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Midtown Savannah

Just south of the Historic District is Midtown Savannah, which encompasses quite a few neighborhoods, including Parkside and Ardsley Park. Though not The Historic Landmark District, many of Midtown’s neighborhoods are, nonetheless, historic districts that were created in the twentieth century, showcasing a variety of architectural styles. Now part of Savannah proper, Ardsley Park and its neighbor Chatham Crescent were originally Savannah’s first suburbs, laid out in 1909 and 1910. They follow a variation of the original Oglethorpe city plan, with landscaped squares and small circular parks punctuating the residential grid, and dotted with Neo-Classical, Tudor Revival, and Mediterranean houses. Parkside, named for its setting next to Daffin Park, was established in 1916, and features primarily Craftsman bungalows. The city’s signature oak trees and azaleas are everywhere in Midtown, making this area one of the prettiest places to live.

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Living in Savannah

Gorgeous and welcoming, Savannah is lovely to behold and even lovelier to live in. The lifeblood of this city, founded in 1733, is the Savannah River, flowing around and through the entire metropolis. And its heart? That’s Savannah’s legendary urban planning, created by town founder James Oglethorpe. A visionary town planner, Oglethorpe incorporated parks and gardens throughout, with pedestrian-scaled streets. Replicable and non-hierarchical, Savannah’s town plan remained the guiding light for the city’s new developments through the twentieth century. As a result, Savannah is a place that feels utterly livable, whether you’re relaxing on the beach, drinking and strolling on River Street, or just enjoying a delicious seafood meal, surrounded by moss-covered oak trees.