7.1 out of 10

Augusta

38.772437307443 -83.9907273468882
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Retirees
  • Professionals

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Aug 09, 2012

"A quiet town - Less to do, but also less to worry about"

Augusta is a small town with a lot of beautiful landscape. I'm actually surprised there aren't more people here considering how lovely the countryside is. I've considered living here when I retire, and maybe that's the issue with the town.

The population of Augusta is around 2,000, and there just aren't very many options for finding jobs, and meeting people is difficult with this small a population. I'd like to live here and enjoy the quiet and solitude, maybe do a bit of writing while looking at the river valley. You rarely see a valley with this much beauty. I'd call this a perfect retirement community if you can handle most things yourself and don't need any hustle and bustle.

I've been through Augusta a handful of times over the years and I swear I start walking, talking and even thinking slower when I get here. It's just a slow moving, comfortable town.

The schools in Augusta are actually pretty well above average, especially when it comes to instilling values and generating friendships. St. Augustine Elementary School is a Catholic School that has a great student-teacher ratio, with one teacher for every twelve students, and though it's a smaller school, you really can't go wrong here. The school has been around for over 100 years too, so your kids will get a sense of history when attending.

Augusta Elementary, Middle School and High School also get pretty good marks, especially for their warm, welcoming atmosphere and the way they do more than teach, but also help with getting kids involved. There are a fair number of activities, and this makes a big difference. Between the private and public options, Augusta has some excellent educational opportunities.

I would give Augusta a high score in general because the town has a great atmosphere, stunning location and while there isn't a whole lot to do, it's so peaceful I hardly mind!
Pros
  • Good school
  • Beautiful
  • Safe
Cons
  • Few job opportunities
  • No nightlife
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Jul 29, 2012

"Beauty to See, but Not much to Do"

Augusta is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. It's truly picturesque, and this is a major selling point, both for residents and for tourists. There aren't a whole lot of tourists from what I gather, as this is a pretty small, quiet town, but that's also part of its appeal. People come to Augusta to get away from the big city. So it's super quiet, clean and just lovely to spend a day wandering through.

Of course, many people know of Augusta as the home town of George Clooney. That's a kinda cool fact for many, though I wouldn't say it plays a big part of the city in general. It's interesting to note that Clooney attended Augusta High School, which is actually more than just a high school, but also the elementary and middle school. It's a very small school with a good teacher to student ratio, though Augusta in general doesn't have the highest education levels amongst its residents.

Probably the biggest downside of Augusta is employment. There aren't a ton of jobs available here, and I know the average income level is pretty low. This makes it difficult for many people to move here, even if they fall in love with the area on a vacation.

Still, it's tough to beat Augusta for it's absolute beauty, safety and friendly people. It's too bad the economy here is so limited, but that small town feel is part of its charm.
Pros
  • Beautiful
  • Safe
Cons
  • Few job opportunities
  • No nightlife
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers