Savannah, Georgia, is a city filled with palatial architecture and gorgeous sprawling landscapes. As one of the original 13 colonies, Savannah is a tourist site for many travelers around the globe who come to visit Revolutionary and Civil War sites, the River Port and the old Historic District filled with culinary hotspots, museums, festivals and live theatre shows. The City Market, between Ellis and Franklin Squares, is rich with boutiques, nightlife options and art galleries. Nearby Tybee Island is a seaside town just 20 minutes east of Savannah that offers locals a quick getaway with boating, sunbathing, biking, sailing, fishing and dolphin watching opportunities. But then again, many of Savannah's 137,063 residents stay local to enjoy all the city has to offer year-round, without having to step outside of the city limits.
Unlike other coastal, historic cities in the South, Savannah has a fairly accessible real estate market, with an average list price of $272,667. Home prices dipped slightly year-over-year by 1.88 percent from a previous $277,902, while inventory dropped 12.29 percent. Even so, Savannah has a decent number of listings on the market, especially considering its mid-sized population. In 2015, there were 1,506 for-sale listings for buyers to explore.