Augusta, GAApproximately two hours due east of Atlanta, right on the border between Georgia and South Carolina lies the city of Augusta. The third largest city in Georgia, but you’d never know that just by driving through. The city itself has a small downtown area and boasts a handful of skyscrapers and a convention center, but the overarching feeling of Augusta is that of a small town, and you are welcome here. There is one major freeway through Augusta, and one spur that will take you on a loop through town. Traffic is not an issue, so you will not need to worry about being late due to a traffic jam.
Augusta is well known for the Augusta National golf course and the tournament played there every April, the Masters. This week is always Spring Break for the local schools, and the local economy relies heavily on this week to double their annual income. Rent and home prices are very reasonable in the Augusta area, but many rental clauses specify that you must be out of the house for Master’s Week, as they owner of the house can often rent their house to out of town guests and make several months worth of rent off of that one week. Many homeowners opt to do this as well, temporarily moving out to pay their annual mortgage by renting out their home for the week.
The city of Augusta is the birthplace of several famous people, including President Woodrow Wilson, and worldwide sensation James Brown. There are museums in the area dedicated to both. The Savannah River is the border between Georgia and South Carolina, and Augusta has the Riverwalk, a trail system along the river, boasts an amphitheater, a fountain, playgrounds, two museums and several restaurants along the path. Spring through fall, the Augusta Farmer’s Market is located along the Riverwalk trail as well.
There is no large scale public transportation in Augusta, but there are taxi services available. Shuttles go back and forth multiple times a day between the Atlanta Airport and downtown Augusta. There is a small regional airport just out of town that connects to a handful of larger markets in the south. Augusta is in driving distance of many fun weekend destinations, such as Savannah, Athens, Nashville, the Blue Ridge Mountains, Myrtle Beach and the Orlando area. The low cost of living and proximity to so many incredible destinations makes it a great place to live.
Living in the Old South is different from anything you have ever experienced. Accents are thick, the sweet tea is strong, the weather and the people are warm, making this an easy and desirable place to call home.