Savannah, GA Real Estate News

By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
The Battery Point neighborhood on Whitemarsh Island in Savannah, Georgia is one of the most affordable communities in the Whitmarsh Island and Wilmington Island areas.  Just under 10 minutes from the downtown Savannah historic district, yet only a 15 minute drive to Savannah's beach at Tybee Island. Shopping and restaurants are nearby as well as the Island's YMCA.  Most homes range in price from around 100,000 to 160,000 and offer a variety of styles from low country to brick range.  Many homes are built around beautiful lagoons and have rear decks to sit out and enjoy the view.  If you are looking for island living at an affordable price then Battery Point is a Savannah neighborhhood to consider.   Thomas Tolbert - Realtor Keller Williams Realty Office 912-232-8580 Mobile 912-308-6839...
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
            Ardsley Park, one of Savannah's most popular neighborhoods began around 1910 with the advent of the automobile becoming Savannah, Georgia's first suburb. Just a ten minute drive from the downtown Historic District, Ardsley Park - Chatham Crescent was added in 1985 to the Register of Historic Places. The design is similar to that of the Historic District which was planned by Savannah's founder General James Edward Oglethorpe, laid out on a grid of landscaped parks and squares.     Most of the homes were built in the first half of the 20th century and are a mixture of large two story homes and smaller "bungalows". Savannah's first suburb, laid out in 1911, is a mixture of prestigious four and five bedroom mansions and quaint, craftsman style bunglalows situated on tree lined ...
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
Inside the popular Savannah community of Berwick Plantation, Stonebridge is a newer residential neighborhood of homes built in the past few years and still growing.  Great for families, amenities include tennis, swimming and a children's playground.  Stonebridge is a very attractive neighborhood with lots of sidewalks for walking and beautiful landscaping. Many homes are loaded with upgrades including high ceilings, hardwood floors, solid surface counters and large master suites with luxurious bathrooms. There's lots of shopping nearby at the Berwick Plantation shopping center and Stonebridge is just a short drive to midtown and historic Savannah, Ga as well as Hunter Army Airfield and Memorial and Candler hospitals.  SEARCH THE MLS   Thomas Tolbert - Realtor Keller Williams Realty Off...
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
        In the Savannah community of Berwick Plantation are some some of my favorite townhomes.  Built between 2003 and 2005, Stonelake town homes offer's newer units with a variety of floor plans both single and two story and most of the one story homes have vaulted ceilings.  You'll find a variety of features and upgrades  depending on the unit from wood floors to open kitchens with solid surface counters, and master baths with separate shower and garden tub. Some town homes have a lagoon view from your patio or screened porch or a private, wooded view. The community is nicely landscaped and well maintained and has a community pool and children's playground. Shopping is just a couple minutes away at the Berwick Plantation shopping center. Very convenient toHunter Army Airfield and Me...
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
Another great Savannah, Georgia community is Coffee Pointe. On Savannah's south side the marsh front community of Coffee Pointe has a lot to offer. The gated community off beautiful White Bluff Rd. is convenient to southside Savannah shopping and business areas and and under a half hour drive to the downtown  Savannah Historic District. Amenities include a beautiful swimming pool with marsh view, a children's playground and a fitness center. Homes offer a variety of styles including brick, stucco and siding and are loaded with upgrades from gourmet kitchens, hardwood floors, media rooms and master suites with spa baths. Both brand new and resale homes ranging from the mid 200s to the 500s depending on size and custom features. SEARCH THE MLS   Thomas Tolbert - Realtor Keller Williams R...
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
                This older and well established neighborhood of brick homes in mid town is another Savannahfavorite. The proximity to both Candler Hospital and Memorial Medical University Hospital at under a five minute drive is great for employees. At under 10 minutes from Hunter Army Airfield, the Harry Truman Pkwy, the YMCA, and shopping Kensington Park is centrally located. Bordered by DeRenne Avenue to the north, Waters Avenue on the east and Habersham St to the west.   Most of these brick homes were built in the 1950s and offer hardwood floors, fireplaces and mature landscaping. Home prices in Kensington Park typically range from the mid 150s to mid 250s.   MLS HOME SEARCH   Thomas Tolbert - Realtor Keller Williams Realty Office 912-232-8580 Mobile 912-308-6839 (best way to reach...
