Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr.
Welcome to Augusta and the Central Savannah River Area. We are the CyberTech Capitol of the South, the home of James Brown, Jessye Norman and the golf capitol of the world. Maybe, you’ve decided to relocate here to take advantage of the great schools or the perfect job opportunity. Perhaps, it is because of the moderate climate and the Southern hospitality and charm. Whatever your reason for being here – I’m glad you’ve chosen Augusta!
Augusta is home to a strong, healthy and diverse economy. We have a cutting edge technology community that will continue to expand with the growth of the U.S. Army Cyber Command Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon. Roughly 60 percent of all the low-speed vehicles – golf cars, utility vehicles and the occasional Bad Boy Buggy – in the world are manufactured here and our Starbucks manufacturing facility also has your cup-o-joe ready to go. We are home to Augusta University with its liberal arts programs on the historic Summerville and the Medical College of Georgia, the state’s premier medical training school for more than 100 years, downtown. Augusta University is home to groundbreaking research in all fields of study and the Cancer Center’s innovative approaches to research and treatment have made it a leader in the field.
There’s more. We have a vibrant arts community, historic landmarks, the Augusta Museum of History and the Lucy C. Laney Museum of History. Drop in at the Sacred Heart Cultural Center. Support local businesses in beautiful downtown Augusta, in the Shoppes at Surrey and throughout the city. This guide will help you to find out more about Augusta and the great things our community has to offer – shopping, dining, schools, children’s activities, nightlife and more. Once you are met with the friendly spirit of Augustans from every corner of the city, you’ll discover that you have found something much more than a new place to live.