Located in East Georgia, Savannah is known for its rich history, Antebellum architecture, and reputation for southern charm. Whether you're enjoying gothic architecture, historic cobblestone streets, or ocean access, there's plenty to do in this charming city. Savannah's location offers visitors and residents alike access to Tybee Island, the shrimping village of Thunderbolt, and three residential areas that used to be summer resort communities: Beaulieu, Vernonburg and the Isle of Hope.
Founded in 1733, Savannah is known for its many historic homes. Some, like the Olde Pink House, have become restaurants. Others, like the Sorrel-Weed House, are known for their popular ghosts tours. And some, like the Davenport House Museum and Green-Meldrim House, are museums of history. Then there's perhaps the most famous, the Mercer-Williams House, which was the main location in the popular book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
Other places to visit in Savannah are Club One, home of The Lady Chablis, also made famous in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Then there's the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Pirate's House tavern, and Pinkie Masters Bar, a popular Savannah watering hole with political ties to Jimmy Carter. And, lest we forget, Savannah is one of the few cities in the country that allows drinking in open, public spaces. There's not much more relaxing than enjoying a drink while exploring some of the country's most historic architecture.
Savannah is full of wonderful shopping. With both national retail chains and local boutiques, there’s no limit to the shopping you can enjoy. There’s the Savannah Mall, Oglethorpe Mall, Abercorn Walk, Custard Boutique, Habersham Shopping Center, Paris Market & Borcante, and plenty more on the quaint streets of Savannah.
Home to four colleges and universities offering bachelors, masters, and professional or doctoral degree programs, Savannah has plenty of options for continuing education. Georgia Southern University-Armstrong, Savannah State University, South University, and the Savannah College of Art and Design are all located in the city. In addition to these, Georgia Tech Savannah offers certificate programs, and Georgia Southern University has a satellite campus in the city.
Savannah Active Adult Communities
The Landings on Skidaway Island
This private, gated community offers a variety of home designs that span across 4,596 acres, yet still provides small-town charm. Located on the Intracoastal HIghway, The Landings on Skidaway Island consists of eight neighborhoods with 4,422 attached and single-family homes in a variety of different styles and sizes, with wooded, golf course, river, marsh, island, and waterfront views available.
Amenities include six championship golf courses, four clubhouses and restaurants, a fitness and wellness center, two indoor pools, three outdoor pools, 34 tennis courts, 40 miles of walking trails, and two marinas. There are also more than 100 clubs, activities, and groups residents can join for the ultimate social lifestyle.
Westbrook Villas at Savannah Quarters
Westbrook Villas at Savannah Quarters is an active lifestyle community in Pooler, Georgia, about 20 minutes from Savannah. This gated community is part of the master-planned community at Savannah Quarters. Though Westbrook Villas doesn’t have its own amenities, homeowners in the community can purchase a membership and have full use of all amenities in the Savannah Quarters Country Club.
Residents can work out in the well-equipped fitness center, hang out in the activities room, join friends for a few games in the card room or billiards room, or grab a bite to eat in one of the three dining rooms. There is also a conference room, wine room, and ballroom. Outside of the clubhouse, homeowners enjoy a Junior Olympic lap pool and a wading pool with a water slide. Two tennis courts and miles of walking trails also keep residents active while getting some fresh air. Homeowners can also play a few rounds of golf at the 18-hole Greg Norman course and pick out new gear at the golf pro shop.
Westbrook Villas has 92 low-maintenance homes, available in two floor plans. These attached villas and single-family homes have two to five bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and two-car garages.
The Fairways at Savannah Quarters
The Fairways at Savannah Quarters has 80 low-maintenance, attached and single-family homes in a variety of floor plans and home styles. Located in Pooler, this country-club neighborhood is also within Savannah Quarters, positioned on the Greg Norman Signature Golf Course.
Amenities include the 3,000 square-foot clubhouse which has a multi-purpose room, a catering kitchen, and an exercise room. Outside, there is the lanai and swimming pool complex, along with a gazebo. Residents have access to the 18-hole golf course and can purchase access to the Savannah Quarters Country Club.