Evans, GA is a wealthy suburb of Augusta located on the Savannah River on the Eastern border of Georgia in Columbia County. Downtown Augusta is only 11 miles from Evans. Family Circle Magazine named the city as one of the "Best Towns for Families." The city is known for its' higher than average median income, spectacular views, quality schools and low crime rates. If you are looking to rent an apartment in the community, you will find that there are plenty of recreational activities, shopping opportunities and exquisite dining venues.
The Savannah and Western Railroad and the rail industry were the driving forces that created Evans. The city is thought to be named after the Confederate General Clement A. Evans. Columbia County was a part of the 1820 Georgia Gold Rush for a little while. Evans was also shaped by the Civil War, World Wars I & II and the agriculture industry.
Currently Evans, GA is home to about 30,000 residents. You will find that the area is a divine place to explore with breathtaking views and sprawling countryside destinations. A diverse culture, vibrant downtown life, and a wide array of recreational activities and facilities make Evans the perfect place for students and families to settle down.
Bartram Trail Golf Club, Jones Creek, Thurmond Lake, Patriot Park, Evan's Town Center Park, Blanchard Woods Park, and Hayden's International Gymnastics Academy are the perfect places to stay in shape when you live in Evans. The Savannah Rapids Pavilion is a popular destination for residents because of the beautiful waterfalls, outdoor areas and the Lockkeeper's Cottage.
If you rent near the downtown neighborhood, then you must sample some of the local delicacies. Popular restaurants include T-bonz Steakhouse, Rhinehart's Oyster Bar, Pho Bac, the Garlic Clove Italian Eatery, Fuji Asian Restaurant, Goolsby's, the Retreat Tapas Bar and Shane's Rib Shack. No matter what type of food you are craving, you will be sure to find it in the neighborhood. Southern style cooking is the most popular cuisine by far.
Getting around the neighborhood is easy with Columbia County Transit Service because they pick you up at your door no matter where you rent and take you to your destination. There are several transportation companies, taxi's, limo services, and medical transport companies available in the area. CSX runs passenger trains through the city and Southeastern Stages Inc. have bus lines that connect with Georgia Greyhound stations if you need to travel outside of the city.
If you are a resident in the city, you will find that there are plenty of quality places to get a college degree. Augusta Technical College and Augusta State University are the two most popular colleges. The Medical College of Georgia, the University of South Carolina in Aiken and Lander University are all within fifty miles of the city. The Augusta School of Massage is located in the city for easy access to students studying massage therapy.
Employment is very abundant in the community with jobs in manufacturing, retail, construction, healthcare, and the professional and educational service sectors. The largest employers in Columbia County and nearby Augusta include Covidien, Club Car, John Deere, Quad Graphics, Augusta Sportswear, International Paper, Kellogg's, Proctor & Gamble and Thermal Ceramics. Other companies that hire residents include Coca-Cola, SOLO Cup, APAC, FPL Food LLC, Pollard Lumber, Serta Mattress Company and Augusta Steel and Iron Works. You will not have to worry about finding a job in the neighborhood because there are so many employment opportunities.