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Tom Tolbert - Realtor
Office (912) 232-8580
Direct (912) 308-6839
Keller Williams Realty
Savannah - Downtown
124 Habersham St.
Savannah, Ga. 31401
SAVANNAH'S NEIGHBORHOODS AND SUBURBS
Savannah, Ga. definitely has diversity when it comes to places in which to live. Settle here and you can have your choice of surrounding yourself with history, stepping back into small-town America, enjoying the security and luxury of a gated community or lazing the day away in a laid-back cottage at the beach. There's all that and more. Whatever your real estate needs, the greater Savannah area has a lot to offer from new homes, resale homes, condos, lofts and townhomes.
Historic Savannah District
Many residents of the 2.5-square-mile Savannah Historic Landmark District can claim the city's verdant squares as their front yards. Although the north end of the District is commercial in character, numerous blocks of the area are solidly residential. Historic homes in need of restoration are still available. Newcomers will also find a good selection of restored homes, the result of 50 years of preservation efforts, and new construction in the form of townhouse condominiums crafted to blend into the historic atmosphere of the District. A recent trend in downtown housing involves the conversion of space above retail establishments into apartments and lofts, a situation that's developed along with the city's revitalization of commercial buildings.
Victorian Savannah District
Adjacent to the Savannah Historic District, this first southward expansion of the city is attracting more and more folks interested in restoring two- and three-story frame homes in need of repair. The area becomes more popular in this regard as the number of restorable houses in the Historic District declines. This is a popular area for real estate investors to restore Victorian homes to their original splendor.
Ardsley Park's neighbor to the north of Victory Drive, Baldwin Park is truly one of my favorite Savannah neighborhoods. From Victory Drive to 40th St to the north and bounded to the east and west by Price Street and Waters Avenue, the Baldwin Park community has seen a lot of recent revitalization. From large homes to charming Arts & Crafts style bungalows amid mature trees and landscaping.
Savannah's first suburb, laid out in 1911, is a mixture of prestigious four- and five-bedroom mansions and quaint, craftsman-style bungalows situated on tree-lined streets. The Ardsley Park area located in Midtown and loosely bounded by Victory Drive on the north, Waters Avenue on the east, 55th Street on the south and Bull Street on the west has become one of the city's "hottest" neighborhoods favored by young professionals and families. Home prices range between approx. 250k to 350k for "bungalows" to the millions for larger homes and mansions.
Gordonston in east Savannah
This secluded neighborhood in eastside Savannah is similar to Ardsley Park in character, but it's considerably smaller and hasn't been "discovered" to the extent that its "big brother" to the southwest has. Beautiful homes from smaller to large. Due to the revitalization of east Savannah and improved shopping, Gordonston is once again becoming a hot area with lots of recent growth in convenient east side shopping like Home Depot, Staples and Target stores.
An area of mostly upscale homes, Georgetown was one of the fastest-growing parts Savannah in the 1990s, but it retains the feel of being out in the country. Median home prices between 150k and 300k. Georgetown is located on the south side of Savannah and is convenient to I-95. By taking the southwest bypass you can be in Savannah's historic district in about 20 minutes. Georgetown has a variety of real estate choices from single family homes to condominiums and town homes.
The Islands of Savannah, Georgia
Home buyers in search of a less-historic but easy-going setting might consider the islands east and southeast of downtown Savannah. One of these, Tybee, is a barrier island fronting on the Atlantic Ocean. The others are separated from the mainland by rivers or tidal creeks, but all of the islands exude the "getting-away-from-it-all" feeling that comes when you cross a stretch of tranquil marshland on your way home from work or school. Homes from approximately 150,000 to the millions. Real estate prices on the islands have shown a large increase over the years.
Eastside Savannah Islands
Directly east of Savannah is where you'll find Tybee and four inshore islands of varying size Oatland, Talahi, Whitemarsh and Wilmington. Close by is the municipality of Thunderbolt, a fishing village of 2,340 residents that typifies the small-town, family-oriented atmosphere of the area.
The largest of the several inshore islands east of Savannah, this area is mainly residential homes in nature and is dotted with heavily forested neighborhoods, parks and recreational facilities. Real estate prices here have seen a steady increase over the years.
