One of the oldest cities in the US and the oldest town in the state of Georgia, Savannah, became a real jewel of the South. Savannah is the county seat of Chatham County, core county of the Savannah metropolitan area. Its story dates back to 1733 when it was founded on the Savannah River as a British colony. It bloomed during the American Revolution and American Civil War because of its enviable strategic position.
Today, Savannah represents an industrial hub and important Atlantic seaport. It is the third largest metropolitan area in the entire United States. Each year this historic city welcomes thousands of tourists that come to see its parks, notable buildings, and cobblestone streets. However, Georgia offers a lot more than just Savannah. There are hundreds of beautiful destinations around the state worthy of visiting. Many of those can be found around Savannah itself. Let’s take a look at the top three best of Savannah’s surroundings.
A city northwest of Savannah, Garden City, is a part of Chatham County. It has a population of about 8 thousand. It is best known as the center of heavy industry of Chatham County and nearby seaport of the main Port of Savannah. Garden City is a part of the Savannah metropolitan statistical area and abounds with parks and recreational centers.
This unique place is a census-designated location with a population of over 15 thousand. It is situated in Chatham County so, of course, it is a part of Savannah Metropolitan Statistical area. Most people work in Savannah which brings a modern feel and atmosphere to the Island. It lies east of Savannah next to Tybee Island. You can enjoy compelling nature combined with a great culinary offer.