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Renter's Guide to Savannah
Established in 1773, Savannah served as the colonial capital of the province of Georgia until the colony became a state. Today, historic Savannah, Georgia, is the largest city and county seat of Chatham County. 21st century Savannah manages to fluidly blend its historic presence with stunning new architecture in a revived downtown.
Modern day Savannah is an industrial center that is also an important Atlantic seaport. With approximately 150,000 residents, Savannah GA is the fourth largest city in Georgia and the state’s third largest metropolitan area.
Savannah GA is 248.3 miles from Atlanta, the state’s largest city. Savannah is only 44 miles from golf and retirement happy Hilton Head Island and about 806 miles from New York City. Savannah /Hilton Head International Airport serves as a public and military facility owned by the City. About 40% of travelers are connected to Hilton Head SC.
The climate in Savannah GA is warm and humid with a hot summer season and no dry season. The average annual high temperature in Savannah GA is 77 degrees F while the average annual low is 56.3 degrees F. The average annual temperature is a comfortable 66.8 degrees.
Savannah, GA Demographics
- Total Population142,919
Female 67,885Male 75,034
- Median Age31.4
Cost of Living in Savannah, GA
The cost of living in Savannah GA is surprisingly reasonable and 17.2% lower than in Atlanta.
The public transportation network in Savannah is adequate. One-way bus fare costs $1.50. The monthly bus-pass costs $37.50. For taxis, the first mile costs $2.49 with each additional mile costing $1.76.
An individual meal in an inexpensive restaurant in Savannah costs about $15.00. A three-course dinner for two in a mid-range Savannah restaurant costs about $60.00. An 11 oz. imported beer runs about $4.62 while a cup of cappuccino costs $4.29.
Utility costs in Savannah are appealing. For a 915 sq. ft. apartment, expect to pay $143.09 monthly for water, electric, heat and trash removal. Internet service in Savannah runs $46.50 per month.
Average Rent in Savannah, GA
- Savannah, GA Average Rental Price, January 2018$957/mo
- 1 Bedroom$838
- 2 Bedrooms$925
Savannah, GA Apartment Rent Ranges
- < $5003%
- > $2,0003%
Savannah, GA Rent Trends
|All rentals||Studio||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds|
|Jan / 2017||$908||$657||$798||$884|
|Sept / 2016||$928||$643||$831||$902|
|May / 2016||$917||$605||$789||$893|
|Jan / 2016||$899||$582||$782||$877|
|Sept / 2015||$892||$602||$766||$899|
|May / 2015||$875||$597||$782||$883|
|Jan / 2015||$843||$615||$765||$859|
Living in Savannah
Savannah is a coastal city that is separated from South Carolina by the Savannah River. Savannah has a storied history that is emboldened by magnolia blossoms and cobblestone streets but the city is an architectural wonder where old meets new with spellbinding appeal.
Pros and cons of living in Savannah
There are many reasons to move to Savannah, including proximity to the ocean, beautiful suburbs like Garden City, Pooler, and Port Wentworth and a revitalized downtown that bubbles with excitement. The cost of living makes living in this city, where millions of tourists arrive every year, appealing. Traffic on the other hand is getting worse, and nightlife options are rather limited.
Savannah is known for its hospitality, southern culture, and strong sense of tradition. All are present at places like Bed And Breakfast, an 1850 home on Gordon Row, and the Marshall House, a landmark since 1851.
Customer service at Tanger Outlets typifies the personal attention awarded to local and visiting customers in Savannah.
Apart from its historical significance and fabulous Ante Bellum architecture, Savannah is known for the second largest St. Patrick’ Day celebration in the US and for its Savannah River Port and dynamic Downtown area.
Savannah River Street borders the River and is home to the city’s diverse excitement. Popular restaurants, pubs, stylish inns, galleries and boutique shops make for enjoyable days and nights spent strolling Savannah River section. Similarly, City Market, located on four blocks between Ellis and Franklin Squares, is the center of Savannah’s nightlife.
Moreover, Savannah is blessed with outstanding healthcare. The Memorial Hospital treats about 95,000 patients annually and has 534 beds, surgical medicine and an excellent reputation in general. The 286-bed Candler Hospital has about 13,000 admissions annually and treats about 50,643 patients annually.
