Real Estate in Savannah, GA
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Savannah Parks and Squares
Comprising 30 acres of lush green space in the heart of Savannah, Forsyth Park endures as the best place in Savannah to enjoy a sunny day. Among its amenities, you’ll find a half-shell theatre, tennis courts, basketball courts, a cafe, two playgrounds, and plentiful space for the regular lineup of community events. And of course, there’s the centerpiece attraction: the iconic Forsyth fountain.
The original home to the iconic “bird girl” statue featured in “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” Bonaventure Cemetery has proven to be an enduring attraction for visitors to Savannah. Whether admiring the stately quiet beauty of the rows of live oaks, the famous named interred here or the chilling folklore and ghost stories attached the cemetery, no visit to Savannah is complete without a tour through its famed resting place.
Savannah Historic District
Drenched in history that dates back centuries, Savannah’s historic district charms with its colonial squares, antebellum architecture and Southern hospitality. From its days as a favorite hangout for pirates to the fateful Christmas day when General Sherman found the city too enchanting to destroy, Savannah’s Historic District has been a witness to history. If these cobblestone streets could talk, they’d weave quite a tale.
Bridging Savannah’s antebellum heritage and its modern fame as a mecca for artists, Telfair Museums encompasses three attractions. The first, the Jepson Center, offers a rotating selection of exhibitions amid strikingly modern surroundings. The second the Telfair Academy showcases a permanent collection of 19th- and 20th-century art housed in painstakingly detailed period-appropriate surroundings. The third, the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, presents a glimpse into what life was like for the people, free and enslaved, who lived here 200 years ago.
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
With its trademark twin steeples, The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is an inspiring and iconic part of the Savannah skyline. Named one of the Top 10 Historic Sites to see in the U.S., this exquisite cathedral dazzles with intricate stained-glass windows, towering frescos and a rich history of serving Savannah’s faithful. The church is open Monday through Saturday for self-guided tours.
Old Fort Jackson
Just minutes away from downtown Savannah, Old Fort Jackson offers a window into history at one of the oldest brick fortifications on the East Coast. Fort Jackson was originally built in 1808 as part of Thomas Jefferson’s plan to defend our coast, and today it serves as museum and living history exhibit. Daily cannon firings and extensive interactive programs mean there is plenty to see and do for visitors of all ages, but the exquisite waterfront views of the city are worth the visit on their own.
Skidaway Island State Park
Experience the Coastal Empire’s serene maritime nature at Skidaway Island State Park, nestled along the Skidaway narrows. Among its 588 acres you’ll encounter wildlife from deer and racoons to fiddler crabs and great herons, touring the forests through six miles of rustic pathways. Overnight stays are available at 87 tent, trailer & RV campsites as well as three camper cabins and three pioneer campgrounds.
Georgia State Railroad Museum
The railroads of Savannah once stretched 190 miles inland from Savannah, the longest in the world, carrying cotton to the city’s port to be shipped across the world. Devastated first by the Civil War and then again by the trucking industry, the rail lines of Savannah passed into history. Today, you can revisit these glory days at a museum where you can take a ride on a steam- or diesel-powered train, walk among the rolling stock cars that once rode the rails, or watch the turntable in action is it spins these mighty machines.
SCAD Museum of Art
The emergence of the Savannah College of Art and Design completely changed what Savannah was, establishing it as a hotspot for talented artists. That global acclaim is on breathtaking display at the SCAD Museum of Art, with its quarterly-changing exhibits of world-class modern art. Beyond courting artists from around the world, SCADMOA also offers regular programs, guest speakers and block parties.
Oatland Island Wildlife Center
Venture out into the wilds of Savannah and encounter more than 150 different animals representing 50 species at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Dedicated to preserving wildlife and educating young and old alike on our unique ecosystem, this zoo-like sanctuary houses animals in sprawling natural habitats, easily accessible through a series of rustic trails. From native animals like fox and bobcats to exotic birds of prey and bison, you can get face-to-face with a menagerie of amazing creatures.
Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum
Formed at the height of World War II, the Mighty Eighth Air Force was critical to the cause of freedom in the European theater. Today, this marvelous museum salutes their heroism and the bravery of those who followed them, from WWII to present day. Interactive exhibits put you inside a world at war, with vintage newsreels sharing breathless accounts of the fighting, alongside static displays of mighty aircraft including the “City of Savannah” B-17 Bomber. As solemn and reverent as it is endlessly fascinating, this is a must-see for history buffs and patriots alike.