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Me and my dad stopped by Savannah, Georgia while driving from Pittsburgh to Sarasota, Florida. I was really impressed. It has a timeless, almost European feel as the city was laid out & built in the late 1700's into the early 1800's. One defining feature is the small green parks known as squares that are two blocks in every direction creating a grid of beautiful public squares.
A very well designed city and it's in very good shape. I have a feeling wealthy southerners own second homes here.


















































































































































































































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great town and nice shots
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did you stop by the lady chablis?
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A very well designed city and it's in very good shape. I have a feeling wealthy southerners own second homes here.
The real estate market is absolutely insane (well, was, last I checked, but I don't see how it could've changed since) for pre-Civil War buildings in the old core. So, I'm all but certain you're correct.
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Just FYI, http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale...t/14_zm/0_mmm/

It's actually less bad than I recalled, but still, most are in the seven figures... even for a townhouse... This isn't NYC, I wasn't expecting prices like that at all.
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did you stop by the lady chablis?
I don't think so. Only had a couple hours to do a walking tour and keep moving down the road. I would love to go back with my gf someday as it is a very romantic and special place.
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The real estate market is absolutely insane (well, was, last I checked, but I don't see how it could've changed since) for pre-Civil War buildings in the old core. So, I'm all but certain you're correct.
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Just FYI, http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale...t/14_zm/0_mmm/

It's actually less bad than I recalled, but still, most are in the seven figures... even for a townhouse... This isn't NYC, I wasn't expecting prices like that at all.
I used my Zillow phone app to search for listings in the core city. I discovered you could buy a small, boring condo in the city center for 80-100k but the majority of the "nice" historic homes were 350-800k if not more. As you showed us there are plenty of 1M+ homes available.
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Check out the city layout with all the wonderful squares.


Source: http://www.savannahgetaways.net/Rent...c_District/POI
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Great tour of America's most well preserved historic district (although Santa Fe gives it a run). The new development in Savannah is also of superior quality and execution.
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Savannah was more than I was expecting and also less in some aspects. I would love to spend a week there just exploring and lounging under the oaks without the drunken bachorlette parties and tourist busses whizzing by, but.... as it is.
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The architecture of Savannah has always felt more "east coast," with all the brick and rowhouses, than Charleston, which feels more old southern. I don't know, it's a nuanced thought. Savannah feels more receptive to outsiders and Charleston far more cloistered. That being said, I think I'd rather live in Charleston, it felt more like a small city, instead of a historic town.
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The architecture of Savannah has always felt more "east coast," with all the brick and rowhouses, than Charleston, which feels more old southern. I don't know, it's a nuanced thought. Savannah feels more receptive to outsiders and Charleston far more cloistered. That being said, I think I'd rather live in Charleston, it felt more like a small city, instead of a historic town.
I told my dad who has been all over the US and world for that matter that I've wanted to visit Charleston, SC and New Orleans as well. He said downtown Savannah was much nicer and better laid out than Charleston. But i'm just going on his unprofessional suburban opinion.

He said if I like Savannah I would love Europe. (My parents go about once a year to Europe). I was like I KNOW, I can't afford it dad. Someday.
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I told my dad who has been all over the US and world for that matter that I've wanted to visit Charleston, SC and New Orleans as well. He said downtown Savannah was much nicer and better laid out than Charleston. But i'm just going on his unprofessional suburban opinion.
Your Dad is correct, despite his suburban sensibilities.

Savannah was founded and designed by the British, and it shows.

If you ever get back, check out the gorgeous barrier island suburbs and their local beach on Tybee Island. Tybee is a funky and laid back beach town that feels like a time warp.

Savannah is definitely Georgia's jewel, and you captured it beautifully.
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He said downtown Savannah was much nicer and better laid out than Charleston. But i'm just going on his unprofessional suburban opinion.

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your Dad is right. Charleston is nice but in my opinion, the historic district of Savannah blows it away.

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If you ever get back, check out the gorgeous barrier island suburbs and their local beach on Tybee Island. Tybee is a funky and laid back beach town that feels like a time warp.
I have, a few times, and a time warp is a good description. I loved Tybee Island
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Nice, I would love to visit one day.
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Lovely city to roam around and find architectural detail gems.

It's the only east coast city I've found that gives me that same kind of 'Santa Barbara yes I could live here vibe'. Totally different culture and atmosphere, but many of the right things for me anyway.

That being said, I would melt there in the summer.
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That hanging moss stuff makes all the trees look kind of like weeping willows.
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Your Dad is correct, despite his suburban sensibilities.

Savannah was founded and designed by the British, and it shows.

If you ever get back, check out the gorgeous barrier island suburbs and their local beach on Tybee Island. Tybee is a funky and laid back beach town that feels like a time warp.

Savannah is definitely Georgia's jewel, and you captured it beautifully.
We didn't have time unfortunately to hit those barrier islands including Tybee. I've heard they are pretty awesome.
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