Savannah, GA is a city that is often recognized for its southern gothic nature thanks to its plantation mansions, overgrown cemeteries, and fascination with ghosts (as evidenced by the many, many ghost tours available in town), but in truth, the city has so much more to offer than chills and frights. Today’s Savannah enjoys a bright and vibrant culture that’s deeply artistic and refined. And, because of its magnificent diversity and pedestrian-friendly layout, it’s one of the best places to retire to in the country.
Here, get to know the real Savannah, Georgia.
The Artistic Side of Savannah
Savannah is a city of artists and artisans and as such, it offers a wellspring of art galleries throughout the city, many of which feature the bold works of alumni from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).
At Samantha Claar Gullah Living, you can find hand-crafted Gullah jewelry and metalworks, Black Art dolls, and the largest selection of Gullah Sweetgrass baskets in the region. Her gallery celebrates the Gullah-Geechee way of life and their influence on what most people recognize as “Southern Culture.”
Other artistic escapes include the Telfair Museum of Art, the Jepson Center for the Arts, the Andrew Low House, HReeves Art, and the Harper Fowlkes House, among others.
Savannah’s Culinary Diversity
Savannah has what many food experts claim to be the most diverse and innovative culinary scene in the South. From outdoor cafes and pubs to five-star restaurants to independently-owned specialty shops selling locally-made foods, Savannah embraces culinary ambition while keeping its food traditions close to the vest. And, it offers an astounding selection of dining options that seniors will appreciate.
Dining in Savannah is always an adventure because there’s so much diversity among its menus that your dining experience will never be bland. The reason is because Savannah welcomes flavors from every corner of the world, even though it specializes in its own distinctive Lowcountry cuisine highlighted by seafood fresh from the Atlantic.
Savannah’s Rich History
One of the most attractive things about Savannah, in particularly to seniors, is its rich history and heritage. All throughout the city and its suburbs can be found beautifully maintained or even restored examples of period antebellum architecture. In fact, Savannah is home to the largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States, featuring more than twenty city squares of museums, churches, mansions, monuments, and forts dating back to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.
Golf, Shopping, & More!
Savannah is a well-established city, but it enjoys a youthful vibrancy. It has everything one needs to enjoy themselves. It is one of the country’s top golfing destinations; it has enough shopping options to keep shopaholics happy; it has spas, and plenty of places of worship. And, because it’s surrounded by water, Savannah is both a fisherman’s and an outdoor lover’s paradise.
Visit The Marshes at Skidaway Island for Senior Living in Savannah, GA
Savannah is an exciting city and one that offers a different experience every time you visit it. And, it makes for just one of the reasons why senior living in Savannah GA is so popular. Along with stellar year-round weather and the wonderful amenities offered at The Marshes of Skidaway Island, our luxurious resort-like senior living community off the coast of Savannah, living here is a true treat.
If you’re looking for an active, socially-engaged, and serene place to retire to, then we invite you to visit our community today. You’re going to love what you see here.
To learn more about The Marshes of Skidaway Island’s senior living in Savannah, or to schedule a visit to our resort-style independent living community, please call us today at 800-889-6238.