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Old 03-22-2011, 09:14 PM
 
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Hi All,
I am considering moving to Savannah after a few trips to your lovely city. I'm interested in a lease purchase agreement as I try to sell my home in rural WV. I have lived in D.C. briefly, but mostly spent my life in small rural towns in WV and VA. I'm totally at a loss as to what neighborhoods are safe for a single female. I can't afford the historic district but I'd like to be fairly close. I have no problem with diversity and look forward to meeting a variety of people and neighbors...however, I'm a 100 lb, short white girl who loves to jog in the evenings and enjoys coming and going as I please. I am a professor who works from home so loud neighbors wouldn't be conducive to working! I have been working with a few realtors and also scouring Craigslist. One home that I can afford is on LeGrand....Can someone give me advice on streets, addresses or areas that are probably affordable for a single salary professional and would most likely be fairly free of crime? Even an idea of the parameters around the historic district in which I could leave my vehicle parked on the street without significant fear of a break-in would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance for any help
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:45 PM
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My advice is to secure a job here first, then rent while you scout the areas that will work best for you.
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:05 PM
 
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the areas surrounding the historic district are not always good. Often they are as old as the historic (restored)area, but have not been kept up. Some might even say they are more like a ghetto area.
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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In general, your car is fairly safe on the street if you don't leave anything of value in it. I've ever heard of LeGrand, which is not a good sign. You probably shouldn't live there.

Don't jog in the evening unless you live in the burbs -- at least till you know your neighborhood well.

The historic district is more or less bounded by Bay St., MLK, East Broad, and Gwinnett. There are iffy areas along some edges. The Victorian district is directly south of there. If you find something immediately to the east or west, don't bother. Those areas are still too rough for a single female.

There are still plenty of neighborhoods where a single woman can live safely and have fun downtown. But since no one is paying me for this information, that's really all I can say in a few short sentences.
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:48 PM
 
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I actually am a remote employee so I already have a job :-)
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:49 PM
 
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I appreciate your help and the fact that you responded out of the goodness of your heart. Thanks!
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:50 PM
 
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okay-this is good to know. So trying to stay within the historic district is best in your opinion?
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:18 PM
 
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If you like the Historic District kind of life, then, it would be ok for you. A lot of peopler love living there. Are you interested in a condo? Or do you want a garden/lawn type of home? I'm a little hazy about LeGrand Street too. I think it would be in a section that would bother you a little to run in by yourself.


Your best bet would be to rent for about 6 months to a year until you have a feel for the entire area. You might find that living out on one of the Island suits you better.
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