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Augusta, GA

The city of Augusta lies along the banks of the Savannah River and is both the second largest and second oldest city in Georgia with an estimated population of nearly 200,000 residents. It is located 150 miles east of Atlanta and approximately two and a half hours from the Atlantic beaches as well as the scenic Appalachian Mountains. According to a local resident survey done in 2008, some of the top reasons for living in Augusta included the weather, optimal medical facilities, and being a comfortable-sized community.

NEIGHBORHOODS AND DISTRICTS

In Augusta, the housing options are as varied as the community itself. Some of the areas within the city are:

SHOPPING

Shopping in Augusta offers a variety of options, whether you are looking for a mall experience or want to meander through small shops and boutiques. Augusta is home to the region's largest shopping mall, the Augusta Mall, as well as the accessible Surrey Center. Nearby Artists' Row, with its various art galleries, studios, and exhibits, makes for a fun shopping venture.

ECONOMY AND INDUSTRIES

Augusta's prominent industries include light manufacturing, an expanding service sector, and the medical industry.

Augusta's Medical District is estimated to have a $2 billion annual impact on the city, making it the largest industry in the city. It employs more than 25,000 medical professionals at the following facilities:

Other top employers located in Augusta include:

EDUCATION

There are several post-secondary schools in and around Augusta. These include:

SPORTS TEAMS

Augusta is best known by sports fans for the Augusta National Golf Club, which hosts the important Masters Tournament, one of the four PGA major tournaments in men's professional golf.

Sports fans in Augusta cheer on their college sports teams and also support two minor-league athletic teams: in baseball, the Augusta Green Jackets (a Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants), and in football, the Augusta Colts (a member of the American Indoor Football Association).

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