Welcome to Savannah's Historic District

Where history, culture, and forward-thinking collide.

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  • Historic Neighborhoods
  • 24+ Green Spaces
  • 35+ Art Galleries
  • Vibrant Nightlife
  • Great Restaurants
  • Easily Walkable
  • Great Public Transportation

Neighborhood Overview

Whispers of history float throughout the antebellum mansions and townhomes situated in Downtown Savannah’s Historic District. Mossy green oaks stand watch over the 23 green space squares that make up the majority of this neighborhood. The unique street design of the Historic District still holds to the original town plan established in 1733 by General James E. Oglethorpe, back when Georgia was still a British colony. Excellent public transit called The Dot is offered by the City of Savannah and allows us to zip around the squares from Forsyth Park to Bay Street. But why ride, when we can walk or bike? The stretch from Forsyth to the waterfront on River Street is only a little over a mile. Walking is the best way we revel in the exquisite architecture of the Historic Districts’ centuries-old structures. 

While the history remains, these days, the area is abundant with all the economy, experiences and entertainment we could hope for. It is a fast-moving and animated hub. Many local companies are headquartered throughout the Historic District offering a bustling business community during the day. Students from the Savannah College of Art Design can also be seen walking to and from classes. This expansive neighborhood is home to the most distinct and well-known coffee shops in the area with one on almost every corner. It is also hard to bypass the boutiques and well-known national stores dotted throughout this area of town. We especially love the numerous fine dining opportunities, drinking holes, nightlife spots, music venues, and breathtaking views along the Savannah harbor to help us unwind from a busy day. The Historic District is truly a vibrant community with so much to see, do, and enjoy. 


Schools in this District

  • Windy's Preschool
    Savannah Chatham County Public School System Pre-K
  • Esther F. Garrison School for the Arts
    Savannah Chatham County Public School System K-8
  • East Broad Street Elementary
    Savannah Chatham County Public School System K-5
  • Veritas Academy
    Private, Christian Academy K-12
  • St. Vincent's Academy
    Private, All Girls Catholic High School

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Walk and Bike Scores

  • 94
    Walk Score®: Walker's Paradise
    Daily errands do not require a car.
  • 90
    Bike Score®: Biker's Paradise
    Daily errands can be accomplished on a bike.
  • 1733
    Savannah is Established

    The lines of the Historic District are drawn when British General James Oglethorpe first establishes Savannah’s six wards.

  • 20,000
    Residents

    The Historic District is home to native Savannahians and newcomers alike. With expansive boundaries and parks, there’s plenty of room for all.

  • 400
    Historic Buildings Saved

    Since the mid-20th century, preservation efforts in the Historic District have led to improved building safety, infrastructure, and livability.