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Old 07-25-2011, 08:12 PM
 
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Well....For one thing...You can't buy alcohol on Sunday at a store in Georgia. However, you can get drunk in a restaurant and drive home. Stupid law...Please stop using the term African American. They are not from Africa. Africa is a continent. Otherwise, I am a European North American. Crime sucks. My best friend is black and he will tell you, where there are a lot of black people, there is crime. It is not a racist statement. It is the law of statistics. The food is great here. It reminds me of New Orleans, without all the great music. There is a lot of potential for the right minded business person who wants to bring the "Bourban Street Jazz scene to River Street. Tybee, Whitemarsh, Wilmington are great and relatively safe areas. Yes, drivers as a whole, suck in Georgia. Not nearly as bad as Madison, Wisconsin. They could take lessons from Chicago or even natives from Orlando. (Yes, two extremes) Too bad about Asheville. It sounds like a cross between Madison, Wisconsin and Boulder, Colorado. I agree about the lack of restaurants. Savannah is very seasonal. Tybee is worse. That can be a good thing though. There is a lot of outdoor things to do here. Personally, I love to fish. It is only a couple of hours to Atlanta. It is only 4 hours to Orlando. It works for me. Am I open to other cities? Absolutely! I hear Greenville, SC is up and coming. Franklin, TN is great! St. Augustine, Fl is cool. I do love Alpharetta, GA. Roanoke, Va is not bad. Otherwise, Austin, Tx., Ft. Collins, Co, Missoula, MT., and Portland, ME are very appealing. Savannah is cool. Tell people you are from there and their eyebrows will rise. It is just a cool place. No, it's not safe. Buy a German Shepherd and own a gun. You should do that anywhere. (I like German Shepherds!) Georgia has always been good to me. I can't knock this State. I have lived all over and grew up in the South. I love the South!! Publix, Boiled Peanuts,Lynyrd Skynyrd, Fat Boys BBQ, etc... The South is awesome. It has it's flaws. Trust me, so does the North. Yeah, I could care less about the schools unless, you are looking for resale value. Look at the Islands and South Savannah.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:59 PM
 
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IT IS CRAZY I FOUND THIS POST.
I just moved here from Asheville for work about six months ago. I can not say I know anything at all about Savannah's pay for C.N.A. as I am in the professional field. HOWEVER BOY DO I HAVE A LOT TO TELL YOU ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE.

First of all let me speak to the POSITIVE things (in relation to what you want) that Savannah has to offer. Savannah definitely has the true greasy fried southern dishes you desire. However that is pretty much all the dining has to offer. I dont believe you realize it but in Asheville you are surrounded by some of the best restaurants in the south. However if you desire greasy spoon diner fare this will definitely be the place for you.

Also housing. If you want to BUY a house you will be in great shape in Savannah and in excellent shape if you go to one of the smaller towns within twenty miles or so from Savannah. Rent here is absolutely outrageous (just like Asheville). A one bedroom cannot be had for less than 850 to 900 a month.

Now for the negatives of living in SAVANNAH.
People are not friendly. Although people in Asheville are quirky they were for the most part warm and welcoming. I am by no means a "Yankee" however I am treated like a piece of poo here because I wasn't born and raised in Georgia and I do not care for sports.

The Downtown Scene is Savannah is a mixed bunch. You know that feeling when you walk around downtown Asheville and you have that thought in the back of your mind; "Wow I might get mugged". Well multiply that time a thousand. Savannah has some beautiful architecture however Savannah is very, very unsafe. We are talking drive-by shooting unsafe. Also the whole downtown area smells like horse manure and human-horse urine. River street which is a popular tourist area is littered on the weekends with drunks and pan-handlers (this will seem familiar). The one highlight to living in Savannah besides more affordable housing (only if you buy) is Tybee Island....

Tybee is absolutely beautiful and has very very few visitors on the weekday. Hilton head is also relatively close and is nice however it is very high class and sometimes a bit snobby.

So as a short version I can tell you first hand if you are still in Asheville you are in THE BEST place you can possibly live. I had to move from Asheville for my employment and my choices were few. There are definitely worse places you could live than Savannah however I do not believe you will like Savannah for a long period of time. If the hippies and homeless of Asheville bother you the ghetto and eccentric in Savannah will not be any better. However if you love sports, getting wasted, chain restaurants, low quality deep fried food, than Savannah is for you! And please move here if the above applies because I have every intention on moving back to Asheville A.S.A.P. and if you are here than you wont be there!
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:27 PM
 
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I have lived in Savannah for over 13 years and pay only $175.00 a month. Yes, you read that correctly, it is not a typo. I own my own place, and have a yard, a garden, off street parking for 3 cars. I have two cats, but could also have two dogs if I wanted. I am within walking distance of malls, hospitals, doctors, schools and restaurants. My electric bill is exactly $79.00 a month. My natural gas bill is exactly $29.00.

