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Savannah Historic Landmark District

    There are few cities in America which hold the sophisticated beauty and genteel atmosphere of quiet that Savannah does.  Although she had an extremely disheveled childhood, Savannah has grown into a refined lady of leisure with many secrets, some good and some very, very naughty.  One thing is for certain, for those who travel from far and wide to call on her, most end up staying longer than intended with this captivating and bewitching beauty of a woman.  Travel no further, fellow sojourner, if you do not wish to be seduced by the lady of Savannah but continue, and you just may discover one of life’s most well-kept secrets and experience the fully exquisite pleasure that Savannah has to offer you of herself.

    Begun as a mere military buffer between the Carolinas and the Spanish owned Florida, Savannah was full of men and women who could not pay their debts in England and were offered tracts of land by General James Edward Ogelthorpe, a visionary planner, social reformer and military leader.  King George II granted Oglethorpe and 114 colonists land south of the Carolinas which he layed out in a plan that would revolutionize city planning and still be influential today.  Savannah was planned as a city fabric made of six squares.  Each square was called a ward and was made up of a green park in the center where the milita would be able to gather to defend in emergencies and in times of peace, markets would set up and livestock could be kept.  Flanking each green square were 8 lots: four 180’ x 55’ called Trust Lots and used for city purposes, and four Tything lots on the north and south.  One Tything was made up of ten 60’ x 90’ lots, one of which, each settler family received to build their home upon.  These wards grew rapidly across the two square miles of Savannah in the 1800s and culminated in a grand park at the south end, Forsyth Park.  

    The largest historic district in the United States, given its moniker in 1966, Savannah has many architectural styles ranging from Greek revival, Regency residences, Federal style brick townhouses, Italianate, Queen Anne, Gothic, and exotic revival styles.  Savannah is a city under careful care of the Savannah Historic District Board of Review which is constantly making sure the lady keeps her integrity intact while still moving forward into the future and not being left behind.  Savannah is a lovely, walkable mile from the river to Forsyth Park and half mile from Martin Luther King Jr Blvd to East Broad Street.  Everywhere one turns, they see the massive Live Oaks stretching their limbs wide and dripping Spanish Moss like pearls on refined Southern women.  Visiting Savannah is like stepping into the past for a moment, living in Savannah is entering another world entirely.  To visit Savannah is to skim the surface: to see the ‘tourist traps’ and sometimes exaggerated history.  To live in Savannah is like getting to know the one you love. Every day you discover something new and wonderful about them.  From the hidden treasuries like Zunzi’s or Vinnie Van Go-Gos to the even lesser known pieces of history like Factor’s Walk or the Lost Squares of Savannah.

 

    In true southern style, the church bells chime the hour every day and the streets are constantly full of friendly, waving and smiling faces of people you may or may not know.  The squares are always occupied with a quiet sort of commotion: dog walkers, people watchers, families with small children playing, violinists or flutists.  You will see Girl Scout troops constantly about as Savannah is the birthplace of founder Juliette Gordon Low as well as students of the Savannah College of Art and Design walking and biking to and from classes- as the campus is woven seamlessly throughout the entire fabric of the city.  The historic district is truly for those who desire a better time of life, an older and almost forgotten time.  But here in Savannah, we keep that time present and intact….and most of all…alive and flourishing and still moving forward into the bright future.  The elegant lady of Savannah will live forever as long as people keep coming to her and discovering her, because as said before; once you come here, it’s hard to leave such a seductive place.

Walk Score for Savannah Historic Landmark District, Savannah



Savannah Historic Landmark District, Savannah School Data

Savannah School Districts

Chatham County School District
PK-12 & ungraded
http://www.savannah.chatham.k12.ga.us

Savannah Schools

Islands Elementary School
PK-5, public
Georgetown School
PK-7, public
Derenne Middle School
6-8, public
Howard Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://internet.savannah.chatham.k12.ga.us/schools/mhes/default.aspx
Heard Elementary School
PK-5, public
Gadsden Elementary School
PK-5, public
Bartow Elementary School
PK-5, public
Spencer Elementary School
PK-5, public
Largo-Tibet Elementary School
PK-5, public
Hubert Middle School
6-8, public
Gould Elementary School
PK-5, public
Beach High School
9-12, public
White Bluff Elementary School
PK-5, public
Myers Middle School
6-8, public
Johnson High School
9-12, public
Jacob G. Smith Elementary School
PK-5, public
Pulaski Elementary School
PK-5, public
Jenkins High School
9-12, public
Hodge Elementary School
PK-5, public
Butler Elementary School
PK-5, public
Bartlett Middle School
6-8, public
Windsor Forest Elementary School
PK-5, public
Shuman Middle School
6-8, public
Hesse School
PK-8, public
Haven Elementary School
PK-5, public