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Top Reasons to Live in Augusta GA

  • Augusta, Georgia, sits on the Savannah River. It is the primary city in the Augusta Richmond County Metro Area, which is home to more than 556,800 people. Augusta is the third-largest city in the state of Georgia. It is perhaps best known for the Masters Tournament, a golf championship event that takes place every spring in the city.

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  • Housing Statistics For people considering options in rent-to-own homes here, there are plenty to select from in a range of budgets and housing styles, with single-family homes prominent in most areas. Condos, lofts, and apartments are also available. For those people who are looking for homes for sale in Augusta, consider a few important housing statistics before making an investment.
  • Outdoor Activities Augusta is known for the major golf championship, the Masters Tournament, which is held here every year. However, there is more to Augusta than golf. The Savannah River provides great access to boating and fishing. There are various small waterfalls along this river to admire or maybe raft over. Great parks include Riverwalk Augusta, a park along the river that's perfect for shopping at markets, sitting in small cafes, and just taking long walks. Other parks include the Augusta Common, Augusta Canal, Aqueduct Park, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, and the Diamond Lakes Regional Park.
  • Nightlife As a residential area, the nightlife here is not as prominent as Georgia's other larger cities. The city, which has numerous large, commercial companies, has a significant industrial region. However, to find things to do, you may wish to visit the Augusta Downtown Historic District, which dates back to pre-Civil War times. Here you can find small shops, cafes, restaurants, and some nightclubs. Be sure to check out Loft of Augusta, Robbie's Sports Bar, Sky City, and Coyotes Nightclub for the best experiences in the area. For a good night out on the town, check out one of the sports bars, such as Robbie's Sports Bar on Washington Street and Sky City on Broad Street. This area, between Washington and Broad Streets, has some of the most popular destinations for evening fun.
  • Local Sports There is no doubt that when it comes to sports, golf is the most prominent, with the Augusta National Golf Club hosting the Masters annually. However, there are other sporting activities here as well. The Augusta Greenjackets, owned by Cal Ripken, Jr., are a minor league baseball team that is affiliated with the San Francisco Giants. Other options include the Augusta Rugby Football Club, the Southern Professional Hockey League Riverhawks, and the Soul City Sirens, a Roller Derby club.
  • Tourist Attractions Aside from spending some time at one of the sports venues or perhaps playing a round of golf on the very popular Augusta National Golf Club greens, there are other fun things for tourists to do. Perhaps the most important tourist attractions are the historic areas. Visit the Sacred Heart Cultural Center or take a tour of the Summerville, Green Street, Broad Street, and Sands Hill Historic Districts. Brookfield Park is a must-see area that offers a playground, bike path, large fountain, and putting green. Music fans will enjoy a visit to the Imperial Theater, where James Brown practiced. Artist's Row, a small area on Broad Street, is home to various art galleries.
  • NeighborhoodsHere are some of the top neighborhoods in Augusta: