Living in Augusta apartments for rent will put you front and center of all of amenities available in the east central region of Georgia. Located 150 miles east of Atlanta and tucked along the banks of the Savannah River, Augusta is the second largest and oldest city in the Peach State. The city is steeped in rich culture and a deeply rooted past that is apparent in its classic Southern charm, antebellum mansions and historic attractions. According to AreaVibes, nearly 195,900 people call Augusta home.
AreaVibes gave the city a score of 74 for its livability, because living in Augusta apartments for rent will put you in a prime location for outdoor recreation, entertainment and dining. The river walk in Augusta is the perfect place to spend an afternoon hiking or biking, and if you're looking for something a little more adventurous near Augusta apartments, the beach and mountains are just two and a half hours away.
Augusta is home to nine neighborhoods on the National Register of Historic Places, as the town's history dates back to the 1700s. You may want to consider one of the top neighborhoods in Augusta, including Lake Aumond, West Augusta, National Hills or Summerville, all of which received a high livability score by AreaVibes.
Living in Augusta apartments for rent won't put a dent in your wallet, as the median rental rate is 1 percent less expensive than Georgia. In addition, the overall cost of living is 1 percent less than the state's average, and 8 percent lower than the national average.
If you want to save money by moving to apartments in Augusta near a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, you may want to consider the Central Business District, Laney Walker, Uptown and Old Town, which are the top rated neighborhoods for walkability by WalkScore. However, if you can't get rid of your vehicle, you won't have to shell out too much for transportation. AreaVibes reported the average cost of a gallon of gas is 13 percent less than the state's average, and the commute time is 11 percent less than the average Georgia resident's travel time.
After you've settled into apartments for rent in Augusta, you'll find there are plenty of opportunities for employment in the city. Some of the top job providers include Savannah River Site, U.S. Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon, Medical College of Georgia and the Richmond County School System. Students moving here will have access to Cambridge College, Augusta Technical College and Georgia Health Sciences University.