The Savannah Historic District features some of
the most distinctive and elegant 18th and 19th century architecture in
America. It is also one of the largest urban districts that is a
National Historic Landmark. The historic district is still laid out in
squares as originally planned by General James E. Oglethorpe in 1733.
Each square is a grassy green paradise with moss-laden
oaks, monuments and benches to sit on while watching the world go by.
World-class restaurants, Civil War forts, historical graveyards, art
galleries, markets and antique shops surround this upscale district.
The Savannah Historic District runs from River Street on
the north to Gwinnett Street on the south and from Martin Luther King
Jr. Boulevard on the west to Broad Street on the east.
Home choices in the Savannah Historic District include
antebellum townhouses, carriage houses and single-family homes built
between 1700 and 1800. Most single-family homes feature large sprawling
porches and unique ironwork. Duplexes can also be found here.
The historic downtown Savannah plays host to the largest
St. Patrick’s Day festivities in the country. The district is also home
to a variety of garden tours and the Savannah Film Festival. This
district includes the festive shops and restaurants of River Street.
The Savannah Historic District offers history, elegance
and southern hospitality, all within 20 minutes of the Savannah/Hilton
Head International Airport.
If “home is where the heart is” then the heart of
Savannah may be just what you are looking for.