An older man standing in a parking lot with a golf bag.

Margaret and Don were introduced to Savannah by a cousin who felt it would be a perfect place for them in their retirement. Upon visiting, they found a charming city filled with good restaurants, museums, and beautiful squares alive with oak trees dripping with history. Everything seemed to be within walking distance and without the horrendous traffic of larger cities. In the Spring, Savannah hosts a wonderful music festival spread among a variety of interesting venues. In the Fall, there is a week of film premieres sponsored by the Savannah College of Art and Design, which brings many entertainment celebrities to town. February features a book festival where one can hear current authors speak at sold-out events throughout the city. As if all this weren’t enough, Tybee Island offers a lovely beach, only a short ride from town!

Margaret and Don McC.


Susana and I were happily ensconced in St. Louis with no plans to leave. Then we accepted an invitation from good friends to travel the southeast coast, where they were planning on retirement. We were given a tour of The Landings and, when I saw 35 tennis courts and was told there were nearly a thousand players, the die was cast. In St. Louis, I was part of a group of 4 who played once a week! Now that I live at The Marshes, I still play tennis at The Landings – a short mile away. Not the same tennis I used to play 25 years ago, mind you. But, even at this level, it’s good to be out in the fresh air, compete, talk trash with your friends and have a cold bevvy afterwards.

Charlie B.


WATER was high on the list of retirement requirements for this couple raised in Savannah. They lived in Mississippi and Alabama before they were free to return to the coastal city they both called “home” which, by happy coincidence, was within driving distance of two sons living in Florida.

Arnold and Caroline R.


Peggy and her husband lived happily in New Orleans for many years until the devastating event of Hurricane Katrina. For six weeks they sheltered in Savannah where Peggy had visited her sister for 40 years. Lo and behold, they realized it was a perfect place for retirement. Here was a city with a geographically easy layout, access to cultural events, beautiful architecture and loaded with history. A year later, their move was complete.

Peggy G.