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
 Southbridge is one of Savannah Georgia's most popular golf communities. From condos and townhomes to single high end family homes from the 200s to the millions. Featuring an 18 hole championship golf course, the Grand Lake Lodge and Spa, fully stocked lagoons, playgrounds, clay tennis courts and walking and bike trails there is lots to do! The location is great at about 20 minutes to historic and midtown Savannah, Pooler, Memorial and Candler hospitals and the Savannah International Airport as well as lots of nearby shopping. Click here for Southbridge listings MLS HOME SEARCH   Thomas Tolbert - Realtor Keller Williams Realty Office 912-232-8580 Mobile 912-308-6839 (best way to reach me) thomas.tolbert@me.com
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
Mercer Point condominiums on the Savannah, Georgia island of Whitemarsh (right next to Wilmington Island) offers some beautiful island condos at an affordable price, some with picturesque marsh views. Just 10 minutes from downtown historic Savannah, less than 5 minutes from the shopping and restaurants of Wilmington Island and under 15 minutes from the beach, the location is ideal.    One to three bedroom condos, some with screened porches and even marsh views. Mercer Point is a gated community and loaded with amenities including a beautiful pool and spa with an outdoor kitchen, tastefully decorated clubhouse for entertaining, billiard room, gym, tennis courts and even a car wash bay.      Typically home prices are ranging from under 100,000 to the mid 100s. Great for an affordable for...
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
The Parkside neighborhood, literally named because the community borders Daffin Park along Washington Avenue, one of the most beautiful and desirable streets in Savannah with majestic oak trees draped with Spanish moss. The Parkside area runs west to east from Waters Avenue to Bee Road and from Washington Avenue to around 52nd St from north to south. You'll find a variety of early to mid 20th century homes including Arts and Crafts style bungalows and 1950s brick. Home prices typically range from about 200,000 to 400,000 depending on the size, modern upgrades and of course the proximity to the park. Savannah is fortunate to have some really great parks.  In the downtown Victorian District Forsyth Park is the place to be but if you live in Ardsley Park, Baldwin Park, Gordonston or the Pa...
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
                      Ardsley Park's next door neighbor to the north of Victory Drive, Baldwin Park is one of my favorite neighborhoods. From Victory Drive to 40th St  to the north and bounded to the east and west by Price Street and Waters Avenue, the Baldwin Park community has seen a lot of recent revitalization. From large homes to charming Arts & Crafts style bungalows amid mature trees and landscaping.    Many Baldwin Park homes have already undergone restoration and more still to be done, making this neighborhood a wonderful opportunity for investment. Baldwin Park has a strong sense of community and the residents seem determined to bring it back to it's original splendor. Just about a 5 minute drive to Savannah's Historic District and Forsyth Park, definitely a neighborhood worth...
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
One of Savannah's most desirable neighborhoods for many years, Habersham Woods is nestled between Savannah, Georgia's midtown and south side areas. This well cared for community is a beautiful mix of both traditional brick homes, including "Savannah Grey Brick" as well as unique "modern" architecture with most home built in the 1960s to early 1970s.   Home prices are mostly in the 300,000 to 600,000 range with some close to a million and many are quite large at between 3000 and 7000 square ft. The landscaping is mature, with a large variety of tree and manicured lawns with good size lots. Pools were especially popular when Habersham Woods was built so many homes have pools. The location of Habersham Woods is convenient to both Historic Savannah at only about a 15 minute drive and five ...
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
  This privated gated community of approximately 500 acres surrounded by the waters of the inter-coastal including the Wilmington,Herb and Skidaway Rivers is one of Savannah, Georgia's most desirable communities. Most homes currently in the 400,000 to 600,000 to upwards of a million and were built from the 1970s thru 2008. Many homes have their own docks but there is also a community dock and boat ramp. Lots of amenities as well, including tennis, pool, volleyball, playground and basketball court. Dutch Island's location is convenient to both mid-town and Historic Savannah at under a half hour drive. If you're looking for a private, gated, waterfront island community with boating, beautiful views and lots of amenities on one of Savannah's Islands then you'll want to consider Dutch Islan...
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
Only a short drive from Historic Savannah, Georgia yet a it seems like a world away. This hidden island near the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography is private and secluded.    As you drive through the gate and down the winding drive taking in the lush, mature landscaping across the marsh onto the intracoastal waterway it's hard not to relax. Modena is a small island of only about 50 large homes and mansions as large as 10,000 sq. ft and ranging in price from around a million to upwards of four million. Many homes with their own private docks and pools. Modena Island is just down the road from The Landings at Skidaway Island which boasts some of the finest golfing in the southeast.   This one of a kind community is definitely worth considering!   For more information just send me an ema...
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
If you will be working at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, or just want to be nearby, there are lots of choices at under 30 minutes away in homes, condos and town homes. Memorial is located in midtown Savannah at Waters Avenue near DeRenne. Closest to Memorial - Less than 20 minutes away Ardsley Park  Ardsley Park is a Savannah favorite.  Most homes were built in the first part of 1900s and Ardsley Park is filled with charming bungalows, larger two story homes to mansions. Just a 5 to 10 minute drive to Memorial Hospital. Ardsley Park is a favorite of many doctors and medical professionals. Parkside Separated from Ardsley Park by Water's Avenue, Parkside get's it's name because of the proximity to Savannah's beautiful Daffin Park, a sprawling park with tennis, soccer, ba...
