Touted to tourists as elegant and gracious, Georgia’s first city also has the energy and edge for even the most expert eaters, drinker, and culture lovers. And if you happen to be a person who likes to booze on the go, (i.e. everyone), then Savannah may be your new favorite city. Call her earthy. Call her eccentric. But whatever you do, don’t call her old. We made a list of the things you're sure to love about the real Savannah -- and you won’t find them on the brochure.
1. If you have a Y chromosome, the odds are in your favor
According to a recent U.S. Census evaluation by the Martin Prosperity Institute, there are at least 5,000 more available women than men living in our small city. The Savannah College of Art and Design attracts roughly 7,000 more single ladies each year. Not bad for a city that’s smaller than Greenwich Village. If those odds aren’t the least bit enticing, there’s also a thriving, open gay community.