Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Community

Savannah, Georgia

 

Welcome

 

The City of Savannah (65.1 square miles) is located entirely in Chatham County, Ga., (443 square miles) which lies south of the Savannah River, the boundary between South Carolina and Georgia. Chatham County is the fifth most populous county in the state, registering a population of 271,544 in 2011. Effingham County to the northwest had a population of 52,655, Bryan County had a population of 31,377 in 2011. These three counties comprise the Savannah Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), with a total 2011 population of 355,576.

 

Savannah has been dubbed “the most beautiful city in North America” by Le Monde, the leading newspaper in all of France; “One of the top 10 walking cities in the U.S.,” by Walking Magazine and “One of the top 10 U.S. Cities to Visit,” by Condé Nast Traveler. Touring Historic Savannah is a fascinating and enriching step back in time adding to the city’s beauty.

 

Area Housing

 

There are numerous apartment and condominium complexes in Savannah/Chatham County. A list of these is available from the local Chamber of Commerce. For more specific information about Savannah housing, call 577-2510 or 644-6400.

 

Utilities

 

Telephone

 

Southern Bell……………. 780-2355, O-3

 

Outside City Call……….. (800) 356-3094

 

Savannah, GA

 

Deposit for services is normally not required depending on credit history with most recent telephone company. If a deposit is required, $100 is normally the minimum fee.

 

Electric

 

Savannah Electric and
Power Company……………… 232-8133

 

600 E. Bay St.

 

Savannah, GA 31401

 

Gas

 

Savannah Gas Company……… 238-2152

 

1674 Chatham Parkway

 

Savannah, GA 31405

 

Cable TV

 

Cablevision of Savannah……… 354-7531

 

5515 Abercorn St.

 

Savannah, GA 31405

 

Schools

 

Public

 

There are seven high schools, nine middle schools, 30 elementary schools and one school for exceptional children. For specific information, contact the schools administrative office at 651-7000.

 

Private

 

There are 28 private schools available. Contact the headmaster of each for specific information, or contact the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce for a complete listing.

 

School Registration

 

When entering Savannah’s Public School System for the first time, a student should bring a record of immunization from a physician or from the County Health Department; a birth certificate, and a Social Security card. When transferring from another district, a student should bring a birth certificate; and a transcript of the student’s academic record, including a record of immunization, from the sending school. For more information about school enrollment, attendance zones and the student services, or for general district information, call 651-7000.

 

Colleges/Universities

 

Armstrong State University927-5277, 1419

 

11935 Abercorn St.

 

Savannah, GA 31419

 

Savannah State University(912) 356-2186

 

P.O. Box 20449

 

Savannah, GA 31404

 

Savannah College of
Art and Design………………… 238-2484

 

342 Bull St.

 

Savannah, GA 31402

 

Savannah Technical Institute…. 351-6423

 

5717 White Bluff Road

 

Savannah, GA 31405

 

The Coastal Georgia Center for
Continuing Education………… 651-2005

 

305 Fahm St.

 

Savannah, GA 31401

 

South College………………….. 691-6000

 

709 Mall Blvd.

 

Savannah, GA 31406

 

Adult Education

 

Contact:

 

Department of Education……… 651-7000

 

Shopping Centers/
Newspapers and Magazines

 

There are numerous shopping centers, banks and savings and loans in the area. The local paper is The Savannah Morning News/Evening Post. There are other newspapers, magazines, free entertainment and activities guides, and real estate magazines offered at newsstands.

 

Transportation

 

Buses

 

CAT-Chatham Area Transit provides public transportation throughout Savannah and most of Chatham County. CAT Shuttle offers convenient service from downtown hotels, inns and the visitors’ center to Savannah’s Historic District and other attractions. For bus route schedule and fares, call 233-5768.

 

Taxi Service

 

There are over 100 registered taxis located in Savannah.

 

Rail

 

For prices and schedule call:

 

Amtrak………………….. (800) 835-8725

 

Air Service

 

The Savannah International Airport is located 16 miles from downtown Savannah with daily flights to major U.S. destinations, non-stop service to major cities and convenient inter-national connecting flights in several cities. The airport services an air trade area of 17 Georgia counties including Hilton Head Island, S.C.; complete passenger services, air cargo handling facilities, The Savannah Foreign Trade Zone, and extensive warehouse and office space are available within the perimeter. The airport is strategically located for business/future business expansion and is at the center of a transportation infrastructure that consists of one of the fastest-growing container ports on the East Coast. Convention and business travelers find the airport atmosphere unhurried and obliging and can move easily through the eight gates serving the airlines. Passenger airlines servicing Savannah are AirSouth, AV Atlantic Charter, Delta, Midway Connection, Savannah/Hilton Head Jet Express and US Airways.

 

TV and Radio

 

There are twelve FM and four AM radio stations and six TV stations that serve the Savannah and Chatham County area.


 

 

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