No, I don't have any amenities, but I also don't have anyone telling me how to live. Sounds like you would be happy living near me until you find your dream home. From your detailed needs listed, it sounds like you would also fit into an area called Midtown or Ardsley Park. Very affordable, not quite as old as you wanted, but a good place to live. Close to everything. Safe area. And your neighbors will not be slobs. Savannah has what I affectionately call 'Yard Nazis' who come around and make sure everyone keeps their yard clean, safe and presentable. It really is a good thing, although sometimes their timing is inconvenient. I once had to mow and rake my entire yard on my birthday.

I can't speak to the medical jobs available and will leave that for others to answer.
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:05 PM
 
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I was wondering if you did indeed move to Savannah? I am seriously considering it as well in about eight months, I will also be working in your same field. I agree with everything you wrote so that's why I'm writing to you now for some guidance and hopefully a ready made friendship/contact in Savannah as it would seem we have a lot in common.
Thank you.
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:29 PM
 
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Wink swhmetta

I loved your message. You seem to be well versed in the climate and cultures of cities around the U.S. Very useful. I totally loved your comment about the Orleans jazz scene, I CONCUR! If I do move out Savannah, I will definitely be making a trip out to New Orleans.
As far as Shepherds It's been way too long since my last, and I've always wanted to learn how to shoot. Hmmm...correct me if I'm wrong but I' m not seeing the down side to this at all!.
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Jackson, MI
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Just to clarify a few things on my situation.

I have no children, so I am not interested in the schools.

I do have pets, small dogs & a cat. To be perfectly honest even if an area is not pet friendly I would be bringing them with me, there is no way I would ever give them up for anything or any one.

The kind of place I would like to live does not have to be in the historic district, although that would be a dream for me. I would prefer not to live in something new, nothing with HOA fees, no amenities like club house, pool, or walking area. I want older (built before 1950) can be anywhere within 30 miles of city center. Not looking for somewhere withing walking distance necessarily. I have a car & I am not afraid to use it.

I am also curious about what the typical light bill & water bill is in Savannah & surrounding areas. In the area of WNC I current live in, I have a 980 sq ft home. my light bill last month was $330, my water bill was $30. My cable package which is TV, internet & home phone costs me $185 a month. because I live in the mtns I can not get cell phone service in my home or withing 50 feet of my home, so I have to have home phone service. I am hopping that I could drop that if I were to move to Savannah.


I am not big on up scale dinning, restaurants that have executive chiefs or use words on their menu like, innovative, inspired, artisan, gourmet or organic. I am also not interested in sushi, or trendy places, touristy places (Such as "she who must not be named" She just opened a new restaurant in Cherokee at the casino here in WNC, so I can get her at home) I prefer traditional southern, low country, Cajun, country & soul food. I also like typical sea food places, the kind that serves a HUGE plate full of several types of breaded & deep fried fish, hush puppies, slaw, grits & choice of fries or baked potato.

Not every thing on my list of wishes has to be in downtown or in the historic district, I am more than willing to drive 25 to 30 miles or more just for dinner or even to go to work or shop. I have to do that now living here in WNC. I can not afford to live near an area where any restaurants or shops are.

I have been to Savannah MANY MANY times over the past 15 years, so I am well aware of SCAD & the impact the school has on the city. I am not looking to move there because I want to live somewhere that has a young, fresh or vibrant feel to it. I like Savannah because of the history, the architecture, true southern people who's roots run deep in the south. people who know what it means to be southern & are proud to be southern. (I am also southern, 9th generation born in Western NC, before that 2 generations born in North GA) I also want to live there because according to my research Savannah has a much higher pay scale & a MUCH lower cost of living compared to Asheville & all of WNC. The Balance between cost of living & pay in Savannah seems MUCH better than Asheville.

I would love to hear from any locals & by locals I mean native born southerners, people either born & raised in Savannah with family roots that run very deep in the south, Not even necessarily born & raised in Savannah but anywhere in the south with deep southern roots. I want to know if you type of people still think Savannah is just as southern as it has always been or have the resent influx of Yankee transplants started to diminish the southern feel of the town.

In Asheville, the locals & native southern people feel that Asheville has COMPLETELY lost every bit of its southern feel, we feel that Asheville has become a mix between San Francisco, Seattle, New York, New Jersey, Boston & Connecticut. That is where the majority of the transplants are from. Asheville has several nick names, one of them being "San Francisco of the south". To those "non" southern people who move here, they say that Asheville feels VERY southern to them, so it is a matter of perspective. So I want the perspective of someone who is a natural born southerner, their view of how southern the city still feels would be more similar to my perspective & expectations.

