Downtown Savannah is, in fact, comprised of several different historic districts, including the National Landmark Historic District, the Victorian District and the Thomas Square Streetcar Historic District (a.k.a. the Starland District). Each neighborhood has its own unique personality and offers historic homes, a pedestrian-friendly environment and incredible amenities located within walking distance.
When General James Edward Oglethorpe founded Savannah in 1733 as England’s thirteenth colony in North America, he developed a unique city plan that has since been hailed as one of the world’s finest examples of urban planning.
Bounded to the west by Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, to the east by East Broad Street, to the north by the Savannah River and to the south by Gwinnett Street, Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District features a pedestrian-friendly system of squares, streets and trust lots that has earned international acclaim.
With its incredible selection of historic and luxury properties, Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District is hotter than ever. Savannah stands apart as a city of rare natural beauty. In the springtime, the Landmark District is adorned with blooming azaleas, and Spanish moss drapes the stately live oaks year-round.
Savannah’s legendary beauty moved Union General William T. Sherman to spare the city on his infamous “March to the Sea.” Instead, he presented the city as a symbolic Christmas gift to President Abraham Lincoln in 1864.
In Savannah, history reigns supreme in 22 city squares surrounded by museums, churches, mansions, boutiques, cafes and more. With buildings that are virtual work of arts – showcasing a wide range of antebellum, Victorian, Georgian and Colonial styles – the Landmark District also offers exceptional green spaces in the heart of the city, including the dazzling jewel, Forsyth Park, which is Savannah’s very own Central Park.
From magnificent mansions to quaint cottages, there truly is something for everyone in Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District at a wide range of price points. Fortunately, there are still deals to be discovered in the downtown area and plenty of opportunities for anyone interested in calling the Landmark District home.