Best Savannah Neighborhoods for An Active Lifestyle

Are you seeking a community that aligns with your desire for a healthy, active lifestyle? Savannah, Georgia, boasts several neighborhoods catering to individuals and families, prioritizing outdoor activities, green spaces, and a strong sense of community. Whether you’re an avid runner, a watersports enthusiast, or someone who appreciates a serene natural environment, there’s a neighborhood for you. Let’s explore some of the best options:


Parkside is a beautiful neighborhood in the heart of Savannah’s Midtown. It beckons to Daffin Park, Savannah’s second-largest park. Daffin features a two-mile walking/running track and a rubberized track that is perfect for fitness enthusiasts. The park also has basketball and tennis courts, a playground, and a picnic area. In the summers, we love to jump into the refreshing city-run public pool and explore the nearby 0.6-mile Police Memorial Walking trail—a mere 4-minute drive away or a pleasant 15-minute walk.

Windsor Forrest

Windsor Forest offers a variety of outdoor activities for families and individuals. The Joseph Tribble Park within the neighborhood has recently been revamped and now features a 0.5-mile track, a disc golf course, and a new biking obstacle course. If you enjoy golfing or swimming, you can indulge your passion at La Vida Golf Club and the Windsor Forest Pool, which has a vibrant swim team.


Mayfair is a great option for sports lovers. It is located in the center of Savannah’s Sports District and is home to the Bacon Park Golf Course, Lake Mayer, the Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex, Ambuc softball fields, the Guy Minnick Baseball fields, and Memorial Stadium. Lake Mayer houses the start of the Truman Linear bike trail, Savannah Skate Park, pickleball and tennis courts, and Savannah’s only RC racetrack. The Bacon Park Golf Course offers a challenging 18-hole course. Mayfair is a quiet and safe neighborhood with a strong sense of community and a membership pool. This Southside suburb also has several highly-rated schools, including Hesse K-8.


Its town, Thunderbolt, is nestled within East Savannah near Midtown and some of Savannah’s best shopping centers. This quirky coastal town is a fantastic neighborhood for those seeking a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of outdoor activities. Thunderbolt is home to several marinas offering a range of boating opportunities and private boating lessons. With free public access via the Thunderbolt Boat Ramp, you can also enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding, and other watersports on the nearby Wilmington River. Across the river sits the W.E. Honey Park, home to a beautiful fishing pier. The pier is tucked away and frequented by true, long-time locals. Experience a peaceful retreat away from Savannah’s hustle and bustle while still enjoying easy access to the city’s amenities in Thunderbolt.

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The Islands are an excellent option for those who love nature and outdoor activities. The neighborhood has numerous walking trails, including Fort McAllister Walking Trails, McQueen’s Trail, the Whitmarsh Preserve Trail, and the Oatland Island Wildlife Center trails. You can also explore the barrier islands, including Little Tybee and Wassaw Island, a 10-minute boat ride away. The area is also excellent for fishing, crabbing, and shrimping.  Boaters flock to the area due to plentiful deepwater access and better affordability than Tybee. 

Choosing the right neighborhood goes beyond finding a home; it’s about discovering a community that resonates with your lifestyle. Savannah’s diverse neighborhoods ensure that everyone can find their perfect fit. 

Want more articles like this? Check out our list of Savannah’s nature trails and other activities here,  You may also be interested in our Running page and The Top 5 Places to Bike in Savannah