Livability Score

81
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (25) A+
Bee Fuel
Coffee Shop
Goose Feathers
Coffee Shop
Café at The Hive
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
The Coffee Fox
Coffee Shop
Wright Square Cafe
Coffee Shop
Smooth Cafe
Coffee Shop
Blends A Coffee Boutique
Coffee Shop
Gallery Expresso
Coffee Shop
District Café
Coffee Shop
The Funky Brunch Cafe
Coffee Shop
SCAD - Gryphon
Coffee Shop
SCAD - Arts
Coffee Shop
Mirabelle
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Fox and the fig
Coffee Shop
Collins Quarter Restaurant Forsyth
Coffee Shop
The Maté Factor
Coffee Shop
The Sentient Bean
Coffee Shop
Shuk
Coffee Shop
Foxy Loxy Cafe
Coffee Shop
Back In The Day Bakery
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (45) A+
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Ships of the Sea Mairitme Museum
Museum
Gatsby's
Nightclub
City Market Art Center
Theatre Arts
Stephen Kasun Fine Art Gallery
Art Gallery
Oglethorpe Trolley
Attraction
American Prohibition Museum
Museum
City market open air music
Theatre Arts
Oglethorpe Trolley Tours Welcome Center
Attraction
SCAD Museum of Art
Museum
Big Chairs
Attraction
Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences
Museum
Savannah Cultural Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Jepson Center for the Arts
Theatre Arts
Jepson Center for the Arts
Museum
Savannah History Museum
Museum
River Street Riverboat Company
Attraction
Roundhouse Railroad Museum
Museum
Savannah Children's Museum
Museum
Georgia State Railroad Museum
Museum
River Street
Attraction
Savannah Theatre
Theatre Arts
Lucas Theatre
Theatre Arts
Trustees Theatre
Theatre Arts
Green-Meldrim House
Museum
Food and Drink (113) A+
Service Brewing Company
Bar
Congress Street Social Club
Bar
Electric Top
Bar
The Rail Pub
Bar
Seed Eco Lounge
Bar
Vinnie Van Gogog's
Bar
Savannah's Candy Kitchen
Sweets
Stafford's Public House
Bar
Mata Hari's Speakeasy
Bar
Molly MacPherson's Scottish Pub & Grill
Bar
Stoner’s Pizza
Fast Food
Pie Soceity
Fast Food
Rocket Fizz
Sweets
Tree House Savannah
Bar
Dub’s Pub
Bar
Byrd's Famous Cookies
Sweets
The Crypt Pub
Bar
Congress Street Up
Bar
McDonald's
Fast Food
The Bar Bar
Bar
The Ordinary Pub
Bar
Five Guys
Fast Food
Topdeck Bar & Restaurant
Bar
Alleycat Lounge
Bar
Hive Deli
Deli
Fitness (16) B
SCAD Fit
Gym
clubSCAD
Gym
Wesley Community Center
Community Centre
Hudson Community Center
Community Centre
John Delaware Community Center
Community Centre
Cloverdale Community Center
Community Centre
Liberty City Community Center
Community Centre
Coastal Empire Weightlifting
Gym
Tatemville Community Center
Community Centre
Groceries (15) F
Kroger
Grocery Store
Brighter Days Natural Foods
Grocery Store
Linda's Seafood
Seafood
Kroger
Grocery Store
Kroger
Grocery Store
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
Parks (144) A+
Yamacraw Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Franklin Square
Park
Flame of Freedom
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Ellis Square
Park
Alex Townsend Grand Courtyard
Park
Telfair Square
Park
Elbert Square
Park
Battlefield Park
Park
Johnson Square
Park
Orleans Square
Park
John Rousakis Riverfront Plaza
Park
Wright Square
Park
Boundary Village Courtyard
Park
Chippewa Square
Park
Reynolds Square
Park
Pulaski Square
Park
Oglethorpe Square
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Madison Square
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Warren Square
Park
Shops (173) A+
Charleston Shoe Co.
Shoes
Broughton Market #3
Convenience Store
Broughton Market #2
Convenience Store
99 Pennies
Discount Store
Cherry Picked Consignments
Clothing
Silver, Silk & Beads
Clothing
Cinnamon Bear Country Store
Toys
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Clothing
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Zia Boutique
Clothing
Bennali's Coastal Wear
Clothing
Twinkle Time
Clothing
Tabby
Clothing
Birkenstock
Shoes
Books on Bay
Books
Mason Inc
Furniture
satchel.
Clothing
Den's Men & Boys Shop
Clothing
Earthbound Trading Co.
Clothing
Woof Gang Bakery
Pets
Savannah Shoe Co
Shoes
Urban Outfitters
Clothing
Classic Vintage Clothing
Clothing
Hive Convenience Store
Convenience Store
The Magic Puppet Toys & Gifts
Toys
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 4.2% take public transportation in Savannah.
Public Transit Stops (59)
Stops & Stations
A+
A
Bus Stop
B
Bus Stop
N
Bus Stop
C
Bus Stop
M
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Transit Stop
D
Bus Stop
L
Bus Stop
E
Bus Stop
K
Bus Stop
J
Bus Stop
F
Bus Stop
I
Bus Stop
G
Bus Stop
H
Bus Stop
SCAD Hive Bus Stop
Bus Stop
SCAD Turner Bus Stop
Bus Stop
dot stop
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Transit Stop
dot
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Transit Stop
dot
Bus Stop
dot
Bus Stop
dot
Bus Stop
dot
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
4.2%
D+
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Savannah is 97/100 - which is 5% higher than Georgia.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
B
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
C+
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crime D

