Retiring in Savannah, GA

Karin Carr, Owner
Published on June 10, 2019

Are you thinking about retiring in
Savannah, Georgia? Well I’m going to give
you my top seven reasons why you should definitely
consider Savannah.

Hi there, welcome to my blog! My name is Karin Carr
and I’m a REALTOR® with Keller Williams Coastal Area
Partners here in Savannah, GA.

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I talk about all things Savannah related
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If you are considering retiring to
Savannah, GA here are my top seven reasons
why Savannah should definitely be on the
list of places to consider.

#1 – we have an international airport. Now this
may not seem like that big of a deal but
trust me, when you want to go to your
cousin’s wedding or you want to go visit
your children or your grandchildren you
do not want to be driving all the way to
Atlanta to catch a flight.

Atlanta is a good four hour drive from here so the
fact that we have the Savannah Hilton
Head International Airport right outside
of Savannah (actually it’s in Pooler, where my office is) it
is wonderful to have.

#2- we have the city and the beach. You can go to
downtown Savannah and we have tons of
things to do. There is nightlife, there
are tours, there is shopping, there is
dining out, there’s all the things you
would expect to find in a city. But yet
20 minutes away on Tybee Island we have
the beach.

Tybee Island is probably only
about 10 miles off the coast of Savannah
so it’s a very short drive, but you’re
right there at the beach. You can leave
all your stuff on the sand go grab some
lunch, you can go to the the wildlife
museum, you can go into the t-shirt shops
and buy a boogie board… it’s a
typical beach community. And then be
right back downtown half an hour later
when you’re done at the end of the day.

#3 – and one of my personal
favorites is eating out. There are so
many killer restaurants in Savannah I
could probably eat out for dinner every
single night for an entire year and
never hit the same restaurant twice.

Paula Deen – we all know Paula Deen is
a Savannah native – has several
restaurants here. There are tons of
seafood restaurants
as I’m sure you can
imagine. I mean we’ve got the Georgia
white shrimp and oysters and crabs that
are all native to this area. So
if you like seafood you’re definitely
gonna get hooked up with seafood if you
live in the Savannah area. But then there are
other places as well – typical steak places,
Southern food,
lots of new ethnic restaurants are
opening up on a regular basis in Savannah.

Number four – road trips. So
when you retire somewhere now you’ve got
lots of free time and maybe you don’t
want to just sit in your house all day.
You want to go explore places.

is wonderful because there are plenty of
other cities that are just a few hours
drive away. Orlando takes about 4 to 5
hours to get to, Jacksonville Florida
only two hours away.
Charleston two hours away. You can go to
Myrtle Beach, you can go all types of
different places and it’s not a really
far drive. Like I said before Atlanta is
about four to five hours depending on
traffic and you can go see other places
without having to fly there.

Number five –
and this could be a very big one for you –
is hospitals. We’ve got lots of major
hospitals in Savannah. There is St.
Joseph’s Candler
, Memorial, St. Joe’s, the
VA Medical Center, plus lots of smaller
individual hospitals, imaging centers, the
whole nine yards. So there is no shortage
of health care in the Savannah area and
let’s face it – as we get older we need
access to good health care.

#6 is the cost of living. I think that Savannah
is a very affordable place to live
compared to other major cities. Now
Savannah’s not a big city, it’s a small
city. The population of Savannah itself
is about a hundred thousand and the whole
tri-county area together is maybe three
hundred thousand. So it’s not a huge city.

It’s nothing compared to Atlanta but to
me that’s a benefit because we get the
airport, we get the nightlife, we get the
dining, we get the stuff to do without
the traffic of living in a major city,
without the expense of living in a major
city. Our median home price is less than
$250,000 for the entire area and that means it’s an
affordable place to retire. Especially if
you’re coming from up north.

I have many clients who are moving here from
New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Indiana… they’re
able to sell their house and buy a
property here with the cash proceeds
from the sale of their house up north
simply because of the difference in the
property prices.

And #7 of my reasons why you should be retiring to
Savannah Georgia is – your family you will
want to come visit you!

Yes, that is right. Savannah is a huge tourist destination
and people love to come here on
vacation because of all of the things
that I just mentioned. The beach, the
nightlife, the things to do, the dining
out, all the things.

So if you live in a
wonderful tropical destination your kids
and grandkids are probably gonna want to
come visit more frequently.

Now depending
on your family hopefully that’s a bonus
and not a drawback! Just sayin’.

So I hope I have convinced you why
Savannah is a pretty awesome place to
If you need more information about
the various areas of Savannah I have a
free relocation guide for you.

Just click this link and you can download that free
relocation guide. It’s a PDF and you can
keep it on your computer, on your iPad, or
you can print it out if you prefer.
It’s got some interactive maps and
lots of really great information for
letting you get to know the Savannah
area, so you can decide whether or not
this is a place where you’d like to

Savannah Relocation Guide

Don’t just take my word for it –
my mom and dad retired here, which is how
I ended up here in the first place!

About the Author: The article above was provided by Karin Carr, an authority on Savannah area real estate and a leader in the field of real estate blogging and vlogging.  Karin has helped literally helped hundreds of families buy and sell homes since 2005.  

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