Move to historic Savannah.

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#21 May 29, 2007
I happen to love the "mind numbing celebrations of the old South".....they are tradition, ever hear of that? TRADITION....Black people in Savannah do have them as well, and they treasure them every bit as much as the white people of Savannah!!
Get off your damn soapbox and lighten up, do not talk to the militant losers that would not be any better off anyway reguardless of the past....they use the past as a crutch or an excuse to be nothing.....talk to the lovely girls that were this seasons debutantes at the Annual Black Ball....talk to the members of the Black Businessmens Association....talk to the local black merchants that own businesses that tourist flock to....
There are black people there that are somebody, because they refused to believe that the past was the indicator of their future!!! They did not believe it, why do you?
And BTW, the son and daughter of my grandmothers maid, grew up to be Physicans!!!
tyrone gonzales

United States

#22 May 29, 2007
Back to houses.....them whites aren't being racist buying up all of the homes.....they sure are buying up all the poor redneck's homes, too, and remodeling them or ripping them down and building a new one. It's called a 'finite' amount of land in Savannah, not racism.
Laurie

Cheboygan, MI

#23 Jun 18, 2007
Wow....what started out as a question about moving to Savannah certainly ended up in a hot debate! I'm also considering a move to Savannah...very soon. I'd like to know about some decent downtown areas to purchase a fixer-upper home? I'd appreciate some insight of some Savannah-ites...minus the debate on who deserves to live in the neighborhoods, thank you.

Thanks!
straight from savannah

Jacksonville, FL

#24 Jun 19, 2007
Laurie wrote:
Wow....what started out as a question about moving to Savannah certainly ended up in a hot debate! I'm also considering a move to Savannah...very soon. I'd like to know about some decent downtown areas to purchase a fixer-upper home? I'd appreciate some insight of some Savannah-ites...minus the debate on who deserves to live in the neighborhoods, thank you.
Thanks!
run! RUN FAR FAR AWAY....SAVANNAH IS NOT ALL SOME WOULD LEAD YOU TO BELIEVE, ITS GREAT TO VISIT(IF YOU COME WITH YOUR OWN BODYGAURD) BUT I WOULDN'T ADVISE MOVING HERE!
todd

Ellabell, GA

#25 Jun 22, 2007
Laurie wrote:
Wow....what started out as a question about moving to Savannah certainly ended up in a hot debate! I'm also considering a move to Savannah...very soon. I'd like to know about some decent downtown areas to purchase a fixer-upper home? I'd appreciate some insight of some Savannah-ites...minus the debate on who deserves to live in the neighborhoods, thank you.
Thanks!
the amazing thing about sav that i see is that you can live on a block that is pristine and across the street you can get robbed , raped , shot or broken into.
go through the news paper for actual facts about crime and where it occures. its very dissapointing to know that you can spend upwards of a million for a house and be beat down for walking in the street at the wrong time of day.
not racially motivated to say sav. is ghetto even in the most expensive downtown areas, hoods walk the streets looking for victoms. its discusting to see this in such a beautiful city that a black man would rather rob or kill than to work around here.
anyone who disagrees can just look in the news around here.I stand behind what I see and read in the paper.
there is equal opp. for anyone to help themselves but for a majority the younger blacks they would rather rob than work. this is why so many mexicans are welcome here and in places such as New Orleans.
when i was 15yrs old I worked and have done so ever since and I never could afford gold teeth or big rims.
I'd subscribe to a local newspaper of the place I'd like to move to before I'd ever move there just to see what I'd be up against.
There has been a big crime spree against mexicans here where the perp. has been described as black. It sickens me that a lot of blacks think that they have been discriminated against when they dont want to help themselves and just blame the white man for their poverty. I guess old habits are hard to break. racism is over towards the blackman but its easier to blame me instead of getting a job and working for a better way of life.I see more racist blacks than I see racist whites.I know that the black man has had it rough but so have I.
savannah is a nice place and I'd like to see more people help themselves.
please dont tell me that black people are not racist because I see it everyday. I do not hesitate to tell a whiteman to shut the fu** up for being racist.
mom in the north

Jericho, VT

#26 Jul 3, 2007
reading all this makes me question whether I should send my beautiful daughter to the Savannah College of Art and Design ..... any comments?
Kym

