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Family Friendly Areas Around Savannah

5 family friendly neighborhoods filled with charm that you don’t want to miss when considering a move to Savannah, Georgia.

Moving is an ongoing occurrence in the world. According to Shyft, 9.8 percent of Americans move each year…that is a lot of boxing and unboxing! If you are reading this, you’ve likely moved at least once in your lifetime. Moving is a big decision, vetting out the right area for you and your family is key before you start loading up the moving truck. If moving to Savannah is something that you are considering, we have the perfect list for you. Keep reading to find out the best areas surrounding Savannah to live in for families.

Savannah is a southern city located on the coast of Georgia. Savannah dates back to the 1730’s making it rich in history and architecture. The charm of the south, Spanish moss, and affordability make it a sought-after landing place for many families. If living in the heart of historic downtown Savannah is not for you, we have curated a list of some of the best-surrounding neighborhoods that are within close proximity to Savannah. Each of these surrounding areas are well known to families and a great landing place if you are looking to relocate to the greater Savannah area.

Ardsley Park Neighborhood

This family-friendly neighborhood dates back to 1909 and 1910. According to Savannah’s Historic Foundation during this period, there was a lot of affluence in Savannah. The houses in the Ardsley neighborhood coincide with this affluence, making it a very appealing and popular area. The prices of homes range from $310,000-$2,150,000. There’s a variety of houses ranging in size. Craftsman-style bungalows are popular in this area. You will also find mansion-sized homes, it truly varies. One major appeal of this neighborhood and area are the one-acre parks that were designed into the neighborhood by the developers. These parks were designed to mimic the historic squares in downtown Savannah. If being close to restaurants, hospitals, and just about anything you need, is important to you, we recommend checking out the Ardsley Park neighborhood.

Skidaway Island

Skidaway Island is a suburb of Savannah. If you are looking for multiple neighborhoods that come with great amenities such as parks, trails, pools, and golf courses, then Skidaway Island could be the location for you. Median home prices are $591,375. A major appeal of Skidaway Island is that it is located on the coast. Each neighborhood has bay, inlet, or ocean views. Skidaway is a nice mix of retirees and young families. Add Skidaway to your list if living just 25 minutes outside Savannah, in a coastal neighborhood interests you.


Pooler is an awesome community and just ten short miles from downtown Savannah. Pooler’s median home price is $259,172, making it one of the more affordable suburbs of Savannah. Pooler is full of parks and also has plenty of notable golf courses. Pooler schools are known to be some of the best in Chatham county making it desirable for families. Pooler is also listed as one of the safest cities in Georgia, another plus for families. The city can be described as a coastal community with a small-town feel! We definitely recommend that you add it to your list to check out.

Tybee Island

If you are looking to move to the Savannah area, you have likely heard of Tybee Island. Tybee Island has a population of around 3,124. The beach town has a suburban feel as most of the houses are residential. Being a beach town means there is also a fair amount of rentals. Tybee Island is known for its good restaurants and coffee shops. If having places to go is important to you, Tybee Island has a lot to offer when it comes to dining. The island has mild weather year round which means you can enjoy outdoor activities for most of the year! Visit Tybee Island first as a tourist and see if it is the right fit for your permanent home.

Dutch Island

Are you looking to live somewhere that is full of Southern charm? Check out Dutch Island. The homes are perfect for hosting and there’s no shortage of front porches. Dutch Island is located along the intercoastal just outside of Savannah. The neighborhood has lagoons, marshes, and is connected to rivers and creeks. The proximity to water is perfect. Some of the amenities of Dutch Island include neighborhood swimming pools, a community dock, and access to ponds and tennis courts. Home prices range from $300,000 to just over a million. Take a drive to Dutch Island to check it out. The Southern charm is guaranteed to impress and captivate you.

That wraps up our list of family-friendly neighborhoods surrounding Savannah, Georgia. The diversity of Savannah gives you plenty of options to find the right fit for you and your family. We recommend that you take time to drive out to each area and see which neighborhood catches your eye. One thing that is guaranteed, each area will blow you away with its southern architecture and water views. Don’t wait any longer, Savannah has a place for you!

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