Edgefield Road Deadly Shooting in North Augusta: Victim Identified: Edgefield Road in North Augusta was the site of a deadly shooting this afternoon. The Aiken County Sheriff's Office was called to 356 Edgefield Road…

Whether you’ve lived in the area for your entire life or just a few years, chances are there are at least a few things you like about Augusta. As with any city, there will always be pros and cons. But today, let’s focus on the positives.

History Of Augusta

A settlement in the Augusta area was established in 1736 by British General James Oglethorpe. He is the one who gave the area its name, honoring the bride of Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales. The original settlement is in the area we now know as Summerville. The area was home to tribes of Creek and Cherokee Indians at the time. And the city would play a vital role during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.

In 1847, the Augusta Canal was constructed, which led Augusta to become the world’s second largest inland cotton market during the cotton boom. The area also has the only structure ever built by the Confederate States of America, along with many significant homes and buildings.

The city of Augusta also served as the state capital of Georgia from 1785 until 1795.

There have been many changes throughout the years, but one tradition that Augusta is known for got its start in 1934. The Masters Tournament is hosted the first full week of April each year at the Augusta National Golf Club. And while people who aren’t from the area may only know Augusta for the Masters Tournament, those who live here know there’s more to Augusta than just one special week each year.

5 Things We Like About Augusta

So what is there in Augusta? Well, unfortunately, some people will try to say “There’s nothing to do in Augusta.” But if you look around, you’ll find there is quite a bit to this city we call home. Just check out some of these experiences you can enjoy as a local!

Also, there was a recent post on Reddit where someone asked “What is one thing you like and dislike about Augusta?” And we were definitely intrigued to see what people had to say. Sure, there were plenty of “dislikes” that were included in responses, but again, let’s focus on the positive!

Check out the top 5 things people said they like about Augusta.

  • Outdoor Space

    There were quite a few Redditors who talked about the beautiful outdoor spaces we have available in the Augusta area. A few mentions included the Augusta Canal Path and River Walk. But you can’t forget about the convenience of the Greeneway just across the river in North Augusta. In addition, there are many activities to enjoy on the water at the lake and river too.

    Savannah River

  • Diversity

    One Redditor talked about there being “many Augustas.” This is an interesting way to look at it. But the Redditor talked about the way to enjoy Augusta is to find where you fit. There are so many diverse interests for just about anyone, if you look for it. Of course, there are things for the golfers. But we also have a great selection of local businesses, places for trivia, and breweries to enjoy. And for those interested in an active lifestyle, there are run clubs and gyms. And let’s not forget the military and medical communities.

    Respect Mural

  • Ease Of Getting Around

    Now for this one, it depends on who you ask and where you’re trying to go and when. But overall, the Augusta area is fairly easy to get around and traffic isn’t as bad as some cities. But, it’s also a city that’s convenient to many other things, like bigger cities such as Atlanta and Charlotte. Plus, you’re just a couple of hours from the beach or mountains.

    Broad Street Downtown Augusta

  • Art, Culture, And History

    We’ve already mentioned a bit about Augusta’s history, but there’s so much more to explore and learn about it. We have great museums, art exhibits, festivals like Arts In The Heart, live entertainment including concerts, the Augusta Symphony, the Augusta Players, Broadway-type shows, ballets, and more.

    Miller Theater In Augusta

  • Cost Of Living

    This is another thing that might depend on who you ask. Many people moving from bigger cities (especially from the West or from up North) will tell you that the cost of living here is better. Obviously, inflation has impacted cities everywhere, but overall, Augusta still remains a fairly affordable place to live. And the city continues to grow and bring new business and job opportunities, which can be a pro or a con, depending on how you look at it!

    Hands holding a wallet with a small amount of US dollars, close up

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