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Spotlight on... SAVANNAH!

  1. Median home price of $178,000 (Jan. 1 – Nov. 30, 2014).

  2. Major employers include Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education, Ft. Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, Memorial University Medical Center, Marine Terminals Corp., and Georgia-Pacific Corporation/Fort Howard Group.

  3. In addition to being major employers, Ft. Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield together are home to more than 20,000 military personnel and their families.

  4. In 2012, Savannah played host to more than 12 million visitors, including seven million overnight visitors and 5.3 million day-trippers.

  5. Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Armstrong Atlantic State University, and Savannah State University provide the opportunity for higher education.

  6. Known as the “Hostess City of the South, “ Savannah was established in 1733, making it the oldest city in Georgia.

  7. Savannah's downtown area, which includes the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian Historic District and 22 parklike squares, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States.

  8. River Street is Savannah’s main thoroughfare, and plays host to one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day festivals in the world.

  9. Nearby Tybee Island offers an escape to the beach for locals and visitors.

  10. A variety of galleries and museums, along with Savannah’s rich architectural presence, make the city a haven for culture and arts.

  11. The Port of Savannah is home to the largest single-terminal container facility of its kind in North America.

Additional Resources:

City of Savannah

Visit Savannah

Georgia Ports Authority

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