I’m a huge fan of all the beautiful homes in Savannah’s Victorian District! They have so many intricate details that I never get tired of strolling past them. Since it’s a fairly popular area for tourists to visit, I thought it might be helpful to create a map so you can find your way around.
If you’re new around here, first of all… allow me to extend a warm welcome!
My name is Erin, and I authored the Savannah First-Timer’s Guide. It combines my best Savannah travel tips from this website into one handy downloadable guide.
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A Quick Overview of the Districts in Savannah
In case you aren’t familiar with Savannah, the city was founded in 1733 and is laid out in a very simple grid-like pattern. The Historic District is the oldest section of the city, and the Victorian District developed as the city expanded.
Most of the homes in the Victorian District were built from the 1860s to the 1920s. Since that timeframe overlaps somewhat with the Victorian era, many of the homes in the district are Victorian-style homes.
Here is the general layout of Savannah’s districts, from north to south:
A few other popular districts include the Plant Riverside District, Eastern Wharf, and the Canal District. All three are relatively new, and I’m sure more districts will pop up as the city continues to grow.
Savannah Victorian District Map
The Victorian District only consists of approximately 45 city blocks, so it’s very small and walkable. Here’s a map that provides a general overview so you can visualize what’s included in the district.
Victorian District West
Bull Street is the center east/west dividing line for the district. Everything west of Bull Street is the Victorian District West and everything to the east of Bull Street is the Victorian District East.
The blocks are numbered based on their proximity to Bull Street, as well. The blocks directly to the east and west of Bull Street are the “zero” blocks, the next section to the east or west is the 100 block, then the 200 block … and so on. The further east or west you venture, the higher the block numbers.
As a very general rule of thumb, the closer to Forsyth Park, the nicer the homes. For example, homes in the zero to 200 blocks are very desirable and generally have a high resale value. Homes facing Forsyth Park tend to be very pricey.
The Dixon-Exley House, which is located on the zero block of West Duffy, is probably one of the best examples of Victorian architecture in the area.
Many first-time visitors don’t realize that much of downtown Savannah is surrounded by low-income housing. For example, on the map above, the section directly west of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. is a public housing area known as Kayton/Frazier Homes. Traditionally, Frazier Homes has been known as somewhat of a high crime area in Savannah.
What does that mean for you as a tourist? It just means you need to be more alert and cautious the further west you venture during your explorations. If you rent a home in that area, be sure to read the reviews carefully.
Victorian District East
As mentioned above, Bull Street is the center east/west dividing line for the Victorian District. The numbering works the same way on the east and west sides of the district, with the block closest to Bull Street being the zero block (east), the next block being the 100 block, etc.
There are lots of beautiful homes throughout the Victorian District! I wrote about my favorite ones in my Savannah Victorian District guide. (Skip towards the end of the post to find the list.)
Savannah Travel Guide
If you’re planning to a trip to Savannah, here are a few additional resources I’ve created to help you out.
- Free Resources Library – When you sign up for my email list, you’ll get a checklist of “50 Things To Do On Foot in the Historic District (No Car Necessary)” and other helpful printables.
- Savannah First-Timer’s Guide – My ebook combines my most helpful Savannah travel tips from this website in one handy downloadable guide.
When you purchase my ebook, you’ll also gain access to a private Facebook group where you can ask questions about your trip and get advice from others who have recently visited.