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Retirement Living In Savannah - Georgia

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Area Description

Established in 1733, Savannah is chic and sophisticated with plenty of stories to tell. Known for its rich history, natural beauty, eclectic architecture and romantic ambiance, Savannah tells the tale of past generations with an added modern punch of high-style boutiques, galleries and restaurants.

Savannah’s beautifully-restored homes, churches and public buildings embody our residents’ love of history and respect for preservation. And it’s that architectural ambiance mixed with the city’s unique, tree-filled squares, which has given rise to a tourism industry that’s boomed dramatically since the mid-1990s.

Savannah is diverse in its major economic sectors — manufacturing, tourism, small business, military, shipping from the port, higher education and large-scale healthcare and eldercare providers—with tourism leading the pack. Economic growth in Savannah can be attributed to many hospitality entities throughout the city.

Includes Cities/Towns: Port Wentworth, Savannah.

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Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Whether your ideal pace is strolling around the famous Forsyth fountain or a wild night of cabaret and karaoke, Savannah provides the perfect playground. History buffs swarm Savannah, taking in the rich, significant sites like Old Fort Jackson, Fort Pulaski National Monument and Bonaventure Cemetery. Fashionistas comb Broughton Street for high-end designs, and foodies crave specialties in gourmet shops. Art lovers enjoy the renowned Telfair Academy and the SCAD Museum of Art as well as an eclectic variety of art galleries and home decor shops.

Cultural Activities

View the latest exhibits at the Jepson Center for the Arts or shop for fine art at one of City Market’s eclectic galleries. Locals will insist you not miss the Downtown Design District, brimming with locally owned shops. Music aficionados can enjoy live jazz, classical music or original alt-rock compositions in sophisticated spaces or the newest hipster hangouts. Events like the Savannah Film Festival in the fall and the Savannah Music Festival in early spring are always hot tickets, celebrating Savannah’s creativity and garnering world-wide critical acclaim.

Public transportation

Chatham Area Transit (CAT) offers 15 fixed bus routes in Savannah and Chatham County. Check website for fare for local one-way service and discounted weekly and monthly passes.

The DOT is a fare-free service to help visitors and residents get around downtown Savannah. Included in the system are shuttles serving 24 stops in the Historic District and the Savannah Belles Ferry. Check website for daily schedule.

Medical Facilities

Two nationally recognized medical centers deliver top quality health care in the city: Memorial University Medical Center and the St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System. These centers and the advanced medical specialties they offer attract people from all over southeast Georgia and the southern coastal area of South Carolina. The medical facilities are also the top two private non-manufacturing employers in the metropolitan area.

What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Savannah, Georgia?

For those of you that retire in Savannah, you will have hotter temperatures than other areas of the USA.

Winter temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the low 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's. Expect some rainy days in the winter.

If the weather in the spring is too cold for the outdoors, enjoy some indoor activities in Savannah such as a movie, a visit to a museum, dining, nightlife or some shopping. Spring temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Humidity may feel "sticky" with muggy evenings. Expect some rainy days in the spring.

Summertime in Savannah is a great time to enjoy your retirement with a day at the lake, an outdoor concert, a local festival or other outdoor activity! Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the low 80's and highs in the low 90's. Nights are mild with lows in the low 70's. Expect a lot of days above 90°. Humidity with lots of moisture in the air may feel oppressive. Expect a lot of rainy days in the Summer.

If you retire in Savannah, you can look forward to fall weather activities such as biking on a bike path, enjoying a walking path and more! Fall temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Humidity may feel "sticky" with muggy evenings. Expect some rainy days in the fall.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  39  50  61
 Feb  42  53  64
 Mar  48  59  70
 Apr  54  66  77
 May  63  73  84
 Jun  70  79  89
 Jul  73  82  91
 Aug  73  81  90
 Sep  68  77  85
 Oct  58  68  78
 Nov  49  60  70
 Dec  42  52  62

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  8  0
 Feb  0  4  0
 Mar  0  1  0
 Apr  1  0  0
 May  4  0  0
 Jun  12  0  0
 Jul  19  0  0
 Aug  15  0  0
 Sep  5  0  0
 Oct  0  0  0
 Nov  0  1  0
 Dec  0  5  0

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  4 "  9  40 %
 Feb  3 "  8  43 %
 Mar  4 "  7  48 %
 Apr  3 "  7  54 %
 May  3 "  6  62 %
 Jun  6 "  11  70 %
 Jul  6 "  11  73 %
 Aug  7 "  13  73 %
 Sep  5 "  9  69 %
 Oct  4 "  7  60 %
 Nov  3 "  7  51 %
 Dec  3 "  8  43 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  0 "  0  0
 Feb  0 "  0  0
 Mar  0 "  0  0
 Apr  0 "  0  0
 May  0 "  0  0
 Jun  0 "  0  0
 Jul  0 "  0  0
 Aug  0 "  0  0
 Sep  0 "  0  0
 Oct  0 "  0  0
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Cost of Living for Savannah, GA

Savannah, Georgia cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Energized by the upsurge in tourism and other positive economic factors, Savannah is in the enviable position of being able to use its past to enhance its present and future. The city’s Historic Landmark District is in the midst of a commercial revitalization that’s spreading to the midtown Victorian District and spilling over into the Eastside islands, the fast-growing Southside and the industrialized areas west of Savannah. Savannah continues to maintain steady growth and is the heart beat of a prospering Georgia economy providing opportunities to families looking for a community with a future, economic stability and a stellar quality of life. We welcome you to become a part of our community, enjoy the family-friendly lifestyle, the great outdoors and to be a part of a growing community and region.

Senior Assistance in Savannah, GA

Savannah, Georgia offers the following assistance for seniors:

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