If you have read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, you will understand Savannah’s cultural diversity where voodoo still has a place. The 50% white - 50% black population reflects the city’s longstanding cultural diversity. Savannah is also known for its sizable LGBT community.
Things to do in Savannah
Tourists spend weeks exploring the wonders of this southern city where manners, hospitality and pride stand tall.
Forsyth Park is a 30-acre park in Savannah’s Historic District. It is complemented by the picturesque Skidaway Island State Park, a 588-acre park bordered by the Skidaway Narrow – Fort Pulaski National monument and the 19th century fort.
South Beach is popular and crowded but Tybee Island is known as “Savannah’s Beach.” Just 20 minutes east of the city, the beaches are marked with sand dunes and dazzling views of the Atlantic.
Seafood has a special place in the city’s culinary culture. Chive Sea Bar & lounge, River House Seafood, Sorry Charlie’s Oyster Bar, and Fiddler’s Crab House are a few local favorites.
Traditional southern favorites can be enjoyed at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, family-owned and operated since 1943, and the elegant Olde Pink House, housed in an impressive 18th century mansion with outdoor dining and live entertainment nightly.
If in a rush, Pizza Hut has three busy restaurants spread across the city.
Families, couples, and children have plenty to do in Downtown. Savannah’s musical tradition is everywhere; in restaurants, nightclubs, parks and on downtown squares. The city has a strong artistic community that is evidenced in Savannah’s many museums and art galleries. The Historic District of Savannah, where art, culture, festivals, live shows and concerts entertain all, is the largest National Historic Landmark District in the US. 20 city squares are lined with museums, galleries, and open air entertainment venues.
The Savannah Gnat, a New York Mets affiliate, plays in the South Atlantic League and the Savannah Wildcats compete in the Continental Basketball league while the popular Savannah Storm battles it out in the ABA.
Oglethorpe Raceway is adjacent to the Savannah Speedway that hosts stock car racing in Savannah on Saturday evenings from March through September.
If you know Southern hospitality, you know Savannah is proud to host numerous annual events designed to attract tourists and entertain locals. Annual A-Town Down Music & Art Festival and the St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah offer high-grade entertainment and sociability. Events like Savannah’s Boat Parade of Lights draw big crowds.
Employment and Economy in Savannah, Georgia
The economy in Savannah, Georgia, is primarily concentrated on tourism, shipping, manufacturing, and services. The Savannah unemployment rate is close to the national average. Job growth is stable. Utilities in Savannah employ about 38,000 workers. Leisure and hospitality and health services each employ about 26,000 persons. The Port of Savannah is a major distribution point for agricultural and other goods.
Major employers in Savannah GA are Memorial Health (5,473), Gulfstream Aerospace (4,505), St. Joseph’s-Candler Hospital (3,400), and Georgia-Pacific Corporation (1,420). Bank of America also has a notable presence in the city.
Savannah, GA Households
- Total Number of Households52,798
Family 29,565Non-family 23,233
Children 14,909No Children 37,889
- Average People Per Household2.51
- Median Household Income$36,466
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$924
Education in Savannah, Georgia
The public school system in Savannah is administered by the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. Savannah also benefits from a highly regarded private school system. Among the top-rated public schools are: Woodville-Tompkins Technical and Career High School, Savannah Arts Academy, and Esther F. Garrison School of Visual and Performing. The charter school system in Savannah is also highly regarded.
Savannah is complemented with a number of public and private colleges and universities, foremost of which are: the Savannah College of Art and Design with 9,330 students, Armstrong Atlantic State University (7,598), Savannah State University (3,432), and South University-Savannah (4,675).
Savannah, GA Education Statistics
- No High School4%
- Some High School38%
- Some College29%
- Associate Degree5%
- Bachelor Degree15%
- Graduate Degree8%
Tips for Renting in Savannah
Renters Rights in Savannah are consistent with rights in most other states. As such, tenants in Savannah are expected to pay the rent on time, respect other neighbor’s rights to quiet and peaceful enjoyment of the property and to keep the rental unit in an orderly, safe manner.
Leases in Savannah can be oral or written and will usually specify that subleasing is not permitted. Only persons listed on the lease are permitted to reside in the property without permission of the landlord. Violation of this clause can be grounds for eviction and/or penalties and restrictions to tenants.
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