Named after a German princess, host to golf's leading tournament, and the home to business, medical, and security giants, Augusta has an impressive pedigree. And in addition to its resume, Georgia's second largest city is a very pleasant place to call home. Home to a number of highly regarded educational institutions, Augusta also offers plenty of sports, outdoor recreation, short, mild winters, and occasionally even a Georgia rarity-snow. Located less than two hundred miles from Atlanta, Augusta offers many attractions for those looking for a balance of big city amenities and small town living. It also boasts some great communities. Read on to learn more about three of them.
Located just off of major roadway U.S. 520, Lake Aumond is an Augusta neighborhood not only easy to get to, but one that many families like to call home. Crime rates are low here, as is the cost of living, and even the weather is comfortably warm. As this neighborhood is close to the Augusta Mall, there's plenty of shopping and other amenities nearby. North Augusta is a short drive away. A major golf course and several parks in the area provide ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. This neighborhood offers two public elementary schools, a public high school, and a local college. Real estate options here include apartments and single family homes.
In close proximity to U.S. 20, this very family friendly neighborhood is home to the famous Montclair Neighborhood Pool, which features "adult" and baby pools with features like spraying fountains. The pool also hosts special events for specific groups, as well as land based ones, such as dance lessons. A nearby park offers great opportunities for bird watching and other types of nature study. The area features a number of fitness oriented establishments for indoor recreation. And Montclair is also home to a number of movie theaters, restaurants, and grocery stores, in addition to other businesses. This community is also home to several public and private elementary and secondary schools, in addition to a large number of medical facilities. The presence of assisted living for senior citizens makes Montclair an excellent community for all ages. There are a range of real estate options here, from apartments to multi and single family homes.
This neighborhood just off of busy U.S. Highway 20 is a great neighborhood for busy single commuters who don't mind driving for their amenities. While the community has scant offerings in the way of restaurants and grocery stores, it is close to the fabled Augusta National Golf Course, home of the legendary Masters tournament. West Augusta is also in close proximity to the historic Westover National Cemetery. This neighborhood's nearness to a number of the area's major roadways puts it close to many of the city's school systems. This neighborhood is also located near Augusta's 19th century canal system where tours are offered, and a botanical garden is nearby, as is the historic Ezekiel Harris home. Real estate options in West Augusta include apartments and single family homes.