Located 18 miles from Savannah, this small seaside island is graced by a wide, 3-mile long beach that draws sun lovers and water-sports enthusiasts from throughout Georgia and the rest of the Southeast. While Tybee is a resort replete with a full complement of restaurants, modern hotels and motels, luxurious condominiums and quaint rental cottages, it's also a residential area whose offerings range from historic homes on the Officers' Row of a one-time military post to classic beach-style abodes many of which are beautifully restored. Tybee, home to about 3,400 year-round residents, is an independent municipality providing its own city services. Among focal points are the south-end pier and pavilion which is much-enjoyed by fishermen and folks strolling above the ocean and listening to live-band music; and the Fort Screven area on the island's north end, which is the site of the Tybee Lighthouse and an intriguing museum.
This island gated community of spacious homes and manicured yards is about 20 minutes from downtown Savannah. Dutch island offers upscale homes, many with their own docks.
Isle of Hope
One of Savannah's most picturesque neighborhoods, Isle of Hope exudes the look of the Old South. Beautiful old cottages adorned with white picket fences line narrow streets and overlook the Herb and Skidaway rivers. Bluff Drive, which rambles along the Skidaway under moss-strewn oaks, is one of the area's most alluring streets.
The residential jewel of Skidaway is The Landings, a large gated community that's the site of upscale homes featuring a variety of styles Southern Lowcountry, Colonial, Federal and traditional ranch homes set on beautifully landscaped grounds. The Landings is a retirees' paradise, with its two deep-water marinas, six private 18-hole golf courses, 34 tennis courts, fitness center and four clubhouses.
WEST CHATHAM COUNTY
Much of the Savannah area's industry is concentrated in west Chatham, and it's also the site of four municipalities and Southbridge and Savannah Quarters two fast-growing golf communities. The towns of the area Bloomingdale, Garden City, Pooler and Port Wentworth are well-established residential areas that serve as home to much of the workforce of the industries located there. These municipalities are known for their independence and volunteer spirit, and for a general absence of property taxes. West Chatham is experiencing a boom in residential growth, with home building focused on Pooler, the Godley Station area and the Berwick area.
This town of 2,665 is conveniently located near both the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport and the city's port. Residents enjoy a country lifestyle and a small-town ambience.
Standing amid a variety of industrial developments, Garden City is the county's second-largest municipality, with a population of about 11,300. The number of residents grew greatly after an annexation that occurred in the summer of 1998.
With more than 6,200 residents, Pooler is a fast-growing, family-oriented town with affordable homes and a wealth of recreational opportunities Many new home communities in the area. Adjacent to the Savannah International Airport. Pooler has a wide variety of new constuction real estate. Many builders are offering great incentives to buyers in the form or free upgrades and closing costs. Pooler has continued to be developed for many years by builder's offering new construction real estate communities in all price ranges, from single family homes to town homes. The great variety of homes in every price range and the short drive to Savannah makes Pooler a local favorite.
This town of 3,276 home of the flag-waving "Stand Up For America Day" celebration each May captures the essence of small-town USA.
The homes at this planned community just off Interstate Highway 16 feature beautiful landscaping and architecture that's traditionally Southern. The development covers 1,100 acres and offers residents the pleasures of a golf club and a tennis and swim club. Real estate includes new homes, resale homes and townhomes.
This county south and southwest of Savannah offers a unique blend of piney woods and marshland. The fastest-developing part of Bryan is near the coast. It's Richmond Hill, a bustling bedroom community that was once the winter quarters of famed industrialist Henry Ford.
Twenty miles south of Savannah lies Richmond Hill. It is one of two incorporated cities in Bryan County and has been one of the fastest-growing communities in the nation. Richmond Hill offers a number of housing developments, schools and opportunities for recreation and shopping. Its proximity to I-95 and I-16 makes it a popular choice for commuters. Richmond Hill is definitely worth checking out.
Bryan County's first incorporated city, Pembroke, has served as the county seat since 1935. It is a charming town offering peaceful county living and an upscale golf-course community.
Rincon, beginning to resemble a bedroom community of the magnitude of Richmond Hill, is mushrooming as the Savannah area gradually spreads west. However, all three municipalities retain their country-style atmosphere.
Savannah Georgia Real Estate
Thomas Tolbert - Realtor - Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners Real Estate
Below is an amazing video of the recent implosion of Savannah's Stubbs Towers. A vacant high rise building on the east side of Savannah a few blocks away from the historic Gordonston neighborhood with stately homes and charming bungalows. The building was built in the '70s as a senior citizen residence and was closed and evacuated several years ago. The city of Savannah, Ga. has plans to put a city park on the site. The east side of Savannah has seen a huge growth and steady increase in home prices in recent years. Less than 10 minutes from downtown and less than 15 minutes from the islands, as well as huge growth of shopping make the east side of Savannah a desirable location.