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Savannah () is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia and is the county seat of Chatham County. Established in 1733 on the Savannah River, the city of Savannah became the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia. A strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the American Civil War, Savannah is today an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport. It is Georgia's fifth-largest city and third-largest metropolitan area. Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors to its cobblestone streets, parks, and notable historic buildings: the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA), the Georgia Historical Society (the oldest continually operating historical society in the South), the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences (one of the South's first public museums), the First African Baptist Church (one of the oldest African-American Baptist congregations in the United States), Temple Mickve Israel (the third oldest synagogue in America), and the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex (the oldest standing antebellum rail facility in America). Savannah's downtown area, which includes the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian Historic District, and 22 parklike squares, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States (designated by the U.S. government in 1966). Downtown Savannah largely retains the original town plan prescribed by founder James Oglethorpe (a design now known as the Oglethorpe Plan). Savannah was the host city for the sailing competitions during the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta.
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Age friendly, because their gain fully employed, matured, friendly and care about their community.

Savannah is a small "big" city, laid out for the benefit of walkers, bikers, and drivers. Numerous crosswalks crisscross the historic downtown area. As the locals and visitors are very conscious of following the lighted hand signals, there is little to no jaywalking or folks darting out between cars.

The 22 squares are historic, picturesque, and complete with statues, flowers, towering oaks, and park benches to rest and take the beauty all in.

There is a free bus transportation system that travels north and sound, and east and west. This makes it easy to go from the River to Forsyth Park in a matter of minutes - for free!

The locals are warm and very friendly. They are mannerly and will assist elderly visitors and locals alike with getting around their beautiful city. I love Savannah, the Hostess City!

The history, community engagement and transportation are all ways of age friendly. We have a lot of elderly people here as well.
Their are a lot of elderly folks that live here
Being a people person talking to people one-on-one getting to know their needs their wants and needs makes a difference and comprehending

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How did Georgia earn the grade of A? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Georgia has a state sales tax of 4.00%. Of particular interest is that Georgia does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Georgia has an effective property tax rate of 0.93%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Georgia earned its state tax grade of A.

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