Martinez is not only one of the most sought-after suburbs of Augusta, Ga., it is also one of the fastest-growing areas in the Peach State. According to CNN, this area is known for attracting many students and military personnel due to its close proximity to the Medical College of Georgia and nearby Fort Gordon. Martinez is also a young city that is full of hope for the future. According to City-Data, the area's average age hovers around 37. Many of the residents here enjoy a high median household income and a cost of living index that is more than 9 points below the national average, making it a very affordable place to call home.
The suburb is named after Dr. Jose Martinez, a wealthy Cuban immigrant who bought large tracts of land near Augusta in 1919. It didn't take long for many residents to move to the area and build a community near the Georgia/South Carolina border. According to information from the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 35,000 residents in Martinez. Many of the renters here are families, with more than one-fourth of the population aged 18 or younger, making this is perfect place for couples to settle down. A vast majority of residents in Martinez live below the poverty level, and the area has a very small-town feel, with less that 15 square miles of residential and commercial space. According to City-Data, the area has seen a 29 percent growth in population from 2000 to 2010, making this a community that many people want to be part of.
Perhaps the biggest attraction near Martinez is the Jones Creek Golf Club, a stunning, award-winning course built upon acres of native dogwoods and azaleas. Voted the best golf course in Columbia County in 2010, residents here can also enjoy the pool, tennis and full-time teaching, club fitting and repairs.
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