Savannah crime rates are 2,667 per 100k, which is 30% higher than Georgia
Property Crime
2,191 crimes per 100k
D+
Violent Crime
476 crimes per 100k
D-
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employment D

The median income in Savannah is $46,149 - which is 10% lower than Georgia.
Med. Household Income
$46,149
F
Unemployment Rate
5.3%
F
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health A+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (57)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
J.C. Lewis Behavioral Healthcare Center
Clinic
J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center
Clinic
J.C. Lewis Primary Health Vision Center
Doctor
J.C. Lewis Dental Center
Dentist
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Police
Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police
Police
Savannah Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters
Police
Savannah fire Station 5
Fire Station
Chatham County Health Department
Clinic
City Of Savannah Fire Station #6
Fire Station
Fresenius Kidney Care
Clinic
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Savannah Fire Station #8
Fire Station
Savannah Fire Station
Fire Station
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Kroger Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Federal Bureau Investigation, Savannah, GA
Police
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Savannah Fire Station Number 1
Fire Station
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Greg Abbott DDS
Dentist
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Georgia Eye Institute
Doctor
Medical Center Pharmacy
Hospital
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A-
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housing A+

Savannah home prices are $162,300 - which is 6% higher than Georgia
Home Price
$162,300
C
Home Appreciation Rate
11%
B+
Home Affordability
3.5x (home price to income ratio)
B-
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schools F

The Savannah graduation rate is 81% - which is equal to Georgia
School Test Scores
30%
F
High School Grad. Rates
81%
D+
Elementary Schools (59) F
Veritas Academy
Esther F. Garrison School For The Arts
Gadsden Elementary School
East Broad Street School
Henderson E Formey Jr Early Learning Center
St John Academy
Hubert Middle School
Otis J Brock Iii Elementary School
Susie King Taylor Community School
Savannah Classical Academy Charter School
Butler Elementary School
Shuman Elementary School
Ellis Elementary School
Blessed Sacrament School
Spencer Elementary School
Hodge Elementary School
Derenne Middle School
The Habersham School
Jacob G. Smith Elementary School
Calvary Day School
Haven Elementary School
Rambam Day School
Savannayh Honor Academy
Pulaski Elementary School
Rambam Day School
High Schools (28) F
Veritas Academy
St Vincents Academy
St John Academy
Savannah Classical Academy Charter High School
Beach High School
Woodville-Tompkins Technical And Career High School
Savannah Arts Academy
The School Of Liberal Studies At Savannah High
Savannah Early College High School
The Habersham School
Calvary Day School
Groves High School
Savannah Christian Preparatory School
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ratings F

