Welcome to Augusta, Georgia! The Garden City, Soul City, The CSRA, The Augusta River Region; whatever you want to call it, I hope you enjoy your time here in our friendly community. Augusta is home to a strong, recession resistant economy fueled by industry, government installations and a robust population of locally-owned and small businesses. […]
If you are fortunate enough to have tickets in hand, be they practice rounds or daily badges, then here are a few MUST DOs that will make your Masters experience as unforgettable as your wedding day, the birth of your first child, the memory of your first kiss. This is my 40th Masters in a row, and I can’t wait to share my inside nuggets of navigation with you.
Find places to explore and have fun with your best friend! This list includes parks, walking trails and dog parks.
Stretch your Remodeling Budget with Projects that Pay! It is inherent in people to want to customize their space, to make it feel more like home. When we buy and move into a new home, we have a unique opportunity to not only fix it up, but make it our own. But remodeling can be difficult on one’s checkbook, especially if you may be in the home for only a few years.
If you are new to the CSRA (Central Savannah River Area) or are moving within the region, I hope you visit the renaissance on Broad Street, thanks to the passion and investment of many business owners and real estate developers.
If there’s one thing most people think about when they imagine Augusta, it’s probably hacking their way around the back 9 of an azalea lined course and heading into the clubhouse to enjoy some libations and soak in a beautiful spring day. What they may not realize is the amazing growth the city’s technology sector has seen over the last 5-10 years. The growth of US Army Cyber Command and NSA Georgia at Ft. Gordon, along with the continued expansion of health technologies at Augusta University, and Energy & Environmental Research at Savannah River National Lab have formed the building blocks to merge southern hospitality and collaborative innovation.
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.
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.