Dixon Parks Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
The stately historic houses in Dixon Parks were primarily built around 1900, although some have been replaced with new construction or have new carriage houses or additions on the property. The neighborhood is in Savannah’s Victorian District, which is immediately south of the city’s historic downtown. Some of the houses—which have as many as seven bedrooms—are divided into apartments and condominiums.
Residents can walk along sidewalks to the Savannah College of Art & Design, a private college that focuses on creative professions and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in fields such as urban design, teaching, and fine arts. Children who live in Dixon Parks attend East Broad Elementary School, Hubert Middle School, and Savannah High School. The neighborhood is surrounded by private schools that are in walking distance, including Notre Dame Academy, a pre-K through 8th grade Catholic school, and St. Paul’s Academy, a private school with separate campuses for boys and girls.
Several parks are a few blocks away. Forsyth Park, Savannah’s central park, has a large fountain designed after the fountain in Paris’ Place de la Concorde, as well as walking trails through majestic oak trees dripping with Spanish moss. The park’s former parade grounds now host everything from outdoor concerts to soccer games to a Christmas tree lighting. Two of Savannah’s famous squares, which originally served as community gathering places, are a short walk north on Abercrom Street.
Conveniences, such as a large grocery store and restaurants, are easy to walk to, and nearby Henry Street is home to a public library branch, a yoga studio, and many local restaurants. The houses of the Victorian District are interspersed with businesses, and residents don’t have to go far to find everything from a hair salon to a coffee shop.