Moving to Savannah - or anywhere for that matter - can be a fun and exciting experience. In a city like Savannah, it can also be a little confusing, as Savannah and its surrounding cities Pooler and Richmond Hill are all very diverse, and suit different needs and wants for newcomers. Whether it's shopping, work, recreation, or even a little beach fun, these 3 cities have something for everyone.
Savannah itself is a bit of a melting pot. For all the locals you'll come across, you'll find just as many people who are from another city and have moved here for different reasons. Savannah's probably best known for not only its hospitality, but also for it's Historic District and Downtown area. Take one walk down River Street or Oglethorpe Ave and you'll completely understand why it's impossible to not fall in love with this city. The Historic District is the main neighborhood leading up to Downtown, and has lots of homes of varying age - many almost 100 years old - and many have been restored and updated for the new century. These neighborhoods basically start north of Victory Drive, go all the way up to Liberty Street, and are mostly spotted by having numbered streets.
Not interested in Historic Savannah? You've got plenty of options! For those interested in living close to Abercorn Street's shopping, Then consider Midtown, which goes from Victory Drive and goes south and ends around the Oglethorpe Mall. Many of the neighborhoods in Midtown consist of 1940's to 1980's ranch homes, and depending on the square footage some have had the garages converted into great rooms or additional bedrooms.
For many military homeowners, PCSing (that's "Permanent Change of Station" to us civilians!) to Hunter Army Airfield means moving to Southside. It's close proximity to the Airfield and to shopping has it a prime spot to look for homes, and many of the homes in the Georgetown area off of Highway 204/Abercorn Street gives easy access to Midtown and Downtown. The homes are also reasonably priced in the $200k range and under, and is a great place for first time homebuyers to explore.
Next time, I'll cover Pooler and the major sections that make up its neighborhoods.