North Augusta : South carolina

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What it's Like to Retire in North Augusta

North Augusta is a suburb of Augusta, Ga with a population of about 20,000. It came to some prominence as a resort and residential town, although it was also a cotton trading center.  The famous Hampton Terrace Hotel that overlooks the city across the Savannah River was built in 1902.  Picture of Downtown North Augusta courtesy of Wikipedia and Don Barclay; picture of Lookaway Hall and the B.C. Wall House, both historic homes in North Augusta and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, courtesy of Wikipedia and Bill Fitzpatrick.

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Where to Retire in North Augusta and Home Prices reports the median home value to be $136,100 and the median listing price to be $204,950, in early 2017.  There are active adult communities in the region (see both the SC Directory and the GA Directory).


What is special about North Augusta

North Augusta is a small suburb of Augusta, Georgia that offers parks and a greenway, a library, a hospital, and hosts events and festivals.


What is not special about North Augusta

Winters are chilly; the nearest international airport is over 150 miles away.


Who will like retirement in North Augusta

Those who want a small town with public transportation, a low crime rate, and health care, would enjoy living here.


Local economy is driven by

The economy is driven by retail and construction.


Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 49 degrees, and July's average is 81 degrees.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

North Augusta hosts annual events and festivals.



Crime rate is a little below the national average.


Medical facilities

NHC Healthcare is a 192 bed hospital located here.



North Augusta does have public transportation; Augusta Regional Airport is 11 miles away, but the nearest international airport is about 150 miles away in Atlanta, GA. 


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  • State: SC
  • Environment: Suburban,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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