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. […]
As Georgia’s third-largest city, Augusta boasts a rich history due to its position on the Savannah River; there are several colleges and universities with programming geared toward the industries specific to the community; and vibrant arts, cultural and educational communities provide myriad opportunities for enrichment.
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.
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.