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Savannah has consistently been named one of "America's Favorite Cities" by Travel + Leisure. In 2012, the magazine rated Savannah highest in "Quality of Life and Visitor Experience."
Savannah was also ranked first for "Public Parks and Outdoor Access," visiting in the all and as “a romantic escape.”
Savannah was also named as America's second-best city for "Cool Buildings and Architecture," behind only Chicago
Savannah's historic district has 22 squares. Ellis Square, demolished in 1954, was fully restored in early 2010.
The other squares vary in size and character, from the formal fountain and monuments of the largest, Johnson, to the playgrounds of the smallest.
Crawford. Elbert, Ellis and Liberty Squares are classified as the three "lost squares," destroyed in the course of urban development during the 1950’s.
To the right is a statue of James Oglethorpe, founder of Savannah, in Chippewa Square. It was completed in 1910 by Daniel Chester French