Savannah 1

Savannah, GA – founded 1733 – laid out on a cliff over the Savannah River in a pattern of squares and street grids. Small plot sizes means foundations are too small to support skyscrapers. Lots of historic preservation. Very walkable. Interesting spin on their history, too. During the American Revolution, the British occupied and held Savannah, for months after the Brits surrendered to George Washington. During Civil War, General Sherman marched/burned his way through Georgia, reached Savannah on Christmas, left the city intact and offered it as a gift to President Lincoln. Locals are plenty proud of their history, and put a positive spin on all these losses.

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