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3 Best Areas to Live Surrounding Savannah GA

Liza DiMarco May 21, 2023

There are several aspects to consider while looking for the ideal spot to reside. If you are looking for a beautiful area with plenty of things to do, Savannah is a great place to consider. If you don’t want to live in the heart of Savannah and prefer to escape the crowds of visitors, you could opt to live in a Savannah suburb.
Savannah, fortunately, has a wide assortment of unique suburb areas to select from. Each community has something unique to offer while being close to Savannah’s restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions. 
Have a look at these three popular Savannah suburbs.

Tybee Island

Tybee Island is a popular suburb located about 17 miles away from Savannah. Many residents consider it Savannah’s beach. It’s known for its world-class beaches, excellent restaurants, and lively nightlife.
Residents come for the five-mile stretch of sand and to relax on those hot Georgia summer days. Public access is available at the quiet North Beach area or, if you enjoy people-watching, try the South Beach.
Tybee Island residents get to enjoy plenty of great restaurants. There are several casual cafés and Caribbean-influenced bars and dives to keep you coming back. Naturally, being this close to the ocean, you also get access to catch of the day seafood.
While there are not a lot of glitzy hangouts for an island destination, Tybee Island is a busy place after the sun goes down. Residents have a Tybee Island social club, some bars, and live music venues.
If you’re looking for a place with a lively sea town vibe but without packed tourist resorts, Tybee Island is a great choice.

Isle of Hope

Isle of Hope is a small residential community located just minutes away from Savannah. It’s known for its charming antebellum homes, expansive marshlands, and quiet atmosphere. Many of the homes here date to the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Isle of Hope is on a peninsula surrounded by the intercoastal waterway, so chances are, you can live on waterfront property.
On the Isle of Hope, you won’t find any commercial development. This is a place where residents come to enjoy a peaceful lifestyle reminiscent of days gone by. The Isle of Hope Marina plays host to various events throughout out the year which include musical evenings and an oyster festival. That said, there are some nearby local seafood restaurants and a barbecue joint. The Norwood Shopping Center meets your daily lifestyle needs and has more dining options.
If you’re looking for a serene place to live, Isle of Hope is a great option.

Whitemarsh Island

Wilmington Island is another community which is an excellent option for those who want to live close to Savannah. It’s located ten miles away from the city and offers residents a quiet and relaxed lifestyle. If the residents want to partake in various activities, there are many fun bars and restaurants, two marinas, hiking trails and shopping.
Wilmington has a scenic coastal setting as the entire neighborhood is on the inlet or the Wilmington River. Some call it an “island suburbia.” The community is mostly residential. The houses here range from large to medium single-family homes and apartment complexes. There are gated and non gated communities.
If you’re looking for a community with a nautical feeling, Wilmington Island might just be right for you. This area is perfect for those who want to avoid the hustle and bustle of city life.

Living in Savannah Suburbs

No matter what your needs or interests are, there’s bound to be an area that’s perfect for you. These suburbs offer a variety of amenities, excellent schools, and a relaxed coastal lifestyle. So if you’re looking for a place to call home outside of Savannah, consider one of these charming suburbs.

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