Savannah, GA – Gay Lifestyle in a Sleepy, Southern City

Savannah, Georgia a traditional right wing southern city with many historical districts and a sleepy, humid warm climate is situated about 15 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean along the Savannah River.  It is close to Tybee Island, which is a small, but popular beach vacation town about fifteen miles away.

This city of 130,000 people has been home to many artists and is known for its large beautiful trees, beautiful large houses, museums and historical landmarks from the Civil War.  Many historic homes are open to the public including the Andrew Low House and the Davenport House Museum.  A huge fire destroyed a lot of the original architectural in the 1800’s so most of homes are very large brick and stucco Victorians.

Savannah is known for its many drag queens. One of the city’s most famous clubs is Club One, which features first-rate female impersonators.  The city is also home to many festivals including the Savannah Gay Pride Festival (held every September), Tybee Island Gay Days (in early May), the Savannah Jazz Festival, the Savannah Film Festival and the Telfair Art Fair.  There is also quite a large gay community situated near the Savannah College of Art and Design, which is right in the downtown historic district.

Savannah is unusual because many of its residents actually do live in the core of the downtown which is a 2.5 square area with very old gardens and many restored homes.  Adjacent to this district and a bit south is an up-and-coming district where many of the older Victorian homes are being restored.  The Midtown of the city was first laid out in 1910 and is a mixture of smaller mansions with four or five bedrooms and craftsman style bungalows.

Savannah is also known for its larger retirement community and it even boasts its own adult day-care center called Senior Citizens, Inc.  The city takes pride in the fact that it respects and cares for its elderly with various care-giver services.

Just outside the city limits is a Maritime community called Thunderbolt which used to be a town of shrimp fisherman, but is now the site of many brand new luxury condo developments.

Many gay people live right on Tybee, which is a barrier island fronting on the Atlantic Ocean that is just southeast of downtown Savannah.

On the east side of the city there are many different islands that have charming residential neighborhoods including Talahi Island, Whitemarsh Island, Outland Island, Dutch Island and Skidaway Island.  Residents work in the city and then escape to their homes on these beautiful sandy islands on the ocean at night. It is like taking a vacation every day.

There are hundreds of neighborhoods in archaic place that has all of the grace and charm of the old South and it is highly recommended that you consult with a Savannah gay realtor to find which neighborhood is the very best for your living circumstances.

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