Savannah, the oldest city in Georgia, is known for its history, architecture, and parks. Its laid-back, coastal vibe and affordable real estate (compared to New York City prices) also makes it a desirable place to live if you want more space and privacy for your money.
You can find a variety of house styles like Craftsman, Cape Cods, waterfront homes with docks, and, of course, many historical colonials. Many houses here have home offices, backyards, and pools. And you can get a lot more for your money compared to NYC: Savannah’s median sales price is around $241,990, according to Zillow.
Staci Donegan, associate broker at Seabolt Real Estate in Savannah, says the city has a lot offer New Yorkers, like a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly downtown area and a variety of diverse neighborhoods. Donegan says that many New Yorkers gravitate towards the historic Landmark District, which has a Greenwich Village vibe.
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“You don't have to own a car to live in the Landmark District because it's pedestrian-friendly and offers incredible amenities within walking distance,” she says.
The city’s urban plan, which was originally developed in the 18th century, is defined by a network of parks, squares and green space, Donegan says. If you're interested in history and art, you can explore the Savannah African Arts Museum, SCAD Museum of Art, and Savannah History Museum. Annual events include the Savannah Music Festival and Savannah Film Festival. For your dose of nature, check out Forsyth Park and Tybee Island. Popular places to eat include Atlantic, The Grey, The Olde Pink House, and The Collins Quarter.
If you’re ready to escape the city and Savannah sounds appealing, Brick Underground has found these five houses on the market for less than $1,000,000 in Savannah.
This three bedroom, two and a half bath is asking $620,000. The townhouse was built in 1892 and features two fireplaces, high ceilings, hardwood floors, bay windows, built-in shelves, stainless steel appliances, a landscaped courtyard, and a one-car garage with a space above that can be used as an office or apartment. Located in the Beach Institute neighborhood, Mother Mathilda Beasley Park, and King Tisdell Cottage, an African-American heritage museum, are nearby. Local eateries include Fox and Fig Cafe and J. Christopher’s.
This two bedroom, three bath is asking $704,900. The restored townhouse was built in 1893 and retains original details including the fireplace mantels, hardwood floors, and exposed brick walls—plus high ceilings, built-in shelves, chandeliers, central air conditioning, a two-car garage, and a brick patio. Located in the Savannah Historic District, the Owens-Thomas House Museum is across the street, plus Oglethorpe Square and other museums are nearby. Nearby eateries include Zunzi’s and The Funky Brunch Cafe.
This three bedroom, two and a half bath is asking $875,000. Originally built as a horse stable in 1840, the newly renovated house has a fireplace, exposed wood-beam ceilings, built-in shelves, recessed lighting, an office, one-car garage with storage space, and a private courtyard with bluestone and brick paving. The chef’s kitchen has stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, and butcher block countertops. Located in the Historic Landmark District, Pulaski Square and the Green-Meldrim House are within walking distance. Nearby eateries include Noble Fare and Totally Baked.
This five bedroom, four bath is asking $899,000. The house is on a triple lot and has original oak hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, fireplaces, large windows, a sunroom with built-in bookshelves and a library ladder, modern ceiling fans, a large backyard, and a carriage house. Located in Chatham Crescent, Tiedeman Park and Baldwin Park are nearby, plus eateries like Yia Yia’s Kitchen and Green Truck Neighborhood Pub.
This four bedroom, four bath is asking $949,000. The Victorian was built in 1904 and features hardwood floors, high ceilings, central air conditioning, built-in shelves, multiple fireplaces, stainless steel appliances, a wraparound deck, balcony, and a large backyard with a pool, hottub, sauna, and cabana. Located in Metropolitan, the Savannah African Art Museum and Forsyth Park are within walking distance. Nearby eateries include Elizabeth’s on 37th and Blue Door.
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