The founders of Savannah designed the city in a grid pattern. Part of that grid was the creation of 24 small squares that served the dual purpose of small, local, neighborhood market-meeting places, and a military defense network with overlaying fields of fire. Today, 22 of those original squares still remain (with two having been lost to the development of the city). We went out to find those squares that remain and were surprised at how easy and walkable this was. The squares themselves form an approximate two square mile grid around the historic district of Savannah. Each has its own unique look and feel to it, and, yet, their commonality is the quiet atmosphere in which to sit and enjoy the sun or a brief lunch. A lot of history surrounds those squares and their adjacent buildings, and we LOVE to explore history. One thing that Savannah seems to do correctly is to embellish the history of each square with plaques that explain some of the uniqueness surrounding that particular neighborhood.This was a thoroughly enjoyable exploration.
Carl and Lorraine Aveni are two retirees planning on traveling through Europe for at least one year.