Savannah, Georgia is on of th prettiest places you’ll ever find.
The oldest city in Georgia, it was established in 1733. It boasts a charming downtown area that includes the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian Historic District, and 22 park like squares, making it one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States (designated by the U.S. government in 1966).The downtown retains the original town plan prescribed by founder James Oglethorpe (a design now known as the Oglethorpe Plan). It is an area that attracts millions of visitors to its cobblestone streets, parks, and notable historic buildings.
A bit to the south is an area that is writing a story of its own.
The Starland district has in recent year emerged as an incubator for creativity. The neighborhood’s name comes from the defunct Starland Dairy factory it surrounds. Located near the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), it sports new shops, galleries and cafes, a counterpoint the Old South charm found in the more famous area to its north.
Originally envisioned in 1998 by two graduates of the Savannah College of Art and Design, the Starland District is loosely assembled around Bull Street south of Savannah’s historic downtown and Forsyth Park.At its center is the former Starland Dairy, two city blocks with crumbling historic buildings bought in 2000 by the district’s founders, John Deaderick and Greg Jacobs. They created retail shops, offices and residential condos on a portion of the former dairy site, while the rest remained undeveloped because of a lack of financing.But now that is all changing, reports the New York Times. And, so is the neighborhood.
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