Thomas Square

Welcome to Thomas Square and Starland District in Savannah, Georgia!

Comprised of Beautiful Late 19th-Century Houses, Neighborhood Cafes, Shops and Galleries

Trendy Thomas Square encompasses a large portion of the city, from the end of the Victorian District to the start of Midtown at Victory Drive. The neighborhood consists of beautiful late 19th-century houses, shops, galleries, and neighborhood eateries such as Foxy Loxy, The Vault, Cotton and Rye, and so many others. The area encompasses part of the artsy, revitalized District with cafe-galleries, vintage stores, and yoga studios. 

Located in the center of Thomas Square, you find Starland District, an area populated with hip stores, awesome eats, and a magnetic atmosphere. The Starland District is a VERY popular spot for locals. Located within the confines of the Thomas Square Streetcar neighborhood, the district occupies land that once housed the Starland Dairy and is today a hub for the city’s creative minds. Try visiting Sulfur Studios or Non-Fiction Gallery! The vibrant atmosphere and vibe of the district attracts upcoming artists to set up their art pieces for tourists and art enthusiasts to enjoy.

Thomas Square's and Starland District's Best Dining & Attractions

Where the Locals go to eat and Shop!

From fine dining at Elizabeth on 37th to delicious burgers at the Green Truck, the Thomas Square Streetcar neighborhood offers some of the best restaurants in the city. 

The Vault: The Vault, an Asian fusion spot at the corner of Bull and 38th street, once occupied by tellers, in a former Bank of America building. Though the interior has been dramatically changed from the building’s previous life as a bank, there are some nods to the structure’s previous use like the Picasso-esque wall hanging made out of safety deposit boxes. I’ve tried this restaurant numerous times now and if there’s one thing I’ve learned, It’s impossible to choose the wrong dish!

Back in the Day Bakery: If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll want to stop by Back in the Day Bakery and try an Old Fashioned Cupcake or some of their delicious banana pudding! Can’t decide on breakfast, you truly can’t go wrong with the everything biscuit!

 

Shopping and Attractions:

The Thomas Square Streetcar neighborhood has its fair share of galleries and stores, but some of the best shopping is the area’s many antique shops. Spend an afternoon exploring the Habersham Antiques Market. The store, located in a converted early 20th-century grocery story, has room after room of antiques from more than 70 dealers!

History and Location

Designated a Historic District in 1997, Thomas Square contains a collection of historic, residential, commercial, and community buildings. Thomas Square is a large area bounded by Anderson Lane, East Broad Street, Victory Drive, and Montgomery Street. The city electrified the streetcar in 1888 and extended the A and B Belt line south along Whitaker Street into this district, creating a streetcar suburb. 

The real estate is remarkable in this district, you’ll find examples of Queen Anne, Folk Victorian, Italianate, and Craftsman-style residential architecture, all intercepted with antique shops, burger joints, and gastropubs.

 

Distance to Tybee Island: Conveniently located 30 minutes to the popular vacation spot, Tybee Island.

Distance to Army Bases: 20 minutes away from Hunter Army Airfield.

Distance to Downtown Savannah: A short 8-minute drive takes you to the lively streets of Downtown Savannah

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