Best Neighborhoods in Savannah for Families

Savannah is one of the oldest cities in the U.S., and its rich mix of historical architecture and modern amenities makes it a great place to live. This Georgia city is a favorite among retirees, but it’s also gaining popularity among families. If you’re thinking of moving to Savannah with your family, these are the five best neighborhoods for raising kids!

Bacon Park Area/Sandfly

Home Price: $172,600 median purchase price; $958 median monthly rent
Crime Rate: Safer than 17% of cities in the U.S.

The Bacon Park Area/Sandfly neighborhood makes up a fast-growing area of Savannah near the Isle of Hope and Moon River areas. It’s home to Bacon Park Golf CourseLake Mayer, and Chatham County Aquatic Center, so recreation is close by for families who love to golf, fish, boat, swim, and more. If you’re looking for good shopping and dining nearby, check out Oglethorpe Mall and Sandfly Bar-B-Q. Living in Bacon Park Area/Sandfly also means you’re close to Wormsloe Plantation, the home of Noble Jones (one of the first settlers from England), where you can find Colonial reenactments, guided tours, and more.

Gordonston

Home Price: $110,600 median purchase price; $895 median monthly rent
Crime Rate: Safer than 17% of cities in the U.S.

Home of Girl Scouts of America founder Juliette Gordon Low, Gordonston was originally built as a “bedroom community” outside of Savannah. Even though the city has grown around it, it’s considered one of the safer, more secluded neighborhoods in Savannah, which means it’s a desirable location for families. Stroll around Juliette Low Park with the kids. Join the private, member-owned Savannah Golf Club in the nearby Hillcrest area. Or settle in for some Southern comfort food at The Sisters of the New South.

Parkside

Home Price: $110,600 median purchase price; $895 median monthly rent
Crime Rate: Safer than 17% of cities in the U.S.

Parkside is a great Savannah neighborhood for families, thanks to its affordable housing and proximity to Daffin Park, which offers playgrounds, basketball courts, a swimming pool, and more. If your family loves baseball, visit nearby Grayson Stadium, where you can see the Savannah Bananas play minor league ball. You’re also only a hop, skip, and a jump from shopping and dining options, such as Whole Foods, IHOP, and Home Depot. If you want access to both urban and suburban staples, this Midtown neighborhood is the place to be!

Victorian District

Home Price: $247,400 median purchase price; $889 median monthly rent
Crime Rate: Safer than 17% of cities in the U.S.

Victorian District lies just south of Savannah’s historic downtown, and it’s home to some of the most interesting housing in the city. Though more expensive than other family-friendly neighborhoods, this area is full of beautiful, Victorian-style homes. Take the kids to historic Forsyth Park, where you can stroll around the fountain or check out the local farmers market. Make a trip to King-Tisdell Cottage to learn more about the history of African-American culture in Savannah. Parents can enjoy date nights at the upscale 700 Drayton, or the whole family can sit down for barbecue at Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina!

Windsor Forest

Home Price: $158,800 median purchase price; $987 median monthly rent
Crime Rate: Safer than 17% of cities in the U.S.

If you’re looking for a quiet suburb with spacious yards and large single-family homes, Windsor Forest is a great place to settle down. You’ll find excellent shopping at Savannah Mall with retail staples like Dillard’s, Target, and Bath & Body Works. Take the kids to see a movie at AMC Classic Savannah 11 theater, or hit the playground at the 51-acre Joseph Tribble Park. Looking for a place to grab dinner with the family? Order fried catfish at Carey Hilliard’s Restaurant or brisket and ribs at B’s Cracklin’ BBQ!

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Data from AreaVibes and Niche.

Best Neighborhoods for Families in Savannah, GA