Savannah photos courtesy Visit Savannah

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! (more…)

Savannah, Georgia, is where you go for the history and stay for the lifestyle. A place of intrigue and undeniable coastal beauty, the famed low-country locale is an excellent spot to purchase a second home or secure a place for retirement. In this week’s Splurge vs. Steal, we highlight two incredible offerings, each with prime locations and low-country charm, but with price points that are miles apart. Which would you choose, the Intercoastal Waterway splurge or the historic Ardsley Park steal?

Splurge: Waterfront On The Wilmington With A Deep Water Slip For $975K

This impressive waterfront estate sits right on the Wilmington River with breathtaking views of the Intercoastal Waterway. The three-bedroom, two-full-and-one-half-bathroom home is ideally located in the gated, Causton Bluff neighborhood, just 10 minutes from Truman Parkway & Historic District. The best part? It comes with its own private, deep-water boat slip and lush yard with quintessential Southern Live Oak overlooking the river.