A different kind of Ghost-town. Old Savannah is romantic, slow, muggy, and always unique. Host to the world-renowned Savannah College of Art and Design, host to the third largest container ship port on the East Coast, and host to some of the most beautiful landscapes and city squares in the world, Savannah is an anomaly. If it could be summed up in one picture, it would be of an ancient live oak tree coated in smokey gray Spanish moss. Much like those trees, Savannah is a strong, resilient and beautiful town, and its inhabitants make it even more so. Savannah is recognized in sections.
Downtown being the most popular to tourists, thanks to the ancient buildings, the world famous River Street – a string of shops, bars and restaurants overlooking the wide Savannah River and adjacent to the Talmadge Bridge. Downtown also incorporates historic Forsyth Park, and everything in between River Street and Forsyth, including Savannah’s ever-so-beautiful 24 city squares, some of which date back to 1733.
Midtown is a popular area for buyers who are looking for something quaint, with less tourists, uber-convenient to shopping and eats, close to hospitals and intermingled with office buildings, retail stores and more. Midtown is only 5-8 minutes to the heart of downtown.
The Southside of Savannah hosts an ever-growing younger population, being that it’s close to both of the city’s malls, lower-priced housing, and within a hop of the Hunter Army Airfield Base, currently home to approximately 5,000 soldiers.
The other popular area, most locals would just call it The Islands, the most popular ones being Tybee Island (beach), Wilmington Island, Skidaway Island and Isle of Hope. There are many more.
There is also Westside, which is towards Pooler, and Eastside which sits between downtown and the Islands.