Midtown Savannah has some of the most sought after neighbors to live in. Baldwin Park, Ardsley Park/Chatham Crescent and Parkside are the neighborhoods considered midtown and are all in a historic district. Ardsley Park/Chatham Crescent was developed beginning in 1910 as two adjacent planned subdivisions, a twentieth century variant of Oglethorpe’s original city plan. The centerpiece of the neighborhood is a center mall lined with palmettos starting at The Savannah Arts Academy and ending at Tiedeman Park. The neighborhood borders Victory drive, a main artery through Savannah that goes out to Tybee Island. North of Chatham Crescent, on the other side of Victory Drive is Baldwin Park which was originally the northern portion of Chatham Crescent. Baldwin Park is a narrow strip running from Waters Ave. to 40th, and then to Price. At the northeast corner of Baldwin Park (Waters & Victory) is Savannah’s Beaux-Arts styled Daffin Park. Bordering the southern side of the park is the nationally registered historic Parkside neighborhood, literally named because the community borders Daffin Park. Parkside is lined with majestic oak trees draped with Spanish moss and large sidewalks offering a short walk to Daffin Park.
Convenient Midtown Has It All
From midtown there is esay access to historic downtown Savannah, and Forsyth Park. The Truman Parkway which takes one out to the south side of Savannah is a hop skip and a jump to get onto. Victory drive, with its beautifully canopied Spanish moss covered oak trees, runs to Daffin Park, Grayson Stadium, the soon to arrive Whole Foods, and Petsmart. Just past the new Whole Foods store is Victory Square Shopping Center (Victory and Skidaway) which hosts Home Depot, Target, Stapels a movieplex, and numerous places to eat. Continuing on Victory Drive, or Rt 80, is Wilmington Island and then on to one of the 10 best beaches on the eastern sea-board, Tybee Island.
What Are The Homes Like?
In the Ardlsey Park/Chatham Crescent Area the architectural styles are interpretations of almost every revival and eclectic style popular in the early twentieth century. They are predominantly one- and two-story, single family homes, many of which have free standing garages in the rear. Baldwin Park abuts the earlier Victorian neighborhoods and many of the lots were the first to be sold in the Chatham Crescent neighborhood making much of the style Victorian and Craftsman in nature. The houses in Parkside are mostly one- and two-story brick-and-frame dwellings built between 1914 and 1947 and feature a variety of architectural styles that include Craftsman, Colonial Revival, Cape Cod, and English Vernacular Revival. Along Victory Drive which divides Baldwin Park and Chatham Crescent are mix of Colonial Revival and Federal styled homes and mansions, some quite grand with large columns and impressive architectural details.
What Schools Are There?
Savannah Arts Academy - Programs: Art, Computer Science, Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Special Education: Gifted Students, Vocational Education: Health, Phys Ed
Windsor Forest - Programs: Art, Computer Science, Drama, Journalism, Literature, Music, Vocational Education: Agriculture Education, Drivers Ed, Health Special Education: Gifted Students, Hearing Specialists, Mentally Challenged, Advanced Placement in: Science, Social Studies, English, Math
Herchel V Jenkins, Programs: , Art, Computer Science, Social Sciences, Economics, Fine Arts, Music Theory, Vocational Education: Agriculture Education, Health, Phys Ed, Special Education; Emotionally Challenged, Mentally Challenged, Speech/Language Pathologists, Advanced Placement in; Science, Social Studies, English, Computers, Math
St. Vincent’s Academy, (Catholic) Programs: Art, Choral, Music, Computer Programming, Economics, Humanities, Fine Arts, Vocational Education: Health, Phys Ed, English, Advanced Placement in: English
St. Andrew’s School (Private) Programs: Art, Photography, Band, Choral, Computer Science, Fine Arts, Literature, Statistics, Trigonometry, Vocational Education: Phys Ed, Advanced Placement: Math, Foreign Language, Special Education : Gifted Students
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