Savannah, GA


Savannah, GA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Savannah Housing Market Information

With 146,763 people, 53,865 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $158,156, Savannah real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Savannah, accounting for 56.64% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Savannah include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 19.84%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 15.45%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 6.32%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Savannah are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 39.88% owning and 60.12% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Savannah's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 36.10% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Savannah include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 31.80%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 17.49%). There's also some housing in Savannah built between 2000 and later ( 14.61%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Savannah. Fully 14.24% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Savannah homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Savannah real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Savannah Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Savannah's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.16% during the period.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Savannah's appreciation rate, at 5.59%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Savannah's appreciation rate has been 2.69%, which annualizes to a rate of 11.22%.

Importantly, NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research found that Savannah's housing market shows one of the <a href="/blog/highest-appreciating-cities">top real estate appreciation rates in the U.S.A.</a> in the latest quarter, which may signal the city’s near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Georgia, our data show that Savannah's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% of the other cities and towns in Georgia.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Savannah differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Savannah - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Savannah real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,205,772 1.0
$904,483 - $1,205,772 1.2
$602,887 - $904,482 2.7
$482,049 - $602,886 2.3
$361,962 - $482,048 5.8
$241,178 - $361,961 12.3
$120,785 - $241,177 39.2
$60,200 - $120,784 26.3
$0 - $60,199 9.1

High for GA
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
50.2948905109489 35.2320675105485

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Savannah Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q4 - 2018 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q1 - 2018 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q1 - 2018 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q1 - 2018 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q1 - 2018 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q1
65.70% 2.81%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,257 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 39.88
Renters 60.12
Vacant 14.24

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 14.6
1970 - 1999 31.8
1940 - 1969 36.1
1939 or Older 17.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 56.6
Townhomes 6.3
Small Apt. Buildings 15.5
Apt. Complexes 19.8
Mobile Homes 1.7
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.44
1 Bedroom 12.89
2 Bedrooms 33.37
3 Bedrooms 39.24
4 Bedrooms 10.29
5 or more bedrooms 1.78