Welcome to East Savannah

Be enchanted by the eclectic elegance of Savannah’s Eastside.

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  • Includes Historic Shrimping District
  • 3 Marinas
  • Fishing Pier
  • Savannah State University
  • Nearby Shopping

Overview

East Savannah features picturesque, coastal neighborhoods rich with history. The area is wrapped around the Wilmington River and provides easy access to the waterways with public dock access and waterfront property. From the prestigious parks of Gordonston to the fishing village of Thunderbolt to Fort Jackson by the gated Causton Bluff, the east side of Savannah offers communities perfect for history and nature lovers alike. 

If you like a sense of community with vibrant nightlife and neighborhood bars, you’ll enjoy living in Thunderbolt which is home to delicious restaurants that are an easy walk from home. Gated communities off of President’s Street such as  Causton Bluff and Emerald Pointe are quiet yet offer a quick ten-minute drive to the hustle of Downtown Savannah. If you enjoy historical homes without the expensive price tag, you’ll love Gordonston, which has been compared to the midtown homes found in Ardsley Park and Baldwin Park. 

  • 100+
    Acres

    Bonaventure Cemetery overlooks the Wilmington River.

    A peaceful final resting place for Savannah residents on a beautiful bluff that was made famous by The Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

  • 2,556
    Thunderbolt Population

    A quaint independent town with a unique quality to this waterfront community. Three marinas and public boat landings are available in Thunderbolt.

  • 1812
    Old Fort Jackson is built by President Thomas Jefferson.

    Confederate soldiers made Old Fort Jackson their headquarters during the Civil War to defend the Savannah River. Upon the surrender of the city of Savannah, Union troops garrisoned the fort in December 1864.

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