While Tybee Island is a resort complete with a full range of restaurants, modern hotels, motels, luxurious condominiums, and quaint inns and cottages, it’s also a residential area stocked with its share of colorful characters. It’s an atmosphere that’s considerably more laid-back than that of glitzier, larger beach towns to the north and south.
Officially renamed “Savannah Beach” in a publicity move at the end of the 1950s, the city of Tybee Island has since reverted to its original name. (The name “Savannah Beach” nevertheless appears on official state maps as far back as 1952 and as recently as the mid-1970s.
Per 2010 census:
Median household income: $48,675