Augusta, Georgia, is a very family friendly city, which is part of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA). The CSRA includes thirteen counties in Georgia and five in South Carolina with the Savannah River acting as the border between the two States.
The Augusta area offers many recreational and cultural activities such as:
There are over 100 miles of single track mountain biking trails (http://sorbacsra.org/index.html), 120,000 acre Sumter National Forest (http://www.stateparks.com/sumter.html), five local and state parks, and conducts the World Championship qualifying Ironman 70.3 triathlon. (http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman-70.3/augusta.aspx )
Augusta is also home to the Masters Golf Tournament (http://www.masters.com/index.html). Perhaps you’ve heard of it! If you’ve never experienced “The tradition like no other”, we encourage you to take advantage of your proximity to this historic event.
Fort Gordon also offers many activities such as comprehensive gyms, 50 meter indoor pool, bowling alley, movie theater, Dinner Theater, regionally recognized golf courses, disc golf course, sportsman’s club, and many lakes for fishing. The Pointes West Army Resort located on the beautiful 71,000 acre Clark’s Hill Lake offers beach volleyball, swimming beach, picnic areas, and rental cabins. (https://www.fortgordon.com/programs/leisure/outdoor/pointes-west).
Columbia County schools (https://www.ccboe.net/) are consistently some of the best in Georgia.
Companies such as ADP, Solvay Advanced Polymers, Starbucks, US Battery, Unisys, the National Security Agency, Club Car, E-Z-GO and the Savannah River Site are located in and around the Augusta area. Augusta has four large regionally and nationally recognized hospitals, making it a leader of medicine in Georgia. Atlanta (https://www.atlanta.com), historic Charleston, SC (http://www.charlestoncvb.com), Savannah, GA (http://www.savannah.com), and the Great Smoky Mountains (https://smokymountains.com) are all within a short 2-3 hour drive.