2 Active Adult Communities in Savannah Area
Low $300s–Low $400s
No Age Restriction
Single Family, Attached
New and Resale Homes
Active adults and retirees will enjoy living in the beautiful and charming city of Savannah. The city of Savannah was declared as one of the most beautiful cities in the nation according to USA Weekend Magazine and was named as one of the “Worlds Top Ten Trendy Travel Hot Spots” by The New York Times. Adults aged 55 and better should consider retiring in active adult communities in Savannah, Georgia due to its great weather, affordable housing, favorable taxes, and high physician-to-patient ratio. It was listed as one of the “Best Cities to Retire” by Forbes magazine.
Retirees and 55+ adults can experience old southern charm combined with urban diversity in the active adult retirement community within the Savannah, GA area. As the oldest city in the state of Georgia, it is full of rich history, culture, natural beauty, dining, and recreation options. The city of Savannah was established in 1733 and later became the state’s capital. Savannah is Georgia’s fifth-largest city and is a bustling metropolitan area due to its seaport and location near the Atlantic making it the third-largest metropolitan area.
Climate & Geography
Located near the Atlantic coast, 55+ communities in Savannah have an enjoyable humid subtropical climate with long, tropical summers and only experience about 24 days of freezing temperatures. The average temperature from December to February is in the 50s and the average temperature from May through September is in the high 70s.
The city is at an elevation of 49 feet and has summers that are humid with many thunderstorms. Savannah’s rain season begins in June and lasts until September. Savannah’s coastal location puts it at risk for flooding and hurricane weather, but hasn’t been affected by severe hurricanes since Hurricane David in 1979.
Savannah has a total area of 108.7 square miles and is near the Savannah River and is about 20 miles upriver from the Atlantic Ocean. Savannah is the main and largest seaport for the state of Georgia.
Recreation, Culture & Entertainment
Active adults will enjoy living in retirement communities within Savannah because of its numerous recreational options. There are about 60 golf courses and 80 miles of coastline with pristine beaches that surround Savannah. Adults aged 55 and better who love to golf, fish, or boat will enjoy having all of these activities nearby. They can take Savannah riverboat cruises, kayak on Savannah’s beaches, or tour historically restored neighborhoods on Savannah’s heritage tours.
Retirees seeking arts and culture can check out the numerous art galleries and museums throughout Savannah. Savannah College of Art and Design is one of the largest art schools in the country. Active adults can find the pleasure of creative expression by taking art and design classes to inspire their own muse. There are also jazz and blues festivals as well as the Savannah Music Festival which has grown into one of the largest music festivals on the East Coast.
Not only is Savannah thriving with arts, culture and entertainment, but with history and technology as well. Savannah is home to vibrant history and innovation and is known to be the place where such great inventions like the first cotton gin and steamboat were built.
Cost of Living & Taxes
Active adult communities in Savannah are abundant and popular due to its affordable taxes and low cost of living. The cost of living in Savannah, GA is 7.4% less that the state average and is 12.7% less than the national average. Retirement income exemptions, untaxed Social Security benefits and a low state sales tax are some of the benefits that appeal to active adults and retirees who reside in Savannah, Georgia.
Residents of Savannah’s 55+ communities will have access to some of the best medical facilities in the state of Georgia. Memorial University Medical Center is a 610-bed academic medical center with award-wining healthcare services and is Savannah’s top hospital for stroke and cardiovascular care. St. Joseph’s Hospital, Candler Hospital, and Georgia Regional Hospital also offer world-class healthcare service. Retirees living in Savannah, Georgia also benefit from having a great physician to patient ratio.