The scenic riverfront city of North Augusta sits right on the South Carolina/Georgia border, home to a celebrated climate and even more celebrated recreational opportunities. Part of a region known around the world for its golf and horses, North Augusta has quintessential Southern charm and a laid-back pace of life.
People looking for apartments for rent in North Augusta will love the small town environment, affordable living and incredible natural surroundings.
Even though two other early towns along the north bank of Savannah River were overtaken by the commerce of Augusta, Ga., to the south, the carefully planned development of North Augusta in the early 20th century was more tenacious, and the neighbor to the Georgia city has become a bustling home to commerce, recreation and good living.
Today, more than 21,000 people live in North Augusta, which continues to offer a sedate small town alternative to its larger southern neighbor. Residents of North Augusta apartments can take advantage of its many amenities, which include easy access to great local athletics, outdoor activities and cultural attractions, in addition to enjoying beautiful antebellum architecture and a local sense of tradition.
The area is home to many great institutions. Paine College and Augusta State University across the border provide classes to local students, while the acclaimed University of South Carolina, Aiken is just a few miles away. Augusta Technical College and Aiken Technical College also offer a range of training and education programs.
More than 70 industrial employers operate in Aiken County, giving the area a broad economic base, while many residents also work in Augusta. The most prominent local employer is Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, a nuclear defense manufacturer, while other notable companies include tissue manufacturer Kimberly-Clark, Bridgestone-Firestone Tires and Halocarbon Chemicals, a leading fluorochemical producer. Local government, healthcare and education are also all important job sources.
The low cost of living in North Augusta is one of its biggest draws, and many residents take advantage of the region's charms while still paying rock-bottom rent prices. Around one-third of residents rent, and it's not hard to find a great North Augusta place.
U.S. Census Bureau data showed the median gross rent from 2008 to 2010 was $634. Additional research found one bedroom apartments renting for between $465 and $625 per month.
There is always something to do in North Augusta, which is known for its recreational opportunities, especially golfing and horseback riding. Nearby Augusta is home to Augusta National, one of the world's most famous golf clubs and home to the legendary Masters tournament, and the area is a golf destination, with another half dozen courses within minutes of town. North Augusta hosts a number of notable equestrian, racing and polo events, including the Augusta Futurity and the annual World Champion National Barrel Horse Race.
The Savannah River is another major recreational draw, and, along with nearby Lake Thurmond, it offers opportunities for swimming, boating and fishing. It's easy for North Augustans to head into the surrounding outdoors, while local facilities also cater to athletic types. Baseball and hockey fans can enjoy the minor league teams in Augusta, while arts lovers will appreciate the range of theater, dance and music on offer at local venues. Historic homes dating back to before the Civil War add a distinct local character, while a variety of shopping, dining and nightlife in the city and across the river keep things exciting.
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