Savannah has an overall rating of 46% from 42 reviews.
User Reviews (5)
From AreaVibes
F
User Surveys (37)
From AreaVibes
B-
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Ok to visit only 2 rating By Anonymous ( Feb 05, 2023) The only good thing is the nice tourist district downtown. But now there have to close down city market at 11 pm due to the natives shooting up the place. The rest of Savannah is a ghetto. The homes are rundown, not well kept, lots of crime. The ocean water on Tybee Island is lik ...Read More e chocolate milk, you cant see your hand 12" under the water. There are lots of homeless people in most of the city. It seems all the city efforts are to maintain the tourist area as that is how they bring in money. The southside is the biggest slum I have ever lived in and cant wait to move. The weather is good. Nice to visit but not even safe for tourists after 11 pm. Read Less
Nasty Looks 2 rating By Gonzalmar5 ( May 21, 2017) Aside from the beautiful sights and tremendous restaurants, the people of savannah look at me as if they've never seen a Hispanic before. Don't recommend. ...Read More Read Less
Southern Charm is Fictitious 0.5 rating By dontliveinsav ( Oct 19, 2016) I cannot even begin to express how utterly disappointed I am about living in Savannah. There is no such thing as "Southern Charm". They made it up so people would visit as tourist. In the four years I have lived in Savannah, I have been robbed three times. The pace is so slow ...Read More here, but do not be fooled. They will rob you in a NY minute. Chatham County is just one big ghetto. Masked behind the history that is used to lure tourists in, is an impoverished, uneducated, crime riddled town. If you move to Savannah, kiss good service, manners, and safety good bye and just accept that competence and ethics are not the norm around here. It is true shame because it is an absolutely beautiful place but the people make it terrible. Read Less
Terrible city to live 0.5 rating By prosperity ( Oct 03, 2015) I have lived here for one year and it has been the most disappointing and sad experience out of many years of travel. I find it insulting that brochures depict fountains of Forsyth Park and River street to be the norm, when in reality it's a mask for the grave poverty and oppres ...Read More sion that rules the atmosphere. Unfortunately, I relocated for business but quickly found that good ol boys run this drinking town because of it's small stature compared to Atlanta. The tourist district preys on those easily deceived by trolley tours and ghost rides, clearly unable to dig deeper into the history of the city and address it's foundation of slavery which rules these southern mindsets of locals. Home to a growing number of 4,000 homeless due to it's warmth, Savannah harbors addiction on it's streets with an open container policy of booze. It fails to mention that education is too embarrassing to mention without the private schools bringing up failing test grades, I should know because I teach in the state of Chatham, a rogue title 1 system that caters to entitlement from all angles. Dare not leave the Broughton Street jurisdiction or travel past 4 blocks worth of squares, because poverty awaits you in stark form. It is sobering and sad to realize just how normal oppression is here. If it were up to me I would leave now, but I have to wait out my below than average pay grade and save up for moving costs, which is worth it if I can prosper among people who don't want to be trapped in a drinking town built around hotels and bars that create slaves to night life, which is pretty lame around here, and why booze is a staple. I feel SCAD students don't care if mommy and daddy pay a slumlord for cheap rent because their ignorance still seems elite compared to the average Chatamite who works the system to maintain a crime surrounded rental unit. All in all, nobody is better than the next because racism prevails and the history of slavery supports it. The Bible belt need not even be mentioned because miracles and gifts are snuffed out over choice to beat outsiders over the head with the Bible, leaving little hope and barely any truth to be found in the "hood". This is a lifeless and manipulative city, one filthy without intention to clean itself up because it has made history by pimping out people for profit and costing them peace. Education should be an F, as well as crime. Just off Washington Avenue where they have to recruit Gulfstream employees to relocate to, one has to empty their car and leave it unlocked or else he would risk busted windows. It's a joke, all smoke and mirrors coming directly down from the system it believes will save them. They are eating their own, yet they don't give a rip. It may be cheap to live here, but it could cost you your sanity because no amount of discounts and kickbacks for "working the system" are worth the depravity that hovers. I'm so sorry I drank the juice and believed the lie that so many pictures of sunny skies and statistics fed me. I pray I can get out soon and when I do, maybe then I'll feel relieved enough to pray for those I have left behind, but being among the heaviness, it feels truly daunting. My life is worth my sanity to keep from becoming oppressed and addicted in Savannah. Read Less
