Augusta, a Fabulous City in the South

Augusta, a Fabulous City in the South

City of Golf and Southern Charm

Augusta, Georgia, located in the east-central section of the state, is approximately 150 miles east of Atlanta on Interstate 20. The Savannah River serves as the boundary between Augusta and Aiken County, South Carolina. Augusta’s current population is about 200,000. Neighboring Columbia County is home to about 100,000. Along with several other Georgia and South Carolina counties the region is known as the Central Savannah River Area, commonly referred to as the CSRA, and is home to approximately half a million people. Augusta is Georgia’s second-oldest and second-largest city, founded during the British colonial period as a trading outpost.

There are just so many fun and exciting things to do here and yes, there is more than just golf in this fantastic location. This fabulous city of  200,000, offers great food and drink, shopping, recreation, parks, and more.  Augusta has quite an interesting way to get around. You can take the Historic Trolley Tour, Petersburg boat tours through the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, The SouthStar Trolley, and the Black History Trolley Tour.

This amazing area is a combination of history, excitement, and tons of outdoor activities.  There are more than 100 restaurants, performing arts venues, shopping, museums, and more.  All of this makes this area the perfect destination for weekend getaways with family and friends.  It is also a fabulous place for a girl’s getaway!

 

Education in Augusta

NUMBER OF SCHOOLS AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS

  • ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS  28
  • K-8                                        4
  • MIDDLE SCHOOLS            7
  • HIGH SCHOOLS                 8
  • MAGNET SCHOOLS          4
  • SPECIAL PROGRAMS       6

To see all additional stats and info please click HERE

As you can see the School System is quite large.  For that reason, there is an entire page created so you can view all schools throughout the district.  To see that information please click HERE

 

SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO

Everyone knows there is so much to do in the Augusta area.  Let’s take a peek at some of the favorites:

AUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB

Augusta National Golf Club, also known as the National, is a golf club located here. The course was designed by Jones and Alister MacKenzie and opened for play in 1932. Since 1934, Augusta National has hosted the  Masters Tournament. The Masters is one of the four major championships in professional golf, and the only major played each year at the same course.

Augusta National was the top-ranked course in Golf Digest’s 2009 list of America’s 100 greatest courses and was the number ten ranked course on Golfweek Magazine’s 2011 list of best classic courses in the USA.

FORKS AREA TRAIL SYSTEM

Forest Area Trail System, aka FATS, is fantastic for bikers and hikers. Why?  Because  “FATS” has 6 loops and 34 miles of trail.  It’s located just across the South Carolina border. On a side note, please visit the USDA Forest Service website for safety precautions and restrictions.   FATS passes through lands that are open to hunting in season

 

WHERE TO STAY

Chances are you are here in Augusta or thinking of coming to visit soon.  You’ve been out all day long, eating and drinking and taking in the sights.  When you’ve been sightseeing all day.  Now you want to come back somewhere special to relax, nap, and refresh.   Augusta offers several options when it comes to accommodations.  There are chain hotels, B&B’s, and more.  Take a peek at a few of our favorites:

Restaurants and More!

You know we LOVE our food in the south!

In the South, we take our food seriously.  Gathering around the table is an event.  It’s the perfect place to recap our day, relax, and celebrate being with family or friends.  I can also pretty much guarantee we’ll have a cocktail in hand. There are  NUMEROUS award-winning restaurants.  Take a peek at some of the local favorites.  But remember this is just a shortlist.  There are a ton more to explore!

SHOPPING SHOPPING AND MORE SHOPPING

Augusta and many of the surrounding smaller towns have boutique shopping galore.  If you like antiques, take a leisurely walk through the many antique stores in the area.   Visit Surrey Center, an upscale assortment of boutiques and restaurants. Whatever you need (and even if you don’t need anything at all), Augusta is the place for window browsing as well as serious shopping.

The shopping areas are broken down into the following:

  • Downtown – The local shops
  • Augusta Mall – The mall boasts more than 130 stores and 22 restaurants
  • Farmers Market – Fabulous spot for goods and produce at the local Farmers Market.
  • Augusta Market at the River -The Saturday Market on the Riverwalk is the place most locals spend their Saturday mornings.
  • Surrey Center  – Trendy boutiques and southern style staples line this three-level outdoor shopping center.

 

Have Questions about Augusta? Let's Chat!

You can always reach me at 916-824-5378

Hello, my name is Kimberly Aronoff Lahodny and I’m delighted to meet you. Growing up on the East Coast as a little girl I developed a deep passion for Residential Real Estate. I’m the daughter of a Property Lawyer and Developer and I spent Saturdays and Sundays walking historic waterfront properties and city rebuilds in Washington, DC and the Eastern Shore, properties my family was restoring and preserving. I LOVE incredible design, established character and contemporary restoration in classical architecture. And the thing is I believe EVERYONE should had have a slice of luxury. It’s one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make, right? So you should adore your home. I moved to Northern California over 5 years ago after getting my BA from American University and my Masters at Pepperdine University. Immediately, I dug into the local history of the Sacramento area and the incredible outdoor life of Tahoe, Napa and Sonoma, Monterey and San Francisco. When my family and I relocated to Georgia I kept those same values. You are made to live close to creation even in your home. Big windows, wide open spaces, incredible outdoor activities for you and your family. Moving to the right property can do it all for you! I have relocated several times and I know first hand how stressful it can be to move. I’m here to assist you and make your life easier. Whether you’re selling your home in the Augusta area or moving here from out of state, I would be honored to make that dream come true. What you gain when you hire me: High Integrity, Strong Negotiation Skills, Madison Avenue Quality Branding (with an ongoing passion to up my game), Multi-Social Media platform marketing, the Georgia Coast Homes media marketing team (Film/Drone/Photo/Virtual 3D interactive videos tours), and a deep love of people from every walk of life. Plus, my RELOCATION GUIDE & SELLING 101 GUIDE that give you a sense of where you are moving, what you can expect and how to prepare throughout the buying and selling process. We are here to make your journey to your dream easier and hopefully a complete joy. Want to know the value of your home? How about a ‘no obligation’ consultation to understand your local market, your home’s greatest assets and what simple steps you can take to get top dollar in any market. Let’s set up a consultation today and let me help you with your real estate buying and selling process.

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