Ellabell, GA

#27 Jul 3, 2007
Well I think you guys scared anyone away from wanting to move to our city. You know there is a younger generation coming up that is trying to move past all this. It's not just about black or white or latino. It's about taking pride in our neighborhoods. Not every black man is lazy and not every latino is out there working hard (or legal for that matter)not every white person has their life together. Most of us are struggling to raise families w/ good values hoping to see this world change a little for the future. Savannah has crime and drugs, what city doesn't? This isn't a racial problem this is a problem in our world. As long as we keep making excuse and blaming each other and our ancestors b4 us we will never move on. Just so you old timers know, people off all races can live together and be friends. There will always be people who throw trash on the ground and there will always be people selling drugs and living the "fast" life there will always be ignorant people who can't see past anothers color. But there are plenty of good people here in any color you can imagine.
Mario Delgado

Pittsboro, NC

#28 Jul 3, 2007
As long as you keep her away from racist creeps like Todd, she'll be fine.

It's a wonderful city for the art students. And the young people are exceptional in their willingness and ability to integrate themselves into the fullness of the city's diverse culture.

Has she visited yet?

Since: Jun 07

United States

#29 Jul 6, 2007
I moved here from the Atlanta Suburbs. I have been here 5 years and my boyfriend has been here all of his life. The city is great I love it here. Savannah is a lot better than Atlanta. I have a friend I went to high school with she is currently a SCAD studend and she is going to open a gallery here after she is done with her studies.

As with every city be it Atlanta, Baltimore, LA or Savannah there is a bad element. I have had times when I wasn't comfortable going out to my car or something like that and I have always been able to find an escort to my car be it at walmart or even downtown.

Just be aware of your surroundings which goes for anywhere. If you feel uncomfortable or notice something suspicious get an escort a lot of places that are open late have security and I have always been able to find an escort if something just didn't seem quite right to me.

Since: Jun 07

United States

#30 Jul 6, 2007
And for the record. Mario I think you are an idiot and I think you realy need to learn more of your history. Take a look at other area's history and look. Just remember that those who forget the past are sure to repeat it.
Mario Delgado

Pittsboro, NC

#31 Jul 7, 2007
Thanks Kat. What do you think I'm missing from history? What don't I get? What did I get wrong?
todd

Ellabell, GA

#32 Jul 7, 2007
Savannah today is a city with a high rate of violent crime. The mayor, Otis Johnson, has held three open forums on the issue. Murder rates have increased by 50% since 2004 and other types of crime, such as theft, have seen similar spikes.
I would not live west of Victory drive.
Monday's Savannah Morning News publishes a map of where the crimes have been committed.
usmc

Oceanside, CA

#33 Jul 11, 2007
Kym wrote:
Well I think you guys scared anyone away from wanting to move to our city. You know there is a younger generation coming up that is trying to move past all this. It's not just about black or white or latino. It's about taking pride in our neighborhoods. Not every black man is lazy and not every latino is out there working hard (or legal for that matter)not every white person has their life together. Most of us are struggling to raise families w/ good values hoping to see this world change a little for the future. Savannah has crime and drugs, what city doesn't? This isn't a racial problem this is a problem in our world. As long as we keep making excuse and blaming each other and our ancestors b4 us we will never move on. Just so you old timers know, people off all races can live together and be friends. There will always be people who throw trash on the ground and there will always be people selling drugs and living the "fast" life there will always be ignorant people who can't see past anothers color. But there are plenty of good people here in any color you can imagine.
Thank you Kym for your support of Savannah. I was born and raised in Savannah and I have been to other places and trust me Savannah is nowhere near as bad as other cities I have been to.
todd

Ellabell, GA

#34 Jul 12, 2007
There is plenty of white trash to blame for crime.
for a city of 130thou. violent crime is up from last year alone. violent crime arrest last year (jan 1st-july 7th) 2007 is 219 compared to 156 in 2006.
violent crime incidents from jan1-july7 2007 is 682 compared to 528 in 2006 jan1-july 7th.
I've lived in large cities such as mobile al, little rock ,memphis.
My point is that for a city of this size it has quite a problem with crime that even the community is tired of and have suppossedly are trying to aliviate.
I live in the Ardsley Park area. In the three years i've been here my neighbor next to me was buglarized twice. My garage was broken into twice. My other neighbor a 71yr old woman was beat and robbed.
I do love Savannah and it has a great art school but it does have a problem with crime like everywhere else, I just believe as many others do here that it is excesive.

