Keep Savannah, Georgia, On Your Mind Come Retirement

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Editor’s Note: Recently, MoneyWise revealed its list of the 40 most frugal and friendly places to retire. In a bid to provide an idea of what housing inventory is available in these cities and towns, we’re taking a look at listings in each of the cities on the list.

Not everyone can spend $1 million or more on a second home, even if it’s with the idea that eventually you’ll retire there. So when MoneyWise’s list of 40 places to retire that are more budget-friendly came out, we were curious — what kind of homes could you find in these towns?

Last week, we looked at the 18th city on the list — Boise, Idaho. This week, we look at Savannah, Georgia, and found three great homes — all for less than $300,000.

“Known as one of the most beautiful cities in America, Savannah is a gorgeous town designed for pedestrian enjoyment,” said MoneyWise. “With its mix of public squares, historical homes, and charming stores, the town is a popular tourist destination and home to a vibrant community of retirees.”

“There are many cultural and natural attractions, and the weather ranges between mild and wet winters and hot, humid summers. In addition to the great atmosphere, Savannah is surprisingly affordable, with a median housing cost of $120,000.”

Want to see what we found in Savannah? Let’s jump!

Downsizer-Perfect Condo Perfect for the Part-Time Traveler

Price: $85,000

If you’re looking for a place to park yourself in between travels, this one-bedroom, one bath, 674 square foot condo just a short drive to downtown Savannah and Tybee Island is probably just about perfect.

From the open floor plan inside with easy-care finishes, to the screened porch and community pool, it’s a great option for someone who wants a nice place close to the action to call home but doesn’t necessarily want a lot of space because you’d rather devote your time to travel.

Bradford Page with ERA Southeast Coastal Real Estate has the listing. Want to see more? Click here.

Condo with Boat Access and Plenty of Amenities

Price: $105,000

This gorgeous three-bedroom, two-bath condo has 1,413 square feet of space — perfect for the retiree who doesn’t want to cut down quite as much as our first option, but still wants to streamline.

It’s a ground floor unit with beautiful finishes, lots of natural light courtesy of huge windows, and has been well-maintained over the years.

And if that wasn’t enough, you have access to the community dock, a fitness center, and a pool, and it’s convenient to a lot of the best of Savannah.

This one is also listed by Bradford Page with ERA Southeast Coastal Real Estate. Want to see more? Click here.

Spacious Home With Golf Course Views

Price: $299,000

Want a lot of bang for your buck? How about three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and 2,582 square feet with panoramic golf course views?

Outside, this home has been created to offer the best of outdoor living, from the people watching at the golf course to the new retractable awning to provide shade when those southern summers get sultry.

The home has a new roof and new AC, and new carpet. Realtor Randal Newhouse said its bee priced aggressively so that the new owners can make minor updates and personal touches.

Randal Newhouse with Randy Newhouse Realty has the listing. Want to see more? Click here.

For the original MoneyWise report, click here. To see all the homes we have found so far, click here.