Welcome to Augusta!

Welcome to Augusta!

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. Augusta is the cyber capital of the South, home to two nuclear sites and a leading university with a long history of medical innovations. It’s also the birthplace of James Brown, Jessye Norman, Amy Grant and many other recognizable artists. And, we have a thriving local arts community driven by dedicated artists and artisans, who add a special flavor and soul to our city.

Augusta proper is Augusta/Richmond county. The two consolidated many years ago to combine assets and save on liabilities. However, we also encompass many surrounding communities which add to our value and to our culture.  

Columbia County has bedroom communities, clean suburban landscapes and wonderful schools. It boasts industry and lots of outdoor recreation like the Lake, the Savannah River and the canal, the latter two of which run through Richmond County and downtown Augusta, as well.

Augusta Canal Path

Walk paths along the Augusta Canal. 

Community Neighbors

Aiken County, across the river in South Carolina, is where you’ll find the city of North Augusta, another great community with good schools and nice neighborhoods. It borders the Savannah river, as well, and features the Greenway, a fantastic 8-mile long running and biking trail. North Augusta is also the home of the GreenJackets, the local professional baseball team. The ballpark and surrounding area offers a lot of cool things to do.

Just up the road, the city of Aiken has a quaint downtown and delivers the Steeplechase, the Lobster Race and Aiken’s Makin’ every year – fun events to enjoy. Aiken enjoys a very active local community, thriving local shops, cafes, restaurants and boutiques. Aiken is also known for its equestrian population and facilities.

Get to Know Augusta

Back to Richmond County, where we have the area’s coolest, funkiest downtown. Augusta’s becoming a year-round destination supported by a vibrant community, with lots of great restaurants and events to enjoy. Downtown is mostly dog friendly too, so bring your pet if you go shopping on a nice Saturday afternoon.

If you want to learn more about where to go and what to know, go to:

TheWalkingMap.com or LittleGuide2Augusta.com 

Thanks for joining us in Augusta. We are so glad you are here!

Stuart Rayburn

About Stuart Rayburn

Stuart Rayburn is an experienced publisher and entrepreneur, having founded, grown and sold the CSRA Business Monthly, Summerville Maids, and GloTech Janitorial Services. He is currently the owner of Billboard Guru, LLC and a founding partner of Explore the South, the publishing company responsible for the Downtown Augusta Map, the Downtown Athens Map and the Columbia, SC Map as well as The Newcomers Guide for Greater Augusta. He has lived in Augusta since 1988. Stuart enjoys spending time with his two boys, cooking and hunting.