Savannah

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2 East Bay Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$ - $
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Single Family Home
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  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:None
  • Gated:No
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History

General James Oglethorpe, along with his settlers, set foot on Yamacraw Bluff on February 12, 1733 and was welcomed by Indian traders Mary (who served as the translator) and John Musgrove, Tomochichi and the Yamacraws. Savannah was established on that same date, together with the settlement of Georgia. The town and the rest of the state became a Royal Colony in 1751, and Savannah was made Georgia’s colonial capital.

By the eruption of the American Revolutionary War, the town had become the Thirteen Colonies’ southernmost commercial seaport. In 1778, British troops occupied the town, and the subsequent year, a united force of French and American soldiers failed to defeat the British at the Siege of Savannah. It was only in July 1782 that the British left Savannah.

The town, a thriving port throughout the 19th century, was the 6th most heavily populated town of the Confederacy and the primary goal of the March to the Sea by General T. Sherman. Authorities of Savannah discussed a diplomatic surrender in the early hours of December 21, 1864, and Union troops advanced into town at first light.

The Savannah River is where the town was named after, which perhaps came from various terms for the Native American Shawnee tribe that settled in the river in the late 17th century. These people annihilated the Westo, another Native American tribe, and inhabited their territories at the head of the navigation on the fall line of Savannah River, close to present-day Augusta. The Shawnee tribe was known by a number of local variations, including Savannah, Savana, Savano, and Shawano. Another speculation is that the town’s name refers to the vast marshlands that surround the river for miles inland and came from the English word Savanna (borrowed from the Spanish term ‘sabana’ and utilized in the Southern Colonies), which is a type of tropical grassland. Yet other speculations suggest that it was derived from Algonquian word which means ‘southerner’ or possibly ‘salt’.

Area and Climate

Savannah is Georgia’s oldest town and Chatham County’s county seat. The town was founded in 1733 and became the Province of Georgia’s colonial capital and, soon after, Georgia’s first state capital. Today, Savannah is an industrial hub and a major Atlantic seaport. It is the 3rd biggest metro area and 5th biggest city in Georgia.

Savannah experiences 49 inches of rainfall annually (U.S. median is 37), while snowfall is 0 inch per year (U.S. median is 25). The average sunny days yearly in Savannah are 216. The lowest temperature is in January, at 39° F, while the highest is in July, at around 92° F.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

In 2011, the estimated average value of houses or condominiums in Savannah is $133,700 (in 2000, it was $78,300). In 2011, the average prices of mobile homes: $82,275; detached homes: $181,625; all residential units: $189,305; 2-unit buildings: $200,185; 5 and up unit buildings: $205,198; 3 or 4-unit buildings: $305,515; and attached units and townhomes: $324,134.

In Savannah, the cost of living index as of March 2012 is $94.7, which is below average, as U.S. median is 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

The location of Savannah provides visitors access to popular tourist destinations, including the Savannah Riverfront and the coastal islands. Tybee Island (previously called Savannah Beach), is where the Tybee Island Light Station (southern Atlantic coast’s first lighthouse) is located. Other scenic towns close to Savannah consist of Thunderbolt (a shrimping town) and 3 residential neighborhoods that started as summer resort villages for people of Savannah: Isle of Hope, Beaulieu and Vernonburg.

Bordered by the Savannah River and across from Savannah’s city center is Hutchinson Island, where the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center can be found. The island is linked with the mainland via the Belles Ferry, as well as the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge.

Located on Montgomery Street is the Savannah Civic Center, which hosts 900+ events annually.

Numerous shopping centers can be found in the city, which include Abercorn Walk, Savannah Mall, Oglethorpe Mall, Savannah Historic District, and Abercorn Common.

 

 

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • Boating
  • Marina
 

Lifestyle

  • Harbors & Marinas
  • History Tours
  • Great Dining
  • Gift Shops
  • Art Galleries
  • Arts & Theature
  • Fishing
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boating & Watersports
  • Ghost Tours
  • Dancing
  • Entertainment & Nightlife
 
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : No
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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