Seniors Enjoy Another Top Place To Live

Augusta-GA-Real-EstateI was reading about Augusta, Georgia and discovered that it has been one of those Top Places to Live. Augusta (pop. 570,000) ranks high due in part to the fantastic location along the Savannah River where senior visitors will encounter a hint of southern hospitality at its best.

Augusta epitomizes the Classic South. Senior visitors will enjoy Antebellum mansions, hallowed historic sites, and quiet, tree-lined avenues perfect for relaxing strolls. 

The site of Augusta was used by Native Americans as a place to cross the Savannah River. This city was founded as a trading post during the British colonial period. It is known today as “The Garden City of the South,”.


Augusta is best known for hosting The Masters golf tournament. Augusta is home to Georgia Health Sciences University, the state’s only public health sciences graduate university and one of the area’s major employers.

Seniors Enjoy The Classic South In Augusta

Augusta epitomizes the Classic South. Founded as a trading post during the British colonial period, the city showcases Antebellum mansions, hallowed historic sites, and quiet, tree-lined avenues perfect for relaxing strolls.

“Nestled on the banks of the mighty Savannah River, the Garden City is a blend of Southern charm and city fun. Arts and culture. Shopping and fine cuisine. Dynamic recreation.” In no time at all, senior visitors come to understand why Augusta is the best-kept secret along the Savannah River in Georgia.


The city is steeped in history – boasting architecturally rich sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Augusta was established in 1736 by General James Edward Oglethorpe.

 Seniors Also Enjoy The Festivals

Bring along your demanding palate. For senior foodies who crave menus with a zesty ethnic flair, the region offers a wide variety of festivals and celebrations. The International Food Bazaar at the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival. Try authentic souvlaki  and baklava at Greek Fest or Latin American favorites at the Hispanic Festival.

Enjoy dinner and a show at Ft. Gordon or Le Chat Noir. Dine at Frog Hollow Tavern, a top-rated restaurant. “Catch the Augusta Players in action then delight to the beauty and artistry of the Augusta Ballet as they perform at the historic Imperial Theatre.”


This Master Gardener would check out the wide variety of beautiful flowers of the Sacred Heart Garden Festival. This is where I might discover one of the reasons Augusta is called the Garden City of the South.

Romance abounds in Augusta. Reserve a night or two at the historic Partridge Inn, a 120-year-old landmark. A favorite for first time visitors is The Augusta Canal Interpretive Center at Enterprise Mill. I think that seniors will enjoy this Top Ten City and come away with fond memories of true southern hospitality.  -jeb

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