Consisting of the 24 squares that Oglethorpe laid out, the Historic District is the heart of Savannah. It is near to the history, the beauty and the community Oglethorpe originally envisioned. You will find many unique restaurants, shops, and churches within the 2.5 square miles of Savannah's downtown. The city of Savannah is as rich in culture as it is in scenic beauty. Situated betwixt the Coastal Empire of north Georgia and the LowCountry of South Carolina, Savannah is the crown jewel of the south.