Savannah is one of the top destinations both for tourists and for those who are considering about moving in the area. First-time travelers in the city would come here and spend one week on vacation then end up loving its romantic and spooky charm.

A compact city, Savannah scores high when it comes to quality of living and diversity of lifestyle. Long-time residents would attest to the fact that there's always something going on in the city and that everyone seems to know everyone else, for the good reasons of course!

Here are the top 5 reasons why you should consider buying a home in Savannah, Georgia.

1. You'll never run out of things to do and places to go.

If you're the type who likes to get involved with the community, Savannah is definitely the place to fulfill such goal. Known for its long lineup of festivals and events, Savannah prides itself for hosting popular gatherings such as the Savannah Book Festival, Colonial Faire and Muster and the Georgia History Festival. Other popular events revolve around celebrating music, the local culture, film and food.

2. It's an amalgamation of the past and the present.

Savannah is named as one of the most haunted cities in America. Almost everyone has his own share of ghost stories and haunted experience. This can be based on the fact that Savannah was built right over old cemeteries and Indian burial grounds.  

Today, Savannah takes advantage of its haunted reputation by organizing tons of ghost tours all over the city. You can opt to go during the day or choose a night schedule for a more realistic experience.

3. The weather is awesome!

During the winter months of December thru February, you'd be surprised at how the people in Savannah didn't have to shovel snow and wear gloves and scarves for protection. They can relax at their porch every morning while holding a cup of coffee and do the same in most evenings while sipping a nice glass of wine for around 10 months a year. 

In general, Savannah boasts a subtropical climate throughout the year with Spring and Fall being the most delightful seasons. Although it can be very hot and humid during the months of July and August, you can always go to the beach nearby to make things more bearable.

4. You'll get more bang for your buck.

It's a fact: Savannah has some of the most affordable homes for sale in the nation. For less than $200,000, you can find a starter family home in the suburbs that are also near highly rated schools. Out of a US average of 100, Savannah has a cost of living index of 85.90. Since it is below 100, it means Savannah, Georgia is relatively cheaper than the average US index. Housing is deemed as the biggest determining factor in the cost of living difference.

5. You're only around half an hour away from the beach.

You can find a string of islands sprawled between Savannah and the outermost Tybee Island which is only around half an hour away. The South Beach is where you can find the restrooms, shade, snacks and a long stretch of fishing grounds.

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Thinking of buying a home in Savannah?

When visiting is no longer an option and you decided to set roots in town, we at the ERA Evergreen Real Estate - Live Love Savannah team can help. From Single Family Homes, Condominiums to townhomes and more,  we are positive we can find the right home for you. Call us at 912 341-6601 and let's get started!

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