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Many buyers relocating to Savannah from the west coast or the northeast, or other parts of the country or even world, who have visited Savannah but stayed downtown and only got a tour of downtown Savannah landmarks may not know what all Savannah and the surrounding areas have to offer.

Downtown is a great area to live if you like urban living. It is scenic and an easy town in which to walk and browse shops, dine, entertain or just sit for a while in one of the many squares to enjoy the scenery, people-watch or read a book.

But urban living is, of course, not for everyone, and even if you love some of the old homes downtown and fall in love with the scenery, it may not be practical or affordable for many buyers.

This is why I encourage many buyers who contact me through my website to start area-shopping before they go home-shopping. Below is a list of areas that may be more appropriate living areas for many buyers, yet close enough to downtown to enjoy all downtown Savannah has to offer.

Islands - Whitemarsh Island, Wilmington Island, Talahi Island, Oatland Island, Skidaway Island, Dutch Island, Wylly Island, Burnside island, and more, plus the city of Tybee Island at the beach abou 30 minutes from downtown Savannah.              

Midtown - Midtown covers neighborhoods like Ardsley Park, Kensington, Parkside, Baldwin Park and the Starland Art District

West Chatham -- includes cities of Pooler, Garden City, Port Wentworth, Bloomingdale and neighborhood areas such as Southbridge, Savannah Quarters and Godley Station.               

Southside - Includes neighborhood areas such as Windsor Forest, Coffee Bluff and Georgetown.

A little bit further out there are two counties, Bryan and Effingham, where a lot of the new construction growth is going on. In Bryan County the main city is Richmond Hill and it is about 30-40 minutes from downtown Savannah. In Effingham County the main city is Rincon and is about 30-40 minutes from downtown Savannah. Both of these areas have been growing at a brisk rate for years and seem to be where most of the new growth will be heading for years to come.

Even a little further out is Bulloch County, the main city being Statesboro, which is undergoing a lot of growth and is about 60-80 minutes from downtown Savannah.

Mike from Savannah

Published Saturday, September 1, 2007 8:51 AM by Mike Farmer


Sunday, September 9, 2007 10:08 AM by Sharron Lobman

# re: Relocating to Savannah? Savannah Ga Real Estate

I have a friend who is considering moving to Savannah. I have sent her to your web site to read this great blog post.

It offers such informative information for the person who is beginning to gather info about your area.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 7:50 AM by Mike Farmer

# re: Relocating to Savannah? Savannah Ga Real Estate

Thanks Sharron, I truly appreciate it.

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