Where to Live: Five Reasons to Pick Habersham Woods

At the southern end of the Ardsley Park neighborhood you’ll find the diamond-shaped Hull Park.  The neighborhoods between Hull Park and DeRenne Avenue all create an enclave of post-WWII communities known as the Habersham Woods neighborhood.  

Like most suburbs of this time period, the prevailing architectural style is the brick ranch with a decently sized backyard. These homes are mostly modest three-bedroom, two-bathroom homes, and you can find a small two-and-one or a large four-bedroom home as well. Prices tend to skew slightly lower than Ardsley Park, with average prices sitting solidly between $200,000 and $300,000. Desirability is strong because of Jacob G. Smith Elementary School and Calvary Day School, proximity to Memorial and St. Joseph’s/Candler hospitals, and Hull Park.

1. Mid-Century Architecture

If you’re a lover of Eames chairs, big windows, and open split-level floor plans, you’re sure to find something to strike your fancy in Habersham Woods. The neighborhood hosts a mix of traditional and modern-style architecture, but the mid-century modern homes really shine here. Interiors may have been altered over the years, but there are plenty of good bones to be found.

2. Large Lots

The homes in Habersham Woods are set spaciously apart from each other, featuring private driveways and large front and back yards. The neighborhood features mature trees, mostly pines and palms as opposed to the shady, sprawling live oaks, giving it a more open feel.

3. Quiet Streets

Almost all of the streets in Habersham Woods terminate in a cul-de-sac, meaning nearly zero through traffic. The cul-de-sacs typically have pedestrian pass-throughs to Heard Elementary School behind Streets are all lined with sidewalks making the village walkable and bikeable. 

4. Habersham Village and Abercorn Street Commercial Corridor

You’ll also find the Habersham Village shopping center with a number of restaurants like The Five Spot, Hirano’s, Bar Food, Coffee Deli, and a few more. The Village also boasts a grocery store, 24-hour pharmacy, pet store, candy shop, baby clothing and toy store, and Habersham Beverage, a liquor and beer store with one of the largest selections in the city. Habersham Woods also backs up to the north end of the Abercorn Street Commercial Corridor. Nearby amenities include a Fresh Market, Lucky’s Market, and various retail outlets.

5. Location

Habersham Woods is in a sweet spot of Savannah between more suburban spread to the South and downtown to the North. While the neighborhood is not walking distance to downtown, it is close enough to make driving easy and home a quiet place to return to. The streets are lined with sidewalks making it a walkable neighborhood with its own entertainment and amenities not far away.