Martinez is an unincorporated suburb of Augusta. Compared to Augusta, it’s a little slower-paced and is made of largely of well-maintained subdivisions, mostly built in the last few decades. There is a feeling of newness to everything, and at the same time, a bit of sameness that permeates much of the suburban landscape of the South. For the adventurous or the nature lovers though, there is plenty to do and plenty of space to do it. One of our favorite outdoor spaces is here: the headgates to the Augusta Canal at Savannah Rapids Park.