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#35 Jul 13, 2007
part of the reason Savannah has such excessive crime for the size of the city is that the Mayor makes excuses for the crimes by black people.,...instead of saying its bad and it will not be tolerated he says its becausse they are poor and feel oppressed!!! what a load of HORSESHIT!!!
I was poor growing up and I never committed a crime!!!
Nadra Enzi

Savannah, GA

#36 Apr 30, 2008
Forgive the lateness of my response, but I believe charity begins at home, which is why I focus on my community first and foremost. Racial insecurity is a poor substitute for self-development and institution building. Regarding My Space page, I guess it's a crime in the 21st century to be hetereosexual.
todd wrote:
nadra enzi is nothing more than a provoking bigot, who looks for challenging ways to start a racist argument. his 'my space' clearly defines this along with his political views shows that he does not have a positive agenda, only racist and womanizing(black or white).
I guess every failure that the black man has comes back to the white man.
Georgia

AOL

#37 May 22, 2008
crime wrote:
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Mario, you are frigging insane!....
You have read a book and think you KNOW Savannah?
Savannah is now, and has always been , predominately black....there is a black "elite" class in Savannah that has been there as long as many white people with roots there, like myself...
There has always been a black business growth in Savannah. The past two mayors have been black, the majority of the city council is black,...the Black people of Savannah even have a yearly Black Debutante Ball, that is HISTORIC.....and Savannah State College is a HISTORIC BLACK UNIVERSITY!!!...what the hell are you talking about, how Blacks were and still are so "disenfranchised"?? LOL!!!...Tell it all to someone that does not know maybe, but do not try that on me!!
Whent he Northern schools were rioting in the 1960's because of federally ordered desegregation,...we had been going to school together in Savannah for many years and could not understand the riots!...I remember playing at the playground behind the colonial cemetary with black children....no problem...there was always black people and white people living close to one another in Savannah, maybe living different lives, but yet together...the place was too small and with the majority of the population being black, one could not avoid it.
So stop trying to pass your lies as facts, I was there.....during the 1950's...1960's...1970's...198 0's...etc....
Savannah? On what planet? I also was in Savannah,Ga. in the 1950's...1960's...1970's...198 0's...etc....and the blacks and whites did not go to school together in the 1960's. They did not intergrate until the 1970's Check the facts before you respond.
Geeze

Dawsonville, GA

#38 Aug 18, 2008
I am a older single woman who was looking to move to Savannah in hopes of a teaching position. When I told my brother who is the Assistant Warden of a prison he told me in no uncertain terms should I even consider moving to Savannah. When I asked why he said the majority of the men in his prison were from Savannah GA and that there is a lot of gangs in Savannah. I was considering it anyway thinking I would be okay if I just found a good neighborhood and trusted God to have my back but, geeze, after reading your posts I'm not feeling so confident anymore! Is there a safe apartment complex where a single woman could feel safe? You folks are really scaring me!

Since: Jan 08

Savannah, GA

#39 Aug 19, 2008
Geeze wrote:
I am a older single woman who was looking to move to Savannah in hopes of a teaching position. When I told my brother who is the Assistant Warden of a prison he told me in no uncertain terms should I even consider moving to Savannah. When I asked why he said the majority of the men in his prison were from Savannah GA and that there is a lot of gangs in Savannah. I was considering it anyway thinking I would be okay if I just found a good neighborhood and trusted God to have my back but, geeze, after reading your posts I'm not feeling so confident anymore! Is there a safe apartment complex where a single woman could feel safe? You folks are really scaring me!
dont be scared....there are many places to move here that are safe...skip the apt. complexes unless you can afford @900.00 month and gated community.

Since: Jan 08

Savannah, GA

#40 Aug 19, 2008
Geeze wrote:
I am a older single woman who was looking to move to Savannah in hopes of a teaching position. When I told my brother who is the Assistant Warden of a prison he told me in no uncertain terms should I even consider moving to Savannah. When I asked why he said the majority of the men in his prison were from Savannah GA and that there is a lot of gangs in Savannah. I was considering it anyway thinking I would be okay if I just found a good neighborhood and trusted God to have my back but, geeze, after reading your posts I'm not feeling so confident anymore! Is there a safe apartment complex where a single woman could feel safe? You folks are really scaring me!
i hope its not Beech High.....a girl was raped there last year during school hours and many other serious crimes have happened there..

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