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
  One of my favorite Savannah Hotels, and one that I frequently recommend is The Mansion on Forsyth Park. Right across the street from Savannah's 20 acre plus Forsyth Park, a gathering place of locals and visitors this AAA four diamond award winning hotel is in one of the most beautiful spots in Savannah.   Set in a restored 1888 Victorian Mansion, this luxury property boasts 126 guest suites, an art gallery, the Poseidon Spa, 24 hour fitness center, great food and more. Stop by the Casimir's lounge and sip a martini from the rooftop marble patio while taking in the sights of Forsyth Park.   If a picnic in the park sounds better then I feel certain that the attentive staff would be happy to arrange a picnic lunch to take to the park. Have some free time and want to brush up on the local...
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
Just about 20 minutes from the Savannah Historic District, midtown Savannah and Hunter Army Airfield is  Berwick Plantation. A growing community of neighborhoods of single family homes and townhomes by some of Savannah's premier builders include neighborhoods like Stonebridge, The Enclave, Chapel Park and Legacy Square and townhomes like the popular Stonelake Townhomes there is something for every price range from the 100s to over 500' for the gated community "The Enclave" but most homes in Berwick Plantation vary from the mid 100s to the 300,000 dollar range. Amenities range from tennis, swimming and playgrounds  to fitness center, lots of sidewalks for running and even concierge service depending on the neighborhood.  Along the main entrance to Berwick Plantation you will find shoppi...
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
    If you’re looking for a condo or town home then you’ll have no trouble finding it in Savannah.  If you prefer something modern with all the upgrades, like granite counters, spa tubs, separate showers and hardwood flooring… we’ve got it. If your tastes lean more towards historic and traditional in nature with historic and Victorian architecture and claw foot tubs and the modern upgrades to boot…it’s here in Savannah, Georgia! The Islands of Wilmington and Whitemarsh are just minutes from downtown Savannah and Tybee Island and offer condos and town homes in every price range, some with marsh and river views, resort style pools and tennis, exercise facilities to putting green. I really like showing what the Savannah area has to offer in condos and townhomes so give me a call or shoot ...
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
Savannah has been named One of America's Prettiest Towns by Forbestaveler.com. Counting Savannah's superb garden squares dripping with Spanish moss and its cobbled riverport among the features that make it the loveliest Colonial town in the U.S. No big news to Savannahians but we're happy for the honor bestowed upon our beautiful and historic community. Savannah is full of charming communities  like the Historic and Victorian Districts, Ardsley Park (Savannah's first suburb), historic Gordonston, Baldwin Park and Isle of Hope to name a few. A great place to make your home. Thanks Forbes!   For more information just send me an email of give me a call. Thomas Tolbert Keller Williams Realty Office 912-232-8580 Direct (Best way to reach me) 912-308-6839 thomas.tolbert@me.com  
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
  I guess there aren’t many people who haven’t heard of Paula Deen,  the Emmy Award winning Food Network star and owner of The Lady and Sons restaurant in Savannah, Georgia.  I’ve never driven by her restaurant in the historic district without a line outside, often extending around the corner and down the block.  Paula Deen fans love just can’t get enough of her heavy southern accent saying “Hey Yall”, her many cookbooks or her food network show “Cooking with Paula Deen” and “Paula’s Party”.  Seems like everyone in town either knows Paula, knows someone who knows Paula or just can’t wait to meet Paula! It’s hard to think that there was ever a shy bone in her body to see her now but at one time Paula was actually agorophobic, suffered from panic attacks and was basically house bound. Ori...
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By Thomas Tolbert
(Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Legacy )
Considering a visit to Savannah?  Here are some places to consider stayingin the Historic District......The "Gastonian Inn"Voted "Savannah's Most Romantic Inn" in 2007 and recognized by Conde Nast as one of the finest places to stay in the world, this four diamond inn has 17 Guest rooms with working fireplaces all uniquely furnished. Close to Forsyth Park, The Gastonian consists of two adjoining Regency-Italianate style mansions built in 1868.  Personalized breakfast menus, silver tray service or family style breakfasts. Complimentary tea, hors d'oeuvres and wine served in the afternoons and desserts and cordials served in the evenings.http://www.gastonian.com/The "Marshall House"Located on Broughton Street, Savannah's equivalent of "Main Street" is Savannah's first hotel, The Marshall ...
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