Local Profile: The Most Haunted City in the U.S.

October 11, 2022

Welcome to the latest iteration of the Engel & Völkers Local Profile series, where we highlight one of our shops, their listings, and the local community—sharing the best-of-the-best spots around town. Whether you are looking for a home or a home-cooked meal, we’ve got you covered. 

If you’re in search of a historied (and haunted) river and oceanfront destination, look no further than Savannah, Georgia. The first planned city of the United States, Savannah’s 24 planned squares were established in 1733 and give it a European essence. Residents and visitors alike have a little extra pep to their step—not surprisingly, as they enjoy the walk and bike-friendly neighborhood, shaded by Savannah’s famous urban canopy of centuries-old live oak trees

Georgia’s oldest city also boasts a robust real estate market suitable for an array of real estate goals. Homes in Savannah are currently selling for prices 12.2% more than they did a year ago, and the city’s bustling tourism and college market make it an incredibly attractive option for investors. 

The Listing

12 Eagle Point Drive is one of Savannah’s most beautiful luxury waterfront estates. Tucked within River’s Edge, an intimate private gated community along the Vernon River, this five-bedroom, six-bathroom home sits on a premier lot with a unique pentagonal shape that affords the home’s panoramic views each night. The sunset’s multicolored hues paint the sky and surrounding wetlands, creating vistas nothing short of breathtaking. The home’s rare positioning—just ten minutes from the Intracoastal Waterway—enjoys complete tranquility and privacy. 

River’s Edge, formerly known as Camp Strachan and once home to the Boyscouts of America, has been thoughtfully developed to prioritize both the luxury that privacy and tranquility can bring to homeowners’ lives. 

Listed at $2,675,000 USD by Quintin Cowart of Engel & Völkers Savannah.

Tips from your local Savannah expert

Quintin Cowart of Engel & Völkers Savannah is a local second-generation real estate broker with over 30 years of top-quality experience. Cowart emphasizes the importance of Savannah’s history, especially the historic district’s architectural appeal.

There’s no conversation that revolves around a visit to Savannah without mention of the historic district.

Quintin Cowart, Engel & Völkers Savannah

While it holds the title of the largest Historic Landmark District in the United States, Savannah also caters to a variety of life and architectural styles; for example, The Landings on Skidaway Island offer resort-like living, Southern Coastal style, just outside the city’s historic landmark district. Its two marinas, six golf courses, and over 32 racquet sports courts make it perfect for anyone with an active lifestyle. 

Savannah’s real spirit lies in its ability to inspire an unshakable sense of curiosity in longtime residents and visitors alike:

That moment when you turn the corner to see an exquisitely detailed and expertly proportioned architectural jewel creates a hunger to explore more, see more, and experience more of this fabulous town.

Quintin Cowart, Engel & Völkers Savannah

More places to check out: 

Ready to see Savannah for yourself? Here are some suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to dine at, and sights to see—ones that we know will result in memories made, no matter how short or long your stay:

The best of the best for Savannah stays:

The Mansion on Forsyth Park offers its guests the peak of luxury accommodations and amenities alongside an inspired repertoire of dining, spa, and hotel experiences. Sitting right alongside the famous Forsyth Park, The Mansion on Forsyth Park is located in the heart of Savannah’s Historic Landmark District. 

The local Savannah flavor:

The Collins Quarter is a local hotspot (especially for brunch) and is favored for its coffee window. With two locations, one downtown and one on Forsyth Park, the eatery is always bustling with people sitting down to enjoy a meal (and drink) with friends, family, and loved ones. 

For seafood, steak, and cocktail lovers, The Olde Pink House is famous for its Southern cuisine and decor—enjoyed by all under the roof of an iconic, reimagined, and renovated historic home. 

Things to do and see in Savannah: 

Tybee Island is one of the best spots to enjoy the amicable Georgian weather all year round. Located just outside of Savannah, the island is accessible by a short car trip that winds along a gorgeous, scenic coastal route. 

For braver souls, explore the infamously haunted streets of Savannah on one of its many themed tours—like the Hearse Ghost Tour.

Famous not only for its coast, Savannah is equally well-known for its premier riverfront offerings. A Riverboat Cruise is a perfect way to see Savannah from a fresh perspective. 

To learn more about the opportunities of living in Savannah, Georgia, the local experts of Engel & Völkers Savannah are prepared to help you, every step of the way.

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