Known as Savannah’s very first suburb, the Victorian District is decorated in ornate, dollhouse-like architecture. Bold, vibrant colors and intricate designs bring character to the historic neighborhood. Built to accommodate the streetcar systems, this National Register District is primely located at the West side of Forsyth Park, walking distance to various local shops and eateries.
Whether you are looking for casual dining or a culinary experience, the choices here cater to various palates. Enjoy a coffee, wine, or cafe treat at Sentient Bean or Savannah Rum Runners. Looking for something finer? Stop at the Local 11 Ten with after-dinner drinks at their rooftop bar, Perch. Their food is a modern take inspired by Southern classics with the atmosphere to match: a contemporarily decorated old bank house. If you’re in the mood for a more casual plate, pop into Betty Bombers, Sandfly Barbeque, or Etta’s Southern Cafe. Betty Bombers serves all American classics in a retro dining setting while Sandfly Barbeque, located in a converted streamliner, serves up some of the locals’ favorite barbeque. However, if you are feeling a southern experience, Etta’s Southern Cafe is the choice for you.
Shopping and Attractions:
Some of the locals’ favorite things to do are visit Savannah’s Clay Spot, Brighter Day, and the Forsyth Farmers Market. Savannah Clay Spot is where you can learn to create beautiful pottery pieces. Purchase clay to participate in classes or sign up for a party event. Brighter Day is a health and wellness shop that includes vitamins, essential oils, and whole foods. You can also enjoy delicious sandwiches and smoothies. Forsyth also hosts a Farmers Market every Saturday full of local vendors’ products to choose from.
The Victorian District’s 50 blocks are known as Savannah’s very first suburb. While restoration began in the 1960s it wasn’t included in the National Register District until 1974. This notable section of Savannah was built to accommodate the streetcar systems. Full of color the Victorian District gets its name from the ornate Victorian architecture sprinkling the streets of this neighborhood. The houses here are decorated with turrets, canted bay windows, churchlike finials, and ornate gables that you will not be able to stop staring at in awe. Stretching from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Whitaker Street and West Anderson to West Gwinnett Street, you will be nestled right up to the west side of historic Forsyth Park.
Distance to Tybee Island, Army Bases, Airport, & Downtown Savannah:
30 Minutes to Tybee Island
15 Minutes to Hunter Army Airfield
45 Minutes to Fort Stewart
20 Minutes to Sav/HHI International Airport
5 Minutes to Downtown Savannah
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