was built. The present lighthouse contains the bottom part of the third lighthouse, built in 1773, while the top is the newest portion of the lighthouse, added in 1867. The lighthouse is one of only a handful of 18th-century lighthouses still operating in North America.
Savannah offers amazing shopping, great restaurants, and a wide variety of theaters, nightclubs, live music venues, and more. Known for its festivals and events, Savannah hosts one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the world. Go shopping or find a great restaurant along River Street, or head to historic City Market, the center of the city since the early 1700s. City Market is home to art galleries, shops, sidewalk cafes, bars, live music, and terrific events.
What to Consider When Moving to Savannah:
When relocating to a city where more than 40 percent of the buildings are historic, it is almost impossible not to gain a better understanding and appreciation of that city’s history. Savannah is the Southern Belle of cities, dressed in ornate gingerbread, curvy balconies, and elegant columns. Stand in one of the courtyards – in the exact place someone once stood in the 1700s – and feel connected to the past as well as the future.
While the Savannah Historic District is one of the largest historic districts in the United States, it isn’t Savannah’s only. There are four additional historic districts, including the Victorian District (located downtown). Savannah has a variety of neighborhoods – over 100 – and they are all unique. But don’t worry about learning every neighborhood – just search for Savannah apartments by area: Downtown, Eastside, Midtown, Westside, Southside, and West Chatham.
Why Savannah Apartments Are Hot:
This is a city not only filled with amazing architecture, but you’ll also be able to enjoy spooky cemeteries and equally spooky ghost walks and tours, eclectic nightlife, amazing restaurants owned by world-famous chefs, terrific shopping, and beautiful nearby beaches. Savannah apartments are hot because Savannah is unique – from its elegant little squares to its massive, moss-wrapped oak trees to its iconic statues such as the Waving Girl and the Bird Girl.
When you live in an apartment in Savannah, you’ll be surrounded by unique and friendly residents, terrific colleges and universities, and great beauty. Savannah is hot, all right, and it isn’t just because of those lazy summer afternoons you’ll spend sitting on your apartment balcony, enjoying the same view that inspired James Oglethorpe and his group of settlers in 1733.
- Yamacraw Village
- Historic District - North
- Hutchinson Island
- Kayton/Frazier Area
- Victorian District - West
- Hitch Village/Fred Wessels Homes
- Baldwin Park
- Savannah Gardens
- Abercorn Heights/ Lamara Heights
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- Savannah State University
- Savannah Technical College
- South University
- Armstrong Atlantic State University
- Savannah College of Art & Design
Nearby Military Bases
- Hunter Army Airfield
- Fort Stewart Military Reservation
- Fort Stewart Military Reservation Hinesville
- Fort Stewart Military Reservation Claxton
- Fort Stewart Military Reservation Ludowici
- The amazing history evident in sites such as Telfair Mansion and Art Museum.
- Savannah is a pedestrian-friendly city with many walking tours and historic squares.
- Strolling along cobblestone streets in historic downtown and along the beautiful waterfront.
- Some of the best shopping, nightlife, theaters, clubs, bars, and restaurants in the south.
- A stunning coastline and fabulous beaches for swimming, sunning, surfing, and boating.
- Attractions such as Skidaway Island, Tybee Island, and Wormsloe State Historic Site.
Forsyth Park in Savannah features a large water fountain and a Fragrant Garden for the blind
Live Oaks leading to the ruins of Wormsloe, a 1733 plantation containing the oldest structures in Savannah.
The Pirate House was built in 1753 and is currently a popular Savannah restaurant.
A lovely Savannah street leading to City Hall.
Savannah's historic riverfront is filled with shops and restaurants.
The historic Tybee Island Lighthouse was originally built in 1732.