With its warm yearly climate and growing opportunities, people from all over the country and the world are moving to, or considering relocating to Savannah, Georgia. As the oldest city in Georgia, Savannah has a unique historical charm that many locations simply cannot come close to replicating. Due to its big-city feel and small-town amenities, Travel and Leisure consistently ranks Savannah as one of America’s Favorite Cities, ranking as the 23rd in the country.
Known as the “Hostess of the South” and “the Forest City,” Savannah has both a welcoming reputation for Southern charm and a lush assortment of trees that dot the urban landscape. The Savannah Victorian Historic District, and a 22 park-lined square, is one the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the country. With access to both the Atlantic coast and the Savannah River, there’s plenty of coastline and riverfront access for people to enjoy the bountiful waterways.
In addition, Savannah State University welcomes close to 5,000 students from across the country.
Savannah’s seeing job and population growth
With so many reasons to love Savannah, it should be no surprise that people are moving to the Forest City in big numbers. According to Savannah Now, six of the 159 counties in Georgia account for roughly two-thirds of the state’s population growth. While five of those include counties that consist of the Atlanta metro area, the sixth one is Chatham, where Savannah is located. Business In Savannah noted that the city has experienced an 8 percent growth rate in the past five years, which is pretty high.
This population boom is leading to sustained job growth in the city. With an unemployment rate of 5 percent, metro Savannah is in line with the rest of nation. This has led to a 3.3 percent increase in the nonfarm payrolls in the city year over year, which has outpaced population growth over the same time period. This trend is only expected to continue. Sperling’s Best Places projected the job growth over the next 10 years to reach 36.8 percent, nearly a percentage point higher than the rest of the nation’s predicted growth.
Whether you’re moving to Savannah for employment opportunities, to attend SSU or simply because you love the Southern hospitality and charm the city is well-known for, more people are making the choice to become residents of this historic city. With four storage locations in the Savannah area, SecurCare Self Storage Savannah provides storage options for new residents or long-time locals. Contact SecurCare Self Storage today to learn more about our low storage rates.