Augusta Real Estate Market Overview
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Location & Weather
Augusta is nestled in the eastern part of Georgia, along the banks of the Savannah River. It is the county seat of Richmond County, and the third largest city in the state in terms of size. Augusta’s central location is a two-and-a-half-hour drive to either the beach or the mountains, and is around 150 miles from Atlanta. Otherwise known as the Garden City of the South, Augusta boasts a high tech job market, southern hospitality, an urban landscape and an affordable cost of living.
The weather here consists of pleasant summers, mild winters, and light rain, making it a prime year-round destination for residents and tourists.
Population, Job Market & Cost of Living
Augusta has a population of 200,477, with a growth rate of 0.43% annually. The job market has increased by 3.5% over the last year. In ten years, job growth is predicted to be 38.5%. August has been named one of the Top Ten Supersites in the South by Southern Business & Development Magazine, as well as one of the “Top ten places in the south with plenty of talented labor.” Biotechnology, medicine, military and agriculture industries are the largest contributors to this city’s economy.
The Medical College of Georgia also employs more than 25,000 people, which has continued to bring a positive impact to the economy here. Cost of living in Augusta is lower than the national average, making it an affordable place to live.