Welcome to Augusta and the Central Savannah River Area. We are the CyberTech Capitol of the South, the home of James Brown, Jessye Norman and the golf capitol of the world. Maybe, you’ve decided to relocate here to take advantage of the great schools or the perfect job opportunity.
Taking the time to do a little research before you commit to a working relationship with a real estate agent can prove beneficial to you by saving you time and money. Try these tips before you hire to get the best service available and have a pleasant experience.
With an abundance of natural resources, Columbia County, Augusta’s neighbor to the west, is an outstanding local destination for outdoor recreation. Positioned along the shores of the 71,000-acre Clark’s Hill Lake, and bordered by the Savannah River and Augusta Canal, the community is a favored destination for myriad sports enthusiasts. Including its excellent park system, miles of biking and hiking trails, and waterways for paddle sports, Columbia County is a well-rounded outdoor sports location.
To categorize these waters simply, there are three distinct choices of places to fish: the lake, the river, and a multitude of private and public ponds. Our lake (referred to as Clarks Hill by Georgians and Thurmond Lake by South Carolinians) is a 71,535 acre reservoir created in 1954 twenty-two miles north of Augusta. This fishery has played host to numerous B.A.S.S. tournaments and has a healthy population of Striped Bass, Crappie, Bream, Catfish and many more species in addition to the Largemouth.
Outdoor-minded Augustans are blessed with an abundance of public hunting lands that include a quarter of a million acres on both sides of the Savannah River.
Most sites are within an hour’s drive from downtown and require little more than a hunting license and wildlife management area permits available through the Georgia or South Carolina departments of natural resources.
Moving to a new city can be difficult. There is so much to do – finding a place to live, hooking up utilities, getting acclimated in your new job and more. Then at night, when everything settles down, you may find yourself alone with little to do. If you are ready to get out there and meet some new friends, here are some helpful hints to get you started.
Augusta is, in many ways, like any other city in the United States. The things we want, the things we look for, the things that feel familiar to us – they are all available. The Greater Augusta Area is as franchised and chained as any city of its size and stature. Fret not. But also like most cities, there are certain things only available here and only available to those in know. Here’s a short list of some of the Augusta-centric treats available locally. Enjoy.
Arts and entertainment options abound in our area—the real question for someone wanting to find something to do around town is “where to start?” From museums to galleries, festivals to films, there’s probably something for everyone. Downtown Augusta has a rich history of entertainment reflected in some magnificent theatres on Broad St. That’s where you’ll […]
The river brought the first peoples to this place. Located on the fall line where the piedmont meets the ancient shore at the Sand Hills, the Augusta community began in 1736 as a fur trading post and fort named in honor of Princess Augusta, bride of the Prince of Wales. The American Revolution began less than four decades later; in Augusta and other areas of the backcountry it was, for the most part, a civil war fought between Americans– Patriots and Loyalists.
Living in Greater Augusta is very rewarding for pet lovers. Our area boasts numerous parks, hiking trails, restaurants and businesses for pets and their humans to socialize. From the horses of Aiken to the bird dogs of Waynesboro, we love our animals. Here are a few places we have found that are perfect for spending time with your best friend.