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Old 05-02-2009, 09:36 AM
 
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I'm looking to retire in Savannah, and need help with the following problem. I need to find an area where I could either walk or have public transportation for my basic needs [grocery store, cleaners].
I'm starting to lose sight in one eye and will not be able to drive for much longer. I have looked in the historic district and found out that you really can't get a mortgage on a condo down there, and single family homes are out of my price range.
I'm hoping some of you can recommend an area which could work with my needs.
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:23 PM
 
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//www.city-data.com/forum/savan...ed-advice.html

I googled "dry cleaning" and "grocery" for Savannah and found this City Data post. If you move to Wilmington, maybe you can walk to most things. I'm not sure about public transportation there, though.
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:12 PM
 
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Savannah as a whole does have a pretty good bus system called "Chatham Area Transit". They even have a teleride system for the disabled (they will pick you up, and take you to where you need to go, then take you home).

You have to schedule in advance (24 hours in advance) though and it's $1.20 per trip, and it's going to be going up soon to $1.80 most likely.

All CAT buses are wheelchair accessible as well. I take them everywhere I need to go, as I cannot afford to drive.

I live on Habersham Street, and I walk to the grocery store and back, to the pharmacy and back, etc. I just take the bus to the farther away places such as locations almost on the other side of Savannah.
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Wilmington Island...Savannah, GA.
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//www.city-data.com/forum/savan...ed-advice.html

I googled "dry cleaning" and "grocery" for Savannah and found this City Data post. If you move to Wilmington, maybe you can walk to most things. I'm not sure about public transportation there, though.
CAT runs up and down Johnny Mercer Blvd.
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:19 AM
 
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Savannah as a whole does have a pretty good bus system called "Chatham Area Transit". They even have a teleride system for the disabled (they will pick you up, and take you to where you need to go, then take you home).

You have to schedule in advance (24 hours in advance) though and it's $1.20 per trip, and it's going to be going up soon to $1.80 most likely.

All CAT buses are wheelchair accessible as well. I take them everywhere I need to go, as I cannot afford to drive.

I live on Habersham Street, and I walk to the grocery store and back, to the pharmacy and back, etc. I just take the bus to the farther away places such as locations almost on the other side of Savannah.
Yes Mystery250, I was also thinking the neighborhood near Habersham Village would be a nice location for a retired person to live.
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