Savannah, the name that brings about images of southern laid-back lifestyle, people sipping coffee, tea or lemonade in their adirondack chairs, Spanish moss leaves swaying in the lazy afternoon breeze, cobblestone streets… Such a lovely place to be! Well, there may be a lot of things you may not know about Savannah but should. One thing is for sure, this place is anything but ordinary. If you're planning to move here or stay here for good, then you should read about these 8 Facts about Savannah...
1. The almost always perfect weather
No matter what time of the year, Savannah’s weather is always preferable than other cities all over the US. On average, there are 216 sunny days per year in Savannah, Georgia. The July high is around 92 degrees. The January low is 39. Sperling's comfort index for Savannah is a 75 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54.
2. Growing job opportunities
According to Sperling, Savannah’s job opportunities are growing higher compared to the whole US average of 1.59%. The unemployment rate in Savannah, Georgia, is 5.90%, with job growth of 2.85%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 39.81%. Savannah, Georgia, sales tax rate is 7.00%. Income tax is 6.00%. The income per capita is $20,284, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $36,628. (Source: http://www.bestplaces.net/economy/city/georgia/savannah)
3. Low Cost of Living
Sperling’s cost of living indices is based on a US average of 100. Savannah, Georgia cost of living is 85.90 where an amount below 100 means cheaper than the US average and above 100 means more expensive. Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference. (Source: https://www.bestplaces.net/cost_of_living/city/georgia/savannah)
Tybee Island, a barrier island and small city only 30 minutes away from Savannah, is known for its wide, sandy beaches every beach bums can’t resist.
5. Photo Worthy Spots
Savannah, Georgia is one of the top destinations to visit in the United States. If you spend just a few hours strolling this Southern city, it’s easy to see why. Historic homes, plazas with large willow trees, and comfort food are only a few items that draw thousands of people to Savannah each year
6. People of Savannah
The 2016 Savannah, Georgia, population is 145,674. There are 1,411 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 31.4. The US median is 37.4. 33.07% of people in Savannah, Georgia, are married. 13.19% are divorced. The average household size is 2.53 people. 21.18% of people are married, with children. 29.61% have children but are single.
The Savannah tourism sector continued to grow in 2014 with total overnight person-stays increasing from 7.3 million in 2013 to 7.6 million according Savannah’s chamber of commerce. Travelers to Georgia's "First City" will find lots to do and see. Savannah is full of activity year-round. Although the busiest months in terms of visitation are April, May, and June, tourism activity is spread evenly across the year. For overnight visitors, the mix is 91% leisure travel and 9% business and business-leisure. Over-night visitors stay approximately 2.3 nights in Savannah.
8. The #1 Walking City
According to Trip Advisor, walking around Savannah Historic District ranked #1 of 224 things to do when in Savannah. If you don't usually like walking, we're sure you'd find it more appealing when you're in Savannah. There's just so much to see and do when in Savannah!
Did you learn a little bit more about Savannah today? I hope this helps you make the right decision! If you're still in doubt, it's best to talk to an agent, call Ed at 912-844-9000 and he'd be happy to entertain your questions!