Augusta is many things to many people and there are several distinct communities within the city, each with its own personality.
When you think of Downtown, you think of Broad Street with its Artists Row, and side streets with unique tiny eateries and shops that weren’t there just a year ago. There are old famous buildings you’d undoubtedly swoon over. But also, there are small, brightly colored homes built just a decade or two ago. From condominiums in the JB Whites Building to historic homes in Olde Town and newer construction in the Laney Walker neighborhood, there’s a wide variety of styles to choose from and walkability is a bonus. You’ll find some of our favorite locally-owned businesses here, including Book Tavern, Artsy Me, the Hive, the Bee’s Knees Tapas Restaurant, New Moon Cafe for the #coffeesnob, and Art on Broad. Favorite outdoor space? That would be the Riverwalk overlooking the Savannah River in downtown Augusta.
Summerville is where you’ll find most of the historic homes and charm of yesteryear. If you love old architecture, this might be the place for you. There’s no cookie-cutter here. Many of the homes have beautiful updates and renovations (carefully guided by the Summerville historic guidelines), while others are diamonds in the rough. If you’re interested in seeing more, you can tour several of the beautifully renovated homes each fall at the Summerville Tour of Homes. You can view homes for sale in Summerville neighborhood or sign up for listing alerts.
If riverfront living is appealing, you may want to explore the Augusta riverfront communities of Waters Edge, Goodale Landing, or River Place Condominiums. In addition to the beautiful views of the Savannah River, you’ll love the close proximity to Augusta Riverwalk park and the Saturday Market at 8th Street. You’ll also be close to the Medical District and the Georgia Cyber Center.
If schools are important to you, you’ll likely want to know that Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School and A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School were both recently ranked in the top 15 public high schools in Georgia by U.S. News and World Report.
In short, Augusta is a lot of things, and it appeals (or doesn’t) to different people for different reasons. One thing it’s not is boring. We kinda love it.