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Southern Charm is Fictitious 0.5 rating By dontliveinsav ( Oct 19, 2016) I cannot even begin to express how utterly disappointed I am about living in Savannah. There is no such thing as "Southern Charm". They made it up so people would visit as tourist. In the four years I have lived in Savannah, I have been robbed three times. The pace is so slow ...Read More here, but do not be fooled. They will rob you in a NY minute. Chatham County is just one big ghetto. Masked behind the history that is used to lure tourists in, is an impoverished, uneducated, crime riddled town. If you move to Savannah, kiss good service, manners, and safety good bye and just accept that competence and ethics are not the norm around here. It is true shame because it is an absolutely beautiful place but the people make it terrible. Read Less
Terrible city to live 0.5 rating By prosperity ( Oct 03, 2015) I have lived here for one year and it has been the most disappointing and sad experience out of many years of travel. I find it insulting that brochures depict fountains of Forsyth Park and River street to be the norm, when in reality it's a mask for the grave poverty and oppres ...Read More sion that rules the atmosphere. Unfortunately, I relocated for business but quickly found that good ol boys run this drinking town because of it's small stature compared to Atlanta. The tourist district preys on those easily deceived by trolley tours and ghost rides, clearly unable to dig deeper into the history of the city and address it's foundation of slavery which rules these southern mindsets of locals. Home to a growing number of 4,000 homeless due to it's warmth, Savannah harbors addiction on it's streets with an open container policy of booze. It fails to mention that education is too embarrassing to mention without the private schools bringing up failing test grades, I should know because I teach in the state of Chatham, a rogue title 1 system that caters to entitlement from all angles. Dare not leave the Broughton Street jurisdiction or travel past 4 blocks worth of squares, because poverty awaits you in stark form. It is sobering and sad to realize just how normal oppression is here. If it were up to me I would leave now, but I have to wait out my below than average pay grade and save up for moving costs, which is worth it if I can prosper among people who don't want to be trapped in a drinking town built around hotels and bars that create slaves to night life, which is pretty lame around here, and why booze is a staple. I feel SCAD students don't care if mommy and daddy pay a slumlord for cheap rent because their ignorance still seems elite compared to the average Chatamite who works the system to maintain a crime surrounded rental unit. All in all, nobody is better than the next because racism prevails and the history of slavery supports it. The Bible belt need not even be mentioned because miracles and gifts are snuffed out over choice to beat outsiders over the head with the Bible, leaving little hope and barely any truth to be found in the "hood". This is a lifeless and manipulative city, one filthy without intention to clean itself up because it has made history by pimping out people for profit and costing them peace. Education should be an F, as well as crime. Just off Washington Avenue where they have to recruit Gulfstream employees to relocate to, one has to empty their car and leave it unlocked or else he would risk busted windows. It's a joke, all smoke and mirrors coming directly down from the system it believes will save them. They are eating their own, yet they don't give a rip. It may be cheap to live here, but it could cost you your sanity because no amount of discounts and kickbacks for "working the system" are worth the depravity that hovers. I'm so sorry I drank the juice and believed the lie that so many pictures of sunny skies and statistics fed me. I pray I can get out soon and when I do, maybe then I'll feel relieved enough to pray for those I have left behind, but being among the heaviness, it feels truly daunting. My life is worth my sanity to keep from becoming oppressed and addicted in Savannah. Read Less
Savannah, Georgia - A Confluence of the Ancient and the New 4 rating By Anonymous ( May 30, 2010) Savannah, Georgia is an intriguing place. I have been there many times. The city contains elements of the ancient and the new. Savannah is an old seaport town. In the early days, it was Georgia's capital and it's most important and prosperous city. Georgia's only sea port is loca ...Read More ted here.

Savannah truly is a beautiful city. It contains antebellum mansions, parks and cemeteries that are hundreds of years old. Visiting these attractions is like stepping into the past. There are old world construction techniques and centuries old moss covered trees that cast long shadows and blessed shade throughout the city. Many in the city still embrace the leisurely pace for which the old South is famous.

But Savannah also has elements of the most modern of cities. There are a number of colleges with vibrant populations of students carving a futuristic new world out of this old city. There are diverse musical styles and artists and musicians populate the riverwalk overlooking the lazy Savannah River. Here thousands work, shop, or just enjoy the ambiance and the incredible food offered by a stunning array of restaurants offering diverse dishes. And then there are the beautiful beaches that offer blessed peace of mind. Read Less

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Savannah, GA

Savannah is a mid-sized city full of history, hospitality, and Southern charm. It is home to over 100 distinct neighborhoods including a picturesque historic district and vibrant downtown, as well as a diverse array of surrounding communities. Savannah is Georgia’s largest port, nestled between two major rivers and seated along the Atlantic coast. With its warm subtropical climate, coming to Savannah might feel like an escape to paradise, but affordable living costs and reliable public transit make locals proud to call it home.

Savannah is Georgia’s oldest city and home to the nation’s largest Historic Landmark District. It includes over 20 different park squares with landmarks dating back to the Civil War, dazzling Victorian-style mansions, and other historic buildings in a rich palette of architectural styles. Savannah also has plenty of nature: island beaches and saltwater marshes dot the shore, while Spanish moss decorates the oak trees over the city. There are some cons to living here, though. Low-quality schools, significant segregation, rampant crime, and pests are some of the city’s most pressing issues.

You might be surprised to learn that Savannah has a booming metropolitan area. The city boasts of a vibrant hub with dozens of unique art galleries, restaurants, and live performance venues. Shop one of the many boutiques on Broughton Street or wander through the City Market. Explore an art exhibit at the Jepson Center or the world-renowned Savannah College of Art and Design. If you want to learn more, stop by one of our many museums or visitor centers. We also offer tours on Savannah’s architecture, history, and haunted past.

Getting around Savannah is cheap and easy. The Chatham Area Transit (CAT) has 15 bus routes, as well as express service to and from the Hilton Head airport. People use the DOT to navigate downtown. It includes shuttles that run all day during the week and a ferry that crosses the Savannah River. Best of all – it’s free. The most common forms of transport, however, are walking and biking. Former Mayor Edna Jackson implemented a Complete Streets Policy installing bike lanes, sidewalks, and crosswalks throughout the city. Now, numerous non-profits work to make Savannah even more pedestrian-friendly.

Moving to the South means taking things at a slower pace. A stroll down the cobblestone streets of Savannah offers a glimpse of an enchanting city frozen in time. Here, everyone is friendly. You can smile and say “Hello!” to passersby and be greeted with the same warmth in return. You might even become a regular at one of the local seafood shacks or bars. Whatever you fancy, Savannah embraces a lifestyle that accentuates the finer things in life.

A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Savannah? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Yamacraw Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Franklin Square
Flame of Freedom
Unknown Name
Ellis Square
Alex Townsend Grand Courtyard

Entertainment

Unknown Name
Ships of the Sea Mairitme Museum
Gatsby's
City Market Art Center
Stephen Kasun Fine Art Gallery
Oglethorpe Trolley
American Prohibition Museum
City market open air music

Food & Drink

Service Brewing Company
Congress Street Social Club
Electric Top
The Rail Pub
Seed Eco Lounge
Vinnie Van Gogog's
Savannah's Candy Kitchen
Stafford's Public House

C Commute

Is public transit available in Savannah? Of all people who commute, 4.2% take public transportation in Savannah.
Drive to Work
71%

5% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
4%

1% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
5%

2% higher than the US average

B Health & Safety

Is Savannah a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Mary Telfair Women's Hospital
Georgia Regional Hospital
Saint Joseph's Hospital
Coastal Harbor Treatment Center
Candler Hospital
Memorial University Medical Center
The Rehabilitation Institute
Dr. Carlton R. Kemp Jr, MD

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
Kroger Pharmacy
Walgreens
CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

Georgia Eye Institute
J.C. Lewis Primary Health Vision Center
Chatham County Employee Health Clinic
Savannah Accupuncture
Dr Doug Smith
aldrjoy hydration and beauty

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