Do you have something against Yankees? I have lived in Michigan my entire life and someday I too would love to move to Savannah because I fell in love with it while visiting on a couple of occasions. I have found people there to be very hospitable. The food I have tasted there has been great. I love the genuine southern feel of Savannah. So are you going to be one of those people that I would not want to meet if I were to move to Savannah?
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Jackson, MI
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HEY WNCBADWOLF -- With your very obvious, very aggressive bias toward Northerners, I don't think you're gonna like it much in Savannah. Would be a shame to move all the way down here and find out it's just like Asheville, without the mountains. We have lots of transplants from far off places like South Florida (yikes!) and New York (oh my Gawd!). Savannah is home to THOUSANDS of hippy granola art kids who rarely bathe and wear their pants low on their butts. We also have a large population of gays and lesbians with dogs.

Of course, we do have GREAT weather. Today was a BEAUTIFUL 78 degrees with bright sunshine. But on my walk thru a VERY crowded Forsyth Park (must have been 1,000 people there at 5 pm) I didn't hear ONE SOUTHERN ACCENT. What I did hear was lots of YANKEE accents and languages I couldn't understand. Yep, thar's a lot uh foreigners in Savannah! Even the sweet little 91 year old Jewish man and his wife I stopped to talk with who have lived here all their lives sounded like they just arrived from Manhattan. OY VEY!

Yep, you probably aren't gonna find your kind here -- maybe you should look in Arkansas or Mississippi?
This made my day!!! Thank you because obviously she has no idea that in this day and age finding a true "Southerner" is going to be difficult no matter where she moves to in the south.
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Savannah, GA
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Savannah can be an extremely lovely place...........to visit. I kid I kid. I've grown to be comfortable here and any place has its goods and bads but here are some of my views.

Goods:
>Great outdoor activities (water activities, camping, fishing, etc.)
>Awesome downtown/midtown area (Forsyth Park, Daffin Park, Bay Street, etc.)
>Close proximity to beach and back rivers.
>Close community with plenty of charity/volunteer events.
>My fiance.

Negatives:
>Everything you own better damn well be tied down or it WILL BE STOLEN.
>Abundance of cons/scammers (dishonesty)
>City/County government that is mostly apathetic
>Exorbitant amount of charity/volunteer events (Yes, yes..........I understand they are needed but DAMN)
>Overly fascinated with pets (dogs/cats). (Yes, I like dogs but I don't WORSHIP them.)
>Cliquish as hell.
>If you are a musician..............run away. Anywhere but here.
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:11 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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Savannah can be an extremely lovely place...........to visit. I kid I kid. I've grown to be comfortable here and any place has its goods and bads but here are some of my views.

Goods:
>Great outdoor activities (water activities, camping, fishing, etc.)
>Awesome downtown/midtown area (Forsyth Park, Daffin Park, Bay Street, etc.)
>Close proximity to beach and back rivers.
>Close community with plenty of charity/volunteer events.
>My fiance.

Negatives:
>Everything you own better damn well be tied down or it WILL BE STOLEN.
>Abundance of cons/scammers (dishonesty)
>City/County government that is mostly apathetic
>Exorbitant amount of charity/volunteer events (Yes, yes..........I understand they are needed but DAMN)
>Overly fascinated with pets (dogs/cats). (Yes, I like dogs but I don't WORSHIP them.)
>Cliquish as hell.
>If you are a musician..............run away. Anywhere but here.
LOL, that's a very funny perspective. Not necessarily inaccurate, but I like your list of negatives.
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:18 PM
 
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agradywills is sooooo right about this place. I moved here six years ago after coming here as a tourist many times. Living here is NOTHING like visiting here. My advice to anyone coming here is DON"T! The crime is horrible, and people wander around the city all times of the day and night like stray cats. I am not talking about in the tourist areas. I mean all over it and at all hours. I woke up to find a stray on the cell phone in my yard at 3am and I live in what is supposed to be a safe community on a golf course. There is not a good and bad side of town. It is all like you put it in a blender and poured it back out. You have a million dollar home next to a 35,000 home, and at no time are you less than a few blocks from some sort of ghetto. We do not have stores like many towns our size and many have left because of high theft of inventory such as Abercrombie and Fitch. Savannah Mall is half empty and has second rate college in it. Now you can say you got your degree at the mall! I bought an older home to restore and thought I would be here for years. If the ecomony was better, I would already be gone. It is correct that is is cliquish, politically correct (fake) and you can't go downtown without some bum trying to get money from you. When I leave, I doubt the beautiful historical buildings will be enough for me to ever come back to visit.
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